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Mealtime Mama

Mealtime Mama: Pass the peas, please!

If you’re new to Arkansas, you might wonder what “lucky” foods we Southerners traditionally eat on New Year’s Day. Well, black-eyed peas, cabbage or some kind of “greens”, hog jowls (really, just any pork will […]

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Life With Ladybug

Life with Ladybug

By Shannon Magsam In the middle of the night, it started pouring rain. When I heard the deluge, I immediately thought of Velvet, the gigantic mechanical horse Ladybug got for Christmas when she was 4. […]

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Life With Ladybug

Life with Ladybug: Thankful

By Shannon Magsam At our house, we talk about “Roses and Thorns” after school or at dinner. I believe it was Michelle Obama who said that’s what they call the ritual at their house and […]

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Life With Ladybug

Life with Ladybug: Probing questions

By Shannon Magsam My husband and I have some of the best conversations while we’re driving. There’s just something about being trapped in a car together to get you to Talksville. On one long trip […]