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Author Archive | Kathleen Benefield

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I Am The Stump

At the end of the day I feel like a stump. Not just any stump, I’m referring to the stump in one of my favorite books to read to my boys, Shel Silverstein’s, The Giving Tree.  The message is, ’tis better to give than to receive. I am behind that message 100% and try to instill it in my […]

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VALENTINES DAY

Valentine’s Gifts for a Tired Mom

Dear Sweet, loving and kind husband, Valentine’s Day is upon us. So, just in case you are at a loss for great gifts for me this V-Day,  I have some ideas for you. Any one of these, to me, is better than a box of chocolates and a dozen roses. Those gifts mentioned are always appreciated, of course, […]

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What Is That Smell?

What’s that smell? No, seriously where is it coming from?  Potty training is not my forte. But, somehow I got there, four boys done and dusted, twins and all.  But I digress, this post is less about potty training and more about that smell.   Boy moms, you know what I am talking about. The smell in the […]

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Why Getting Away Is So Good (for me)

My recent weekend away with girlfriends was a much needed break from the mundane mommy life I lead these days. It was a time to enjoy adult conversation and drinks and also uninterrupted meals, laughter, inappropriate stories, old memories and pure girl talk. It was 3 glorious days in the city without the title of mom and wife. Instead […]

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Bentonville Bicycle Playground

There is a new playground in town and it’s worth doing wheelies over.  The Bentonville Bicycle park (located north of  the ‘Dog Bark’ on Walton heading toward Bella Vista) is full of tike-size trails and jumps.  It is perfect for little ones looking to get in on the biking action in Bentonville.   Made just for kids, […]

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Bentonville Rocks

Bentonville Rocks, literally. We all agree our corner of Arkansas rocks in the sense that is a cool place to live and raise kids, but that is not what I am talking about. I am talking about real rocks; as in stones, and pebbles. Bentonville Rocks is a hide-and-seek game using hand-painted rocks and it goes on daily in our town.  It […]

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