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Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede Is Magical, Don’t Miss It

We are so excited to Partner with Dolly Parton’s Stampede to bring you this Holiday Cheer!  Only a two-hour drive from Northwest Arkansas there is a spectacular Christmas show your whole family will love. I just went for the first time with my four sons, ages 10-5. Their eyes twinkled with delight from beginning to […]

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Mother's Day reflections

The Mothers Who Came Before

In my backyard there’s a tree. An oak tree. Tall. Vast. Stretching up to the sky higher than I can imagine. Strong as a rock. Yet flexible. Swaying in the breeze. Weathering every storm. On gentle spring days, my children play happily beneath her branches, and I marvel at her. How long has she been […]

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Expanding Their Horizons: Why this mom is okay with my kid’s trips away

A blogger I follow recently wrote a piece lamenting her kid’s trip to summer camp. She talked about crying the whole way home, putting hours and hours into special notes and care packages, and panicking about whether or not he was thriving while away from her watchful eye. “I get it,” my friend told me. […]

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Where did you go Mayberry?

A few days ago I was watching the news.  The news report seemed to be the same disturbing reports that we are all too accustomed to hearing.  It seems that good news has almost become non-existent.  This makes my heart ache for something that I had as a child, but especially, something that my granddaughters […]

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I Hit the Jackpot

My grandma used to tell me the best stories about her friends. I would sit in my grandpa’s rocking chair and listen to the phone ring. My grandmother would say hello and start laughing before she even got her first word out. I rocked back and forth and sipped my coffee as I watched her […]

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