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5 Ways to Get Involved This Season

During the holiday season last year, the Lord really burdened my heart. I met a grandmother in our community who was working her tail off to provide for her three grandchildren. She was hungry, and in need of food for her sweet babies. Meeting this woman and hearing her story inspired me to put together a list of great […]

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Mommy’s Lifesavers

“I can’t live without it!” A common phrase uttered by nearly every 21st century mom when referring to her mommy “must-haves”. The items that keep her trucking along day after day, allowing her brain to function at maximum capacity (as allowed by babies and toddlers), and to keep her from having tantrums of her own.   As a mom of […]

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Raising Grateful Children

Grateful. It’s something we all want to be, and even more so, want our kids to be. Some would say its a barometer of your parenting skills, or even lack of. We’ve all had that moment when our child opens a gift, and casually tosses it to the side without hardly acknowledging it. You cringe, and […]

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Mom, Thank You for Your Service

I have a fantastic pediatrician. No, really. I do. I challenge you to think of all the things you’d want in a pediatrician and I would wager he meets your top 10 criterion. Do you want a pediatrician whose office will get you in same day? Check. Do you want a doctor who somehow, unbelievably, […]

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Giving Tuesday in NWA

Living in Northwest Arkansas, I would say we are very fortunate to have some pretty amazing non-profits at work in our community. All of these non-profits work very hard to secure funding for the work they do, but still have to rely on donations from people like you and me to be able to continue […]

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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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Shopping for Your Home in Siloam Springs

Part of the fun in living in a small town is finding those local businesses that offer a great selection of items for your home with a personal touch. Stores where the owner works behind the register most days. Stores where the staff recognizes you and your taste, pointing out new arrivals since your last visit. […]

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A Reminder to Always be Thankful

When I think of Thanksgiving, I have this picturesque vision of a Norman Rockwell painting with everyone sitting at a large dining room table, filled with all sorts of Thanksgiving favorites. Everyone is holding hands and looking at one another as they go around the table, announcing their once-a-year “What I’m Thankful For” bit. This […]

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