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Open House at the Northwest Arkansas Children's Shelter

On August 27th, the Northwest Arkansas Children's Shelter is inviting everyone to an open house at its location in Vaugh. This is a rare opportunity to tour the inside of the shelter since it's normally closed to the public. The Open House is free and fam...

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All over Northwest Arkansas, kids and adults alike are getting excited for Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 when a total solar eclipse will cross the United States. T
How to See the 2017 Solar Eclipse in Northwest Arkansas

All over Northwest Arkansas, kids and adults alike are getting excited for Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 when a total solar eclipse will cross the United States. The phenomenon will start in Oregon and finish in South Carolina. The last time this happened was 191...

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Top picks for Weekend Activities: August 10th - August 13th

Are you looking for something for your family to do this weekend? Check out FamilyLifeNWA.com each week for our top weekend picks. There's always something to do in Northwest Arkansas. Now you know!...

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First Trip to the Dentist: At what age should your child start getting exams and what should you expect?

Years ago, dentists recommended seeing kids for the first time by age 3, but nowadays they're wanting to see them sooner. The general recommendation is for a baby to have his first exam within 6 months of cutting his first tooth. In a few cases, that coul...

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Tax Free Shopping and Finding your School Supply Lists

Back to school shopping is in full swing. Parents all over Northwest Arkansas are hitting the stores in search of impressive first-day-outfits, sensible backpacks and the ultimate school supplies. How are you doing with your back to school shopping; have ...

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Which is More Important for Preschoolers, Math or Reading?

We all know math is important. But, exactly how important is it compared to other school subjects such as reading and writing? You might be surprised to learn it's actually the most important early indicator as to how well a younger student will do in lat...

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10 Online Coding Resources for Kids

I distinctly remember as a child having my parents chasing me away from technology in the early 80's. Computer use, video games in particular, was considered a waste of time. I would literally sit for hours programming a video game from code published in ...

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Don't Let a College Savings Plan Crack Your Retirement Nest Egg - A Guide to Balancing College and Retirement Plans

Two of the largest savings plans consumers need to fund and manage in their lifetime are saving for their child's college and for their personal retirement. These are plans that take time to adequately build, but one doesn't have to negate the other. Both...

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Beginner Art Classes - Where to go for art classes and workshops in Northwest Arkansas.

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Hammock Station Opening on Rogers' Bike Trail

When you need a break from a long drive, you stop and refuel; you stretch your legs, have a drink and use the bathroom. Why not give cyclists, runners and walkers the same opportunity? That was the thought behind building a hammock rest stop at the Mercy ...

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5 Magical Party Themes for Girls

Every little girl deserves to have a beautiful and memorable birthday party. However, there are oodles of party ideas for girls, which can make the party planning process a little confusing. But don't worry, this list will help! I've taken the guess work ...

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'Dr. Byron' Can Wait - One More Summer Wearing a Crown

The last time Byron Marciniak took the field at Tiger Stadium, in Bentonville, people were chanting his name. It was a unique and special feeling for someone who has made countless appearances under the lights on football fields at high school, college an...

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Scuba Diving at Beaver Lake - No need to travel to a tropical location. Northwest Arkansas' Beaver Lake offers deep water and clear visibility for beginner

Popularized recently by the movie The Bucket List, keeping a personal list of things you want to do before you die has become a common practice. One item that continuously comes up on many people's lists is learning to scuba dive. If you're thinking you h...

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Meet NWA Dad: James Moore

James Moore is an elementary teacher, turned stay-at-home dad.. and farmer.. and youtuber! He lives on a farm in Huntsville with his wife, a labor and delivery nurse, and four (adorable) children. Lifelong residents of NWA, they stay busy maintaining the ...

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Northwest Arkansas Recreational Soccer Update - Registration is still open in most cities so act now

As parents, summer can be a hectic time. If you are like us, at one point or another we have forgotten to register our children for something at one point or another. We at FamilyLifeNWA just wanted to send all our our local families a reminder. If your c...

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Congratulations Kimberly Isham! Winner of FamilyLifeNWA's June Raffle

June's grand prize winner of a Kijaro All-in-One hammock and two folding chairs was Kimberly Isham. Kimberly set up her hammock and chairs and sent us the great picture above of her back patio. She also gave us an unexpected surprise shout out on a facebo...

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Meet NWA Resident: Keisha McKinney

After attending and subsequently working at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia for 12 years (while also being heavily involved with volunteer work with the American Cancer Society), Keisha was ready for something new in NWA. Keisha moved to Roger...

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Hidden Gem - Museum of Native American History

If you haven't been to the Museum of Native American History, put it on your staycation, daytrip and places-to-see lists. This hidden gem is a win-win. First of all, the entry price is free, so even if you have little ones who want to rush right through a...

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First Trip to the Dentist: At what age should your child start getting exams and what should you expect?

Years ago, dentists recommended seeing kids for the first time by age 3, but nowadays they're wanting to see them sooner. The general recommendation is for a baby to have his first exam within 6 months of cutting his first tooth. In a few cases, that coul...

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Don't Let a College Savings Plan Crack Your Retirement Nest Egg - A Guide to Balancing College and Retirement Plans

Two of the largest savings plans consumers need to fund and manage in their lifetime are saving for their child's college and for their personal retirement. These are plans that take time to adequately build, but one doesn't have to negate the other. Both...

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CPSC warns parents to keep fidget spinners 'away from young children' after swallowing incidents

Incidents involving a popular child's toy known as ...

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Ozark Transit: Kids Ride Free all Summer!

Ozark Regional Transit announced the 10th anniversary of Kids Ride Free. This summer, from Tuesday May 30th through Friday Sep 1st, children under 17 can ride any fixed route at no cost. Note: Children 12 and under must be accompanyed by an adult. So, wh...

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The Summer Slump - Interview with 1st grade teacher Michelle Fikes

Every fall, teachers spend the first few weeks of the school year pulling students out of the Summer Slump. Many children, especially already struggling students, forget some of what they learned during the long break and have to spend valuable weeks in t...

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The Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas

Stephanie Harlan is a single mom with two boys. She is currently attending the University of Arkansas, studying nursing and holds a near-perfect GPA. She is receiving financial support from the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas. In Ste...

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Generosity while Spring Cleaning

This is the year that I am going to clean out my garage. No, really I am! I say that every year and I piddle at it most of the time but this is the year that I am going to go for it. I am getting rid of the extra stuff in my house. I even have a box or tw...

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Northwest Arkansas Children's Shelter An Introduction

What do you know about the Children's Shelter located in Bentonville, AR? With April being Child Abuse Prevention Month, I want to bring to light one of our region's biggest champions in the struggle to meet the needs of children who have been abused, aba...

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