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Top picks for Weekend Activities: Dec 7th - Dec 10th

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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Climb Bentonville Opening Fall 2018

Exciting news! Climb Bentonville - an indoor climbing, fitness and yoga facility - is opening in fall of 2018! Climb Bentonville is a branch of Climb Nashville, one of the Southeast's premiere climbing facilities. After 14 years in business, the indoor ro...

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Northwest Arkansas Holiday Activity Interactive Guide 2017

We all know the Christmas season can be highly stressful. From spending endless hours shopping for the perfect gifts to late nights of last-minute wrapping, even the best of us get caught up in the madness. How many of us want to let go of the holiday req...

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Risky Teenage Behavior: 5 Ideas to Help Your Teen to Safety

Talking about risky teenage behavior reminds me of something I overheard a few years ago. Some time ago, I was at the DMV to renew the tags on my car. I went early in the morning to beat the rush, but I was still number 43 in line-and there were only two ...

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Project Zero: Matching Foster Kids with Adoptive Families

At the end of June, 2017, there were 5,113 children in foster care in the state of Arkansas. When a child is removed from a home, the No. 1 goal is reunification with the child's family, but sometimes that's not possible. Of those 5,113 children in foster...

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Give your Kids the Gift of Exercise and Socialization this Winter

Like many parents, I worry about my three daughter's health as they spend an incredible amount of time on their iPads and computer each day playing games, making videos, or chatting on social media. As Winter approaches, my concerns are exaggerated becaus...

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10 Pumpkin Patches in Northwest Arkansas

If you're looking for a pumpkin patch near Bentonville or Fayetteville, Ark., you're in luck because we have a variety of locations close to home. Check out our list of 10 pumpkin patches in NWA below. Some of these are quaint produce farms, such as Shipl...

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Wee Little Ghosty Halloween Craft

Who's up for a haunting? There's nothing scarier than a ghost on Halloween. We made some pretty scary ones and you can too. There are tons of ideas about how to use tin cans. One I found - which the kids loved - is a windsock made from a tomato juice can ...

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TMJ Issues, More Common than you Think - What can you do about it?

Research shows that more than 10 million people in the U.S. experience TMJ disorder and most of them are women. In fact, 90% of TMJ sufferers are women in their childbearing years. It's hard to calculate exactly how many people have a TMJ disorder because...

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Kid Craft - How turn a mason jar into a Halloween luminary

It's fall and the holiday season is in the air. I love Halloween! Making things to celebrate it, makes me happy. As a child, Halloween was a fantastic time in my family. I grew up in Arkansas City, Kansas where the last weekend of every October is set asi...

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It's Apple Season in Northwest Arkansas

Fall is here, and that beautiful weather brings with it a desire to embrace all things fall. Corn mazes beckon and the apple harvest is in full swing. Though Northwest Arkansas used to be the center of apple production in the state, orchards have been rep...

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5 Tips for Improving Study Habits

Now that we're further into the school year, parent-teacher conferences are coming up and many schools are sending home progress reports. For teens and tweens, especially, this time of year is when many parents start to look for ways to help their kids bu...

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Your Wealth Matters: Surviving a Downsizing

No one plans on being laid off from their job. But downsizing at a company can occur even in times of economic growth. Losing a job is one of the most disruptive events that can occur to a household. One of the best methods for handling the disruption of ...

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NWA helps out Texan Hurricane Victims in Big and Small Ways

We already knew that Northwest Arkansas is a place where people care, but the last couple of weeks have shown us evidence that the hearts of NWA companies and citizens are large. The area's biggest businesses have stepped up to the plate to deliver financ...

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How to Get into a Children's Museum for Almost Free

Did you know you can get into Amazeum by paying what you please on most Wednesday evenings? If you haven't visited the Scott Family Amazeum yet, you have to check it out. We've mentioned this kid-focused museum before in our 7 Indoor Rainy Day Activities ...

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The Ultimate Kid's Birthday Party Guide for Northwest Arkansas

We know there are a lot of parents out there who want to plan a fun birthday party for their child, but are in need of some inspiration, especially those parents who are new to the area and don't know where to start. You might be surprised by how many cho...

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4 Best Financial Accounts for Kids

Back-to-school time can get expensive in a hurry. Whether it's new clothes, new gear or a new round of school supplies, the cost of sending your kid (or kids) back to the classroom can add up quickly. This time of year also serves as a good reminder, how...

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Should you rent or buy an instrument for your child?

It's that time of year to get an instrument for a new band or orchestra student. Is it better to rent or buy an instrument?...

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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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