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Meet an NWA Mom: Julianne Thompson

Springdale resident Julianne Thompson is a freelance writer and blogger, currently writing primarily for Only in Arkansas, AY Magazine, and the Rhea Lana blog. She and her family moved to Northwest Arkansas about four years ago, and quickly found it to be...

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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 "fidget spinners" are being investigated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission after two separate reported cases of children swallowing parts of the gadget sparked concerns. "CPSC is investigating th...

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Top picks for Weekend Activities: May 26th - May 28th

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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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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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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Meet a NWA Mom: Lacey Quale

New Bentonville resident Lacey Quale says that she and her husband have grown ...

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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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Cave Springs Coffee Co

If you haven't stopped in here yet, it's a must-try. Look for the plain all-white painted brick exterior with a cool black block font that simply says ...

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Meet a NWA Mom: Jenny Marrs

Jenny and her husband Dave live in a rescued (from downtown Bentonville) and restored home near Centerton. Originally from Florida and Colorado, they've lived in northwest Arkansas since 2004 and have spent the last couple of years cobbling together......

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Terra Studios - A Free and Fantastic Outing for all Ages

Nestled in the mountains just east of Fayetteville, Ark., dragons, trolls, fairies and bluebirds roam free in the magical Terra Studios. A day at this family glass and pottery studio is like a trip to a magical world. It's the perfect way to unwind after ...

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Girls Can Code - five innovative high school students who are changing the framework of STEM in NWA

The modern computer programming field is dominated by a three-quarter male population. This began in the 1980's when computers were marketed exclusively to boys as platforms to create and play video games. Since the inception of personal computers, girls ...

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First Friday Thank You: Tattoos, Fidget Spinners, and Family Fun

We wanted to thank the community for their support on Bentonville's First Friday. The enthusiasm and excitement parents showed for the FamilyLifeNWA site was confirmation of our mission - to provide a free, open-source, and comprehensive digital portal of...

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Siloam Springs Tackle Football - Save $10 on Early Registration during May

If you are like most parents, signing up for youth sports can be frustrating as registration is often held within a few weeks of the season start. And given most parents wait until the last minute to register, that makes it hard to forecast the number of ...

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NWA Annual Club Soccer Tryouts: Registration is NOW

If your child is interested in playing club soccer, now is the time to act. Annual registration for all the local soccer clubs in Northwest Arkansas is open now, and tryouts will begin in late May. The date of each tryout varies based on the age group. Th...

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Fidget Spinners, the New Toy Craze

If your child hasn't asked you for a fidget spinner yet, just wait a few minutes. This is the trendiest toy right now around Northwest Arkansas! Originally designed to help fidgety kids with ADHD relieve stress and increase focus, pocket-size fidget spin...

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Thank You NWA! 1,000+ Daily Unique Users

We can't thank our NWA family community enough. When we first started FamilyLifeNWA two weeks ago to this very day, we set a goal for ourself to attract 1,000 unique visitors in single day by the 6 month mark. Thanks to you, we hit that mark in 11 days an...

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How a Peloton Facebook Community Changed This Mom's Life

In my 20's and early 30's, I was a gym rat. My life revolved around fitness. Even when I wasn't at the gym, I was at the beach, hiking, biking, or doing something that attributed to me staying in shape. Cycling in particular was something I loved. I had a...

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Top 6 Hiking Trails in Northwest Arkansas

Having lived in NWA for fifteen years, I have witnessed its rapid growth. New roads spread out like spiderwebs allowing fields to transform into neighborhoods and strip malls. The constant construction can be exciting for someone raised in a town of 600 r...

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7 Indoor Rainy Day Activities for Families in NWA

A rainy day can really put a wrench in your plans. If you're suddenly faced with unplanned time because your child's sport just got rained out, or you're looking ahead to plan some indoor activities because the weather forecast looks bad, FamilyLifeNWA ha...

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Northwest Arkansas Youth Lacrosse Guide

I have a lacrosse sticker on the back of my car, and I get one of two responses from it: people ask me if we have lacrosse in the area, and where to get information, or they give me funny looks. Every day I come across people that don't know what lacrosse...

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Hidden Gems: Family Food! Authentic Mexican & Gourmet Pizza

Last Sunday was one of the rare weekends my family did not have to travel for youth sports. After Sunday service, our girls were asking for breakfast / brunch. As we drove from Bentonville towards Rogers, I couldn't help but notice all the chain restauran...

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Hidden Gem: Illinois River Watershed Partnership

I'm always looking for quick and easy spots to take my kids and dog for a little fresh air and some good exercise. So, when a neighborhood friend posted on Facebook that she had found this wonderful nature walk practically in our backyard, I had to check ...

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Kids Bowl Free ALL Summer

If you're already getting a little nervous (like I am) about what you're going to do with your kids when they're home all summer, here's a fun and FREE idea. There's a national promotion called ...

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The Lice Secret

This week, one of my four kids was sent home on account of lice. After checking everyone at home, it turned out that two more of my kids also had lice...and so did I. So, this totally embarrassing thing happened to me, and now I'm putting it out there on ...

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8 Children's Enrichment Classes You Might not Know About

Parents are continuously looking for ways to stimulate their children with programs that offer growth and learning they might not find elsewhere. There are so many opportunities in Northwest Arkansas that go beyond sports and dance! If you're looking for ...

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Northwest Arkansas Youth Soccer Guide

As a parent with three children who have all played soccer since they were 4 years old, I often get asked the same questions over and over. Too often, parents simply don't know what ALL their options are for soccer in the area, from recreational to travel...

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Northwest Arkansas Youth Basketball Guide

Unless you have older children who have played, most parents are simply in the dark as to the options in Northwest Arkansas if their child has interest in basketball. Below is an overview of what to expect between School Affiliated, Recreational, and Clu...

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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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Letter Written by a NWA Children's Shelter Teen:

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

To many of us, child abuse may seem like a distant problem. Unfortunately, it's a problem that hits close to home. Did you know that in 2016 the Arkansas Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) found that more than 10,000 children were victims of ...

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NWA Estate Planning: Why You Should Set Up a Trust for Your Children

The way to prevent guardian control of your assets and to prevent unrestricted distribution at age 18 is to set up a Trust for the benefit of your children. There are two ways to set up a Trust for your children....

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10 Tips for Successful Northwest Arkansas Home Staging

Home staging has increasingly become a powerful factor in the world of real estate, whether one is trying to sell or rent a property. More and more buyers are expeecting to see professionally staged homes, and because it's become a standard, it's become ...

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What Pediatricians want you to Know about HPV

The HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccine is a hot topic for parents of preteens. The last time I checked our own poll on the home page of our FamilyLifeNWA.com site, 72% of parents who voted, said they are either undecided or were not planning to give thei...

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Interested in starting a college savings program?

New families move to Northwest Arkansas every year. Many enjoy the quality of life here and end up staying a long time, and often their children attend local institutions right here in our corner of the state. Regardless of which institution your student ...

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Arkansas 529 Plan

The Arkansas 529 Program is a college-savings program that allows you to deduct up to $10,000 per married couple or $5,000 per individual in contributions from your state income taxes. This is essentially tax-free money...

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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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Spring Decisions in NWA: Entering 6th Grade - Orchestra or Band?

Should my child pick band or orchestra? In Northwest Arkansas, most schools allow you to choose band or orchestra in the sixth grade. But which one should your child choose?...

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