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Top picks for Weekend Activities: July 20th - July 23rd

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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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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Ways to Celebrate 4th of July with Kids in NWA

Happy 4th of July! It's time to break out the red, white and blue clothing and wave your flags. We hope you have something fun planned to celebrate. If you haven't found a firework show yet, there are two days of fireworks at Arvest Ballpark - the LARGEST...

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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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FamilyLifeNWA Innovation: Add Your Own Calendar Events!

As promised, FamilyLifeNWA will constantly innovate and evolve our site based on user feedback. Recently, we have experienced an influx of businesses and individuals asking to add events to our interactive calendar. Adding events can take considerable ti...

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5 Reasons to put City Museum on your Family Bucket List

If you haven't made it to City Museum in St. Louis yet, you need to put it on your bucket list. Nearly a 6-hour-drive away, this crazy fun indoor/outdoor urban 10-story playground museum is a must visit. During the summer months, it's the perfect option f...

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Meet an NWA Mom: Kelly Stamps

Kelly and her husband Scott live in Bentonville, Arkansas with their three children, Harper, Hollis, and Will Holden. Married for 13 years, they first met on a blind date. Scott is a computer programmer for Cobb Vantress, while Kelly wears many hats! Aft...

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Hidden Gem: Fayetteville Underground Art Gallery

Generally, art galleries are for collectors, well-known artists and people with large budgets, but Fayetteville Underground embraces a wider variety of patrons. While it does appeal to the traditional deep-pocketed art enthusiasts, it is also welcoming an...

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Parents of Picky Eaters Unite

One mom trying to address her own picky eater's lack of nutrition found herself developing a fun and delicious protein bar she's now using to help fellow parents in the same situation. Jamie Oberweger wasn't looking to start her own company. Her story be...

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Meet an NWA Mom: Heather Fite

Heather Fite and her husband Adam moved to NWA 8 years ago so her husband could attend graduate school at the UofA. They married after graduating from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. She began working for a medical supply company in west......

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Hidden Gem: Centerton Fish Hatchery - FREE Children's Fishing Derby Saturday June 10th!

Want to take your kids fishing somewhere close where they have a 99.999999% chance of catching at least 3 fish each? Well, look no more. Once annually, the state fish hatcheries host a fishing derby for children under 12. And thanks to a proclamation by G...

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Bentonville Pediatrics: Providing the best pediatric care in the Bentonville area for 15 years
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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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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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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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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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