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Top picks for Weekend Activities: Sept 14th - Sept 17th

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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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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Annual Benton County College Fair - Over 50 Colleges! Monday Sept 11th!

The annual Benton County College Fair will be held Monday September 11th from 5:00 pm- 8:00 pm in the Shewmaker Workforce Technology building on the NWACC college campus. College recruiters from over 50 colleges around the state as well as surrounding sta...

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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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The Reality of Realty in Northwest Arkansas: Are we headed back to the 2007 housing recession?

If you live in Northwest Arkansas, you are certainly aware that the area has seen explosive population growth over the past 10 years. Per the US Census Bureau, the United States population grew 4.7% between April of 2010 through July of 2016. During that ...

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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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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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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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