An Inseperable Love


by: Andrea Lynn Scherer   When I was 24 years old, I was living in Baltimore, Maryland. I’d lived on the northern side of Baltimore since 2002–which, if you know anything about the area, isn’t really the safest place to live. But, I was in my mid-twenties, had some nice neighbors, lived in a quiet […]

Are You Raising a Soldier

Patriotic Truck Imagining what your children will be when they grow up can be exciting. As parents, we want them to grow up to be well-rounded adults and become something great…something we can be proud of and feel as if our parenting efforts were successful. Listening to parents of young children speculate as to what they […]

Rituals of Life: Meet Elda


Nice eve –   •   Rootines –   Eva interviews people living in NWA about their family routines and rituals. This month, Elda Scott shares her story. Elda is one of the founders of the Amazeum that will open this month! Elda is married to Eric and they have two daughters; Sophia […]

Do you let your kids ride the slide on your lap?

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Read this story to find out why you shouldn’t!   By Erin K. Downs One of the things I like best about the warm weather is getting my kids outside. I relish the days of summer where no schedule means we can grab some snacks or a picnic lunch and head to our favorite park […]

Meet Mabrey


Story by:  Amy Bollenbacher  / Photos by: Jessica Meinardus Our baby girl, Mabrey Claire, was born on January 31st, 2013, weighing in at a healthy 8 pounds and 1 ounce and showing off a head full of beautiful black hair. We simply gazed at her, as we felt that I had just given birth to […]

A Waiting Heart


by: Nuncia Hall My husband Dion and I met while living in Florida in the summer of 2010. I was immediately drawn to him, as he was funny, yet serious at the same time, and carried himself in such a dignified way. I had never met a man like him before, and we hit it […]

Dalai Mama: What I’ve Learned In 10 Years of Marriage

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by: Kristin Hvizda   My husband and I ended up eloping in Vegas when we were 22 and 23 years old. It was a passion-fueled, impetuous decision that left our friends and family questioning my pregnancy status and our collective sanity. We knew we wanted to get married someday, but had no intention of marrying […]

Dad’s View – Would You Rather?


Ever play this game?  It is a question-and-answer game where you are given two options, but can only pick one. If you haven’t heard of it here are a few examples: Would you rather eat a bug or hold a snake? Would you rather be able to fly or be invisible? Would you rather be […]

Routines and Rituals : Meet Bea


by: Eva Lebens Nice eve –   •   Rootines – Eva interviews people living in NWA about their family routines and rituals. This month Bea Apple shares her story. Bea is the owner of the Pressroom. Bea is married to Rob and they have three children; Robby (8), Judah (5) and Iris […]