Helping Kids Through Play: Sensory Playground

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by: a parent passionate for children with special needs “Every parent longs for the best for their child.  Before my son was born, I read books, planned the perfect room, found a doctor, bought educational toys and books…everything an expecting mom does to prepare for her baby’s arrival. It’s all very exciting and, upon birth, my […]

Back to Brewing: Q&A with NWA Brewer Joe Zucca

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Ever since the NWA area became a wet county in 2012, local hop-heads have been jumping at the opportunity to share their passions with our community. As true Arkansas originals, they create unique brands, unleash amazing flavors and organize trailblazing events for both tourists and locals in the Fayetteville Foam Fest and the Ale Trail. […]

An Update: Bringing Home Sylvie

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When we shared our story here in Peekaboo Magazine this past May, our family was still waiting for our legally adopted daughter to be allowed to leave her birth country—the Democratic Republic of Congo. We first saw our daughter’s face and accepted her referral on November 12, 2012. Then, we were able to hold her […]

Confessions of a Cleft Mom

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by: Meg Meredith I Used To Bargain With God. Honestly, I thought that’s how our relationship worked. I made promises, and then he did what I asked. I prayed meager prayers and made empty promises in exchange for silly wishes. This changed in 2008. My husband and I had been married for five years, and […]

Community Support Bolsters Grieving Family

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It’s a surreal and disconcerting experience to find yourself, your family, and your personal tragedy become a local news story – especially when it occurs without your knowledge or permission. That’s exactly what happened to our family last year.  On December 26, 2013, we were returning home to Bentonville after celebrating Christmas with family when […]

An Update: Harper’s Journey

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Harper’s journey began on September 27, 2010, the day she was born and was in immediate respiratory distress.  The next day she was air lifted to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital NICU in Little Rock where she would spend the next four months.  At a mere two months old, Harper had a tracheostomy, and, at three […]

An Update: We Answered His Call

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by: Jennifer Faddis Our world changed 6 ½ months ago. Though, wow… in some ways it seems like so much longer than that. Then, in other ways, it seems like it just happened.  Six and a half months ago my husband and I, along with our oldest son, Luke, flew to Haiti to bring our […]

10 Dad’s View Directives

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A few years ago a local church had a complete lapse in judgment and a tad bit of misguided faith in allowing me the opportunity to teach a 4th Grade Sunday School Class – even though Theology wasn’t and isn’t my strong point. Actually, now that I think about it…I’m not exactly sure what my strong […]

Update: Our Tinman – Leighton Harper

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He’s six, and he’s our miracle. We never imagined we would raise a son with a heart transplant, or one with special needs, but, after everything we’ve been through together, we honestly wouldn’t have it any other way. On August 27, 2008, our lives were flipped upside down, sideways and every other way that you […]