Monday, June 18, 2012

Pinterest Project: Fourth of July Decorations

Red, white & blue will prevail, no matter which Pinterest Project you pick for Jeremy and the awesome GMA hosts to make. 
You guessed it, it's a Fourth of July theme! 

The options are:

Option 1:
Ribbon & Lollipops (we'll add the lollipops)

Option 2:
Baseball & Old Glory

Option 3:
Plastic Utensil Pots

To vote for your favorite project, visit our Facebook page: 

Check out all of the "Pins" we many try and much more at 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Father’s Day Massage Giveaway

Congrats to the David Dillon! 
Your family thought you desired a little pampering...and you get it!

Does dad just need to relax? Massage Envy would like to give one lucky dad a chance to do this with a 1-Hour Introductory Massage Session; which is a $49 value.

Entering is simple. To enter leave a comment here. The comments are not posted. 
Each comment needs to include the person’s name and contact information. 

You have until 8am Thursday, June 14, 2012 to enter. That morning, on Good Morning Arkansas we will draw the winner.

You can find Massage Envy at: 

Or visit them in the Midtowne Shopping Center at 209 N University in Little Rock. Their phone number is 501-492-7721.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Barnum Bash Coloring Contest

The greatest show on Earth is coming to Verizon Arena July 26-29, 2012. 

KATV would like to send one lucky family of 4 to see “Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey presents Barnum Bash” and take home two bags of Barnum Bash goodies.
The contest is open to anyone 12 or under, but the entry must be submitted by an adult 18 years or older.

To enter, simply print and color the coloring contest page below. Then, mail your entry to P.O. Box 77, Little Rock, AR 72203. All entries must be postmarked by July 9, 2012. On July 20, 2012 the winner will be drawn at random on Good Morning Arkansas.

Must be 18 to enter, on behalf of children 12 and under
Entries must be postmarked by July 9, 2012
All information requested on coloring sheet must be complete.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Rebecca's Thoughts on Step-Families

Relationship Thoughts from Rebecca Ward:

We are a nation of step-families. Government census in the 1990's predicted that step-families would outnumber nuclear families in our country by the year 2000. While finding official and definitive stats was difficult for me as I perused the mighty Internet, my deduction from all I found is that they prediction is correct.

Over 30,000 million Americans are step-parents with !5% being step-dads and 12% being step-mothers. That's a lot of adults who have taken on the task of living with and also taking on parental roles with other people's children No wonder step-families have a much higher divorce rate. Marriage is hard, raising children is hard and getting married for the second or third time and helping raise more children is even harder. Takes wise and mature folk with heavy commitment issues.

There is plenty of help for you step-families of which I proudly say I'm in a survival one...not that I didn't consider running like the wind at times joined by my spouse fleeing in the opposite direction. It was that commitment thing we really had going plus love for each and the kids we had invited into a family he and I were starting. Dues were costly and rewards huge. (Each of those little step-children are great adults and have made us these incredibly little grand babies. Hoo-ha, it was so worth it.)

I found an organization on the net called The Stepfamily Foundation and a wonderful list by Dr. Jeanette Lofus called "Ten Steps for Steps" and I thought it solid, reasonable, and smart. Which reminds me of another site "Smart Stepfamilies."

When I was first starting out, there wasn't a lot of literature for the stepfamily or blended family as it was also called. One I used a lots was one by Emily and John Visher called "Winning as a Stepfamily." and it's still out there and it's a good one.

Get as much information as you can and you will be so much better prepared for the emotional issues you will have to deal with when you marry the one you love who has 'a little bit of kids", a line I heard in a movie.( Yeah. Seriously? How much is a little bit?)

My advice about becoming a step-family is to be appropriately cautions and anxious but do not run away or walk away. Stand resolutely with your partner knowing " We can do it. Love may not be enough but maturity and commitment along with it will be."

-Rebecca Ward

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Fun in a Bottle for the Kids

A time of relaxing buy the pool, family vacations and a lot of downtime for the kids.

And downtime for the kids means the kids need something fun to do. 

Today, Angie Freel shared 3 great ideas for occupying the kids, all involving empty bottles.

Of course, all of the ideas can be found on Pinterest at They are on the "Family Activities & Info" board.

Below are pictures of Angie's creations with links to the original pins.

Jellyfish in a Bottle

I Spy Jar

DIY Lava Lamp

Monday, June 04, 2012

Pinterest Project: Father's Day Ideas

This Pinterest Project is devoted to the dads. 
Father's Day is June 17th, so these projects are great gifts for dad. 

The options are:

Option 1:
Chocolate Covered Jalapenos

Option 2:
Candy 6 Pack

Option 3:
Father's Day Bouquet

To vote for your favorite project, visit our Facebook page: 

Check out all of the "Pins" we many try and much more at 

Friday, June 01, 2012

That's My Boy Sneak Preview

Rave Colonel Glenn
Little Rock

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