We had a BLAST at Champions for Kids RazorFest! Not only did we have gorgeous weather, but watching kids as young as two and several brave adults (including our own Katinka Sweet) ride the mechanical hog provided by 16:9 Entertainment was family fun at its best! Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth to ride the hog, register for our giveaway to see Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at Walton Arts Center and share about the fun you were having with your family. It was a picture perfect day!
Now our focus shifts to one of the most important people in our lives. MOM. Much has been said, sung and written about mothers but we choose to honor them with this special issue dedicated to some especially over-achieving ones aka mom entrepreneurs. Please check out the Moms-In-Business Guide sponsored by Bethany Opp Web Studio beginning on page 36. Bethany offers responsive web design, WordPress training, site management and client support to small business owners and teams. See her ad on page 7 for one month of FREE maintenance and client support! Contact her at 530.921.3807 or www.bethanyopp.com to learn more about her services. Let’s help show all these moms how much they’re appreciated by inquiring about their services or referring them to a friend.
As a mom, if you’ve ever questioned how you can manage raising kids in the midst of what seems like constant chaos (and let’s be honest, who doesn’t?), Allie Casazza shares an insightful blog post, “How to Be a More Present Mom: Living on purpose in the middle of the chaos” on our website this month. Allie says, “Here’s the thing – chaos isn’t going anywhere unless you tell it to. So if you’re tired of living every day in survival mode, tired of being tired, and feeling totally overwhelmed, here are my very best tips for a mom life well lived.” Visit our website at www.nwakidsdirectory.com for the complete article.
To all NWA mothers, whether you’ve come by that name naturally, through adoption or fostering or by acting as surrogate mom, we wish you a blessed Mother’s Day!
Happy 4th of July! It’s one of my favorite holidays. I love watching fireworks with my family & friends & thinking how privileged we are to live in America. If you’re looking for spectacular fireworks’ displays, there’s certainly no shortage in NWA. Visit our calendar online at nwakidsdirectory.com or on pages 28-29 of this issue to find ones closest to you. In honor of our nation’s celebration, we thought it would be fun to share a few interesting facts & kids’ jokes related to this great day.
- John Hancock was the only person to sign the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The other 55 signers did not sign it until August 2nd or even later.
- Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national animal but was outvoted when John Adams & Thomas Jefferson chose the bald eagle.
- Over an estimated 150 million hot dogs will be consumed on the 4th of July.
- Calvin Coolidge is the only U.S. president born on the 4th of July. He was born in 1872.
- Q .Why did the duck say bang?
- A: Because he was a firequacker
- Q: What’s the difference between a duck and George Washington?
- A: One has a bill on his face, and the other has his face on a bill
- Q: What was George Washington’s favorite tree?
- A: The infantry
We are also excited to bring you this month a brand new featured guide…the Mom-Preneur Guide aka Moms in Business Guide! Found on pages 32-35, these are home-based or small businesses who offer products & services usually not found at your local stores. Entrepreneurship is one of the things that sets apart our country & we are honored to help promote these dedicated entrepreneurs. Help show your support for local businesses like these by shopping their “stores” & letting them know you saw them in Kid’s Directory. Thank you to Portia Bowen & MiKael Hassebrock for allowing us to feature your new business, Freckles & Sunshine, on our cover. MiKael & her sweet girls, Lily & Reese were a joy to photograph! You can find their mobile boutique this month at First Friday on the Bentonville Square.
Remember that many summer camps continue through the first part of August. It’s not too late for your kids to try a new sport, hone their art skills or make new friends at day camp. There’s still plenty of summer left so get out there & enjoy as much as you can with your family!