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Baby Stella joins mom in her design studio.

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Owning a business makes Jessica Zimmerman a better mom

 

Talk to Jessica Zimmerman for just a few minutes, and you will get a clear picture of why she is a success.

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Make the deliciously healthy smoothie Elizabeth and her daughters prepared during our photoshoot for the April issue!

Berry Nutty Date Smoothie

Makes 1 serving

1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup frozen berries (we like strawberries and raspberries, but any berry will do)
1/2 ounce raw cashews (about 15 cashews)
1 medjool date, pitted
1/2 tablespoon hemp hearts (or ground flaxseed)

*You could easily add 1/2 cup of spinach or kale to this smoothie and it wouldn’t change the flavor, but you would lose the gorgeous red color.

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Family & Fitness

Daughter Londyn and son Jace get ready to rumble in mom's gym.

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Kameelah Harris engineers new career through fitness

 

The road to success is not a straight line, and for Kameelah Harris, that road began in chemical engineering and arrived at a gym.

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Chaos & Control

Creative kiddos Cruz and Beckham keep themselves entertained while mom takes a call.

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A passion for organization brings out LeAnn Wolf’s entrepreneurial spirit

 

Organization seems a luxury these days. Electronics, gadgets and remotes of every kind tout how they can make life easier, but what to do with them and where to put them once they’re task is done has spawned a new problem.

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Healthy Mom

Mary Kate and Emme love helping mom make after-school smoothies!

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Elizabeth Finch flips the script on health and wealth

 

If true wealth is good health, Elizabeth Finch is one of the richest women around. A certified health coach, Elizabeth practices what she preaches.

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Saucy Mom

Sons Finn and Jack have become expert garlic peelers.

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Details make the difference for Amy Bradley-Hole’s small business

Imagine a whirling dervish with blue eyes, blonde hair and a Louisiana accent, and you have Amy Bradley-Hole.

The proprietor of Bonta Toscana pasta sauce, mom to Jack and Finn, wife to Nick and caregiver of Beignet, the family’s Cavalier King Charles spaniel, Amy started her own specialty food line after she made her garlic tomato sauce for friends.

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s Super Circus Heroes will be at Verizon Arena this week, Aug. 14-17.

The all-ages show brings together performers with extreme athletic ability that will showcase their superhero abilities, using no special effects or stunt doubles.

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Wonderkids Yoga is hosting a Back-to-School Yoga Party on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. at the RFC Christian Development Center.

Kids will learn about yoga and receive a goody bag and booklet with helpful tips and information to help make yoga a central part if their daily routine.

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Registration for the 2015 Little Rock Marathon opens on Friday, Aug. 1 at 10 a.m.

The 13th Annual Little Rock Marathon is March 1, 2015, with weekend festivities, including the half marathon, 10K, 5K fun run/walk, the Little Rockers Kids Marathon and the Little Rock Health & Fitness Expo, beginning on Feb.

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This weekend, shoppers can purchase certain school supplies, art supplies, instructional materials and clothing without paying state and local sales or use tax.

The state’s sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m.

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The Arkansas Department of Health is implementing new immunization requirements, effective Sept. 1, for the 2014-15 school year.

New this year is the requirement for the tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (Tdap) for children who turn 11 on or before Sept.

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The American Taekwando Association is hosting its 24th annual World Expo in Little Rock until July 13. The event brings in about 20,000 people from all over the world.

The Tournament of Champions is Friday, July 11, marking the culmination of a year of hard work at regional and national ATA tournaments to earn a spot among the top 10 in their divisions.

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Getting Support

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Child-support payments are often the lifeblood of a single-parent family’s income. However, not all single parents receive child support, even if a court judgment is in place. To ensure that their children’s daily needs are met, many parents often turn to the Office of Child Support Enforcement to collect.

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The dog days of summer are upon us, and it becomes increasingly difficult to be outside in the sweltering Arkansas heat. But there are a boatload of ways to beat the heat this summer and a few sweet treats that do it better than the rest.

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The North Little Rock Municipal Airport is hosting its Second Annual Airport Day and Car Show on Saturday, June 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The free event features pilots from all over Arkansas and surrounding areas, who will be flying in for the event in sport planes, antique planes, custom and home-built planes.

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The Arkansas Department of Health is participating in the 2014 Text4baby State Enrollment Contest, a national competition to provide pregnant women and new moms with important information they need for their health and that of their babies.

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Looking for a way to spend Saturday night without the kids? The Little Rock Zoo is hosting Woo at the Zoo from 6 to 9 p.m.

This adults-only event explores the world of animal mating, and guests can learn about the “strange, interesting, bizarre and downright hysterical world of animal mating,” the zoo’s press release said.

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On Saturday, June 14, celebrate Arkansas’s 178th birthday at the Old State House Museum and Historic Arkansas Museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The annual Quest for Statehood gives visitors the chance to experience 1836 Arkansas with costumed living-history interpreters from both museums, who will be portraying a tavern keeper, phrenologist, carpenter, shop keeper, owner of a ladies’ emporium, silhouette artist and more.

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When women find out that they are expecting, they often fall into two camps. They either want to begin some kind of safe fitness program they can maintain throughout their pregnancy, or they’re ready to prop their feet up and rest for the next nine months.

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Little Rock marketing agency Mass Enthusiasm has been selected to redesign the website for Zoobooks.

Zoobooks, established in 1980, provides learning fun for children of all ages. The series explores the anatomy, habitat, socialization and ecological role of a single animal or animal group in a vibrant, easy-to-understand way.

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Playgrounds are a fun place for children to burn off some excess energy. And, while the occasional cut or scrape may occur, children may also be injured more severely.

Falls, abrasions, broken bones and severe scrapes are some common playground injuries that can be severe, said Jeanine Andersson of Arkansas Specialty Orthopaedics in Little Rock.

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