April 21, 2014

Arkansas First Lady Ginger Beebe: A Conversation

Arkansas First Lady Ginger Beebe in the Garden at the Governor's Mansion

M!: Congratulations on being honored as 2011 Woman of the Year by Women and Children First. You have said you hope to be the voice of women and children who have been silenced by domestic violence. What is the most inspiring experience you have had in this regard? What would you like to say to Read More

Phyllis Saunders Talks Openly About the Taboo

Phyllis Saunders

Story by Deb Peterson | Photos submitted by Phyllis Saunders. M! Jun/Jul 2011. Taking an extra change of clothes along whenever she goes out, especially if she plans on laughing, is something Phyllis Saunders no longer has to do. She no longer carries a supply of mini-pads in her purse or wears a sanitary napkin Read More

To Your Health! Urinary Incontinence

Corinne Hiser, ANP

By Corinne Hiser, ANP. M! Jun/Jul 2011. For many years, urinary incontinence, or UI, has been a subject not to be discussed in “polite company,” but thanks to women like Phyllis Saunders who have gone public with their struggle, more women are getting help with this treatable problem. Definition UI is defined as the accidental/involuntary Read More

The Journey Toward Marvelous

From top left: Kelly Horne, Kim Worlow, Karry Bass, Judy Marshall, Donna Powell, Brenda Allen, Ashley Hunter, Renee Bartholomae, Lucinda Blair, Martha Grant, Linda Howell, Margie Roelands, Estella Tullgren, Patty Shay, Deb Peterson, Stacy White, Karen Montgomery at Blue Lady Resort and Raimondo Family Winery.

Story by Deb Peterson | Photographed by Brian Roelands. M! Jun/Jul 2011. Life can, at times, take you somewhere that no longer feels true to who you are and who you strive to be, and causes you to ask questions and make changes that lead you to a more marvelous self. When I find myself Read More

Eagle Family by Jim Gaston

Eagle Family by Jim Gaston

  Jim sets up two cameras on tripods in the back of his pickup truck and waits, sometimes up to three hours. He shoots with a Canon 500mm times a factor of 1.6 (800mm) and a Canon 100-400mm zoom. Photographed by Jim Gaston at Gaston’s Resort on the White River in Lakeview, AR.

Bella’s Table – June/July 2011

Table setting

Story by Estella Tullgren | Photographed by Deb Peterson. M! Jun/Jul 2011. I like nothing better than planning, shopping, prepping, and then cooking a meal for family and friends. So when the opportunity came along to donate a dinner at our house for the auction at our annual Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation Donor Banquet last Read More

Beci Coffey’s Marvelous, Magical Woodland Life

The Coffey House

Story by Deb Peterson | Photographed by Carlos Hernandez and Deb Peterson. M! Jun/Jul 2011. Imagine winding down a mountainside into a hollow in the dense Ozarks forest. It’s springtime. Dogwood blossoms peek through the undercarriage. Columbine hangs from the nearly vertical hillside. A vine with small yellow flowers climbs a tree. You lean over Read More

Natural Balance in the Garden

Photographed by Carlos Hernandez

Story by Deb Peterson | Photographed by Carlos Hernandez and Lucinda Reynolds. M! Jun/Jul 2011. Those tiny wasps flying around the blossoms in your garden can’t sting you. Their stingers have evolved into egg-laying devices. The wasps, busy finding a very specific place to lay their eggs, are participating in the balance of nature. See Read More