Northwest Arkansas Mom Stories: Diary of a Birth

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This week, in honor of Mother’s Day and our 9th blogoversary here, we’ve  been re-publishing some wonderful mom stories we shared in the early days of the website. We received the essays after announcing a contest asking moms to tell us how they came to be the mothers of their children. The story below first [...]

Northwest Arkansas Mom Stories: “Our Very Own Miracle”

Mom Stories, Our Very Own Miracle

Today we’re continuing a series of essays written by Northwest Arkansas mamas from way back when nwaMotherlode.com first launched in May 2008. These stories are in honor of Mother’s Day and to celebrate our 9th blogoversary. Click here to read the first heart-warming story, Two Kids and a Happy Meal. The story below was also [...]

2017 Things to Do in Northwest Arkansas: Summer Fun Printable!

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Ready to make a plan for Summer 2017 in Northwest Arkansas? We’re here to help! We’ve rounded up a list of fun things to do in Northwest Arkansas, including summer camp ideas (click here for a more detailed, updated list of 2017 camps with links and descriptions), rainy day ideas and annual events that happen [...]

Beauty Buzz: The 12 Best Beauty New Year’s Resolutions

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By Andi Douglas, nwaMotherlode.com beauty editor New Year’s resolutions…we all make them and we all break them. But that doesn’t mean we can’t start out 2017 pleasantly optimistic and hopeful for the super skinny jeans we’ll wear to next New Year’s Eve. So here goes, my 12 Beauty Resolutions, one for every month of the [...]

Girl Scouts in Northwest Arkansas: The making of a ‘mighty girl’

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Guest post by Girl Scouts volunteer Amanda Coussoule The school year has begun again (hooray!) and with it comes so many opportunities for our children to join new teams, groups and organizations. In our family, Girl Scouts is one of our favorite groups, and I can’t wait for the coming year! That’s right, Girl Scouts [...]

Chef Shuttle: Free code to try the service in Northwest Arkansas!

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Note from the mamas: This is a sponsored post that contains paid links. As always, the opinions you read here are completely our own! Home with a sick kid? Maybe you’re home sick? Have a new baby at home? Can’t possibly leave the office for lunch today? Just don’t want to cook tonight? When the [...]

Wondering what to do in Branson? A list of things to try!

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If you still haven’t planned your summer vacation — or you’re in desperate need of a long weekend away — here are some highlights from our recent trip to Branson, Mo. We hope this little tour sparks ideas for activities you might want to try with your family! The Branson CVB invited us to #ExploreBranson [...]

Mealtime Mama: Fresh strawberry pie for the Fourth of July!

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Happy Fourth of July! This pie is sure to please. If you’ve got pick-your-own strawberries (or if you picked some up from the store!), below a great pie recipe that our friend Kathleen Villar shared after she and her two kids visited McGarrah’s a few weeks ago. (Kathleen gives full credit to her friend Pam [...]

The best snow cone stands in Northwest Arkansas!

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UPDATED for Summer 2016: We love a sweet, syrupy snow cone on a hot summer day! We rounded up a list of where you can find great snow cones throughout Northwest Arkansas. If you don’t see your favorite snow cone stand on the list, email us and let us know where it is! Click HERE [...]