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 [...]

Beyond the Casserole: How to Take a Meal to Your Sick Friend like a Rock Star

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By Marissa Henley, local cancer survivor and author of Loving Your Friend Through Cancer In previous posts in this series, we’ve looked at ways to provide emotional support and practical service for a friend with cancer. Close, inner-circle friends will care for most emotional and logistical needs, but those in the outer circles also wonder [...]

Outings Under $20: Malco Kids Summer Film Fest starts Tuesday

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The Malco Kids Summer Film Fest starts on June 7th this year, and it’s a great way to enjoy a theatre movie with the kids without breaking the piggy bank. All the movies will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June and July and The Croods will kick everything off this year [...]

Guest Post: 5 Practical Ways to Serve a Friend with Cancer

By Marissa Henley, local cancer survivor and author of Loving Your Friend Through Cancer In a previous post, we discussed three ways to support a friend with cancer. Your friend needs your constant encouragement throughout her cancer journey. She also needs your practical acts of service. Being diagnosed with cancer is like landing an unexpected [...]

The Little Free Pantry: A Q&A with the founding mama from Fayetteville

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Have you heard about The Little Free Pantry that Jessica McClard started in Fayetteville recently? There’s been a huge buzz around her great idea. We wanted to get the scoop on Jessica and how her LFP pantry movement is already growing across Northwest Arkansas. Here’s a Q&A with Jessica about her big idea: What exactly [...]

Guest Post: Three easy ways to support your friend diagnosed with cancer

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By Marissa Henley, local cancer survivor and author of Loving Your Friend Through Cancer Has this happened to you? Your phone buzzes, and you look down to see a call from a friend who’s expecting biopsy results. The minute you hear her voice, you know: it’s cancer. As you process your shock, sadness and fear, [...]

Looking for something? We’ve updated our Moms’ Business Directory!

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A few years after we launched nwaMotherlode.com, we started to get lots of emails from moms who were on the hunt for a certain kind of business. Some of the moms were new to the area and learning their way around. Some had been here forever but were new to motherhood. All of them wanted [...]

How do you get your child to give up her pacifer?

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We’ve all been there. The pacifier/binky really needs to go, but your kid is saying no way. So how does a mom to get her child to willingly give it up? Well, our photographer friend, Melinda Worthington, used a clever trick when her daughter, Clary,  turned 3. Super smart! Mindy took Clary to Build-A-Bear at [...]