Local student needs our help

Happy Friday, mamas. Earlier this week, a friend who is also a doctor for Mercy Health passed this information along to us to share with all of you. As moms, our hearts hurt when we hear about a child in our community with a serious illness. Below is information about a Rogers High School Student named Jackson who has been diagnosed with a form of leukemia. He’ll need a bone marrow transplant and the people in his family are not a bone marrow match for him.

Getting tested to see if you’re a match is as simple as getting the inside of your cheek swabbed. So please go by the donor registry event on September 26th at 6 p.m. at the Rogers High School football stadium (on Dixieland Road in Rogers). If you can’t make it to the event, there’s also a way to join the donor registry online. All the details are below, or you can CLICK HERE to see more info online.

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Put this on your fridge: Printable list of ‘Mom Approved’ businesses!

Mom-Approved Certificate 2014 USE THISSince moms make the appointments, schedule the fun and research the best of EVERYTHING, they can tell you immediately where to go and what to do.

Some great Northwest Arkansas mamas voted for their favorite local businesses in our Mom-Approved Awards, so you can bet the winners are awesome. We gathered the list of winners together in a handy document that you can stick on your refrigerator for reference when searching for everything from a pediatrician to the best place to buy cute accessories.

CLICK HERE to print out the list of local businesses and service providers that know how to treat a mama right.

Funny Friday: Craziest selfies?

good mythical morning logoHappy Friday, mamas! We’ve made it through another busy week, so why don’t we celebrate with a few minutes of gawking at some of the weirdest selfies on the World Wide Web.

Also, if you don’t already know about it, the Good Mythical Morning video series on YouTube is becoming wildly popular with kids. And mamas love it, too, because it’s funny, interesting, and clean!

Watch a few episodes and see if you think it’s something your kids might like, too.

Mom-Approved Business Award Winners Announced!

Award Winner Facebook badgeThe votes are in! Here’s the list of winning businesses chosen as the 2014 “Mom-Approved” Award Winners, as voted by the readers of nwaMotherlode.com. Thanks so much for taking the time to vote in the online survey, and congrats to the businesses who have earned the respect of so many local moms. (And congrats to Cori Fryar, who won a shopping spree at the NWA Mall after being chosen at random among all the voters in the survey.)

Best Birthday Place

  • jumpzone winnerJumpzone — Benton County
  • Boingo Bounce — Washington County

Best Mother’s Day Out

  • Central United Methodist Church — Benton Couty
  • First School — Washington County

Best Bank

  • Arvest — Benton and Washington Counties

Best Hair Salon

  • firstschoolBrieshi — Benton County
  • Freshair — Washington County

Best Computer Repair

  • MegaByte — Benton County
  • Best Buy Geek Squad — Washington County

Best Consignment Store

  • Plato’s — Benton County
  • Once Upon a Child — Washington County

brieshi-award-winnerBest Dance Lessons

  • All That Dance — Benton County
  • Academy of Dance — Washington County

Best Date Night

  • Theo’s — Benton County
  • Bordinos — Washington County

Best Daycare

  • Little Sunshine’s Playhouse — Benton County
  • Bright Haven Christian Learning Center — Washington County

Best Dermatologist

  • (TIE VOTE) Hull Dermatology and Premier Dermatology — Benton County
  • Ozark Dermatology — Washington County

Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant

  • Chick-fil-A — Benton County
  • Grub’s — Washington County

Best Local Clothing Boutique

  • The Pink Tomato — Benton County
  • Belle Boutique — Washington County

Best Pediatric Clinic

Best Place to Find Accessories

  • Charming Charlie’s — Benton County
  • Whimsy Whoo — Washington County

Best Spa

  • Spa Botanica at Embassy Suites — Benton County
  • La Vida Massage — Washington County

Best OBGYN

Best Orthodontist

  • Orthodontics Exclusively, Dr. Derek Brown — Benton County
  • Storms Orthodontics, Dr. Darrin Storms — Washington County

Best Toy Store

  • Dilly Dally’s — Benton County
  • Bella’s — Washington County

Editor’s note: Soon we’ll be sending a printable list of the winning businesses to the local moms who receive our email newsletter. It’ll be an easy way to print this list (which will include some contact info) and put it on your fridge or bulletin board for easy reference. To get the printable, just make sure you’re on our email newsletter list. The sign-up form is in the upper right-hand corner of this web page.

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