NWA Mom Maker: The Tot Tote creator, Loria Oliver, shares her story

Loria at Tot Tote booth, use

Loria Oliver is a local mom who created The Tot Tote, a multi-functional tote bag for kids. Her product sells online and in several Northwest Arkansas stores. We asked her to share how she took The Tot Tote from concept to market. Thanks for letting us interview you, Loria! Q: Where are you from and [...]

2017 Mom Prom Sponsors


The 2017 Northwest Arkansas Mom Prom is fast-approaching on Friday, June 2nd! Having planned and hosted this party for four years now, we can tell you that it would NOT happen without the support of local, mom-friendly companies who sponsor many of the hard-costs associated with events. Because this is a charity fundraiser, sponsors are [...]

The Organizer Chicks: Before & After


Remember back in January when we did a BIG giveaway courtesy of one of our sponsors, The Organizer Chicks? (Click here if you missed it.) Local mom Charice Handford was the lucky mama who snagged that big giveaway when her name was chosen at random among all the moms who threw their names in the [...]

Two kids and a Happy Meal: A Decade After Adoption

Stories from Northwest Arkansas moms

Since this month marks the 9th anniversary of nwaMotherlode, we’re reminiscing a little. This week, in honor of Mother’s Day, we wanted to re-publish some of the beautiful stories we shared in the early days of the website. We received these essays after announcing a contest asking moms to tell us how they came to [...]