Devotion in Motion: The Apple of My Eye

“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.” Luke 10:38 (NKJV) By Bro. John L. Cash, “Country Preacher Dad” When I was in the second grade, my class read a story [...]

The Rockwood Files: Here Comes the Rings

By Gwen Rockwood, columnist and mama of 3 At any wedding, there are at least three people who are really, really nervous – the bride (because she wants everything to go perfectly), her mother (because her daughter wants everything to go perfectly), and the parents of the ring bearer or flower girl (because their kid [...]

Shops on the Move!

Two popular shops in the Bentonville/Rogers area are on the move, and here’s where they’re headed. B LaRue, known for great gifts, Razorback items and much more, is moving to the Bentonville Square at 109 N. Main. The ladies were busy packing boxes this week and said they’ll celebrate their re-opening September 5th. All About [...]

Great Date Giveaway: We have a winner!

Congratulations to Steffi Kellam of Fayetteville! She and her husband are officially headed for a Great Date! Steffi won Motherlode’s Great Date Giveaway — two tickets to the Walton Arts Center and dinner at Bordinos Italian restaurant. “I’ll start working on finding a babysitter tonight!” said Steffi, mom to Katie, 7, Lucy, 4, and 2-year-old [...]

Great Date Giveaway: Win dinner and a show!

You know what the only thing better than a great date is? A FREE Great Date! As in, free tickets to a great show at the Walton Arts Center. Heck, we’ll even throw in dinner at Bordinos Italian restaurant, just down the street. All you need to do is send us an e-mail at, [...]

Hair: Help Me Rhonda

Dear Rhonda, Almost every time I get my hair cut, I have one side that ends up longer than the other. It was okay for the first 100 times or so, but now it’s just plain annoying. Is it okay to call my stylist and go back to have her cut one piece or should [...]

Life With Ladybug: Top Heavy

By Shannon, Ladybug’s mother I have been in purge mode. The most recent victim was my bedroom closet. I went through and dragged out all those hanging clothes that I NEVER wear anymore. Near the end of my grab, un-hanger and toss frenzy, I came upon a crisp, white shirt with three little buttons at [...]

“Mind Your Mama” on yelling

Dear Jennifer, Do you think it’s always a bad thing to raise your voice or yell at your kids? My best friend thinks it’s terrible to yell and she never does it. But her kids run all over her. I yell at my kids when I get really ticked off, but I think it’s okay [...]

5 Minutes With a Mom

Name: Gail Nation Residence: Fayetteville, Ark. Child(ren): Kelli, 22 and Chase, 20 Grandchild(ren): 22-month-old Matthew (Kelli’s little one) Born and raised: In Dumas, Ark. Where do you work? “I’m an RN, but right now I’m staying home with my grandson.” Favorite all-time movie? Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Last book you read? The Gift [...]

Good Gossip: A guilt-free dish

Welcome back to Good Gossip – the only celebrity and local gossip you can enjoy guilt-free because it’s all “good.” You’re welcome to submit a few tidbits of your own, too. Know somebody who just had a baby? A friend promoted at work? A sister who works her tail off for local charities? Send us [...]

Fashion Mama: My Closet Makeover

By Gwen, mama of 3 There have been many times I’ve watched the show “What Not to Wear” on TLC channel and secretly wished for my own wardrobe intervention – only without the public humiliation and national television exposure. The truth is, my wardrobe lost its mojo somewhere between the dressing room and the delivery [...]

Mealtime Mama: Juicy Fruit and Greens

My mom’s group was passing recipes around recently via e-mail and Megan Lawler, mom of two girls and a baby boy, sent out a message that reminded me: A) Of getting one over on your kids with the help of that book, Deceptively Delicious, by Jessica Seinfeld or that other one, The Sneaky Chef, by [...]

Devotion in Motion: Bucktoothed Babies – Unplugged

“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.” Proverbs 25:11, NKJV By Bro. John L. Cash, “Country Preacher Dad” My late father adored his grandchildren. He thought they should have anything they wanted. Anything, that is, except a pacifier. He hated pacifiers because he’d learned a hard lesson after dealing [...]

The Rockwood Files: Letter to my daughter

Dear Kate, I know it seems strange to be writing you a letter now, seeing as how you’re only 1 ½ years old and can barely put two words together. But one day, about 14 years from now, I’ll dig this dusty letter out of a box and show it to you so you’ll understand [...]

Bentonville teachers win Motherlode drawing at fair

By Shannon Magsam, Motherlode mama Aren’t teachers great? I had a fabulous time last week meeting Bentonville School District teachers while representing Motherlode at their annual Teacher Fair. As someone had mentioned, it was indeed like Halloween for teachers as they scooped all kinds of goodies into their bags from all the fun booths. Motherlode [...]