“Mom & Me Giveaway”: Free Tickets, Free Tacos!

Hey, there’s still time to throw your name in our online hat to win 4 tickets to a great kids show (The Gruffalo) at the Walton Arts Center plus dinner at Jose’s Mexican Restaurant. But you’ve got to enter by 6 p.m. Wednesday (today!), so CLICK HERE TO GET THE DETAILS or send us an [...]

Healthy Mama: A Womb with a View


By Gwen Rockwood Most mothers and expectant mothers know the intense mix of emotions you feel while lying on the exam table, waiting for your ultrasound to begin. Part of you is so excited you can hardly wait, and the other part of you is so scared you’re holding your breath. Your mind races with [...]

All Akimbo: Baby-making vacations?

By Kim Blakely, Mojo’s mama I think I might have finally figured out what I need to do to get pregnant. (Besides that.) I need to take a trip. I’ve heard for years that a vacation ups your chance of conception, but I always thought that was a big ol’ lie dreamed up by the [...]

“Mom and Me” Giveaway: Tickets to The Gruffalo


ENTER TO WIN: Take your little one to watch the award-winning picture book, The Gruffalo, come to life on stage at the Walton Arts Center on Monday, October 6 at 6:30 p.m. We’ve got four tickets for one winner, and all you need to do to enter is leave a comment on this post by [...]

Beauty Buzz: Little White Lies

There’s just something about a great smile. It never fails to draw attention. That’s why professional teeth whitening has become so popular in recent years. But there’s plenty of misinformation out there about the process, so we sat down with Dr. Ann Hubbs of Life Style Dentistry to get help debunking the most prevalent myths. [...]

Devotion in Motion: “Hut, two, three, four!”


“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.”Psalm 51:10 (KJV) By Bro. John L. Cash, “Country Preacher Dad” I’ll tell you a parable today. Once, a man became stranded alone on a desert island. After several years, the Navy came to rescue him. The admiral said to the [...]

The Rockwood Files: Style Wars


By Gwen Rockwood, Motherlode mama of 3 There’s one big reason why there are so many old sofas and chairs in American homes. It’s not because consumers don’t like major changes, and it’s not because furniture is so darn expensive – although those factors definitely play a part. It’s mainly because a husband and wife [...]

Healthy Mama: Answers about Allergies


If you’re one of the millions of people battling fall allergies right now, this Q&A with Dr. Jenny Campbell of Hedberg Allergy & Asthma Center is just what the doctor ordered. Be sure to e-mail the link to this page to friends and family with allergy issues. What is your busiest time of year and [...]

Life With Ladybug: Tooth Fear-y


By Shannon Magsam, Ladybug’s mama December 2007: I sat on my 5-year-old daughter’s bed at 10:28 on a school night silently berating myself for letting her drink hot chocolate at Tim’s Pizza earlier. We had been out with her little friend’s family after a Partytime Ponies birthday party — where she had already consumed a [...]

All Akimbo On Choices

By Kim Blakely, Mojo’s mama A couple of weeks ago when I was dropping Mojo off at preschool, I got into a conversation with a dad who was dropping off his son. I had seen this man around town, at storytimes and parks and various other kid-magnet kinds of places, but I didn’t know his [...]

New Motherlode sponsor delights the senses

By Shannon Magsam, Motherlode mama French Vanilla, Butter Cream Frosting, Banana Nut Bread. No, these aren’t desserts, they’re candles with fragrances so true to life they make you want to “reach for a spoon instead of a match.” I’m talking about Mia Bella’s Gourmet Candles that are triple-scented, longer-lasting and cleaner burning since they’re made [...]

Devotion in Motion: I’ve Walked A Mile in Your Moccasins

11¶ He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NKJV) By Bro. John L. Cash, “Country Preacher Dad” When I was a young father, an older friend asked me, “Well, [...]

The Rockwood Files: V is for Virus


By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 Little kids aren’t big on sharing. As the mother of three, I have seen many a fight over things that hardly seem worth it – a Barney puzzle, a juice box, a 50-cent bouncy ball. Your average 2-year-old will not hesitate to grab the biggest Lego [...]

Fast Lane Moms Night Out Winner!

By Shannon, Motherlode mama We have so much fun giving away super cool stuff on this website. It’s really a blast to make that call to say “Guess what?! You won!” When I called Springdale mom Tracy Bond Thursday night to tell her she won the Moms Night Out at Fast Lane Entertainment, her first [...]

Book Review(s): Fall into reading

By Marci Tate It’s just about time to start snuggling in every evening with a good book. Nothing too hard, just something to keep you entertained. Here are a few choices. This feel-good novel follows the path of young Chancy Deal as she searches for a place to belong. Paper Hearts by Debrah Williamson brings [...]