The Rockwood Files: My affair with Wal-Mart

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By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 If the most important people in your life are the ones you spend the most time with, then Wal-Mart and I must be really, really close. Because I’m there all the time. If you add up all the hours I’ve poured into trips to the store, [...]

Movie Night Postponed to February 6th

We’ve decided to move our Girls’ Night Out (pizza party and a chick flick) to next Friday, February 6th – same time, same places. The road conditions in Benton County are not improving as quickly as we’d hoped, and we sure don’t want anyone to have an accident on the way to or from dinner [...]

FREE performances of Stellaluna at WAC Today!

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Kimberly Clark (makers of Huggies diapers) and Walton Arts Center invite you to fight cabin fever by enjoying two FREE performances of the family show Stellaluna. Shows begin at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. today and are free and open to the public. No advance reservations are required. Beat the cold weather with this heartwarming [...]

Chick Flick, here we come: Winners of Girls Night Out announced!

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NOTE: Movie Night was postponed to Friday, Feb. 6. See post by clicking HERE. OK, with all this bad weather, we know you’re just as anxious as we are to get out of the house. Especially for a pizza party and a romantic movie starring Harry Connick, Jr., with a huge group of girls who [...]

Interior Design: Mantle Makeover!

By Teresa Huddleston owner of Huddleston Interior Designs Since we’re in the middle of winter, now is the perfect time to give the focal point of the room – the fireplace and mantle – a fresh new makeover. You’ll enjoy a cozy fire even more if you love the look on and above your mantle. [...]

Why you should always check your child’s homework…

I’m not a fan of forwards, but this one was downright hilarious. Supposedly (you never know if these are real or not) a first-grade girl handed in the drawing below for a homework assignment: After it was graded and the child brought it home, she returned to school the next day with the following note: [...]

Girls Night Out at the Movies: Win free tickets!

Edited to add: We’ll randomly choose the winners for this giveaway at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday, Jan. 28) and then post the winning names by 4 p.m. at the top of the home page. We want you to have enough time to snag a sitter or break the news to your husband that he’ll have [...]

All Akimbo: A big raw nerve

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By Kim Blakely, pregnant blogging mama This time last year, I was fresh from the doctor’s appointment where my doctor recommended that I have surgery to address my infertility issues. For the two weeks after I heard those dreaded words, I wished for a miracle – a positive pregnancy test that would keep me out [...]

Motherlode mamas make the television news

By Gwen and Shannon, nwaMotherlode mamas For two women accustomed to reporting the news, it was quite a mental leap for us to actually be the news. Yes, the tables were turned and we were feeling quite nervous about taking our place on the hot seat. Here’s the torturous time-line about how we went from [...]

Doc Talk: Doctors Answer Moms’ Frequently Asked Questions

Today marks the second installment of a new weekly feature on nwaMotherlode.com. “Doc Talk” is a video podcasting Q&A feature that allows us to take you with us on a virtual doctor’s visit. We’ll ask the questions moms want to know, and doctors from Mercy Health System of Northwest Arkansas will provide the answers. Just [...]

Lucky Bella Vista mom wins tickets to see Stellaluna performance!

Robyn Jamison, mother of three in Bella Vista, is the thrilled winner of four tickets to see the musical adaptation of the lovable children’s book, Stellaluna, by Janell Cannon. She’ll also receive a gift certificate to Jose’s Mexican Restaurant on Dickson Street. “Laurie’s going to be so mad that she told me about this and [...]

Devotion in Motion: “The Day the Wheels Came Off”

“Learn to do good; Seek justice, Rebuke the oppressor; Defend the fatherless, Plead for the widow.” Isaiah 1:17 (NKJV) By Bro. John L. Cash, the Country Preacher Dad When you teach middle school kids, some days they act so goofy you just want to throw in the towel. But other times they do something so [...]

The Rockwood Files: Sibling Rivalry Turns Civilized

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By Gwen Rockwood, syndicated columnist and mother of 3 Sometimes when I get up in the morning, I wonder if, instead of the usual jeans and t-shirt “mom uniform” I put on to make breakfast, it should be a black and white striped referee shirt. Because on some days, as soon as the first cup [...]

Aluminum Foil: MUST READ

The above was the subject line in a recent message from a friend. Like many of our other friends in the e-mail group, I immediately assumed, as another mom said, “it was some alarming circular about foil usage causing Alzheimer’s in toddlers or something … what a relief to find it was just another helpful [...]

Doc Talk: Doctors Answer Moms’ Frequently Asked Questions

Today marks the launch of a new weekly feature here on nwaMotherlode.com. “Doc Talk” is a video podcasting Q&A feature that allows us to take you with us on a virtual doctor’s visit. We’ll ask the questions moms want to know, and doctors from Mercy Health System of Northwest Arkansas will provide the answers. Just [...]