Spring Clean Giveaway: Win a new washer and dryer!!!

If you just read the headline, I bet you’re saying “NO WAY!” right about now. So let me just say this: “YES WAY! We’re hosting a huge “Spring Clean Giveaway”, courtesy of our friends at Metro Builders Supply. And the lucky mama who wins is going to have a brand spankin’ new washer and dryer [...]

Doc Talk: On mammograms

Doc Talk is a weekly series that lets you go on a virtual visit to the doctor’s office. We ask the questions moms want answers to, and the physicians of Mercy Health System provide the answers via video podcast. If you have a medical/pediatric question you’d like a video answer for, e-mail it to us [...]

Devotion in Motion: A ‘Dear John’ Letter to Paula Deen

“Luke the beloved physician and Demas greet you.”  Colossians  4:14 (NKJV) By Bro. John L. Cash, “Country Preacher Dad” Dearest, dearest, Paula Deen, How sad I am that we must now break up. Oh, how I have loved you from afar.  For the past decade (with the approval of my wife) you have been my [...]

The Rockwood Files: Letter to My Machines

Dear appliances, We’ve been together a long time now. And you’re great. Really, you are. I want you to know how much I appreciate all the work you do around here. I seriously don’t know how I’d run the household without you. But the truth is, I need a break. I need an appliance vacation. [...]

The Mom Whisperer on Cleaning: Are you a Sunburst or Paper Doll?

Guest post by Vikki Spencer, momwhisperer.com I have read volumes of books on organizing, dozens of articles on cleaning, met and interviewed a“cleaning/organizational” author in person, and surfed websites for systems that would promise everlasting organization. Here is what I know for sure about “messyness” – it’s very personal. The personal-ness of clutter is the [...]

SLIME “recipe” for you to invent at home

Are you looking for something fun to make with your kids? Lynette, a Northwest Arkansas mom of two, shared this “recipe” that her mom shared with her. “Last time I made it, it got moldy after a couple of weeks, but I think something from the kitchen table must have gotten into it while the [...]

Life With Ladybug: Q & A with a 7-year-old

By Shannon Magsam, quiz queen I saw this kid Q & A on another website and thought I’d conduct my own experiment. Do this with your own kids to find out what they really think of you. Here’s what mine thinks of me: 1. What is something mom always says to you? “I’m on the [...]

Pet Parenting: Meet our new animal advisor

Mamas, you asked for it and we got it. We’re introducing a new feature on nwaMotherlode.com next month called Pet Parenting. From advice on how to introduce your newborn to the family dog to bringing home a new puppy, our resident pet behavior counselor, Denise Holmes, will talk you through your perturbing pet problems in [...]

Fi(gh)t For the Cure Event at Pinnacle Promendade TODAY!

Are you constantly pulling at your bra, feeling the pinch of an underwire or suffering from squished back fat? A bra fitting might be just what you need! And helping out a good cause in the process makes it even better. Dillard’s at Pinnacle Hills Promenade in Rogers is inviting women to help fight breast [...]

All Akimbo on VBACs

By Kim Blakely Just so you know, I’m not the kind of pregnant lady who has written up a detailed birth plan, complete with a list of musical accompaniment. I’m uptight and opinionated about some things, and I like to plan, probably more than the next woman, but for some strange reason, giving birth is [...]

Mealtime Mama: A Crock Pot a Day…

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by Rhonda Franz, nwaMotherlode contributor Laura Keeney lives in Rogers and is a busy wife and mom to two boys, one girl, and a boxer named Luke. When she’s not shuttling her kids to baseball, soccer, and dance, she might be spotted at Starbucks drinking coffee and hiding behind a book. Historically, spending time making [...]

Clifford, Curious George and other TV friends at the Jones Center Tuesday!

Just a reminder that it’s Spring Break Week ’09 at the Jones Center for Families in Springdale! Starting tomorrow (Tuesday, March 24) it’s AETN day and they’re bringing some of your kids’ favorite PBS characters: Curious George, Maya & Miguel, Clifford the Big Red Dog and WorldGirl! This event is open from 10 a.m. to [...]

Doc Talk: Postpartum depression or ‘baby blues’?

Doc Talk is a weekly series that lets you go on a virtual visit to the doctor’s office. We ask the questions moms want answers to, and the physicians of Mercy Health System provide the answers via video podcast. If you have a general medical question you’d like a video answer for, e-mail it to [...]

Devotion in Motion: Those Little Aggravations

39 ‘ When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 “And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’  Matthew 25:39-40 (NKJV) By Bro. John [...]

The Rockwood Files: The gift of perspective

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By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 My birthday plans were simple. Maybe a little shopping with my mother, who was visiting for the weekend. Maybe I’d talk my dad into planting some flowers in front of our house. A nice home-cooked meal for lunch. Then Tom and I would watch the kids [...]