New Photos in the Gallery!

Have you noticed that we’ve added brand new photos to our gallery this week? If you haven’t flipped through our online scrapbook lately, this is a good time to do it because there are some REALLY cute pictures in there, a few of which we’ve displayed here in this post. (Look at the cheeks on [...]

What’s On Sale: Home Decor, Scrapbooking and Holiday items

Note to all our fellow sale lovers: We just found out that Signed Sealed Delivered is having a BIG warehouse sale starting TODAY, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (April 30th through May 3rd) at their warehouse located behind the Tontitown Flea Market off of Highway 412. The exact address is 181 Industrial Circle East. Shopping hours [...]

Neighborhood Yard Sales This Weekend!

Quick update: We just had a comment posted by a reader who pointed out that Pleasant Grove Road is under construction right now and is a huge mess. To get to the neighborhood yard sales described below, she suggests taking the Pinnacle Promenade exit. Then turn right on Bellview Road (which is by Target) and [...]

Healthy Mama: On Pregnancy and Labor from a Doctor Mom

Dr. Jennifer Schroeder is a busy lady. She recently returned to work as a family practice and obstetrics physician at Rogers Medical Center following the birth of her second child. When we met her, we were amazed that, not only was she dressed up with no spit-up on her shirt, she was also bright-eyed, focused [...]

Drama for Mama: American Idol

Wednesday elimination night recap: Okay, so the person going home didn’t really surprise us Wednesday night. As much as I like Matt Giraud’s style and talent, we all knew he wasn’t destined to win it all. What made everybody’s jaw drop open was that Adam was the one standing next to Matt as part of [...]

Food for Thoughts: Chime In and Win Dinner Out!

EDITOR’S NOTE: Mamas, we’ll choose a winner at random TODAY (Friday, May 1) and announce the winners on Saturday. Look for an e-mail or phone call this evening if you won food for your thoughts! One of the reasons we started this website is because we wanted to create the kind of online gathering spot [...]

New Motherlode sponsor is a natural for NWA kids this summer!

Guest post by Sheilah Roenfeldt, NWA mom and Ozark Natural Science Center enthusiast Our family, like most, are busy with year-end school activities such as benchmark testing, projects, finals and celebrations.  It is also time to begin to think about summer plans to keep our kids happy and active. One place to definitely put on [...]

Mealtime Mama: Tips from Local Cooks!

By Rhonda Franz A group of moms from Northwest Arkansas offer up tips they use during the cooking process. From making flavorful stew to cooking potatoes to planning ahead, these ideas can help you make the most of your time in the kitchen. * Use weekly meal plans/menus. This saves time and money and can [...]

Doc Talk: Pre-pregnancy advice

Doc Talk is a weekly series of short video podcasts of Mercy Health System doctors answering questions moms want answers to. Click on the Motherlode video podcast below to see and hear the answer to today’s question. Dr. Hugh Donnell, the doctor answering today’s question about what to consider before becoming pregnant, spoke to Motherlode [...]

It’s “Touch a Truck” Time for the Kids!

Break out your hard hats and get ready for another great time at Touch a Truck 2009. Kids of all ages can climb, discover and explore their favorite things on wheels at this family-friendly event. Touch a Truck is a unique event allowing visitors to touch and climb on vehicles of all types, including helicopters, [...]

Drama for Mama: Desperate Housewives

If you missed your weekly dose of desperation, here’s what happened Sunday night on Wisteria Lane: Bree: Orson was just about to be discharged from the hospital for the bump on his head he got while trying to rob an old lady’s house. (She whacked him with a baseball bat.) But Orson told Bree and [...]

Devotion in Motion: “To My Son, On His 18th Birthday”

“To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NKJV) By Bro. John L. Cash, “Country Preacher Dad” Dear Spencer, It’s so hard to believe that you’re 18 years old now and graduating high school. The thing that astounds me most is how quickly the time has gone by [...]

The Rockwood Files: Me and My Shadow

By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 I think I’m being followed. There are footsteps behind me everywhere I go – even into the bathroom. Not only am I being tailed throughout the day, I can feel someone’s eyes on me all the time – watching, studying, memorizing my every move. I’d be [...]

Local doc takes overweight NWA women in a new direction

Since opened its doors in May 2008, Mercy Health System has been our corporate sponsor. One of our favorite physicians within the system is Dr. Randy Feezell, who’s been practicing in Northwest Arkansas for 12 years. He’s very personable and always delivers a generous dose of humor with his medical advice. (You may remember [...]