Devotion in Motion: Throughout the House

“Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil. ” John 12:3 By Bro. John L. Cash, “Country Preacher Dad” When you are born with no sense of smell, as [...]

The Rockwood Files: Big Bad Mama

By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 At some point, we all have to accept that there are some things we don’t do well. New mothers typically try to be Supermom for a while. I did. But then we realize it’s impossible, hang up our capes, and settle for doing a good job [...]

Divine in ’09: Home Makeover Winners!

WOW! Thanks so much to everyone who told us what they love about coming home to a clean, organized space. The desire to have a little help getting there is definitely something we can all relate to. We’re so happy to offer giveaways on this website that help Northwest Arkansas moms solve a problem. And [...]

Signed Sealed Delivered is moving!

You heard it here first! We just got a little inside scoop about one of our favorite shopping spots. Signed Sealed Delivered is moving and expanding! Currently located on 52nd Street in Rogers, the store will soon be moving into a new space in the Shoppes at Pinnacle Hills, right across the street from the [...]

Healthy Mama: Foods that help you lose weight

Foods that might help me lose weight? Sign me up. I just ran across this article on the website and thought I’d pass it along, just in case I’m not the only one dreading the approach of swimsuit season. Here are four foods scientists believe can help you lose weight: Walnuts Watermelon Green Tea [...]

Meet our ‘Divine in ’09′ Smile Makeover winner!

It took some time for the dental evaluation process to wrap up, but we’re ready to introduce the winner of the Divine in ’09 Smile Makeover: Savanah Hamby of Fayetteville! Over the next few months, Dr. Hubbs at Life Style Dentistry (who donated her services for this amazingly generous giveaway!) will transform Savanah’s smile. We’ll [...]

Life With Ladybug’s Dad: Night at the theatre!

By Shannon Magsam I took my husband out on a date last night. I even drove. We went to see a sneak peek of MacHomer at Walton Arts Center, which opens this weekend. You mean you don’t have tickets yet? DOH! Seriously, if you — or someone you love, as in our case — is [...]

Fayetteville Drive-In Featuring ‘Up’ & ‘Hannah Montana’ this weekend!

A local mom just sent out a message that the movies “Up” and “Hannah Montana” will be playing this weekend at Fayetteville’s Hwy. 112 drive-in theatre. How fun! Up (PG) will start at 8:45 and Hannah (G) will start at 10:45 (a special treat for tweens, maybe?) If you’ve never been there before, they have [...]

You’re not all that!

I wanted to share the link to a story about a book by Dr. Jean Twenge, pyschologist and social commentator. Her brand new book is called The Narcissism Epidemic. and it’s sitting on my bedside table right now. Check out this story in Newsweek (link) for an interesting review on the book, which explores whether [...]

Friends of Motherlode: Kate Austin Jewelry & Gifts

Today we welcome a new Motherlode sponsor — Kate Austin Jewelry & Gifts in Rogers. They’re located in the Tuscany Square shopping plaza off Pleasant Grove Road (a few doors down from Mad Pizza). If you are into accessories, this shop will soon become a favorite. I really love the way the shop is organized. [...]

Do Fans Help Decrease Risk of SIDS?

We just ran across an interesting article about SIDS over at that we wanted to share with our fellow moms. For any mother of an infant, SIDS is a scary topic, particularly because no one is absolutely certain what causes it. We do know, however, that putting a baby to sleep on his back [...]

Divine in ’09: Win a home “makeover”!

EDITOR’S NOTE: You’ve got about an hour left! We’re choosing the winners today (May 29) at 4 p.m. Good luck! When we’re kicking around ideas for our next big giveaway, we always ask ourselves some critical questions: What do mamas really want? What would make their busy lives a little easier? And one of the [...]

Mealtime Mama: Foods that Multi-task!

By Rhonda Franz, nwaMotherlode contributor Consistently providing healthy meals for a family can be challenging. As moms, we have to multi-task. Why not expect the same from our food? Enjoy experimenting with these super healthy foods that can be used in a variety of ways. Brown Rice Brown rice is a whole grain that contains [...]

Doc Talk: On too-frequent ear infections

Doc Talk is a weekly series of short video podcasts that allow you to go on a virtual visit to a doctor’s office. We’ve asked many of the questions moms want answers to, so all you have to do is click, watch and listen to get the info you need from an expert at Mercy [...]

Devotion in Motion: “The Aroma of Life”

15: For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. 16: To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life. And who is sufficient for these things?  2 Corinthians [...]