Photo Contest Winner Announced!!!

After three months of looking through precious pictures sent in by our readers, the panel of judges have reached a decision on who wins the grand prize — a free portrait session with photographer Lisa Mac of Lisa Mac Photography AND a huge 16 x 20 inch wall portrait. Drumroll please…. The photo sent in [...]

Beauty Buzz: Summer makeup trends

Dear Andi, What are the current “trends” in makeup? Any new ideas worth trying? Dear Trend Seeker, Summer’s big trend is shockingly bright color on everything! Have fun with your makeup without looking like you’re attending an 80s costume party by avoiding the neon lipstick and blush and staying neutral on your lips and cheeks. [...]

Win a $360 Disney Rug!

There are so many cool things about this week’s giveaway that I’m not quite sure where to start. Okay, let’s start with something all mamas know — kids love to play and lounge around on the floor. Even when there is a comfy chair or bed in the room, kids will inevitably end up on [...]

Doc Talk: Tick removal 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. Harry Harmon, an avid outdoorsman, offers advice on how best to remove a tick. Want to know [...]

Devotion in Motion: Greg’s Lesson

“But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.”  Hebrews 13:16 By Bro. John L. Cash, “Country Preacher Dad” It’s amazing how a person can feel so many different emotions at the same time. As I said last week, seeing the first fireworks stand of the [...]

The Rockwood Files: Cereal Killer

By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 Last night for dinner I had two bowls of Froot Loops. Tom was on a business dinner with co-workers. The kids were in bed for the night. So I went downstairs and peeked into the cabinet where I keep my secret stash of sugar cereals. I [...]

See who won Legally Blonde tickets and dinner!

It always pains us to pick just one winner, but this mama won the giveaway fair and square with Random.org! The winner is … Angie Coleman! And it sounds like she could use it, since she hasn’t been out for a girls’ night in at least 14 years. In case you missed, it here’s Angie’s [...]

Crafty Mama: 10 Budget-friendly “Designer” Birthday Party Ideas

We all know how fast a birthday party can go from “small get-together” to “budget-blowing, stress-inducing ordeal.” When you start adding up all the little things that go into throwing a party, it can get out-of-hand before you realize it. So our crafty friends over at Signed Sealed Delivered came up with a list of [...]

Fireworks, bouncies and face painting, oh my!

Impressionable Entertainment Costume Characters and More, one of Motherlode’s newest sponsors, will have its characters Razor Ray and the Impressionable Teddy, along with airbrush face painting, available at Centerton Fireworks! Airbrush face painting starts at $1.50 per design, which is a good price. But it’s an even better price if  you mention seeing the Impressionable [...]

Motherlode Must-Have: Pledge Multi Surface Cleaner

Moms multitask. No big news there. But when we find something that helps us multitask while multitasking? Well, that’s huge. Recently SC Johnson asked the Motherlode mamas to review their new cleaner — Pledge Multi Surface. It’s important for you to know that we are NOT being paid by the company to write about this [...]

Work + Life: 6 1/2 weeks away!

By Autumn Manning, soon-to-be mama of two I am getting so close now to getting to meet Marin, our first daughter. After having a little boy for the past 2.5 years, I have no idea what to expect with a little girl. This is quite the change of perspective from when I was expecting Miles. [...]

What’s On Sale: Block Sidewalk Sale!

We just found out about a BIG Block Sidewalk Sale that involves an entire shopping block just off of Highway 71 Business between Springdale and Lowell. The sale includes the following stores: Metro Builders Supply Flooring America by Carpetsmart Quality Millwork The Masters Craft Lighting Emporium The sale begins this Friday, June 26th at 7:30 [...]

Mealtime Mama: Scrumptious Summer Recipes!

by Rhonda Franz, nwaMotherlode.com contributor Enjoy adding these recipes to your list of summer foods. These are perfect for light meals, picnics, casual eating on the back porch or pool parties for the neighborhood. I adapted the following recipe from Emeril Lagasse’s Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette. Just for fun, I say “Bam!” when I put in [...]

Two Ways to Raise Funds for Children’s Hospital this weekend!

The Northwest Arkansas chapter of Circle of Friends, the fund-raising organization for Arkansas Children’s Hospital is hosting its first “Friendraiser” event this Saturday, June 27, at George’s Majestic Lounge on Dickson Street from 7 to 11 p.m. All proceeds benefit Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Look for live music by Miller & The Misdemeanors as well as [...]

Fireworks Show This Weekend!

One of the first fireworks shows of the season is this Sunday, June 28th at 6:30 p.m. at the Church at Pinnacle Hills in Rogers. This is the second year for the event, and it was a big hit last summer. My husband took our two boys to this fireworks show last year while I [...]