Remodeling? Read this first!

We mamas LOVE a chance to remodel our homes and make them better. Last year, Americans spent more than $216 billion (yes that says BILLION) on home remodeling, according to a report from the National Association of Home Builders. That same report says that remodeling is expected to outpace new home building in about 10 [...]

Free Infant Massage Classes at I.M. Spa!

If you want to rub your baby the right way, I.M. Spa can show you how. The spa, located at 25 N. Block Ave. (just above Hugo’s in downtown Fayetteville), is offering free infant massage classes every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Also, infants (under 12 months) get a free infant massage with the purchase of [...]

Know someone looking for a job?

So here’s the deal, mamas. We need another pair of hands around here. Thankfully, the site has grown faster than even we expected so we’re hiring another part-time ad salesperson to help us handle the growth. And we know that when you really need something done, you ask a mama. So we’re asking… do you [...]

Mealtime Mama: Unique cooking website

We’ve all looked into the vast, frozen wastelands of our fridges and groaned, “I have no idea what I’m making for dinner.” Then we spend money eating out or have cereal for dinner. Sometimes we’re low on creativity or just plain low on ingredients. We like a new site that takes the ingredients you already [...]

Devotion in Motion: Using the Good Dishes

15 See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, 16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:4,5  (NKJV) By Bro. John L. Cash, “Country Preacher Dad” Several years ago, our family hosted an exchange student in our home for a school year.  When Christmas came, Susan had a [...]

The Rockwood Files: Hanging Out with the Girls

By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 A few weeks ago I went home and spent part of the weekend hanging out with my “Stuttgart girls,” named for the town in southeastern Arkansas where the four of us grew up. It was the first time we’ve all been in a room together in [...]

See who won the $1,000 room makeover!

Judging from the comments on this giveaway, there are lots of rooms in Northwest Arkansas that need some serious TLC! In fact, your feedback got us thinking about other giveaway possibilities to help help feather your nests. Stay tuned for those. In the meantime, let’s give it up for the winner of this incredibly generous [...]

Fashion Mama: Check out these mamas!

By Stephna Masters of Closet Consulting with Stephna While walking around the Promenade shopping center in Rogers recently, I saw lots of women shopping for fall – looking for fun accessories and shoes to updates outfits already in their closets. Ironically, some of the hottest new fashion items out there today are repeats from decades [...]

BirthNetwork NWA: Share your experience, win cool prizes

If you’ve had a baby in the last three years, BirthNetwork of Northwest Arkansas wants your input! If you take The Birth Survey by Wednesday, Sept. 30, you can win some wonderful prizes like massage, entertainment tickets — even carpet cleaning! There are three ways to win: If you have given birth in the last [...]

Crafty Mama Queens are Crowned!

Several months ago we started looking for the craftiest mamas in Northwest Arkansas. And, boy, did we find ‘em. We were blown away by how creative the submissions were. We saw photos of a wide range of projects, everything from refurbished chandeliers to tooth fairy boxes and even a zebra-striped ceiling! It was awesome, but [...]

Helpful Hints from Burglars

I ran across this article on the Readers Digest website, and it’s pretty thought-provoking. The sources for the article include convicted burglars from several different states. The authors compiled a list of 13 things that “burglars won’t tell you” but that you need to know if you want to avoid becoming a burglary victim. Here [...]

All Akimbo: Luck be a lady

By Kim Blakely, mama to 2 Life has been getting me down lately. I’ve been worried about money. Someone rear-ended me while I was driving Mojo to get a haircut a couple of weeks ago – he and Moxie and my mom were in the car with me when it happened. Although none of us [...]

Win an Invitation to the Motherlode Pampering Party!

Editor’s Note: Mamas, this contest is closed. The winners have been notified. Timing is everything, right? We’ve survived the summer, and some of us have finally settled into a back-to-school groove. But in a month or so, the holiday rush-rush-rush will begin. So we figure the time is right for a party. But not just [...]

Last Chance to Enter: $1,000 Home Makeover!

Editor’s Note: The winner has been chosen and will be announced on Friday!  Mamas, we’ll choose a winner at random on Wednesday (23rd) so make sure to sign up for this awesome Fall Overhaul giveaway from Modoa Interiors if you haven’t already! If you’ve been gone on vacation or somehow missed the announcement, it’s $1,000 [...]

Doc Talk: Just a cold — or flu?

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. George Schaefer, father of 7 children ranging in age from 3 to 17, offers information about how [...]