Win a Staxx Ring from Kate Austin Jewelry & Gifts!

Between now and Christmas, we have some really sparkly giveaways for you. So let’s not waste any time! Today’s sparkly giveaway is one of my favorite new finds at a favorite shopping spot in Rogers — Kate Austin Jewelry & Gifts. If you haven’t been there yet, you’ve got to go check it out. It’s [...]

Tweens & Teens: Dealing with the drama

Back by popular demand, the Tweens & Teens doctor is in! Motherlode’s newest monthly feature is designed to help moms navigate through the tween and teen years. Dr. Billy Jones, a child psychologist with Mercy Health System in Rogers, is our resident expert and go-to guy for answers moms need to know. We all know [...]

Devotion in Motion: Bake, take and teach

Yes, brother, let me have joy from you in the Lord; refresh my heart in the Lord. Philemon 1:20 (NKJV) By Bro. John L. Cash, “Country Preacher Dad” Well, here we are on the Sunday sandwiched between Thanksgiving and the beginning of the Christmas season. Most of us are feeling thoroughly thankful, and we’re beginning [...]

The Rockwood Files: How bad times make good times better

By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 When I’m not writing for the newspaper (or driving carpool, or doing dishes, or staying way too busy to exercise even though I swear I’m going to), I’m writing every day for a website. And last week on the website, we asked an audience of mostly [...]

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Motherlode mamas hope you have a happy Thanksgiving! We’re thankful for our friends, families, turkey & dressing and our loyal readers. Thank you!

Cooking or Traveling? We’ll help!

During the days leading up to Thanksgiving, most moms fall into one of two categories: 1) traveling to somebody else’s house for the holiday; 2) staying home and cooking for the holiday. So that means you either need to figure out how to keep your kids entertained during a long car trip or you need [...]

Great tips from the Moms Money Makeover Forum!

By Shannon Magsam, nwaMotherlode.com mom We had a great time at the Moms Money Makeover Forum last week. It was a super cold night, but we warmed up fast with good conversation, yummy treats and coffee. Rhonda Porter of Merrill Lynch started the evening off with this hilarious Saturday Night Live sketch with Steve Martin [...]

Kids getting restless yet?

When your kids are used to being busy at school all day, sometimes it’s hard to keep them entertained when they’re out of school for the holidays. So, we thought you might want to know about an indoor play option. Remember that Jumpzone, our bounciest Motherlode sponsor, is open two days this week. Click on [...]

Guess who’s going to the spa!

Congratulations to Jessica Harbour, the lucky mama who won a day at the spa! Jessica cracked us up when she wrote this in comments: So many reasons I need some relaxation: 1. Crazy toddler 2. Mom-obsessed baby 3. Just bought a duplex, which was a foreclosure and needs ALL the work 4. Crazy dog ran [...]

Youth Bridge’s ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Gala!

  On Tuesday, Dec. 1, Youth Bridge will host its Second Annual “Its a Wonderful Life” Gala. It’s a toast to Shirley “Peaches” Peterson, Fadil Bayyari, and Dick Johnson for their impact on youth in Northwest Arkansas. December 1, 2009 at the Fayetteville Town Center. 6:30- 8:00 – RECEPTION and SILENT AUCTION 8:00-10:00 -  DINNER [...]

Beauty Buzz: Giving thanks is beautiful

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! With the holidays finally here (and before Black Friday hits and I completely lose focus of the “Reason for the Season”) I thought I would make a list of a few things that I am grateful for this year. In no particular order: My navy-blue nail polish (Revlon Midnight Affair) because it [...]

Who won the free fridge?

Happy Monday, moms! Thanks to all the heart-felt comments you posted on the refrigerator giveaway, I think we’re all in a more grateful state of mind leading up to Thanksgiving. Even in the midst of a tough economy, with loved ones fighting overseas, even with deaths of those held dear, Northwest Arkansas moms are still [...]

The Nutcracker: A tradition in the making

The year Mike Walker’s daughter, Adeline, turned 5, he took her to see The Nutcracker for the very first time. A father-daughter tradition was born.This holiday season marks the third year they’ll share this magical production together.”I just thought there aren’t many things we get to do together that she really likes, so this is [...]

Last week to win pizza and movie passes!

We don’t want you to miss your chance of winning FOUR free movie passes to any Malco movie theatre plus a gift certificate to any location of Guido’s Pizza, but this will be your last week to throw your name in the hat. We’ll draw for winners AT RANDOM on November 30th. Here’s what you [...]

Devotion in Motion: Our Cornucopia

Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men! Psalm 107:21  (NKJV) By Bro. John L. Cash, “Country Preacher Dad” I love the Thanksgiving season. There’s a certain feeling I get when I see the beauty of Autumn and the colors of [...]