nwaMotherlode now has an app!

We love new accessories, and we’re especially proud to show off our new website accessory. We’ve got our own nwaMotherlode app, mamas! Here’s how it looks on an iPhone. How cool is that? What would be even cooler is if our new app could make it on to your iPhone. If you deem us app-worthy, [...]

You gotta see this dog video

Typically I don’t open things that look like they’ve already been forwarded around the world. But my friend Donna sent me a link to the video below, and I’m SO glad I watched it. It’s really touching. If you like animals or kids or both, you’re going to love this video, too. I wanted to [...]

All Akimbo: Boys and their sports

  By Kim Blakely, soccer mama When I learned I was carrying a son, the thought that my presence might be required at a few sporting events did cross my mind. I’m not a big sports fan. I like to go to the occasional Razorback game, and I enjoy a good game of hoops, but [...]

Beauty Buzz: On crater-sized pores

By Dr. Cheryl Hull, dermatologist and owner of Hull Dermatology Most women are concerned about the visibility of their facial pores. There are three main things that cause pores to enlarge: genetics, age and sun damage. People who have thick, oily skin tend to have large pores as well. With age, pore size changes because [...]

Northwest Arkansas Easter Egg Hunts

Here comes Peter Cottontail… hopping down the bunny trail! If you and your little ones are looking for good places to hunt for Easter eggs, you’re in luck. Here’s a list of some places around Northwest Arkansas where you’ll find plenty of colored eggs and treats. Bentonville Arvest Bank will be holding an Easter Egg-Stravaganza [...]

Great Date Giveaway winner!

Congratulations to Jody Dilday, winner of the Walton Arts Center South Pacific tickets and dinner at Bordinos. Jody is mom to three kiddos (the Dilday crew is pictured above): Gracie, 13, Ethan, 11, and Genna, 8. She’s also executive director of the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas. She says of SPSF, “We are [...]

Mealtime Mama: Pasta Mama recipe!

The other day I was folding clothes while watching a show called “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” on the Food Network on TV. I love the Food Network, but it makes me crazy hungry! This particular episode was all about breakfast foods, and one chef described a breakfast pasta dish called Pasta Mama from [...]

Devotion in Motion: The Gospel According to Mother Goose

6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6,7 (NKJV) By Bro. John L. Cash, “Country Preacher Dad” Profound truth turns [...]

The Rockwood Files: Bug strikes again

By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 Having kids is great – as long as you can stand all the bodily fluids. Because you’re definitely gonna see some, smell some and clean up way more of them than you ever suspected. Tom and I are coming off an ugly weekend which was besieged [...]

Fashion Mama: The 6 Must-Have Shoes

By Michelle Thompson, nwaMotherlode.com fashion editor and lover of shoes When I was first asked to take on the quest of finding the perfect six shoes you must have in your closet, I said “Surely you mean six shoes for each season.” Yes, I’m a bonafide shoe-horse, so I knew this would be a tough assignment. [...]

Techno Mama: At Your Fingertips

By Sarah Hood, lovin’ technology You know there are articles, websites and blogs out there just calling your name – but you don’t know how to find them. Until now. Below are two free methods that will help you find the information you’re interested in so you can start browsing and stop searching. Welcome to [...]

Beauty Buzz: Eye shadow for a brown-eyed girl?

Dear Andi, My eyes are brown so I sometimes like to go for a little “color” on my eyelids. What are the best eye shadow choices for my eye color? As a brown-eyed girl myself, I always found it challenging to find a neutral color that didn’t make my eyes look dull. After a lot [...]

Military Mama: A new life in Belgium

Editor’s note: If you’re new to this blog, Jade is sharing details from her tumultuous childhood as an Army brat. Today we’ll read about what it was like for Jade’s family to move to Belgium with the new military man her mother had just married. (Read Part I here and Part II here.) By Jade [...]

Great Date Giveaway: Tickets to “South Pacific,” Dinner at Bordinos

Note from the mamas: Comments are closed — we have a winner! You won’t need a good excuse for going out with your sweetie if you win this Great Date Giveaway because you’ll most definitely have one. We’ve got two tickets to see the romantic production of South Pacific on opening night at the Walton [...]

Mercy Tracks Meds, Saves Lives and Money

Note from the mamas: This article contains some interesting info on how hospitals track medications to make sure thousands of patients get the right medications in the right dosages. The info was provided by Mercy Health System in NWA, nwaMotherlode’s corporate sponsor. The Sisters of Mercy Health System – a group of 26 hospitals in [...]