Military Mama: To applaud or not to applaud

 By Jade Stone If you have a Facebook account, you know how easy it is to be sucked into reading the news feeds of your friends and family members, as well as the random individual you barely know now but vaguely remember sitting next to in 3rd grade and felt obligated to accept the friend [...]

Beauty Buzz: Make-up tips for ‘extreme heat’

  By Andi Douglas, nwaMotherlode.com Beauty Buzz editor I keep hearing this phrase “extreme heat” on the news anytime the temperature gets in the mid-90s and it makes me laugh. Having just returned from a trip to Texas, where it feels like you are vacationing on the surface of the sun, I couldn’t wait to [...]

Want to take a photography class with me?

We’re looking for a few good moms… to take a photography class! It will be hosted at my house in Rogers, and the teacher is Melinda Worthington of MJW Photography, who also happens to be the sponsor for our awesome photo gallery here on nwaMotherlode. (Click here to see the snapshots sent in by local [...]

Doc Talk: Info on Gardasil vaccine

This video feature allows moms to listen to the opinions of local doctors, nurses and specialists about a variety of topics. We took our video camera to Mercy Health System of Northwest Arkansas and asked some of the questions moms are most interested in, and we taped the answers so we can share them with [...]

Devotion in Motion: “Of Rice and Men”

“But shun profane and idle babblings, for they will increase to more ungodliness.” ~ 2 Timothy 2:16 By Bro. John L. Cash, “Country Preacher Dad” Last Saturday afternoon I performed a June wedding, and we had a wonderful day. I’ve noticed that there have been some changes in wedding customs since I was a little [...]

The Rockwood Files: “Shave and a haircut…”

By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 Sometimes, in an effort to save money, we take on things we have no business messing around with – things best left to trained professionals. We put on our practical “do it yourself” hats and say stupid, fate-tempting things like “How hard could it be?” And [...]

What We’re Reading: Books becoming movies

By Gwen Rockwood, book-loving mama of 3 There are a few movies coming out soon that began as books. It’s kind of fun to see a book you love come to life on the big screen. Here are a few books-turned-movies to check out and read before you buy your movie tickets. Click on the [...]

Getting Healthy for Good: The Boss of Me

 By Laurie Marshall Remember when I said that my husband was on board with the “high fructose corn syrup is the Devil” concept?  Yeah… well… somehow he seems to have lost his way. I came home the other day to find a case of Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats on the counter.  Sometimes exaggeration is a [...]

Cure the “Mom, I’m bored” summer syndrome

If you’re reading this before or during the 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. hour on Thursday the 24th, turn your radio on to Magic 107.9 or click HERE or on the graphic at right to listen to the radio live on your computer. We’ll be stopping in for our regular Thursday morning chat with hosts [...]

5 Minutes with a Mom: Amie Throndson

  Name: Amie Throndson Daughter’s name and age: Raquel, 13 months First off, this photo is stunning. Who took it and where was it taken? A family friend took it. We were in Austin and the photo shows the infamous Texas bluebonnets. Every spring these flowers bloom and parents pull the family car off the [...]

Razorback Relief: Help package 2 Million Meals for Haiti!

  The University of Arkansas Athletics, Acumen Holdings, and Numana are partnering to host a 2 million meal packaging event starting this Friday night for the people of Haiti. (See a promo video below — and check out the cute baby in a hair net!) This is a great opportunity not only for moms to [...]

Giveaway: Treats to celebrate Dairy Month!

Note from the mamas: Congratulations to Stephanie Truitt, winner of the Midwest Dairy Council goodies and Cold Stone gift certificates!  Did you know June was Dairy Month? Well, the Midwest Dairy Council sure does and they want to celebrate by giving away the following goodies to one winning mama in Northwest Arkansas: One Cuisinart hand [...]

Tweens and Teens: “To Spank or Not to Spank…”

“Contrary to what you have read in popular literature, [spanking], a firm but loving approach to child rearing, will not harm a toddler or make him violent. [Instead], it is most likely to produce a healthy, confident child.” ~ Dr. James Dobson Welcome to the June edition of Tweens & Teens. I can’t believe it’s [...]

Make-up Award Winners

Attention all make-up loving mamas! The Cosmetic Executive Women’s (CEW) association recently announced a list of products that earned the title of CEW Beauty Award Winners for 2010. Click here to see a video clip about the winners that aired on the Today Show a few weeks ago. The list of award winners includes products [...]

Picture Mama: Send your snapshots!

Here’s a reminder to send in some snapshots of your kids “on the go” for our snapshot contest. (Remember that the winner of the contest will receive a FREE photo session with photographer Melinda Worthington of MJW Photography as well as a huge 16 by 20 wall print of your favorite shot from the session. [...]