Mamas on 107.9 Thursday mornings!

It’s our responsibility as mamas to “keep it real”, right? So here we go: About 98 percent of the time, relationships between husbands and wives take a hit after the baby or babies are born. As in… not as much time to hang out together and really talk, not as many spontaneous romantic moments, and [...]

Tweens & Teens: Life After Children

“Close your eyes and tap your heels together three times. And think to yourself, there’s no place like home.” ~ Glinda the Good Witch from The Wizard of Oz Hello all and welcome to the September edition of Tweens & Teens. This month I’ll discuss how your life changes after having children and how those [...]

Life with Ladybug

By Shannon Magsam In the middle of the night, it started pouring rain. When I heard the deluge, I immediately thought of Velvet, the gigantic mechanical horse Ladybug got for Christmas when she was 4. I looked out the window and sure enough, Velvet was on the front lawn getting soaked. I fretted over what [...]

What We’re Reading: Book about colds, and “beastly” books, too

It’s that time of year again… the time when the kids are in classrooms with lots of other kids and lots of other germs. And that means somebody is gonna catch a cold and bring it home. So this book, recently profiled in People magazine, caught our attention. Ah-Choo: The Uncommon Life of Your Common [...]

Healthy Mama: Dr. Mom on keeping kids healthy

Dr. Cara Riley, D.O., is a new internist at Bentonville Medical Associates, part of Mercy Health System of Northwest Arkansas. We asked Dr. Riley some questions about keeping kids healthy now that school’s in full swing. Now that my children are back in school and around lots of other kids, what can I do to [...]

NWA Events: Baron Meed fundraiser, The Titus Task 5K and a garage sale!

NWAMotherlode readers are always great to let us know about fundraisers and events to help others in the region. Here are a few worthy causes you can help with in the next two weeks: Baron Meek Fundraiser, Oct. 2: Whitney Taylor recently told us about an amazing 9-year-old boy from Siloam Springs who needs our [...]

Great Date Giveaway: Dinner and Tickets to see Chris Isaak!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Becky Lampson, winner of the Great Date Giveaway this week! Thanks for sharing concert memories. We loved reading them In need of a good date night out with your sweetie? Or maybe a fun girls’ night out where you’d get to swoon over a certain Mr. Chris Isaak in concert? And what [...]

Exercise for the mom who has NO MORE TIME!

Okay, I’ll admit it. Sometimes I feel like I can’t workout or go to the gym or walk the neighborhood or get on the treadmill because I have other stuff that just has to get done first. Even though I know I shouldn’t put it off until I have more time (which is never), I [...]

Mealtime Mama: Your kiddo may be a foodie

By Lyndi at nwafoodie.com In the mornings when you are packing lunches, does your child ask for duck liver pate, grilled asparagus with hollandaise sauce, or perhaps warmed figs stuffed with mascarpone and drizzled with agave nectar?  No? Okay, so we’ve established that your kiddo may not be a food-snob or a gourmand, but perhaps [...]

Devotion in Motion: Grocery Store Feet

10 Jesus said to him, “He who is bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean….” ~ John 13:10a  (NKJV) By Bro. John L. Cash, “Country Preacher Dad” The teenagers at my church really lift my spirits because they’re always making me laugh. After a nine-day trip to [...]

The Rockwood Files: My Inner Girl

By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 Here’s an ugly little secret we mothers try to deny, even to ourselves: Sometimes we buy our daughters a few extra things we probably shouldn’t. Is it because we like the girls more? No. We love all our kids the same. Is it because the girls [...]

Fashion Mama: Military Style

By Michelle Thompson, nwaMotherlode.com fashion editor ATTENTION… Hot trend on Deck!!! There are so many  fabulous fashion trends this season, that it is difficult to know which ones to embrace. One of my absolute favorite trends of this fall season is the modern-military inspired items. The items that I chose to share with you will [...]

Inside His Head: Boys and their toys

Time for another installment of  “Inside His Head”! This month’s question is about husbands, money and the toys they still enjoy. If you’ve got a question for our anonymous panel of husbands, send it to mamas@nwaMotherlode.com and it could be answered in this monthly feature. Q: In our relationship, I’d say that I’m the saver [...]

Techno Mama: 4 new websites for mom!

By Sarah Martin Hood We’re all settling back into the school year routine and things are getting back to “normal”, right? Well here are a few cool websites from Techno Mama straight to you – there’s a little something for everyone! The iPhone Mom is ready to save you time (and money!) by hunting down [...]

Mamas on 107.9 Thursday mornings!

We’ve got some insider information to share with parents this morning on Magic 107.9. So if you’re reading this between 7:40 a.m. and 9 a.m., turn your radio on to Magic 107.9 or click HERE to listen to radio live on your computer. We’ll be talking about the things school teachers, nannies, babysitters, and instructors [...]