Good Gossip: Engagements, babies and celebrity hair gel


Anybody hungry for a little Good Gossip? If so, pull up a chair and prepare to enjoy our guilt-free “dish” on the latest celebrity news. Speaking of a good dish, please note that this bi-weekly feature is sponsored by the makers of RingO’s, a Northwest Arkansas-based company. (I have one of the pickiest eaters in [...]

Home Design: New ‘green’ faux iron product!


By Lori Homstad, business owner and mother of two Around the holidays, our thoughts often turn to enhancing our homes. After all, many of us host lots of company this time of year and we want our houses to reflect our personal style. Well, I’ve got a little stylish secret I’d like to tell you [...]

You’re Invited: Progressive shopping party (with free limo service!)


Mamas, this sounds like so much fun. Some of the best downtown Fayetteville businesses have gotten together to create a fun way to do your Christmas shopping. Hang out with friends, buy unique gifts, taste test some of the city’s finest, and shop local! It’s a progressive shopping party. And to make it even more fun? FREE limo [...]

Nutcracker tickets and dinner at Bella Napoli!


You know it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas when the Nutcracker comes to town! The spectacular ballet production has become a timeless tradition for so many families in our area. And we’ve got two tickets to give away to this Saturday night’s performance of The Nutcracker! And to put a big red bow [...]

Giveaway: Tickets to A Christmas Carol


It’s a double-header giveaway today! Not only do we have tickets to the Nutcracker (see post above), we also have FOUR tickets to see the on-stage production of A Christmas Carol at the Walton Arts Center on opening night, December 3rd at 7 p.m. And before you get your Scrooge on, you can chow down [...]

Devotion in Motion: “A Merry Little Christmas”

Brother John Cash

6 Better is a handful with quietness, than both the hands full with travail and vexation of spirit.  Ecclesiastes 4:6 (KJV) By Bro. John L. Cash, “Country Preacher Dad” At the end of October I was browsing through the satellite TV channels, and I noticed we had already been provided with five new channels of [...]

Black Friday toy shopping ideas!

Have fun shopping!

If you need some gift ideas on the biggest shopping weekend of the year, here’s a list of helpful links on some of the hottest toys of the season, plus links to websites where you can find even more award-winning toys and industry picks. Black Local Walmart Black Friday ad JCPenney Deals [...]

Happy Thanksgiving, mamas!

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

Tips for hosting and being a great guest


Hey girls, I’m flying solo this morning during our radio chat because Shannon has an appointment, so help a mama out! Call in to the show and join our discussion, which will be “Tips for hosting a holiday event,” and “Tips for being a great house guest.” Tune in to Magic 107.9 between 7:40 a.m. [...]

The Rockwood Files: What’s wrong with this picture?


By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 Six-year-old Jack and his dad have a Sunday morning tradition. They like to flip to the back page of the comics in the Sunday paper and try to find the six differences between two similar pictures in the Slylock Fox cartoon strip. It’s sort of a [...]

Pet Parenting: Tips for traveling with tail-waggers


Dear Denise, This time of year we travel a lot and we like to bring our dogs along. The problem is one of them always throws up on long car trips and the other one gets really hyper. Do you have any ideas for calming them both? Dear Mama: Lots of people want to travel [...]

Beauty Buzz: Pimples and pregnancy


Dear Andi, Eek! I am pregnant for the first time and thought I would have a beautiful, healthy glow. Instead, I am breaking out like a teenager. Any tips? A: Well, the good news is that the breakouts generally decrease the further you get into your pregnancy and your body adjusts to the flood of [...]

Drop and Shop Opportunities!

Gymnastics Joe and Coach Daysha

We heard about this cool event and wanted to let the mamas know! Gymnastics Joe’s (inside the Northwest Arkansas Mall) will keep your kids occupied with age-appropriate games and fun while you hit the mall shops and sales! They’ll have crafts, face painting, trampoline and tumbling. Space is limited, so jump on this. Here are [...]

Giveaway: Stress relief from I.M. Spa


Note from the Mamas: Congras to Betina Post, who won the fabulous stress relief package from I.M. Spa! With Thanksgiving rushing toward us this week and Christmas hot on its heels, this is a time of joy but also lots of STRESS. We know just what you’ll need after the holidays: a few hours at [...]