Picture Mama: We LOVE photos!

"Um, Rover, you have a call on my toy phone. Want me to put them on hold?"

One of the best parts of our job here at nwaMotherlode is opening email with picture attachments. We LOVE it when a new snapshot comes in. We feel like it gives us a real peek into your homes, your hearts and your lives. And we really love getting photos from the same people over time [...]

Devotion in Motion: A Sticky Problem


1 ¶ I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.” John 15:1-2 By Bro. John L. Cash, “Country Preacher Dad”   Back in Bible college, [...]

The Rockwood Files: What’s in a name?


By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 A few days ago I did something I don’t normally do. I took two of our three kids out shopping. Typically I arrange to shop solo because little kids aren’t big on browsing and tend to suck the joy out of the whole experience. But I [...]

Inside His Head: My cheapskate husband


Dear Guys, My husband is what I’d call a cheapskate. For example, I love to go out to dinner, but he always wants to eat at home because it’s “cheaper”. He also complains when I buy new clothes. We’ve talked about it many times but it always ends up in an argument. Any advice? GRAY: [...]

Mamas on Magic 107.9 on Thursdays!


We all have a few pet peeves that drive us nuts, and today when we stop by Magic 107.9 to chat with hosts Jennifer Irwin and Guy Westmoland, we’ll all have a chance to vent about those peeves. We’ll be on the air from about 7:50 to 9 a.m., so turn on your radio or [...]

Pet Parenting: Child is scared of dogs


Dear Denise, My 6-year-old was bitten by a dog on the leg when she was younger. Now she’s really scared of dogs. It’s hard to convince her that not all dogs bite. What can I do? Dear Mama: This is really a ‘human behavior’ question not a dog one, but I’ll do my best. I’d [...]

Medicine Meets Technology: “My Mercy” is a medical game-changer


  Even if you’re not an admitted technology geek like I am, you have to admit that sometimes new technology makes our lives as moms SO MUCH EASIER! This is one of those times. If your doctor works for Mercy Health, you can now ask him or her questions via email! You can also check [...]

Winner of the Beakman tickets + shopping sprees!

Congratulations to Donna Hardcastle, winner of FOUR tickets to see the great kids show Beakman on the Brain tomorrow night — February 24th at 7 p.m. — at Walton Arts Center! Tickets start as low as $9. Click here for info on getting tickets! If you recall, this giveaway had a special twist. That means [...]

So what does a personal trainer eat? Read on!


Tara, Sometimes I just don’t know what to eat to be healthy. As a personal trainer and nutritionist, what do you eat during the day? When you want to “splurge” what do you go for? First of all, I think about food in terms of chemical composition. I know. That’s weird. It does mean I [...]

Tweens & Teens: What you need to know about ADHD


“I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering.” — Steven Wright Hello all and welcome to the February edition of Tweens & Teens. ADHD is a hot topic these days, but, in my professional opinion, the disorder is over diagnosed. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a very real concern for many people, but [...]

Mealtime Mama: Crockpot creations


Gwen and I have been on a crockpot kick lately. Well, we want to use our crockpots, but they’ve mostly sat out on our respective kitchen counters taking up space — and not cooking up any dinners. Right now, for example, mine sits empty, except for the unopened bottle of Catalina dressing inside. I’ve been [...]

Celebrate Magazine’s ‘Mother of the Year’ contest


If you have an amazing mother — or know one — who deserves a “Mother of the Year” title, Celebrate Arkansas magazine is currently taking nominations through Feb. 28th! We’d love to see a Motherlode mama’s mama featured in the mag! You can nominate a fabulous mom online (www.celebratearkansas.com) and the winner will receive a [...]

Devotion in Motion: A Word Fitly Spoken


11 ¶ A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver. Proverbs 25:11 (NKJV) By Bro. John L. Cash, “Country Preacher Dad” The right word spoken at the right time can be a treasure.  And I never cease to be amazed where some of these cherished phrases originate. About 20 years [...]

The Rockwood Files: Mama loves her brands


By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 Tom did something shocking the other day. He came home from the store with a few things I’d asked him to pick up before the snowstorm hit. As I unloaded the shopping bags, I stopped short. I picked up one of the packages, turned it around [...]

Giveaway: Beakman on the Brain Kids Show Plus 2 Shopping Sprees!


This giveaway for FOUR tickets to a great kids show at Walton Arts Center comes with a special twist — the winner will also get a $75 shopping spree for educational toys and so will the school teacher of her choice! Everybody wins. The shopping spree for educational toys and games is a perfect combination [...]