The Rockwood Files: A tough decision


By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 Today Tom and I faced the moment we’ve both dreaded for weeks now. We took our sweet blonde dog, Holly, to the vet’s office, and we came home without her. She was 14 – or 98 in dog years – and she was like sunshine in [...]

On Your Mind: Do you spank?


By Allie Hennis, Director of Therapeutic Foster Care, Ozark Guidance What’s the big deal about spanking anyway? We tend to say to ourselves, “Well, I was spanked and I turned out okay didn’t I?”  However, have you ever stopped to think about what you may have learned from spankings? While you may have learned not [...]

Mamas on Magic 107.9, now on Friday mornings!


We know moms are good at taking care of other people. But how good are you at taking care of yourself? This morning when we drop by Magic 107.9 to chat with radio hosts Jennifer Irwin and Guy Westmoland, we’ll talk about “Mama Maintenance 101.” It’s a special check-up, just for moms. We’ll start at [...]

Mamas @ Magic 107.9 on … Fridays now!

If you’re used to listening to the mamas on Magic 107.9 on Thursdays, we want to let you know that we now have a new radio day! We’ll be there on Fridays now, between 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., so tune in at that time. Click on the Magic 107.9 ad (located in the right-hand column) [...]

5 Minutes with a Mom: Lesya Morrison

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Name: Lesya Morrison Son’s name and age? Austin, 3 Where are you from and how long have you lived in NWA? I am originally from Magnolia, AR/Little Rock, AR.  I have lived in NWA for about 7 years now and absolutely love it here!! Tell us about your job: I am a Designer at The [...]

Military Mama: Happy Trails


By Jade Stone Hopefully, if you are reading this, you at least have power and aren’t completely underwater! My prayers are certainly with those fighting that battle this week. Thank Heavens we are ok and don’t have water seeping in anywhere or we might have been out of luck. Jay left this past Friday for [...]

Beauty Buzz: Foul-weather beauty tips


By Andi Douglas, beauty editor I cannot believe it is still raining and since there doesn’t seem to be a break in the forecast anytime soon, I have decided to embrace our soggy fate and try some foul weather beauty techniques. First, and probably obvious, is waterproof mascara. Unless you suffer from watery eyes [...]

Giveaway: April Showers Giveaway!


  All the rainy weather has inspired a new giveaway here on nwaMotherlode. It’s the “April Showers Bring May Flowers” giveaway, and we’ll begin this week with a shower-related giveaway. (Can you guess what might be coming next week?) The kind of showers we mamas know most about is the “baby shower” variety. We’ve been [...]

New on nwaMotherlode: Monthly calendar of events!

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Not too late! End of April Events! Ozark Race for the Cure 13th Annual NWA Arkansas affiliate of Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. 10K/5K/Family Fun Walk. Also Bark for the Cure, Kids for the Cure and Teens for the Cure. Date: Saturday, April 30 Time: 7:30am Location: Pinnacle Hills Promenade Mall (Rogers) More [...]

Devotion in Motion: Dr. Luther’s Easter prayer


6 But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him. 7 “But go, tell His disciples–and Peter–that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, as He said to [...]

The Rockwood Files: The demise of decency


By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 What I’m about to say is going to make me sound ancient and utterly un-hip. But here goes: When it comes to fashion, decency is nearly dead. It’s just a couple of shorty-shorts away from a total flat-line. I know fashion is subjective and one person’s [...]

Inside His Head: BF is overwhelmed by my kids


Dear Dads, I have two children (7 girl and 5 boy) and I’m dating a man that I could imagine marrying. He’s kind and considerate, but he sometimes seems overwhelmed by my kids. Is this a red flag or should I give it more time? GRAY: Heck, I know a lot of people who are [...]

Techno Mama: Email tips for the modern girl


By Sarah Martin Hood Sadly, handwritten letters are a dying art. Email is king. Or, around here, QUEEN. Email is how we schedule playdates and appointments with the pediatrician. It’s how we get reminders from daycare about upcoming fundraisers or vacation days. A lot of Mamas are literally carrying email around in their pockets these [...]

Mamas on Magic 107.9 Thursday mornings


It’s that time of year, mamas. Kids and college students are busy preparing for end-of-school tests and final exams. Our own kids, who are in elementary school, just finished a week’s worth of standardized testing. If your kid tends to get uptight about taking tests, we’ll help tackle that issue when we stop by Magic [...]

Life with Ladybug: The seesaw of motherhood


As Ladybug and I were sitting on the stage in the Barnes & Noble children’s section, she asked if we could buy the book we were looking at together. The cheap side of me was all, “Let’s just read the good parts here and we won’t have to buy it”. We did a few of [...]