Teens & Tweens: Texting and Driving


Tweeting, blogging, texting. Remember when we just talked to each other? Author Unknown Welcome to the May edition of Teens and Tweens. Before we go further, I’m going to admit something: I have texted while driving, not just once, but on numerous occasions. But now it’s over. I’ve done some research into the topic for [...]

June Calendar: Northwest Arkansas Events + Summer Camps!

June! First Fridays – Bentonville Activities, food and live music for the whole family! Held on the Bentonville square March through November. Date: Fridays Time: 11:30am Location: Downtown Bentonville Square More Info: www.downtownbentonville.org First Thursdays – Fayetteville First Thursday Fayetteville is a monthly event held on the Downtown Fayetteville Square. It features various works of [...]

Devotion in Motion: Worth the Risk


26 ¶ Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” ~ Genesis 1:26  (NKJV) By [...]

The Rockwood Files: Love Stinks


By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 As reported in an earlier column, we had to say goodbye to one of our dogs recently who was so ill that we made the tough decision to euthanize her at the vet’s office. Obviously, her backyard roommate, E.J., didn’t know why his constant companion of [...]

On Your Mind: ADHD – Life doesn’t have to be this hard!


By Deborah Dawes, PhD, Ozark Guidance Until very recently Attention Deficit Disorder was considered to be a problem of childhood that kids grew out of. Now it is becoming clear that it is a neuropsychological disorder that persists, but that many sufferers have developed coping skills or struggle without knowing what the real problem is. [...]

Mamas on Magic 107.9 on Fridays!


It’s time to talk manners, mamas! If you agree with us that teaching and enforcing good manners is a BIG deal, we’d love it if you’d join us for a radio chat on this topic this morning (Friday) from 7:25 to 8:30 on Magic 107.9 with radio hosts Jennifer Irwin and Guy Westmoland. This goes [...]

5 Minutes with a Mom: Bryanna Lenan


Note from the mamas: In memory of her baby, Swan Grace, Bryanna has hand-crafted swan figurines to raise money for SHARE. SHARE is a support group that serves those whose lives have been touched by the tragic death of a baby through early pregnancy loss, stillbirth or in the first few months of life. You [...]

Beauty Product Award Winners

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Attention fellow product junkies! The Cosmetic Executive Women’s organization (CEW) recently released its annual list of “Beauty Insider’s Choice” Awards. If you like to try out new products that have been tried out by industry experts, you’ll want to check out this list. Here are a few of the winning beauty products included in this [...]

First Security Bank accepting food for Snackpacks for Kids program


First Security Bank will hold a special food drive during the summer months to benefit the Snackpacks for Kids program at Samaritan Community Center. You can donate money or non-perishable items during May, June and July. Snackpacks for Kids is a nutritional support program that provides healthy snack food during the school year to more [...]

Giveaway: Music, dance, theatre or Kindermusik classes, your pick!


All moms want their kids to learn something special as they grow up — something that sparks their creativity, their passion and a sincere appreciation for the arts. This week’s giveaway will give one Motherlode reader the opportunity to get her child started on that journey, with a $200 gift certificate which can be used [...]

Help Joplin victims, drop off supplies at Mercy Health System today


Mercy At Work: Joplin Relief is an opportunity for us to help our Joplin, Mo., neighbors. From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today (Tuesday, May 24), there will be a JB Hunt truck parked on the Mercy Health System campus in Rogers (JB Hunt will bring more trucks if needed). Let’s help fill them with [...]

Mealtime Mama: ‘Get the Girl’ Lasagna


By Shannon Magsam Hey, mamas, I ran across a very special recipe (to me) recently. It was for the first meal my now-husband ever made for me. I sometimes tease that I married him for his lasagna and his mad skilz in foot rubbing. I thought I’d share the lasagna recipe here today. For best [...]

Devotion in Motion: Meet the parents


1 ¶ Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Acts 11:26  (NKJV) By Bro. John L. Cash, “Country Preacher Dad” For over a year now, Spencer has been dating a [...]

The Rockwood Files: Insights from the kids


By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 I pulled up to the computer keyboard today feeling refreshed after a relaxing Mother’s Day weekend. This year I received – in order of importance – a long nap, time to read a novel in a quiet room, and flowers to plant in the front yard. [...]

Mamas on Magic 107.9 on Fridays!


Summer is almost here and that means swimming. And swimming means wearing a, gulp, swimsuit! Are you sufficiently freaked out? Well, today on Magic 107.9, Gwen and Shannon will share “The Mama’s Guide to Prepping for Swimsuit Season”. We’ll talk about 2011 swimsuit trends, self-tanning products, DIY mani/pedis and … dun, dun, dun, CELLULITE treatments. [...]