Pet Parenting: My dog chews everything!


Dear Denise, My dog is not a puppy anymore, but she chews like she is! What can I do to keep her from destroying shoes, electric cords and even my brand new throw pillow! I give her things to keep her mouth busy, but I’m obviously doing something wrong. Please advise. Thank you. Dear Mama: [...]

September Calendar of Events


September 2011! 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: First Thursdays – Fayetteville First Thursday Fayetteville is a monthly event held on the Downtown Fayetteville Square. It features various works [...]

What We’re Reading: Teenage as a Second Language

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By Dannie McClain Hmmm… what am I reading? Moms of teens–do you have about five parenting books sitting around trying to decipher the chatter coming from your teens mouth? It can be frustrating to get “Whatever!” from your teen when you ask a question and need an honest reply. Maybe you’re the mom who gets [...]

Inside His Head: Football widow needs advice


Dear Husbands, It’s almost time for football season to start and from experience I know that my husband will soon be so engrossed in all the games that the kids and I will feel nonexistent. I don’t want to be a buzz kill, but it really does hurt my feelings when he “checks out” on [...]

Giveaway: Tickets to Polo in the Ozarks!


Note from the mamas: Congratulations to Julie Brannon, winner of the four Polo in the Ozarks tickets! Woo-hoo! It’s giveaway time again! We always like to bring giveaways to Northwest Arkansas  mamas which pass our strict test: they must have the “wow” factor. This one has definitely got it. We’re giving away FOUR “gala package” [...]

On Your Mind: Meet your new online counselor


Dear Tom, Lately I feel like I’m in a slump I can’t get out of. I don’t feel like doing anything, and my husband says I’m always in a bad mood. How do I know whether or not this is a real depression that needs treatment or just a passing phase? My husband thinks I [...]

Devotion in Motion: An Early Morning Remedy


17 When Jesus heard it, He said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”  Mark 2:17  (NKJV) By Bro. John L. Cash, “Country Preacher Dad” Who is the medic in your family? Most [...]

The Rockwood Files: Pow! Right in the kisser.


By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 I got a phone call a few weeks ago when 4-year-old Kate was at a gymnastics day camp. The teacher told me there’d been an accident but then quickly added that Kate was okay. I was grateful for the second half of that sentence because my [...]

Radio: Mom Chat on Magic 107.9 Friday mornings


The word “teenager” has the ability to strike fear in the heart of many anxious parents. We’ve all heard the horror stories, right? But the good news is that it doesn’t have to be a period of life we simply try to survive. We’ll talk about a new parenting book specifically about teenagers when we [...]

Want your kid to be a Motherlode field correspondent?


  You’re always taking your kids somewhere cool, right? Their favorite local park, a neat NWA attraction, your bank to make their very first savings deposit, on a fun vacation! We’re starting a new feature on nwaMotherlode today called “Kid Field Correspondent” and we’d love to see your kid be the star! It doesn’t have [...]

5 Minutes with a Mom: Mindy Brewster


Name: Mindy Brewster Children’s names and ages? Cheyenne 8, Kiralyn, 13 months. Where are you from and how long have you lived in NWA? Originally from Key West,Fl. moved to NWA 2 yrs ago. Where did you and your husband meet? I met Bill in Key West. He’s in the Navy, right? Yes, he is [...]

Getting Healthy for Good: School lunch news!


By Laurie Marshall School time! The tax-free weekend was taken advantage of, a new package of socks and two pair of sneakers were purchased for the boy-child (his first pair of Converse!) and his dad took him for a “big boy” haircut. Time to start getting up earlier, keeping track of backpacks and papers and [...]

Business Women’s Conference 2011


Do you have your ticket to the  Northwest Arkansas Business Women’s Conference? It’s on Thursday, Sept. 27, at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center. Gwen and I are excited to be at a Motherlode booth again this year with an awesome giveaway, so we hope to see you there! This is our fourth year to [...]

Doc Talk: The story of my mellow yellow firstborn


True story: When I had my first baby, I thought he looked absolutely perfect, as most mothers do. He had blue eyes, strawberry blonde hair, and beautiful skin that seemed to be a little bit tan even in the middle of December. When my friend Jennifer (already a mama of two kids) came over to [...]

Beauty Buzz: Is your makeup harboring germs?

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By Andi Douglas, nwaMotherlode Beauty Buzz editor Is your makeup making you sick? Or the cause of the mystery pimple that just popped up? Unfortunately, that just might be the case. Here are a few tricks to clear your makeup bag of repeat offenders. As your makeup brushes layer on that magical glow, they are [...]