Giveaway: Rock of Ages tickets and Dinner at Bordinos!


Mamas, are you ready to ROCK? Because we’ve got two tickets to the opening night performance of the off-Broadway hit musical Rock of Ages on Tuesday, November 15th at 7 p.m.! And we’re pairing this incredible show with an equally incredible dinner at Bordinos, just steps away from the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. One [...]

On Your Mind: Grief and “getting over it”


Dear Tom, My sister died suddenly about a year ago, and I am still really struggling with it. I don’t know how long grief usually lasts, but I feel like people around me, including my husband, expect me to be “over it” by now. I have read about the five stages of grief but my [...]

Mealtime Mama: Pumpkin treats!

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It’s all about the pumpkin today! Happy Halloween to all and we hope you enjoy these pumpkin recipes from our friend, Ceri Wilkin, who recently launched her new food/cooking blog, Recipe Doodle! For years Ceri has tried out one new recipe a day — and we have a few below as a Halloween treat. We’re [...]

Devotion in Motion: “Picture perfect” life is not the goal


Making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:16 (NIV) By Bro. John L. Cash, “Country Preacher Dad We have a lot of babies at our country church. I’m not just saying that.  We really pretty much have wall-to-wall babies. When you’re a preacher, it’s a wonderful thing to have a [...]

The Rockwood Files: The Sting of Fear


By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 Fear is a funny thing. It divides people into distinct groups – the “Hey let’s go to the haunted house” group and the “There’s no way I’m going in there group.” With Halloween fast approaching, it’s good to know what group you’re in and why. On [...]

Inside His Head: My family drives my husband nuts


 Dear Inside His Head guys, My family (parents, siblings, nieces, nephews) as a whole drives my husband nuts and it’s getting close to that time of year when we’re all together a lot. He’s not used to a big family and I know it can be overwhelming. How can I make it less stressful for [...]

November Calendar of Events + Last-Minute Halloween Activities!


November 2011! Last-Minute Halloween Activities: Nightmares Haunted House The Bentonville Breakfast Lions Club is holding their annual Nightmares Haunted House. The event benefits those in need in our local community in addition to addressing vision issues and awareness worldwide. Date: Friday, October 28 – Monday, October 31 Time: Doors open at 7pm Location: Cozy Heat [...]

Self Defense Class this Saturday at Fleet Feet Fayetteville

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If you run or walk outside, it’s smart to learn how to avoid being a victim — or how to handle a situation if it comes up. We’ve all felt a little vulnerable while exercising outdoors and wondered how we would react if someone got too close or started following us. Fleet Feet Fayetteville is [...]

5 Minutes with a Mom: Angela Taylor

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Name: Angela Taylor Daughter’s name and age? Turner Renee, 2 ½. She’s named after one of our best friends from Texas. I knew she’d be a Turner before I even knew her sex.  Now everyone says they couldn’t imagine her with any other name. Where are you from and how long have you lived in [...]

Planting the Seed of Knowledge: Your Journey to Green


By Bethany Stephens, Ozark Natural Science Center It’s a treat to be able to share a few green tips and tactics with you on nwaMotherlode.  The most important thing to point out is that greening your life is a journey, not a destination.  I can honestly say it’s a journey I’ve been on for more [...]

Giveaway: Alice in Wonderland tickets at Walton Arts Center!


Who’s ready to fall down the rabbit hole with Alice and visit Wonderland? We are! This Walton Arts Center show, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 5, looks absolutely wonderful. We’ve got FOUR tickets so you can experience the tardy rabbit, a grinning cat, along with Alice and the rest, brought to life by Théâtre Tout à [...]

Doc Talk: How heart attack symptoms can be different for women


So many women still think heart attacks are far more common for men. In fact, heart disease is the NUMBER ONE killer of women in the U.S. One of the reasons so many women don’t get the emergency treatment they need for a heart attack is because they don’t always recognize the symptoms, which can [...]

Devotion in Motion: Touched by an Angel


26 The last enemy that will be destroyed is death.  1 Corinthians 15:26 (NKJV) By Bro. John L. Cash, “Country Preacher Dad” Susan and I are pretty good at keeping up with the news and are usually aware of most of the headlines. But, at the beginning of this year, something slipped by us. Somehow, [...]

The Rockwood Files: Lessons from a slow poke


By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 Last week the mess on my desk reached the tipping point. I couldn’t take it another minute. So I dove into the stacks of papers, determined to get better organized. During the whirlwind cleaning, I flipped through a spiral notebook I’ve been using to write my [...]

64th Annual Ozarks Folk Festival in Eureka Springs


Hey, mamas! If you’re looking for a way to enjoy the fall colors and the cooler weather, we know just where you should go. Jump in the car with the family and head over to nearby Eureka Springs during the first few days of November. The 64th Original Ozark Folk Festival will be in high [...]