Beauty Buzz: DIY lip stain

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By Andi Douglas, nwaMotherlode beauty editor The only thing better than finding a new product you love, is finding one that is under $4! I’m sure I have mentioned my codependent relationship with Lip Medex; I need it to survive and it needs me to keep it in business. The point is, no matter how [...]

Northwest Arkansas Calendar of Events: February 2012


February NWA Calendar of Events Upward Sports: Soccer Sign-up Sports are a great way for children to learn about teamwork, respect for authority and sportsmanship. With an Upward sport, these key essentials are included to create the best sporting experience for every child that participates. Each Upward Sport is designed to reveal the winner in [...]

Giveaway: Tickets to see Bring It On on stage at Walton Arts Center!


This week’s giveaway is really going to “bring it”. Grab your pom-poms, mamas, because we’re sending one lucky mama to an amazing dinner at Bordinos Italian Restaurant followed by tickets to the opening night performance of Bring It On at Walton Arts Center on February 7th at 7 p.m. Treat it as a date night [...]

Giveaway: Tickets to see Hairspray at Rogers Little Theater!


Even if you’ve never used actual hairspray, you’d be crazy not to see Hairspray on stage in February at Rogers Little Theater. If you like music, dancing and laughing, you’ll love this show. It was a HUGE hit on Broadway. And we’ve got two tickets to give away to one Motherlode mama. ABOUT THE SHOW: [...]

The Making of a Playhouse — Part 2


Remember last Monday when we took a look at the planning, design and the beginning of construction on a Fayetteville family’s backyard playhouse? (Click HERE if you missed Part 1 of the story.) Well, the playhouse (designed and built by Josh Hart) is finished and the Werner family is already logging some serious play hours [...]

Devotion in Motion: Are you a thermostat mom?


9 And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD; It shall rejoice in His salvation. Psalm 35:9 (NKJV) By Bro. John L. Cash, “Country Preacher Dad” Well, this may be the last column I ever write for nwaMotherlode. It may be my last column because it’s probably going to get me fired. You see, [...]

The Rockwood Files: Live up to your labels


 By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 Labels can be powerful. And I’m not talking about symbolic labels like “geek” or “diva” or the generalizations we assign to people. I’m talking about real labels. The sticky ones. The kind with words in capital letters that tell you where things go. For years, I’ve [...]

Free Child I.D. Kits from New York Life


Hey, mamas! We LOVE it when businesses offer a free service like this one to local moms. Two local agents from New York Life — Adam Wheeler and Brandon Shumard –  will be giving away free Child Identification Kits this Saturday, January 28th, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fun City Pizza in Springdale. [...]

Tweens & Teens: Losing my religion


“Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, is of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.” ~ C. S. Lewis Welcome to the January 2012 edition of Tweens & Teens. I tell you what, readers of this column don’t hold back with their questions and Gwen and Shannon [...]

Fun video: “Goodnight Gadgets!”

Can your preschooler beat you at a game of Angry Birds? Is your house buzzing with gadgets like our homes are? Between our two families alone, there’s an iPad, an HP TouchPad, an iPod Touch, a Kindle, a Nook, an ancient iPod, a couple of iPhones, a Blackberry, two GPS devices and probably a few [...]

Military Mama: Let the countdown begin

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By Jade Stone It’s official! The countdown to deployment has begun. Today we received a tentative training schedule. Jay leaves tomorrow for the first stint of a long stretch of training segments that will occur at various intervals. The first one will be 2 weeks with a 4-day break followed by a 6-week session which [...]

Writer mamas, listen up: Listen to Your Mother Show is coming to NWA!


We are so excited that NWA is going to have a local performance of the national Mother’s Day series of live readings called Listen to Your Mother. And this is so cool: you can be part of the performance! The event will be Sunday, April 29th, at 2 p.m.It doesn’t matter if you blog or [...]

Giveaway: TWO families will win tickets to see Intergalactic Nemesis at WAC!


Note from the mamas: So sorry, but we just received word from Walton Arts Center that the Intergalactic Nemesis show will not be taking place in NWA. But look for another awesome Walton Arts Center giveaway starting Monday on nwaMotherlode! You’ll love it. “Delightful! Timelessly Cool! A Blast!” – Houston Chronicle “Out of This World!” [...]

The Making of a Playhouse — Part 1


When I was growing up, we had these wonderful, huge poplar trees in our backyard. One of them was perfect for a little platform that my dad put into one of the forks of the tree, complete with a swing that I could use to swing off of my perch into the yard below. I [...]

Poetry Out Loud Event Happening Tuesday in Rogers


On Tuesday, January 24th at 7 p.m., the Rogers Public Library will host the first Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. The competition is part of a national program that encourages both public school and homeschooled high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance and competition. The winner of  Tuesday night’s competition [...]