Happy Halloween! Share your snapshots!


Happy Halloween, Mamas!! Hope you have a great time today with your kids. We’d LOVE it if you’d share a few of your Halloween snapshots with us so we can show them off here on nwaMotherlode.com. We’ve already begun to receive a few snapshots of cute kids in costume, as you see here. (Thanks to [...]

Bricks 4 Kidz has moved to Village on the Creeks!

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Bricks 4 Kidz has officially moved to Village on the Creeks, Suite 4, in Rogers. Owner and mom of 4, Shaista Sandhu, has some great Bricks 4 Kidz programming scheduled for November. There will be a Kidz Night Out on Nov. 15 and there will also be activities during the week of Thanksgiving when the [...]

Healthy Mama: Identifying that scary newborn rash

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By Dr. Matthew Steed, Mercy family practice doctor and obstetrician (and father of two) It’s nearly Halloween and what’s scarier than a newborn with a rash? Although most newborn rashes are unsightly, they are self limiting, and do not require any test to diagnose. Seborrheic Dermatitis “cradle cap”, Cutis Marmorata “cold rash” and Transient Neonatal [...]

Empty Nexter: Two Tips for Preventing Fatigue and Performing Better


By Carrie Perrien Smith The older I get, the more I need to know about how to make my body perform well. My peak at forty-eight isn’t what it was at twenty-eight. I am proud to say that I’m in better physical condition today than I was then. I can thank a healthy diet, cardio [...]

Beauty Buzz: Low-key looks for mama on Halloween

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By Andi Douglas, nwaMotherlode.com beauty editor and mama of 3 I’ve never been a big Halloween fan and put minimal effort into past costume attempts, the most recent being at least ten years ago. But, now that I’m responsible for planning my kids’ costumes, I find myself wanting to join in the fun. Does that [...]

Giveaway: Girls Night Out at the NWA Boutique Show!

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We had so much fun with last week’s giveaway that we are doing one more to celebrate the NWA Boutique Show which is coming up fast on Nov. 8-9! This week’s FIVE winners (and the friend they invite to come along!) will be headed to the fabulous Boutique Show Girls Night Out, benefiting JOYN! Each [...]

Christmas Countdown: Practical but fun gift idea for kids

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I personally count it as a little “mama victory” when I’m able to come up with a Christmas gift for my kids that is both fun for them and practical enough that they’ll use it everyday. The gift idea we posted today in the Holiday Gift Guide meets that criteria, so check it out by [...]

Mamas on Magic 107.9: Halloween week!

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SHARE YOUR SNAPSHOTS: We’d love to see snapshots of your kids in their Halloween costumes this week. We’ll put together a fun slideshow of photos, so email us a few shots! Send pics to gwen@nwaMotherlode.com.  Or you can click HERE to share your Halloween snapshots on the nwaMotherlode Facebook page. There are only a few [...]

Devotion in Motion: Dissecting the Desiderata, part 2


9 Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God. Matthew 5:9  (NKJV) By Bro. John L. Cash Editor’s note: The following is part of a series of posts on the “Desiderata,” (which is Latin for “the things to be desired,”) The following two lines are taken from the poem. Editor’s note: [...]

The Rockwood Files: Attached at the hip

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When my alarm went off this morning, I groaned, rolled over and reached under my pillow to give it a good shake to shut it up. My alarm clock is on my smartphone, you see, and when you shake the phone, the alarm is silenced into five more minutes of precious snooze time. After a [...]

See Peter Pan this weekend at Walton Arts Center!

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Happy Friday, mamas! The weather will be beautiful this weekend and there’s no Razorback game in town (or on television) so this is the perfect time to round up the kids and head to the Walton Arts Center on Dickson Street in Fayetteville. There will be four performances of the classic story Peter Pan, a [...]

Inside His Head: How can I help my angry husband?

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Dear Inside His Head, My husband is constantly in a bad mood and I can’t figure out what’s wrong. I have tried to give him more attention and to cheer him up, but it just seems to irritate him even more. Any advice for how to help him? Should I try to dig and find [...]

5 Minutes with a Mom: Angela Taylor Farmer

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Name: Angela Taylor Farmer Daughter’s name and age? Turner Renee, 4 years old (why do they grow so fast?) What’s something funny she did recently? If you get a chance to meet her, introduce yourself. She’s a little comedian. Turner: Mommy….mommy….mommy…. Me: Turner, What’s wrong? Turner: Mommy, my butt is itching. I need your help so [...]

Life with Ladybug: Have you taken the peanut butter test yet?


By Shannon Magsam, Ladybug’s mama It was an innocent email, but just reading it sent my heart racing. It said: Have you taken the peanut butter test yet? And then my friend linked to a study that said people who have early onset Alzheimer’s can’t smell peanut butter from their left nostril. Since several of [...]

Christmas Countdown! Gift idea for guys

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The new Holiday Gift Guide is filling up with lots of gift ideas you can find here in Northwest Arkansas. We all know how tough it can be to find good gifts for guys, whether it’s your husband, brother, dad, uncle, etc. But the gift idea we posted today is perfect for any guy who [...]