What We’re Reading: Great Books for Mothers Day Gifts!

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Here are two books that would make PERFECT gifts for Mother’s Day which is coming up soon. But you certainly don’t need a special occasion or a holiday to buy either of these books. Both are more than worthy of a spot on your nightstand. The first one, a debut novel titled Wait til You [...]

May 2014: Northwest Arkansas Calendar of Events


Craft fairs: Frisco Station Mall Arts & Crafts Fair Dates: May 2-4 Time: Varies Location: Frisco Station Mall, Rogers More info: Click here Ozark Regional Arts & Crafts Fair Dates: May 2-3 Time: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Holiday Inn Convention Center, Springdale More info: Click here Spanker Creek Farm Arts & Crafts Festival [...]

Beauty Buzz: How to be gorgeous through pollen season


By Andi Douglas, nwaMotherlode.com beauty editor I woke up yesterday about to claw out my itchy, puffy eyes. Allergy eye drops and two Claritin later, I ventured outside (to go to Rhea Lana, of course) and saw the culprit: a thick layer of yellow pollen covered my car. Ah-choo! And there went my make-up and [...]

On Your Mind: Helping a child help a grieving friend


My daughter, who is in 2nd grade, has a best friend who just lost her dad in a car accident. Obviously, my daughter’s friend is devastated and my daughter is very upset, too, since she has spent time at their house and also knew the dad. I’m trying to help my daughter learn how to [...]

Devotion in Motion: Spiritual solitary confinement


2 The LORD was with Joseph, and he was a successful man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.  Genesis 39.2  (NKJV) By Bro. John L. Cash The Bible doesn’t sugarcoat the stories of the Old Testament saints; it presents their lives “warts and all.” And to be truthful, the heroes [...]

Poopsy Pets: Something stinks in the toy aisle


By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 My favorite humor writer, Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist Dave Barry, is famous for the line “I am not making this up.” He uses it when writing about things that are so absurd that any sane person would assume he’s taking creative liberties with his description when, in [...]

NWA Mom Prom happens tomorrow, April 26th!

Wow, we can’t believe the NWA Mom Prom is tomorrow night! Our site host was having some technical difficulties yesterday, but we have a FEW tickets left if you want to join the prom party! Click here to buy a ticket! If you already have your ticket, woo-hoo! We can’t wait to see you! Here [...]

Visit Ozark Natural Science Center at an Open House on May 1!

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If you want to see some beautiful scenery and check out Ozark Natural Science Center, you’re invited to come on down on Thursday, May 1. ONSC is having an Open House from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 1.  In addition to school programs and excellent summer camps, the center has unique and beautiful conference and [...]

Inside His Head: Husband doesn’t care about his appearance anymore

Welcome back to Inside His Head, a monthly feature on nwaMotherlode which offers women an opportunity to take a little spin inside the minds of men. From time to time, all women ask themselves this question: What was he thinking?! In this space, our panel of anonymous husbands answer questions from local moms like this [...]

Giveaway: 2 Tickets to Mom Prom April 26th!


We’re SO EXCITED about the NWA Mom Prom which happens THIS Saturday, April 26th from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Springdale Holiday Inn Ballroom. We’re in the last few days of ticket sales, so we’re kicking off this final week by giving away TWO tickets to Mom Prom to one Motherlode reader. If we [...]

Devotion in Motion: The Beauty of Faith on Easter Morning

6 But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him. 7 “But go, tell His disciples–and Peter–that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, as He said to [...]

The Rockwood Files: A Tale of Two Dishwashers


By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 I’ve heard horror stories about how some spouses constantly butt heads with their in-laws. And I’m lucky because I don’t have those war stories. I love my husband’s family and he loves mine, and we’re blessed to get along the way we do. But there’s one [...]

Mealtime Mama: Truffle eggs for Easter brunch

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Our foodie friend, Ceri Wilkin (who blogs at Recipe Doodle) sent us this awesome recipe for truffle eggs. Aren’t they beautiful? Ceri said these adorable eggs are fun (and easy) to make — plus they taste delicious! Truffle Eggs 1/4 cup cream 1 tablespoon butter 1/2 teaspoon light corn syrup 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips [...]

Mamas on Magic 107.9: Easter week!

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Only a few days to go before Easter! This week we’re gearing up by talking about some of our favorite Spring and Easter-related topics. Join in the discussion by listening to our radio segments, The Mamas on Magic, each weekday on Magic 107.9. You can hear them around 7:45 a.m. Monday through Friday on Magic [...]