Giveaway: Girlfriend Getaway in Eureka Springs!


UPDATE! We have a winner. Congratulations to Pamela Marks, winner of the Girlfriend Getaway!

Mamas seem to take care of everything and everybody. Our kids, our husbands, our aging parents, our houses, our jobs. That often leaves us at the bottom of the list.

Exhausted mamas, we’re here to help.

How does a “Girlfriend Escape” to the 1886 Historic Crescent Hotel and New Moon Spa in Eureka Springs sound? Yep, you read that right! Today’s giveaway is all about taking time for yourself and seizing the day to recharge.

Eureka Springs is beautiful this time of year and one lucky mama + her invited guest will receive the following FREE “escape” package courtesy of the fabulous Crescent and New Moon Spa:

  • One night stay in a premium room at the Crescent Hotel
  • 2 1-hour massages with soyaffin mitts at the hotel’s New Moon Spa
  • 2 Pure Focus facials (or a hand and foot treatment, your choice!)
  • Breakfast for Two in the Crystal Dining Room restaurant

If you’re new to the area, or have never been to Eureka Springs, the historic Crescent Hotel & Spa is THE place to stay and get pampered. And this little gem of a city also has lots of shopping, sightseeing and places to eat.

The Crescent Hotel & Spa has awesome packages right now and you could take advantage of the great deals for all kinds of events like bachelorette parties, mom/daughter getaways, birthday celebrations or reunions with old friends. But first, sign up to win this awesome package!

WANT TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY?: To throw your name in the hat for the the “Girlfriend Escape” package at 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, click the comment button below and tell us why you’re in need of a great escape! You can also e-mail your comments to us at

To increase your odds: Send a note about this giveaway to your friends, and we’ll give you an extra chance to win for each person you tell. Just be sure to put on the CC line of your note so we can give you proper credit.

Here are some comments from a mom who recently enjoyed the overnight “Girlfriend Escape” package with her four best friends:crescenthoteldec.jpg

“Give a girl some time with friends, good wine and good food and you can pretty much guarantee hours and hours of good old fashioned talking – and honestly, we were no different, we talked and laughed all night long! We talked about everything; friends, work, challenges, children, childhood experiences, men (of course men!) and our deep and meaningful bond to each other.

… After breakfast the next morning (omelettes made to order, poached eggs with hollandaise, bagels, OJ – it was great! The dining room itself is also very big and grand with huge crystal chandeliers and beautiful tin ceilings) we meandered downstairs to the New Moon Spa & Salon. We were all scheduled for 1 hour massages and we got our choice of a Hand & Foot Treatment or a Pure Focus Facial. It was awesome that we were all able to get in at the same time! The spa is gorgeous and has a very hip and today vibe, in contrast to the historic hotel upstairs, which is very beautiful too.

… I think I can safely say for all of us, we toasted more in the last 12 hours than we have in the last 6 months! We definitely want to do it again…it was a blast!”

To begin planning your Girlfriend Getaway at the Historic Crescent Hotel & New Moon Spa, please call Nicole Egan at 1-800-599-9772. Click here for more information abut the Crescent Hotel and New Moon Spa.




  1. As all Mom’s would say, a night away would be fantastic, but a day at the spa, too?! To release all the stresses of everyday life…the taxi service you run, cleaning services, private chef duties, dry cleaning responsibilities, not to mention being a nurse, teacher, wife and Mother can take a toll on a woman! I only wish every mother was guaranteed the prize in this great giveaway!

  2. Oh my goodness!! This would be a dream!! I’ve never had a day at the spa, but would LOVE it! And would love it even more with a girlfriend!! I am a momma of three & life is busy! What a treat it would be to be able to go away for a night & be pampered!!!

  3. Oh Wow! I need an escape! The same reason most Mom’s feel the need for an escape sometimes — I am tired, worn out, in love with my wonderful family, but sure could use the break to come back and feel refreshed!


  4. This would be a-mazing! Being a full time mommy to an active 3 year old, I am in dire need of some spa time! It would be heaven! Being so busy leaves little time for girlfriends so to be able to share some time while being pampered would make it that much better!

  5. Being a mother is enough of a reason to need a little pampering but throw in small business owner and you have me. I would love some time away, as I am sure all the mothers here would. What a great giveaway.


  6. That sounds amazing! A little quiet relaxation would be wonderful – especially for a momma who is still working full-time and expecting another little one in about 6 weeks!

  7. Single-mom-home-based-business-owners unite! I’m with all the other moms, too–single or not–who love to give and serve and meet needs: we’re all ready to be on the receiving end! Thanks for organizing it!

  8. Oh my. I am almost too tired to even post this! I stay home with my 4 year old, 2 year old, and 6 month old and have been sleep deprived for 5 years!!! I love those little munchkins but I sure could use a day off. 🙂

  9. Wait, I could have time to myself. You have to be kidding! Let me say first, I love my girls and my husband! But sometimes a girl needs a break!! Between the cooking meals, doing laundry, breaking up fights, wiping butts and noses, and being the backbone of a family, I think all of us deserve a moment to ourselves! Good Luck to all of us!!!

  10. My husband mentioned, just yesterday, that we needed to get away! Our newborn just turned one month and our other two children are super busy with school and activities…. reason enough for my hubby and I to get away by ourselves!!!

  11. This would be a perfect getaway! I have not spent a single night away from my 18-month old and this would be a perfect reason! A new mom needs some relaxing time to herself! Please, I hope I get picked… in need of R and R!!!

  12. I have a 5-yr-old, 3-yr-old, and 1-yr-old. Isn’t that reason enough to feel deserving of some ME time, haha! Love my babes and my hubby, but some time away sounds just perfect right now!!!

  13. I am a single mother to a very energetic 3 year old. Work part time and am a full time student, I rarely get 5 mins to myself!! This sounds amazing!

  14. ME ME ME!! :)… I work 40 hours week in a demanding job, go to school full time, take care of my home and family. A night away with my best friend would be so refreashing! *let the day-dream begin*

  15. Sounds fantastic… I am juggling several jobs, on top of my duties at home (being a mom and wife)… I would love to get a way, and I would take the one person who deserves to get away as well, because she has to listen to me rant and rave about my day and everything I do on a day-to-day-basis… (My mom!!!)…

  16. Being a busy mother of a gorgeous, active 16 year old daughter who keeps busy with cheerleading, FFA, Choir, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, as well as having a husband with a demanding job and who is the commander of our local VFW, I don’t have much time for myself with my schedule of a 40+ hour a week job, President of our Auxiliary, Senior Vice President of our District Auxiliary and always on the run “Cheer Mom”, not to mention that I have been newly (last Thursday Oct 14th in fact) diagnosed with breast cancer. My daughter and husband are taking it well, as well as my positive outlook on the situation, but I would SOOOOO love a getaway weekend for my daughter and I. This would be perfect and having never stayed at the Crescent, would so enjoy our girl time together to relax for a change and have someone take care of us for a change. She is my reason for kicking this cancer and my true lifelight. I want to enjoy every moment I can with her.

  17. This would be wonderful! Juggling kids, home, work, and school I really could use a break right now!

  18. I have a friend who is going through a very hard time right now and this would be the perfect getaway that she needs to relax. I would love to be able to bless her with this.

  19. I would LOVE a weekend with a dear friend of mine who deserves the royal treatment as much as I do. I have my fingers crossed!

  20. OMG–I have 10 &15 yr old girls,work 40hrs wk and help with mom daily. I am not even sure what time by myself is, would love to go to the Crescent & not only be taken care of but look for ghost too!!

  21. I really would love a weekend away to just relax and enjoy myself. With all the stress at work and home sometimes we just need it.

  22. I’m a SAHM to my 2 year old son, & a wife. I’ve never been away from my son longer than 3 hours, & the 1 time I was away for 3 hours was b/c I had my wisdom teeth cut out. Haha…
    It would be nice to take a break from cleaning, cooking, & from responsibility for a day. Even though I’d miss my son more than anything, it would be nice to relax. 🙂

  23. What a wonderful way to get some R&R. I am 21 weeks pregnant with twins and have an energetic 23 month ! I would welcome the escape:)

  24. I work in a very stress filled environment,have my first grandchild from my son and daughter in law due to be born any day now and at the same time am planning a wedding with my daughter who lives 3 hours away. I am also the chairman of a large fundraiser this year into next. I am asking myself….what have i gotten myself into!! some of it can’t be changed and really when I think on it, at least life has certainly become interesting!!

  25. A Girlfriend Getaway would be wonderful. I have only done it once in the past 7 years – and that was about 4 years ago. It’s about time for another one…

  26. My bestest friend in the whole world is Vickie. We both are married to husbands with Bi-polar depression. Most of the time we are dirt, because we can’t seem to do anything right. We don’t eat, drink, sleep, work or breathe right. If we didn’t have each other to lean on, we would go nuts ourselves. This getaway would help up to recharge so that we could move more dirt. Vickie, bestest friend in the whole wide world, I love you.

  27. I think all parents need a great escape at one time or another. We all need a chance to refuel! I love Eureka Springs, and this getaway sounds wonderful!

  28. A chance to escape with a friend… That sounds amazing!! All moms need a little break!

  29. WOW! This is too good to be true! Nothing in life is free! I am in desperate need of a girls night out. I work two jobs. One full time and one part time. I have had cancer and radiation and am not supposed to be stressed. But with doctor bills, 2 jobs, and 2 nineteen yr olds at my house I don’t know what life is not to be stressed. This would be an awesome getaway for me!

  30. I need an escape because I am a stay at home mom with two young children. Enough said:)

  31. This would be awesome! I haven’t been on a girls getaway ever. My 3 kids keep me so busy running from sport to sport, a break would be wonderful. I have been wanting to stay at this hotel for such a long time. Sounds amazing!

  32. I need a get away b/c we keep spreading sickness around and I’d like to get away from sick kids.

  33. Love my family to pieces and because of that I never take time for myself. I always put them first. Never do girls night out or anything like this. Would be nice to be able to sleep all night and relax with a good friend and let dad be in charge for a day!

  34. My best friend and I are new mommies. We used to work together and see each other every day, but life has us busy these days. It would be great to have a get-away spa day with her and re-live the old days.

  35. i can’t remember the last getaway i had… this would be such an amazing chance to relax! thanks!

  36. I am always busy running errands for everyone else and working 7 days a week. I think this qualifies me for a get-a-way need! Also I have lived in NW Arkansas for almost 30 years and have NEVER been to the Cresent Hotel or the New Moon Spa.

  37. Wow! What a wonderful package!
    I would love to win, as we all would…good luck to everyone!
    Sounds like a dream come true!

  38. I would LOVE an escape. I am a busy mother to an 8 yr old and 18 month old with another on the way! I would love to get away before the newest addition comes along!

  39. I am a recently divorced stay at home mom of 3. I need a vacation from the stress of job searching that has lead me to starting school to gain a skill that will allow me to be marketable in the workforce. I would just like some time away from all of the stress of discovering the realities of my new life. A little time to breath and find perspective.
    Not to mention I’ve always heard that the Crescent Hotel is haunted. Maybe I can leave a few of my ghost behind. :o)

  40. I am a grandmother of 62 raising my granddaughter who is not quite 3. I am also still working full-time and between the two, there is little time left for that relaxing time that we all need. Eureka Springs is one of my favorite places, but to say the least, it is not somewhere I get to go since my granddaughter came to stay. I seem to find myself in places like Chucky Cheese, Fun City, and parks with slides, swings, and lots of things to get into. I would love an adult weekend to have a little respite and REST!!!!

  41. Guess my bestest friend Tena said it all. Not only do we need a break from our husbands but we are both full time students and work full time. Somedays we dream of just sneaking off and doing something for ourselves. This would be the perfect get-away!

  42. I haven’t slept a full night in years… need I say more. 🙂 I was a single parent for over 20years. I just recently remarried and still have a 17yr old, 11yr old and a 9 yrs old at home. My 21yr old is in the Air Force. He recently called needing me to help him with a search for his first apartment so I am off this weekend to do that. Between the wedding planning and the kids, I literally have not stayed home and relaxed on a weekend since May. Even that one was full of yard work and laundry. It would be heaven to win.

  43. Eureka Springs is one of my favorite places to go and I haven’t been in years. I love the Crescent Hotel and I would love to actually take a vacation day for me and do something to relax!

  44. Oh my gosh!! I have 4 kids and my best friend has 2, we are both working moms in desperate need of a girls getaway!!

  45. Well, there’s the house, the husband, the child, the church activities, the community activities, the school activities… And at the university, I coordinate a course with 14 instructors and nearly 1000 students enrolled. I also own and manage a farm where we produce eggs, chicken, beef, and milk. I love what I do, but I think I would do it a lot better after a weekend getaway!!!

  46. Sounds like a dream to me…..missed my girls weekend this year because I was still nursing and couldn’t make it work, so this would be a perfect way to make it happen again:-)

  47. To get away to the Crescent Hotel and Spa would be a dream, especially if you could take either a girlfriend or your hubby. I’ve always wanted to go to a spa and never have. With two very mischievous toddlers and a three month old we would love that kind of break!

  48. This would be a dream! I am a mother of three and have not been on vacation since 1997! My mother is a nurse and helping people every day! She deserves to be waited on for a change. Thanks for the opportunity to enter this contest!!!

  49. We are almost finished renovating a house and desperately need a relaxing getaway! 🙂

  50. I need this! This would be perfect for a bachelorette party, since I’m getting married in a couple of months.

  51. Just looking at the picture is relaxing! It would be a great time of year to see Eureka Springs with a friend, or maybe husband. 😉

  52. I’m trying to work from home (practicing law and running a law office) and take care of 2 little girls– 4 1/2 and 1 1/2. It’s wearing me out!

  53. Ahhhh…a weekend away w/o the distractions at home would be divine. Us moms do little to take care of ourselves and this would be a nice escape.

  54. If my past 5 days are an example of my life: 2 hours at Dr with a 3 year old with a temp of 103, 3 hours at Dr temp now 104.3 – blood work, xray…the works, 2.5 hours at the emergency clinic with a swollen eye, 1.5 hours at lab for more tests, 1.5 hours at a specialists office…we still dont know what is wrong with her. I need to get away once she is better.

  55. Well I am a stay at home mom of 3 who is new to the area as of 12-18-09. My in-laws live with us so I could really use a break but not with friends cause I haven’t made many but I have a daughter who deserves a little mother and daughter time. She is 11 years old and is in such a crucial age. I would love to surprise her with such a getaway because my time is taken up by her 3 year old little sister, brother, dad, grandma and pappy. She always sees me stressed and I would like to just enjoy myself with my daughter without any distractions before she gets to that age that she is to busy for me

  56. What an amazing gift! I am the mother of three – and grandma of one! Even though we love attending all the craft fairs this time of year – we ache for days afterwards! After such a busy crafting weekend I would love to spring a free getaway on my crafting companion – We need it!

  57. I need a girlfriend getaway! I am a mom of two little boys (1 & 5) and one big boy (39). I manage my household and my own business. I could use a break! I’ll take my best friend who is a ball of stress at the moment. She’s coming up on the grand opening & name change of her work and she is in charge of it all. We could use a spa day!

  58. What a treat this would be! Would love to do something like this. Thank you for making it possible for a couple of ladies to experience total relaxation.

  59. I have a fulltime job, a husband, two kids, two dogs, and three cats. I’m also a daughter, sister, friend and volunteer. So there isn’t a lot of time leftover for me. When there is I often feel too guilty to do something just for myself. I know I’m not alone either. ALL moms deserve an escape once in a while. This is definitely a treat for anyone who wins!

  60. Would love to win a get-away!!! I’m a mother of 3 girls, and have had a year of health problems. Would be nice just to get out of town and away from the house – especially somewhere like Eureka Springs.

  61. I sooo need this. I work full time, have a 2 year old and a husband that is going back to school. I have no “me time”.

  62. I would love to win this girlfriend get-away! I have a two-year old son who makes me tired just watching him, so I could use a night away with a friend to relax a bit. And my birthday is coming up soon, so it would be a great present for myself!

  63. I work full time about 40 minutes from home so we leave very early and get home late. I have one in Kindergarten, and one in pre school, my husbands travels a lot with his job and when he IS home he usually doing homework. We seem to have something nearly every night of the week. On top of all that, I am trying to get my own home business going. But all that being said, as much as I would love this getaway ( I LOVE Eureka Springs) I think that it should go to Kim, form 10:01 this morning. WOW! Good Luck to all!

  64. My Mom and I would have a blast! No kiddos for a night and lots of rest and relaxation!

  65. I’m in need of an escape because like any mom I’m more busy than any 3 people should be!

  66. I can’t think of anything better I’d love to surprise my longtime, very special friend since 2nd grade, with than this prize. She recently lost her husband very suddenly and has 2 kids, works full time, has a lot of house to care for plus LOTS of animals including horses!She has a wonderful heart and ALWAYS puts her kids 1st, but she is exhausted and needs some time away. This is a nice close get away where she wouldn’t worry about things at home too much and it’s in a place where we’d both love to walk around together and go shopping and have time to really talk. She deserves this prize more than anyone else I know. Thanks and good luck to everyone! It sounds like lots of us would love to win this one for MANY very good reasons.

  67. As the PTA president for a large elementary school, I’m constantly busy with family and school business. I’d very much enjoy some me time, so that I can get refreshed and go out there and give some more!

  68. I, as all the other moms needa break from routines, fits, practices etc. It would be a great get-a-way!

  69. I am a stay-at-home-Mom who also homeschools her 3 young children. On top of taking care of my husband and kids I also help my Dad who is disabled. A break would be great!

  70. I am in need of a get-away because I feel like I haven’t done anything for or with myself since my second son was born 10 months ago yesterday. I couldn’t even tell you the last time my hair was in anything but a ponytail.

  71. I know a couple of very deserving moms that could really use this getaway! I would love to give this to them, or at least take one with me!!!!

  72. I would love to stay at the Crescent. It might be hard to pick my favorite girlfriend! This is a fantastic giveaway. What a chance for someone to win. We all need a getaway once in a while, even grandmothers!

  73. Not only am I a mother of 3 (ages 6, 4, & 9 mos) I also have a full time job, and go to school part-time. My husband has a very demanding job that has him traveling often. Though I don’t think any one person is deserving of this great opportunity I know I could use it. I would take my mom who has temporarily moved in with my family to help out. She recently lost her brother to cancer and could use a day to relax and enjoy herself. Thank you for your consideration. Good luck to all! Whoever wins enjoy it for all the deserving mothers!

  74. I need an escape simply because I have two bous 5 and 7 1/2. If anyone who is a mom of boys, knows the challenges and stress they pose at a young age! I work full time as well as manage my boys busy schedules. My husband doesn’t get off until 6 or later each evening. He is a big help but his schedule prevents him from doing many of the afternoon/evening activities. I’m an account. Just finished up with individual extension deadline. Ready for a break!


  75. Honestly, ANY dedicated momma is deserving of a getaway, no matter how many kids or how long she’s been parenting! I am just one of countless mommas I know who tries to serve her family daily, selflessly and with sacrificial love!

  76. Pick me! Pick me! I have 3 kids (including 4 month old twins) and a full-time job. Although all your giveaways are great, this one sounds like pure HEAVEN to me. A night away is something I’d really appreciate.

  77. I have a 6 month old who gets up at least 2-3 times a night and has since he was born! I need some relaxation in a bad way!

  78. I am a mom of two. My daughter is 5 and in kindergarten and my son is 8 and in third grade. I am also a special education teacher that works with middle school students with intellectual disabilities. I am often on the run with my own children after school taking them to this and that. I usually end my day by leaving a mess in the kitchen and just going to bed. I am so happy that my life is full of busy, but a small break would be appreciated. This would be the greatest get away. Sounds like fun.

  79. What a fantastic prize! I would love to take my bestfriend, my mom. The Cresent Hotel is a fantastic place for rest and relaxation. I hope I win 🙂

  80. Busy single mother of 3 boys, working and attending school full-time seeks a day of rest. Bless Motherlode for thinking of moms everywhere.

  81. I work 45 hours a week as an insurance adjuster for Wal-Mart along with the President of the Republican Women of Bentonville, an elder in my church. I live with my 29 year-old disabled son and up until 3 months ago also lived with my 85 year-old father. I always joke about running away from home, work, Republicans and Presbyterian.

  82. I would LOVE an escape with girlfriends!! I am a single parent and full time student of education in the middle of an internship at a local elementary school. I travel each day 30 miles each way to and from the elementary school I intern at, and once a week travel 45 miles back and forth to make it to UA Global campus in Rogers. I make it home each day just in time to pick my son up from after school program, make dinner, clean, then start on homework until late at night. I am also an officer of an honor society and try to keep up with my obligations to that! I could use a getaway-and so could the bags under my eyes! Thanks for the chance to win this!

  83. Taking care of our 3 grand daughters is a good reason for needing a little pampering. It takes a lot of of me running after them and taking them where they need to go. Taxi grandma

  84. I could use a girlfriend getaway! I am a mom of two children, 6 year old and a 17 month old! I am also a preschool teacher of 20, 3 to 5 year olds! I could use this getaway soooo much! I would be so appreciative! Relaxing for a weekend would be a dream come true!!!

  85. I would LOVE to sleep 8-10 hours straight!!! After being pregnant and/or nursing for the past 4 years I could use a mini get away with a friend!!! So could every other mom, I know but, fingers crossed for me!! : )

  86. 5 kids and a husband, need I say more! LOL! I love my family but we are in the midst of football season and having 3 boys in football means that every night (except Sunday)is consumed by multiple practices and/or games! There has been little to no time with my girls! This would be awesome! Thanks for the chance!

  87. My best friend and I love the Crescent Hotel! We take a trip once or twice a year and usually end up at a spa. We have been to the Crescent Hotel twice. It is amazing. This has been a very stressful year. I FINALLY graduated from college, didn’t get a teaching job, decided to stay home with my two daughters and have been very worried about my grandparents that haven’t been doing well. This would be a perfect mini-vacay!

  88. What mom doesn’t want a break! I love my children and husband dearly, but a girl trip is long overdue. This would be so incredibly fun and relaxing.

  89. I’m eight months pregnant and work 12 hours a day. By the end of the day my feet are swollen, my back aches, and I’m exhausted. Having a weekend getaway would force me to stop, relax, and re-cooperate from the long, hard week of work. Please pamper the pregnant lady :).

  90. I know there is no way I’ll win this, but I can at least try right?
    I am a single mom with an 8year old and 6 year old, I work full-time with children all day, five days a week, and I’m going back to school at night full-time. So I have very little time to myself, and I haven’t had a girls get away in 4 years. And I don’t have the money to take one. Good Luck Girls!

  91. I know we all could use a break. Being a busy mom of 2 and running a small business keeps me hopping. I would love a chance to get away and be pampered.

  92. There is nothing better then a great girlfriend and most fill in as extended family or in place of family. They laugh and cry with us, share our hopes and dreams along with keeping us in check. They share experiences with us and encourage us to try new things. I’ve had many great girlfriends on this journey called life. God provided them each for specific seasons in my life and He provided a few that have walked the entire journey with me, thus far. For all the gals who have been a part of my life, no matter how big or how small, I am thankful and blessed.

  93. I have a 10 month old and my hubby and I haven’t had a dinner or night out since she was born. Sure could use a weekend escape to recharge the batteries.

  94. I know my best buddy going through breast cancer right now is in need of some spa time. She has been wanting to go to Eureka to see a special doctor there who does meditation for cancer patients and what a great surprise this would be for her and her hubby! But honestly I am seeing a lot of hardworking mommas who deserve this too– can’t we all win!

  95. What a treat!! I can honestly say that I have been invited and invited to girls retreats and yes sad to say but I am the one who never shows up…mother of 4, all under the age of 9…(9,8,3,2 to be exact) seems like I was always having a baby and didnt feel right leaving them…sadly I am realizing I have not ever had a girls retreat…I would absolutely love some time away and I would take my mom who never gets a break as she is always helping me..she could really use one too as 4 years ago she died 4 times due to a heart condition and really is a living miracle
    …yes, I would really like to win!! I know if I win I would have to go and couldnt let myself feel guilty for leaving the family!
    Sincerely Overdue for a break…:0)

  96. Oooh, this sounds delightful! I have a four year old, need I say anything else?

  97. This sounds so wonderful! I would love to win. My husband and I just bought a house and we have been preparing to move in by the end of the month. We have removed carpet, installed new flooring, painted, you name it by ourselves. Would love a break! 🙂

  98. This would be so fantastic. My best friend and I are both stay at home moms to very young children. We have not had a chance to just be “girls” with each other for more than an hour or two at a time since before our children came along. It would just be so nice to have an opportunity do that. Neither of us have family in-state so we really have become like sisters to each other and this would be the perfect way to enjoy each other as friends again and not as moms.

  99. I just love this town, I generally go
    a couple of times a year, but I guess this year, summer was just here and gone, my 5yr old started Kindergarten,
    everything has just been busy, busy!
    Didn’t get a chance to go once.
    Seems all I have time to do is work at my job all week 8-5pm keep house work
    caught up, run errons, get ready and do it all over again the next day. I am definetly not complaining though, I am so very thankful to have a full time job, a beautiful daughter (who is my world)and a roof over our heads, and I can’t forget my wonderful mother, who advised me of this getaway, it would really be nice. The Crescent is a special place for me.

  100. I am a working mom and rarely get time just for me. If I were to win the girlfriends getaway, I would definitely take my mom with me for special time away, just the two of us!

  101. After being a stay at home mom of twins for eight years, I went back to work part time 6 months ago and joined the PTA board at my girls school. I do not know how working momma’s keep up with it all. I am a little overwhelmed and still trying to figure out how to juggle everything. I sure would love a weekend of spoiling!

  102. Sure I could use a get away! I just jog/walked my first 1/2 marathon so my training schedule has been taking up alot of my free time, could use some relaxation!

  103. Hi, What a wonderful give-away! I am not sure how well I will debate my need over the others but here is my try. I am a full time working mother of four ranging from 20 to 1 years old. In addition to being a working mom, I am also a wife, soccer mom, track mom, taxi, boo boo fixer, and night time tuck up kisser. I have never had time off from work and motherhood except when giving birth! I’ve had a full time job since 15 and I would love an oportunity to get away and have some fun! <3 Cinthia

  104. This is a womans dream come true. After raising 5 girls I know what a tireing day or week can feel like. I still take care of a family of 5, while they are at work I clean, cook, and do the Laundry, but I love helping out. This is my job. I would love to spend time in the spa with a friend and just TALK & RELAX.

  105. It’s hard to find “Mommy time”…and when you do find it, it’s hard not to feel guilty when taking it.
    Atleast if you win a free mini won’t feel so guilty 🙂

  106. Sounds like a great time to get away and relax with your best friend. Everyone needs that!

  107. When you’re a single mom it’s hard to find time to just sit and relax…I can’t remember the last time I just got to have a spa day and not worry about getting back to the babysitter to get my son.

  108. I would love a break from Football!! My boys keep us on the run almost every day of the week. My daughter just turned 17 yesterday and it would be great to have a Girls Getaway for just the two of us!! Thank you for this amazing giveaway!

  109. OH MY GOODNESS!!I have not had a vacation of any kind for 4 YEARS!!! Can you believe it!! Considering I’am a single mom raising 3 teenagers all by myself that is more like 40 years!! Please throw my name in and I will cross my fingers and toes!!

  110. I would love to win this girlfriend get away. I am a mother of 4 children and a wonderful husband of 18 years. I am also a full time second grade teacher. I feel like I am always responding to everyone else and their needs but never mine. Between making lunches, keeping up a house, laundry, driving kids around, planning meals, making dinners, applying bandaids, answering to mom or Mrs. Lisowski, lesson plans and the list goes on, there is never time to just sit and visit with a friend without the worry of what I should be doing. It is very hard to get away because we have no local family to rely on for a break or time away. My dearest friend and I always talk about getting together once a week to share “our journal”…what happended that week. However, our “journal” time is always with kids or husbands in tow. I would so adore time alone to share quality time with a friend and feel pampered without a clock to keep track of time. Thank you for the consideration for a fun get away!

  111. I would love to get away for the weekend. I have five children and I also work at a preschool with children. I love my family, but a nice relaxing weekend away would be very refreshing.

  112. Now that my own children are in college, I am constantly trying to find a way to reconnect with friends and make a life of my own again. A weekend away reconnecting with old friends sounds like the most relaxing thing I can think of and a great way to kick off the holidays!

  113. So excited to do something like this! Definitely have the need for it!! Stress free!

  114. I need a vacation! I would bring along my two grown daughters. I am a historican and would absolutely LOVE to stay at the Crescent….I have heard the stories and did a little research on my own…We all three work full time and my oldest daughter has a 2 year old son and attends grad school so her life is pretty hectic. I work 2 jobs and I NEED A BREAK…We certainly could not afford this little trip with the economy the way it is but it would be so very very nice to win it! My other daughter teaches kindergarten and so she deals with close to 20 5 years old every day of the week. She definitely could use a break. Please please consider us. Thank You.

  115. Sounds wonderful…How come guys always get weekends, but moms don’t ? this would be very nice.

  116. This is exactly what I need! 🙂 As a full time kindergarten teacher and a single mother of two I rarely have a minute to myself. I have also always wanted to stay at the Crecent, looks beautiful! I need girl time in a bad bad way! 🙂 Crossing my fingers! 🙂

  117. Sounds like lots of fun. Any and every mom is deserving of this. Thanks for all the fun give-a-ways. Since you said to include why I need this, I’ll tell you that I had 5 kids in 5 years, and the oldest is now 7. Homeschooling 3 of them has been quite a challenge this year while the younger two play and want my attention as well. Fun times, but it can wear a body down.

  118. Haven’t had a girls’ getaway in years (since having kids!), but would LOVE it! I love Eureka Springs but have never been to the spa or stayed at the Crescent. Would love to win this fantastic prize!

  119. I would love a girls getaway to Eureka Springs because with all the hats I wear each week, the hang with my girlfriends hat rarely get’s put on. The other hats I wear are…wife, stepmom to Lacey -17 and Alexis-10,sister, daughter, realestate broker with 17 listings, art gallery owner with over 30 artist on consigment, tourism chairman for Siloam chamber of commerse, 1 and 2 year old Sunday school teacher at Communnity Christian Fellowship in Siloam Springs, commitee member for WEllfest 2011, owner of 4 dogs and 2 cats. I could keeo listing things, but I need to call a girlfriend, to tell her to sign up too so incase she wins I can go with her!!!

  120. I am a mother of two, who has never been given the gift of relaxing for one weekend. Eureaka Springs would be the best place to do that.

  121. Hi, I sent in some comments but don’t see them along with the other moms. I just wanted to make sure that you received my entry. I love your site!


  122. Oh. My. Goodness. I weekend to myself with pampering? I think the most challenging part of this getaway would be deciding whether I should take my sister or my husband. I can’t think of any mama who couldn’t use this treat!

  123. I am blessed to have not one but four BFFs!We all have boys around the same age and all get along amazingly. It is so hard to find “grownup” time away from the kids, and when we do there is usually a husband around! Would love to take them ALL for a pampering weekend, but if I had to choose one I would have to flip a coin because they are all so special!

  124. A weekend away from my little one?? That is a rare thing, though I only have the one little guy! My 2 year old is the light of my life but I, like everyone else, find that I meet myself coming and going between work, my child, his school, my husband. It would be absolutely fabulous to have a weekend get-a-way to pamper myself. Every girl needs that!!!

  125. A weekend away….though it would be hard, it would be much needed. I would for sure take my mother as she has been with me every step of the way. After taking 6 years of medication and every doctor appointment imaginable, I finally became pregnant through IVF. I thought the hard part was over, but boy was I wrong. At 32 weeks I went into labor and had my son prematurely. To keep this short, I spent every day, all day and most of the night in the Willow Creek NICU for 8 weeks straight. Once he was released, we finally thought we would get to have our lives back to normal, but then I ended up in the ER and had to have my gallbladder removed. So needless to say the last 3 months have been extremely stressfull, and though I will miss being with my son during the weekend I feel that not only would it do me good to have a stress free weekend, it would be good for my son becuase that I believe that babies can feel when you’re tense, stressed, sad, and happy.

    Thank you.

  126. My daughter just got married and moved to Boston. We only had 2 months to pull of the wedding of her dreams. It was amazing! More than she could have dreamed which makes me happy. But, I need a rest! This getaway would be a wonderful blessing!

  127. My girlfriend and I are both night shift workers. Due to work, family obligations, and volunteer work with Girl Scouts and our children’s school we could really use some pampering. We’d like to be taken care of for a change. LOL

  128. I think all of us Mamas need a getaway, even for one night, me included. We tend to make sure everyone else is taken care of and we are last on the list. I would love to get away from a messy house and my giant to do list and simply enjoy being with a close friend! What a dream!

  129. I would love to win this! I am a stay at home mama of three girls; an almost-six-year-old, a four-and-a-half-year-old, and a twenty month old. I am also pregnant with my fourth baby and due in mid-December. I have been trying to find some way to have a night alone with my husband before the baby comes–we’ve never been away from our girls together for even one night! I would love to be able to surprise him with a getaway for just the two of us before a newborn takes over our lives–again! 🙂 I know it’s supposed to be a girlfriend getaway, but if I could choose anyone, I would choose my husband!!

  130. A break would be so wonderful. I am a stay at home mom of a 2 year old little boy and am 10 weeks pregnant. I spend the majority of my days chasing around my son all while being sick with morning sickness and the dreaded headaches that come along with it. What I wouldn’t give to have a night away with my bestfriend (who is also pregnant) to get away and relax! It would be extremely enjoyed!!

  131. I would love to get away and maybe rekindle a friendship that has been strained for a number of years. A 2 year old and a six month old keep me pretty busy!

  132. I could sooooooo use a getaway weekend. I have 3 children, 20 yrs old, 7 yrs old, and 5 yrs old. Our 5 year old was born with Down syndrome and a heart condition (we found out when I was 4 months Pregant and it was such a trying time). She had open heart surgery when she was 10 months old and is doing much better now. We still have our struggles….oh how I wish she would start talking. I know God gave her to me for a reason and I love her with all my heart. We live in Arkansas with our closest family in Oregon or Florida,so we never get any help with the kiddos. I am currently in a seperation from my husband and have recently made the decision to go back to school to earn my degree so I can support myself if necessary. I barely ever get a night out, let alone a weekend getaway. I can only imagine what it would be like to be pampared with a spa getaway….simply dreamy.

  133. It’s probably getting old for y’all to hear about- but I’m 39 y/o and PREGNANT- I need a spa day! =) I’m at 30 weeks today, think the Dr. will let me go that far if I should, by some miracle, win? I might have to take my hubs instead of my girlfriend, because of the pregnancy concerns?
    Y’all come up with the best giveaways! Thanks for looking out for all the Moms here in NWA!! XoXoX

  134. I am entering this contest not for me but for my mom. She is my best friend and we use to go alot of places together. My grandpa (her dad)had a stroke and heart attack this spring, my grandmother has a muscular disease and can barley walk sorry to say she is getting worse daily. My grandpas heart is failing and he is not strong enough for surgery. To keep them from going into a home my mom and dad moved in with my grandparents to take care of them. She never gets to go anywhere anymore because she is caring for them. I would love to win this trip to take her away and relax for a few hours. She has sacrificed for me and now her mom and dad. I would love to be able to take her and get away and have some mother daughter time again. I just watched a doctor Oz about people who cared for the elderly and how stressfull it is. You can hear it in my moms voice that she needs a break. Sincerly Misty Ann Wilbur

  135. Sounds great! As a mother of four, a getaway is always needed! I would take my nearest and dearest friend…my Mom! Thanks!

  136. My daughter, India, is turning 18 this coming week and is her senior year of high school. She has worked so hard all of her school career to get ready for college and to hopefull get needed funds for college. She has been so stressed the past couple of years and wanted to give throw in the towel. I’d love to be able to do this trip as a mother daughter event. I have also had many weepy moments, thinking of her leaving the nest. Every moment that I spend with her is so treasured.

  137. I would love to win this.. A mom of a 7 year old and a very motivated 2 year old, and I have just opened my own local business. I would take my sister, a mom to a 21 year old and a 19 year old. She also owns her own business with her husband. A get away would be a great time to visit with my sister and spend some quality time together!

  138. As we grow up and become moms time with grown up is all the more special. There is so little time with each other with out the little voices constantly interrupting that a friends get away is something to be treasured.

  139. As women, we definitely neglect this area because we are so worried about taking care of our families and everyone else around us. A “just because”trip with girlfriends would be awesome!

  140. A whole night sleep uninterupted…I dream of that, then my 2 and half year old wakes me up (she STILL doesn’t sleep through the night)The peace and quiet of a getaway would be wonderful. Between my husband and 3 girls it’s a rarity to take a moment, much less a whole night to focus on just me.

  141. Well, I’m a mother of two and I work full time. Do I need to say anything else? There just is no time for me! I’m not complaining, but to sleep late and leisurely get up and have a day to myself sounds awesome!!

  142. I would love a short getaway and I would take my stressed out daughter..a single mom of 3…always on the go..sometimes over does it and ends up sick..

  143. Relaxation, pampering, food, and peace time!!! Wow!! I am in need of that very much so! I am new to the area and I raise 4 boys and 1 girl all under the age of 11! (somehow I end up with neighborhood kids as well!)They are my love and happiness and I wouldn’t change it for anything in the world! I love my kids, all the kids, so much. I think all moms deserve a great getaway!! CALGON TAKE ME AWAY!!!

  144. Moved here two years ago and I have thrown my life into work and my family. I haven’t had a night or even a weekend for myself. I would love to feel special and have time with my friends…..just one more time!

  145. full-time job, two boys to taxi all over, house to clean, dinners to cook, lunches to make, shopping to do, hubby in Army, need a little break to remember how to breathe!

  146. I am a mom of four. Two are grown and on their own. I have two boys at home ages, 10 and 13. Their father works on the road most of the year. I have a full-time job and go to school full-time, throughout the year. The boys also are involved in extra-curricular activities that take up alot of our time as well. We are on the go all the time and never feel as if I ever have any time to myself. Would love the opportunity to get away and have a day all to myself!! Thanks for the opportunity!

  147. I have 3children and the ages are spread out. My oldest is 11 years old and she doesn’t see me taking care of myself because I’m so busy with everyone else. She has taken the back burner for sure and while she has time for me now I would love to win this and take her before she starts getting busy and doesn’t have time for her mom, plus I want her to know you should always care for yourself………

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