Giveaway: Win a spa day!

We know how busy the holidays were, so we’re thinking a little time at the spa would do a mama some good. So if that sounds wildly appealing to you, we’ve got a way for you to win a spa day FREE of charge. We’re calling this a “Win-Win Spa Giveaway” because, by participating, you can help your favorite mom-friendly business win something, too.

THE SPA DAY PACKAGE: We’ll select a winner at random at the end of the week, and that very lucky mama will win the following oh-so-wonderful package called the “I.M. Loving It Package”  from I.M. Spa:

  • A one-hour I.M. Swedish Massage (Long, flowing strokes toward the heart relax you while stimulating circulation, relieving muscle spasms and relieving stress)
  • I.M. the Queen Facial (Steam, scrub, mask and moisturize with Queen Esther essential oils chosen for their specific line-reducing qualities)
  • I.M. Focused for the feet (Salt glow, steam towels and mud wrap for the feet)
  • I.M. into Paraffin (Relaxing warm paraffin dip for smoothing and soothing the hands)

Sounds heavenly, doesn’t it?

HOW TO ENTER: As most of you know, we launched a brand new “Mom’s Choice Business Directory” back in September. Although there are already several businesses in the directory, we’re still in the process of adding businesses as well as comments about those businesses from real moms, just like you.

When a business buys expanded space in our Motherlode business directory, we put LOTS of info in there about them, in addition to the standard name, address, phone number. The businesses with expanded listings also get a link to their web page, a description of what they do or sell, and — best of all — a real testimonial written by a local mom. They are also automatically listed near the top of the page so that users see their information first. The value of an expanded listing for a business is $708, and the listing stays up for the entire year.

To throw your name in the hat for the spa day, just click the orange comment button below and nominate one of your favorite mom-friendly businesses in Northwest Arkansas. And one of these mom-recommended businesses will win a FREE year-long listing in our business directory!

A “mom-friendly” business is one that has excellent service and/or products and consistently makes you feel as though you’ve been taken care of as a customer. It might be your nail salon, your favorite gift shop, your butcher shop, or your kid’s preschool. It could be any type of business, as long as it’s one that you have used and liked. The only stipulation is that it be located within Northwest Arkansas.

You can also email us the name of your favorite business along with a brief explanation of what you like about that business. Send your email entries to us at

HOW TO INCREASE YOUR ODDS: As always, you’ll score extra entries for helping us spread the word about this week’s spa day giveaway. So email your friends about the giveaway and you’ll get an extra chance to win for every friend you tell. (You may also want to send an email about it to your favorite business so they’ll know you nominated them to win the free expanded listing in our business directory. They will LOVE you for it. All businesses thrive on what we call good “word-of-Mom”.)

Be sure to read the comments posted by other moms because you may just find out about some great local businesses that you didn’t know about before. Read the comments by clicking the orange comment button and then scrolling up. (You can still read the comments, even if you choose not to post one yourself.)

The winner of the spa day will be chosen AT RANDOM. The business who wins the free expanded listing in our business directory will be the one with the most nominations from local moms. So think about which business you think deserves the kudos, and then click on the comment button and start typing! We’ll select the winning mama (at random) and the winning business on Friday.

Good luck!

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  1. I’m a huge fan of Terra Tots for environmentally friendly baby and kid gear as well as items for pregnant and nursing mommies!!! If you are looking for kid friendly places to eat Chick fil a and Flying Burrito are two of my favorite!!!

  2. Boingo Bounce is a great new place in Fayetteville. They made my daughter’s 4th birthday party super easy!

  3. I must agree with another comment–we LOVE Chick-Fil-A. Especially their theme nights like “Princess Night” for my 2 little girls to get dressed up for dinner!

  4. My favorite nail place is Professional Nails at the Promenade Mall. LOC is a wonderful nail tech. He treats all his customer’s like they are in a very Elite salon in a big city.
    Please try him out!

  5. I had my daughter’s birthday party at Fastlane in Rogers and it was so wonderful. There’s nothing like the stress of trying to entertain a bunch of 4 year olds and by the time the party is over, you missed a lot of it. Well, Fastlane took care of EVERYTHING and I got to actually enjoy the party and take pictures and all the kids had a blast!

  6. World Gym on Regional Airport road takes great of my kids while I workout. I must admit, sometimes I am motivated to exercise just so I can be kid free for an hour!

  7. Accents Salon – the best place, everyone is so friendly, outstanding customer service, I would love to work for Ms Alice!

  8. I love Red Shoe for dance needs. The service is good and they have fair prices.
    I nominate Red Shoe for a free listing!

  9. What a great idea! I love the idea of some pampering, and also boosting a local business. I will suggest Once Upon A Child resale store as a “mom-friendly” place. There is an area set aside for little ones to play while you shop, and obviously the idea of saving money on kids’ clothing is ALWAYS a great idea. The staff is always great too.

  10. A family fave for us is Rick’s Bakery. We could sit for hours in fascination watching their talented “cake artists” at the large observation window. It’s like being in our own episode of “Cake Boss” without the drama! Snacking on a yummy bakery treat while watching makes the experience perfect!

  11. Our youngest had surgery at Mercy Medical center when he was 7 months old. They were SO nice. The nurses all fought over who was going to get to pamper him. Great experience!

  12. My Daughter, Ava-Sophia and I LOVE Riff-Raff
    on the square. We always find fabulous items
    and get tons of artistic inspiration!

  13. I have been getting my hair cut by Sarah Ausmus since I was about 4 years old and now I take my son to her shop Sarah’s Styles in Bentonville and he just loves her. She is soo nice and has been a great friend of my whole family for so long.

  14. I have really enjoyed the services at tramps salon in the past – and now my favorite hair stylist has moved there.

  15. Roller City in Springdale
    My son had his birthday party here last year and it was wonderful. It was not even a private party and they gave him lots of personal attention and really made him feel special. I was very pleased with the price and the customer service!

  16. Shelby Lynn’s Cake Shoppe…I have had several cakes made there and have even stopped and picked up petit fours. I’ve always been happy. Springdale is lucky to have them here and they brighten our downtown area. I’d love for them to stay around.

  17. As for hair salons I’ll have to go with White Lotus in Fayetteville. Brian is Awesome!!! Love that place!
    As for kid friendly place to eat FunCity! They are super nice & cheap! My son loves it there! 🙂

  18. Once Upon A Child has to be the kindest, mama-friendly place in town! They always have a smile on their face and even have a special place for kids to play while mama shops!

  19. Nine monthes after is a great place to get gently used items for little ones

  20. Kate Austin- My new favorite gift shop!! I love Kate Austin so much! I can get something for all the women in my life (including myself) there! Cute and personalized it’s wonderful!

  21. I agree with the others who said Chick-Fil-A. They have a great playground and even give you wet wipes and the children’s sticky placemats! Can’t beat that!

  22. (Since two people have mentioned Once Upon A Child, which I agree is a great store and indispensable in my resolution to buy secondhand whenever possible, I will go ahead with my nomination, even though it has also been made already:) TERRA TOTS is a wonderful locally owned and run business with enviro-friendly toys and gear. I managed to get my daughter into cloth diapers after attending one of their workshops, and they took the diapers back two years later (for store credit or cash) when we were done!

  23. I am a little partial to vintage virgo 🙂 We completely cater to moms. We sell amazing brands like Kicky Pants but also carry lines from stay at home moms across the country.

    Thanks Angie for the great comment!

  24. Enve salon in Fayetteville is fantastic! They cut everyone’s hair in our house, including my very difficult 4 year-old and my husband. They do a great job and are very talented. And, if you want to make an afternoon of it, they also do mani/pedis 🙂

  25. C & C Design and Interiors – We decorate your home any time of the year, offer stage decorating, and also offer interior design and draw custom houseplans at a great price.

  26. My favorite mom-friendly business in Fayetteville is Harp’s Bakery. I am always so happy with anything we buy, and I am especially impressed with all of the Birthday cakes I have ordered there. They are yummy and beautiful! ‘Couldn’t be more pleased.

  27. I want to nominate the Metabolic Center. I know many new moms and moms that have joined and LOVE the results. It is a great way to reclaim a healthy lifestyle and has great counselors/moms to be there to cheer you on along the way!

  28. I took my daughter to a party at The Little Gym. All of the toddlers and preschoolers had a blast. I am planning on having our little girl’s party there now.

  29. This single mom goes to school full time while raising two children. She never has a minute to herself and is deffinitely deserving.

  30. For a great haircut and salon services I recommend Michele King at Hairlines. They have locations in Downtown Rogers and in Village on the Creeks Athletic Club.

  31. I absolutely love Dilly Dally’s Toy Store in Pinnacle! They always have what I’m looking for, and wrap gifts for free! I bought almost all my child’s Christmas toys there, and didn’t have to worry about wrapping at all. Any time I’ve gotten a gift for a birthday party, the gift was a hit! They are so friendly and helpful, and I always hate leaving.

  32. For a great manicure and pedicure and amazing friendly service check out Cindy’s Nails in Rogers on Pleasant Grove behind Chick fil a. Cindy is wonderful and her girls are so friendly. What a great place to go.

  33. I love how friendly the staff is at Chick Fil A! I have a one and three year old and they always offer to help carry my tray to my table when my hands are already full without the food. They have balloons for my children to take home and a great place to play inside when the weather is not so great. It is a great place to meet a friend for lunch too. You can sit and watch your children have fun and catch up with a friend you haven’t seen in a while. Now that is multi tasking!

  34. I love The Little Gym and had the best party for my little girl there. I wish they had one in Fayetteville instead of Rogers. 😉 I would love to win the spa package!!!

  35. I nominate Chick-fil-a on sixth street — fantastic service! Also, Terra Tots, Osegueras in Fayetteville (great place for kids — they bring my kids orders as we walk in), Boingo Bounce, and Fayetteville Creative School!

    Hope I win — could USE it!

    Erin Cohen

  36. I have recently fell in love with “For the monster”. The owner, Gena is so very nice and VERY knowledgable. They have every kind of cloth diaper you can think of so you can try different brands out to make sure you make the best choice.
    The store is full of diapers, kids clothes, slings, toys, and other fun stuff.
    I just can’t say enough great stuff about it, we all LOVE for the monster!

  37. I love, love Once Upon a Child. Doug, the owner, is always quick to greet my son by name. He and his staff are always very helpful, and very friendly!

  38. I love For the Monster! Great selection, awesome customer service. Gena (the owner) is so helpful and talks to everyone like a friend. Some other Cloth Diaper stores are a little uppity, but not FtM. I absolutly love it!

  39. Hands down For the monster, Gena the owner is so friendly and very knowledgable. They carry every kind of cloth diaper around so you can see them all and ask questions and the store is very kid friendly. We just love it!!

  40. I have to throw Signed Sealed Delivered into the mix. Their scrapbook crop room is my favorite mom’s night out spot. I love that I can go and enjoy a creative night with my best friend in a comfortable space and if we are hungry, we can walk to one of the adjacent restaurants for dinner. It’s also a great place to get unusual upscale gifts and not have to worry about the wrapping paper!

  41. I like taking my son to Kutting Krew in Farmington for his haircuts. He does great sitting in the airplane chair and watching cartoons.

  42. I nominate Chick-Fil-A! My children love the play area, and I love the food! They are so kid-friendly! I love the kids placemats, hand wipes, and little cups of fruit loops to occupy the kids while waiting for their meal! And the staff is always so friendly, especially at the one on Walnut in Rogers!!

  43. I absolutely LOVE What My Eyes Have Seen Photography. I met them about 2 years ago and fell in love with them. They are so creative, willing to go and do what ever you can dream up. Their prints are fabulous, and the best part… extremely reasonable pricing for the over the top quality of product and service. They are so fun to work with. My kids love going to take pictures becuase Brian makes it so much fun for them.

  44. Fun City Pizza is a great place to let the kids run off excess energy without having to worry about them much

  45. 9 Months Later in Springdale, resale shop. I usually do pretty good bringing my gently used kids clothing etc. And I can usually find a little something for my children.

  46. I love Family Matters in downtown Rogers. It is a great place to find a handmade baby or grown-up gift. They feature handmade items by several different local moms.

  47. I love the children’s section at Nightbird Books on Dickson Street in Fayetteville . . . a nice place to hang out, plus they have a great selection of books, puppets and other gifts. . . plus free gift wrapping!

  48. I nominate Kaleidoscope Dance in Bentonville. My 5 year old has learned sooo much in the 4 months since she started and the owner Laine treats us all like part of her family. We love it!

  49. Chic-Fil-A is an easy place to spend a fun time with food and play. Great for kids and parents. Kids can play and Parents and talk! Love that they are closed on Sundays so families can go to church and to have a day off.

  50. My favorite place would be Fun City Pizza. My kids always have a blast there and they always have great deals!!

  51. self-promotion for Terra Tots!
    We strive to provide sensible cloth diaper options + a selection of local products including apparel, body products, and diapers. Thanks for the nice mentions ladies.

  52. The website I truly enjoy is Vintage Virgo. I think the selection of baby and toddler items are great!

  53. Shopping at Terra Tots is a wonderful experience. To begin with it is very momma/baby/child friendly. I wish every place that sold momma/baby products were! The first time I went in there I had an idea of what I wanted but knew nothing about all the product options or how to use the product. The staff educated me on the products and even showed me how to use the product (Moby wrap, specifically). The were very patient as I wrapped and rewrapped until I had it down. I was even able to to try the wrap with my baby right there on the spot. I knew before purchasing whether this product would work for me. I could have oredered the same product online but this personal experience made it worth the trip into “town”.

  54. TerraTots has been a wonderful aid to me since becoming a mom. Also they host the LeLecheLeauge meetings with is also supporting the community. I nominate them.

  55. Nine Months Later (North Spdl on 71B) is terrific for new and used kids items. My son loves to go with me. He calls it the Toy Store. And I love IM Spa too!

  56. Bordinos!
    I know you will agree, since I frequently see you pair giveaways with a dinner from Bordinos!
    From being a former employee, I can tell you, they are as good as they look and act. They are a tremendous, local business who deserves all the recognition and treats they can get.

  57. Terra Tots Natural Parenting in Fayetteville! Their workshops and staff are always helpful, and I love being able to get my hands on their toys and diapering products locally rather than ordering online and hoping I get what I think I’m getting.

  58. Dime’s meat market in Springdale is definitely a mom friendly business. They are all friendly, package or cut your selections how you want, AND they offer to carry your purchase to your car. The meats are fresh and don’t have the added “junk” the supermarkets have. They have been around for years and it is no wonder why. Did I mention they’ll carry your purchase to your car?

  59. I have to nominate Dinner Divas!! Elli is a WONDERFUL cook!!! I love to stock my freezer with her food! As all of us moms know, sometimes life gets crazy & it’s awesome to just be able to pull out a meal from the freezer, throw it in the oven & presto, DINNER’S ready!

  60. Lowell Chiropractic and Health is amazing! They are a wholelistic chiropractor and are esp. great for overworked Moms with sore muscles. They also work on pregnant women, babies and children! My kids get adjusted every couple weeks! Check them out at Also, they have the best vitamin C/Zinc lozenges to keep us healthy in the winter!

  61. I vote for Lowell Chiropractic and Health! I woke up one morning, and could not hold my 2 year old or stand with any pressure on my hip and leg. I called them and they got me in immediately and within 10 mins of walking in the door, I was back to my normal self!

  62. Lowell Chiropractic. They have been awesome to my family. We go in for regular appointment.

  63. Lowell Chiropractic and Health for SURE!!!!! I got in two car accidents within a month of eachother (a teenager on a cell phone and a deer), and Dr. Moore has helped me TREMENDOUSLY. I used to have back pain every day and now it’s only every once in a while. I’m still treating and have no doubt that I will be back to normal by the end of it. My husband, mother and father all go get adjusted there now. Not only does Dr. Moore help with my back pain, but she’s also my new personal consultant on vitamins and supplements. There aren’t enough compliments in the world for their wonderful customer service and approach to healing. After being a patient there for nearly 4 months, I’ve really developed a friendship with everyone there and cannot commend them enough on the excellent work they do.

  64. The store that came to mind first for me was Family Matters in Downtown Rogers. The owners are a wonderful Christian family that goes out of their way to make each customer feel welcome. They have so many cute, unique gift items in store for babies, toddlers, moms, friends–and they are almost all made by local moms! I love buying handmade and supporting our downtown businesses!

  65. I have to nominate Lowell Chiropractic and Health. Dr. Moore is the bestand she can relate to the stresses of motherhood and how easy it can be for a mom to lose focus on her own health. The clinic not only offers releif from muscle aches, pain, and tightness, but also nutritional counseling to help with fatigue, a healthy immune system, and over all engergy. No mom has any spare time for getting sick and lets face it, we all need help with energy.

  66. Lowell Chiropractic and Health! They have put me on the right track on getting healthier and feeling better with supplements and monthly adjustments. The staff is very knowledgable and wonderful to work with!

  67. Lowell Chiropractic and Health helped me when my back was in acute pain and I felt better immediately and my pain was totally gone in 2 days.

  68. When I was pregnant, the adjustments really helped me feel back to normal from the pregnancy aches and pains!

  69. simply organized of NWA is a great help in reducing clutter and staying ahead of the organizing game

  70. Lowell Chiropractic and Health, I live in Huntsville and I drive over to get my family adjusted!

  71. I want to enter in the Spa contest. My Mom Friendly busness is mad Pizza.

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