A sweet Mother’s Day giveaway for 2021

Happy Monday, mamas! It’s the week leading up to one of the best days of the year — Mother’s Day. And this week we’ve got a local giveaway designed to celebrate Northwest Arkansas moms.

The pandemic has been hard in so many different ways, but one of the ways it has impacted women and mothers the most is how it kept us away from each other for so long. And if you’ve been a mom for more than five minutes, you KNOW how much we all need the friendship and support of our fellow mamas. These are the women who help us make it through the rough days, who tell us it’s going to be okay, who reassure us that we’re good moms even when we doubt ourselves.

So that’s why you’re going to LOVE this week’s giveaway we’re doing in partnership with our sponsor Yum Yo’s Frozen Treats. We’re giving away a Mama Party! The winner (chosen at random) will get to invite several friends to join her at Yum Yo’s for a fun Mama Celebration. Cue the confetti!

You and your besties can gather at either of the two Yum Yo’s locations (Rogers at the Pinnacle Hills Promenade Mall or in Fayetteville at the Northwest Arkansas Mall) and have frozen yogurt or parfaits or Italian ice or gelato or even a Starbucks Frappucino blended with frozen yogurt (called FroYocinno). Yum Yo’s is now under new management, and the menu is so BIG. Some of the other things you’ll find on the menu include Dole Whips, Red Bull power slushes, fruit smoothies, floats, and speciality frozen yogurt pies. Even your pickiest friends will find something they love.

There ARE non-gluten, dairy-free and vegan options on the menu, so don’t worry about dietary restrictions. They’ve got you covered.

Speaking of getting covered, one of our favorite parts of a trip to Yum Yo’s is standing in front of that glorious wall of toppings and deciding which ones we want to use to cover our frozen yogurt. That colorful wall has more than 60 options! SIXTY! Here’s just a partial list of some of the toppings you’ll find:

  • candies
  • sprinkles
  • gummies
  • fresh fruit
  • popping boba
  • granola
  • nuts
  • cereal varieties
  • cookie crumbles
  • cheesecake bites
  • cookie dough
  • hot fudge
  • coconut
  • syrups
  • sauces
  • whipped cream


You can either make this a giveaway a “mamas-only” kind of party, or tell your mama friends to bring the kids along. It’s up to you. You’ll have a $100 gift card to spend while you’re there, so that should cover the treats of up to 12 people!


If you’d love to win this Yum Yo’s Mama Party for you and several friends, scroll down to the bottom of the post and past the comments posted by other moms. Then write a quick comment telling us something you appreciate and admire about one of your mama friends (or your own mom).

I’ll go first. One of the things I love most about my fellow mama and nwaMotherlode co-founder (Shannon) is how she leads with kindness in everything she does. She feels things so deeply — for her family, her friends, animals (including strays), and even complete strangers in the news. I always know that when I’m talking to her, she really CARES.

You can also email your answer to us at giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com.


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We’ll draw the winner at random on Friday, May 7, 2021! Good luck!



  1. I appreciate the selfless sacrifice daily to put the kids needs before their own.

  2. The thing I admire most about one of my daughter’s friend’s mom is that she seems to enjoy the busyness of all the activities of her three kids and never appears stressed or that she’d rather spend her weekends any other way. She seems to live each moment to its fullest!

  3. I need a mom party! I lost my mom in January. I even more so value the community of other moms as the place for advice and ideas that was my go to is now gone. Other moms strengthen each other to persevere through the good and bad days. So thankful for my “mom squad”

  4. I appreciate and admire my mom friends for a million reasons.. they cheer you on, forgive often, don’t judge and make me laugh even when I may feel like crying… mom friends just get it.. and I am so thankful for each and everyone of them.. I have had so many mom friends who have entered my life at exactly the right time and continue to be there day in and day out. Mamas rock!!

  5. My mom friends talk me off of the ledge on a weekly basis. Being a mom is such a challenge sometimes, and it is easy to feel like you aren’t doing something right. My mom friends help me realize that there is no “perfect” in parenting, and that my kids are going to be just fine even if I slip up here and there. Plus, they know how to sneak in the wine!

  6. My friend Courtney was my source of information when pregnant, postpartum, and now with a toddler. I can’t imagine going through motherhood without her.

  7. I will always admire my mom’s advice when I was having problems: “It will work out, just give it a couple of days.”

  8. I love my mama friends. They are selfless and caring and will drop anything to help out another mama. We don’t have family in the area so they are my family.

  9. I think something I look for and value in my most treasured mom friends is that they have really struggled with the hard things in life and really thought and felt and loved through both the good and the painful things—I call them Velveteen Friends, like the Velveteen Rabbit. They are hard to find but so very worth the becoming real together.

  10. I love my mama friends because they are always there for me and my kiddos!

  11. There are so many reasons I love and need my momma
    Friends!! They’re always there through thick and thin, to cheer you on or pick you up, for your triumphs and failures and everything in between.

  12. I admire my mom for being generous even when she didn’t have much to give.

  13. My momma friends are amazing. We are all raising teenagers right now so we lean on each other during good and bad times. They are all there when I need them. Friends are the best.

  14. I admire my mother for being someone I always feel comfortable around. She never judges me and accepts who I am. She is always a “JOY” to be around! (Her name is Joy)😊

  15. I admire the mom friends that don’t feel stressed about having other kids over at their house. I want to me more like that!

  16. I admire how my friends have stuck by me through hard times. Always there to lend a hand!

  17. I love how my friends don’t judge when things go wrong or my children act out. We all have hard days and we stick by each other through them all.

  18. I love how my mom went from a “girl mom” to being G.G. to 3 boys so well. And that there are plenty of “vintage toys” to play with at her house!

  19. Something I admire about my own mom is how much she cares for others. She goes out of her way to help others–even when she is tired and stressed about her own “stuff.” She is an amazing human!

  20. I love that my own mom has always done so much for our family and made it a priority to pray for us and celebrate each person’s birthday with a home cooked meal and the individual’s favorite dessert!

  21. I have a friend who is SO good at including me in plans. I’m an introvert and have such a hard time making plans or reaching out to others, and she’s amazing at making sure I’m not left out.

  22. The thing that I always admired the most about my mom was that she always put my siblings and me first. She would always do without to make sure we didn’t have to.

  23. I love my mom friends. Even when we get busy with our crazy family schedules and don’t always find time to get together they are just a text away and it’s easy to pick up where we left off.

  24. My mom friends keep me feeling blessed to be a mom and knowing that I’m not the only one who feels this way or that way… it’s the most wonderful gift in the world to be a mom!! So thankful I have friends to share it with!!

  25. I admire all my mama friends in how much love and dedication they give to their kids.

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