The Motherload Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:00:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Amy’s Notebook 09.17.14 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:00:01 +0000 Yarn Garland via Design ImprovisedSource: Design Improvised   DIY yarn garlands – so simple and sweet! Bring on the red lipstick. Why rest takes courage- I needed this. Go ahead, have another cup of coffee! The most stylish micro-apartments- sometimes you just don’t need more space. Why cucumber is the new baguette.   Source: Dine & Dish   Chocolate […]]]> 0 Easy DIY Homework Stations Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:00:46 +0000 DIY-Homework-Station-Header*This post is sponsored by the Post-it Brand. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I’m so excited to be working with Post-it Brand for back-to-school and today I want to showcase a fun way to create a DIY Homework Station that is perfect for small spaces utilizing some of my favorite Post-it Products. Since […]]]> 0 Apron Full of Giveaways 09.16.14 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:55:42 +0000 Owl Apron via Etsy2Source: Spicy Aprons,  $35.99   Welcome to our Apron Full of Giveaways! I hope everyone is having a great week this week! As we do each week, here is our round-up of giveaways for our readers. We hope that this is beneficial to you and your family! Please let us know if you guys win […]]]> 0 5 Ways to Teach Kids Money Management Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:00:44 +0000 5 Ways to Teach Kids Money ManagementFrom our money & finance contributor, Kelly Whalen. Teaching kids to manage money can be a challenge, but with a little planning you can share lifelong skills that will help the kids in your life live a richer life. 5 Ways to Teach Kids Money Management   1. Give an Allowance Allowances are useful tools that […]]]> 0 It’s the 3 Little Things: Better Mornings Edition Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:00:13 +0000 she-reads-truthHappy Friday! Geesh, sorry about the Charlie Brown edition last week, but thank you guys for your encouraging words and prayers. When my mom called me on Saturday she insisted I go to the doctor. And, yes, I am a 36 year-old woman who still needs her mother’s encouragement to go to the doctor. Turned […]]]> 0 Freebie Friday September 12, 2014 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:00:06 +0000 freebie fridayHappy Freebie Friday, everyone! We would like to thank Couponing 101 for assisting us with our freebies each week for loads of deals, savings, and freebies! This week on MomAdvice, Mary is sharing 5 ways to date your husband in the fall that takes advantage of all the season has to offer. And I’m showing a terrific way […]]]> 0 We Will Never Forget Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:23:52 +0000 George-Pataki-Quote-On-That-Terrible-DayPin It]]> 0 Giveaway & Review: ThisLife by Shutterfly Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:00:16 +0000 this-life-shutterfly-app-tutorial-6This post is sponsored by Shutterfly, Inc. in partnership with Resourceful Mom Media. I have been working a long time on my storytelling through photos.  It has been an evolution as I master my camera and work on capturing more authentic moments in our life.  I go through stages where I rely completely on my […]]]> 0 Amy’s Notebook 09.10.14 Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:00:47 +0000 Hello Fall Printable via Nest of PosiesSource: Nest of Posies   Loving this hello beautiful fall printable. Glam-rock chain cuffs would be a fun DIY for my fashion capsule project. Frugal and adorable bobby pin storage. Love this peek at a barn restoration (and the realness of updating your space). How to ask your kids about their school day – I […]]]> 0 Make a Guest Room Welcome Basket (With 5 FREE Printables) Tue, 09 Sep 2014 11:00:18 +0000 Make-A-Guest-Room-Welcome-Basket-3This post is sponsored on behalf of BHG at Walmart. With the holidays just around the corner, now is a great time to begin preparing your home for guests. Since we live in a smaller home, we have never had the luxury of having a guest room in our house since every inch of our […]]]> 0