The Motherload Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:25:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 It’s the 3 Little Things: Holiday Shopping, a Ghostly Tale, & a Tired Eye Cure Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:05:05 +0000 the-dead-filesHappy Friday, friends! I can’t believe that I am taking a real vacation from the blog! I really need to get back to center with my people so I will be out of the office December 13th-28th! I have a date with this book (have you read it? I can’t put it down!!) and an ambitious […]]]> 0 Gluten-Free Cranberry Orange Morning Buns Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:00:01 +0000 Gluten-Free Cranberry Orange Rolls RecipeFrom our food contributor, Shaina Olmanson. A recipe for gluten-free breakfast rolls with cranberries and an orange-infused sugar swirl and icing that drips between the cracks and glazes deep into the seams. Last winter my mother-in-law was diagnosed with celiac disease. As she faced uncertainty in feeding herself after a lifetime of from-scratch baking with wheat […]]]> 0 Freebie Friday December 12, 2014 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:00:49 +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 I share some DIY Holiday Mantel Decorating Ideas and some sweet holiday fashion for your kids from Crazy8. I’m also excited to share with you two year-end […]]]> 0 Shine On During the Holidays With Crazy 8 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:00:04 +0000 crazy-8-holiday-line-6This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Crazy 8. Each holiday I get my kids new outfits to parade around to our annual family functions.  With an extended family of our size and two sides living in one town, you better believe there is a lot of parading for us.  Since […]]]> 0 Amy’s Notebook 12.10.14 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:00:08 +0000 Inspired Stairways via The Inspired RoomSource: The Inspired Room I love a Christmas staircase with style. Reasons to run your slow cooker at night. 14 health & fitness gadgets worth giving. 3 ways to DIY dough ornaments. Things to do before before the holidays that you’ll thank yourself for later. How to make cheap wine taste good. Noted. An inspiring minimalist […]]]> 0 The MomAdvice Top Ten of 2014 (Some Behind-the-Scenes Hilarity Too) Tue, 09 Dec 2014 11:00:22 +0000 Amy Clark HeadshotFriends, I just want to say a quick thank you for another year of great fun. Next month I celebrate my 11th year in this business and it is still incredible to me that a job I made up (I mean, I really did!) had such staying power. Did I ever think I would still […]]]> 0 Apron Full of Giveaways 12.09.14 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 10:55:27 +0000 Rudolf Apron via EtsySource: Kitsch N Style,  $36.00   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 […]]]> 0 My Top Ten Books of 2014 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 11:00:25 +0000 Top-Books-2014I still have one more month of reading to go, but I always like to deliver my top ten reads to you for holiday giving and for you to enjoy reading over your holiday break. I have read 47 books so far this year and I read so many incredible books that it is a […]]]> 0 DIY Holiday Mantel Decorating Ideas Mon, 08 Dec 2014 10:30:03 +0000 diy-holiday-mantel-decorating-ideas-header  I can’t believe that the holidays are upon us and, if you are anything like me, the house is just begging you to decorate it for the season. I love beautiful holiday decorations, but I prefer simplicity, affordability, and smart investments that can be used over and over again. In our house, for example, […]]]> 0 It’s the 3 Little Things: Easy Bun Makers, Perfectly Airbrushed, & Blueberry Happiness Fri, 05 Dec 2014 15:26:30 +0000 revlon-photoready-skin-lights-trioHappy Friday, friends! It was another busy week of crafting and decking the halls at our house. I also stayed up far too late watching Peter Pan Live last night. I thought the cast and the sets were simply phenomenal. What did you think? We had new furniture delivered for our kids rooms last night […]]]> 0