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During the Holidays Have You Ever Witnessed the Sad Sight of the Unsold Christmas Trees?

Doug was the only tree not sold & now has ventured out to find a family of his own before Christmas. Please join his journey on Seed and Spark and help him find a home. Just clicking the link & FOLLOWING would make Doug happy. https://www.seedandspark.com/fund/doug#story

The Lazy Dog and the Quick Fox; An Action Maze Adventure in Holochromatic Color

Children will delight in this action maze adventure based on the English pangram, “The quick sly fox jumps over the lazy brown dog.” This pangram is used as a basis for extrapolating the story plots in this book. Children can make choices on how they want the story to unfold. Emotional intelligence points are awarded based on their choices. Parents will appreciate the emotional intelligence score scale focusing on friendship at the end of the book. One good example of an action maze adventure was showcased in the movie “Big” with Tom Hanks as the leading star. There was a scene in a boardroom at MacMillan Toy Company where the adult Josh and Susan presented a proposal for a computerized version of an action maze adventure, a story format that has existed in paperback form in real life for ages prior to this movie’s debut. It is ironic that the author has done the opposite, first by composing an action maze adventure in an online blog, and then converting it into a book.

Most of this story can be found for free online in this blog link below. The book has pictures, the EQ scale in the back of the book, and a few extra chapters that are not found in this blog.

 

Ms. Rebecca Rose Orton, the author, was born deaf. She learned American Sign Language again after being away from the Deaf community for nearly 20 years. After returning to her Deaf origins, she had at least 20 years of signing experience and considers herself bilingual and bi-cultural within both the Deaf community and the hearing world.

♥ CreateSpace Buy Link:

https://www.createspace.com/6364416

♥ Amazon Kindle Buy Link:

https://www.amazon.com/Lazy-Dog-Quick-Fox-Holochromatic-ebook/dp/B01HFGO1QA?ie=UTF8&ref_=asap_bc

♥ Smashwords Ebook Buy Link:

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/671058

♥ Nook Ebook Buy Link:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-lazy-dog-and-the-quick-fox-rebecca-rose-orton/1124823110?ean=2940153773667

♥ Barnes And Noble Paperback Buy Link:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-lazy-dog-and-the-quick-fox-ms-rebecca-rose-orton/1123973819

♥ Xinxii Ebook Buy Link:

http://www.xinxii.com/en/the-lazy-dog-and-the-quick-fox-p-372545.html

Inviteez…

When was the last time you struggled with organizing something? Or tried to find out who’s coming? Or perhaps you just want everyone to share their photos after your daughter’s birthday party? How about managing payments?

Inviteez makes it very simple to invite your friends for a catch-up dinner, play date or anything else your heart desires! You can send all the information easily (via SMS or email), see who’s coming, chat with each other, and share all your photos in a shared, exportable album (you’ll also be able to organise payments amongst each other very soon too :)) https://appsto.re/gb/K0j7ab.i 

From Messy & Chaotic – to Clean & Organized: The Hanga

Sign me up for the RIGHT please! MOMS, The Hanga is easy & fun to use! It’s frustration free & keeps in place on the clothes rack with it’s “easy off” form. Hanga (Hong-uh) is an Ohio based startup company inventing revolutionary ways of organizing closet space. From boutiques to bedrooms, they’ve developed a simple-to-use, sleek & sustainable product that will change the way you Hanga your clothes. Their hangers are made with galvanized spring steel. Build to last – forever! Join Motherstucker & BACK this Kickstarter to get YOURS November 2017! 

Meet Tea Bonbon – the Healthiest Candy to Drink!

Tea Bonbons are whole-leaf tea recipes pressed in the shape of a candy. Each recipe has herbal effect tailored to different daily occasions. New concept makes tea drinking never as healthy, fun & sharing as now with Tea Plays! https://igg.me/at/teaplays

The Ugly Truth about Diversity on Children’s Books

The ugly truth about diversity on children’s books — Only 3% are about black children & less than 1% about inspiring them — This is why we created Bedtime Inspirational Stories. Help your child develop a strong sense of self by following these stories that can equip children with the powerful mantra: We Are Masters of Our Own Destiny. http://amzn.to/2wSfZbW

Five Cool Unique Games Are Awaiting Your Little Ones to Enjoy and Learn at the Same Time!

Preschool Games for Kids 2 was developed as a kids educational gaming tool for parents to help their children learn new skills while playing. Through spelling, phonics, abc learning and recognition and learn color games, kids will develop new skills for kindergarten or preschool. Five cool unique games are awaiting your little ones to enjoy and learn at the same time! Preschool Games for Kids 2 – ABC Learning App made from parents, for parents! 👶 

Break out of the Ordinary

Are you looking to shake up your families dinner routine? Are you struggling with meal planning? Do You Bake CAN HELP! They offer baking mixes, meal solutions, spice blends, pet treat mixes, drink mixes & so much more. Never any artificial colors or flavors. No fake anything — just great real goodness. Everything YUMMY! From sweet to savories to Gluten Free! Take the planning out if meal planning. Do you love to bake but often dont know where to begin? “Do You Bake” has the solution! No, you cannot just “ADD WATER” &  expect magic! This is wholesome food made with wholesome ingredients in almost every kitchen, wet ingredients like eggs & milk or substitutes but the instructions are truly simple. Fall catalogue just launched with returning customer favorites including Melt in Your Mouth Short bread cookies, Pumpkin Spice cookies, slow cooker solutions & so much more! Come visit “Do You Bake” HERE & shop today! 

You CAN Run a Business from Home!

“Fresh & Juicy News MOMS Use” at Motherstucker.com is 5 years STRONG next month! To celebrate this milestone, Motherstucker is sharing TOP TIPS for running a successful business from home.

I. Manage Your Time: Set a Schedule & Stay Organized

One of the freedoms of running a home business is having a flexible schedule. While beneficial, this flexibility can hinder the success of your home based business if you don’t properly manage your time. Set a work schedule that outlines your office hours. Organize your files — both in your computer & your paper files — so that everything is easy to find. Use color coding for file folders to make them easy to recognize. Printed labels, which you can create with your computer or a separate label-maker, help readability.  Also, make sure to schedule conference calls at appropriate times. Never schedule a client conference call when the UPS delivery driver is set to arrive!

II. Network!

Reach out to others in YOUR industry & related industries! Find a mentor! Become a mentor! Here are a just a couple of Motherstucker’s Favorites to connect with on social media!

  1. Martin J. Stallone – Executive Vice President of Land Development at Metropolitan Development Group Inc. –  Cornell University.

2.  Tim Savage – VP Social Content and Strategy, SocialToaster & Founder of 16 Agency – SocialToaster, Inc. West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

3.  Don’t forget to connect with ME! Motherstucker Christy Stucker – Brand Strategist, MotherStucker.com – University of Kentucky.

III. Stay Competitive!

To stay ahead of your competitors, keep informed of the changes in your market & your customers’ preferences, so you can adjust your business’s products &/or services accordingly. “Don’t try to shy away from the fact that you run your business at home,” says Maria Rapetskaya, cofounder of Undefined Creative, a home-based design & animation studio. “Give your potential clients the rundown of why it benefits them — like low overhead.”

A huge part of staying competitive is promoting a professional image! Attend trade shows, industry events, & conferences.  You may work from home, but how you conduct business should be as professional as any business office protocol dictates. This includes having well-designed & written promotional materials! Belonging to an industry trade group or local business organization & participating in activities that support nonprofit groups in your area, will enhance your public relations image. Your business’s image is a reflection of your ethics & the products/services you produce.

Get after it Otherstuckers! Good Luck!

Fun Math Card Game with Integers: Absolute Zero

Join Motherstucker & BACK this NEW card game on Kickstarter to promote math fact fluency with integers. Play 4 different games with one deck with positive &/or negative numbers. Help reinforce integer skills for your whole family!  Learn MORE about Absolute Zero at http://absolutezerogame.com/!

A Children’s Book about Electronics?

Ed Gets His Power Back is the story of a green LED named Ed who learns to light himself up & complete a circuit with the help of his friends. Through Ed’s adventure, kids will learn about electronics components & concepts, & see a real, working circuit brought to life through beautiful, full-color illustrations! From the Kickstarter page:

 It takes a team to create circuits in Breadboardeaux. Here are some of the characters you’ll meet in Ed Gets His Power Back.Ed the LED is a bright green LED. He’s the main character of our story, but far from the only hero.Patty the Capacitor is a 2.2µF (microfarad) capacitor. Patty is able to store up a small amount of power and pass it to the next friend in line, even after a battery has been disconnected. She doesn’t create power, however. For that, we need a battery…Zara Bolt is a 9-volt battery. Her job is to provide power to circuits in Breadboardeaux. She can often be seen lighting things up and making things go, all around town!Rita and Bobby Gonzales are red and black jumper wires. Their job is to connect components together in Breadboardeaux that otherwise cannot reach one another.Mr. Resistor is a 330Ω (ohm) Resistor. His job is to help regulate how much power certain components receive and keep them safe. He’s often found alongside LEDs like Ed.

Join Motherstucker & BACK the Ed Gets His Power Back Kickstarter here: http://kck.st/2xMp0Rj to get YOUR Hardcover Copy Spring 2018!

Potty Training Boys: Wee Buddies

O.K. MOM – So your little man is ready to graduate to a bathroom stander from a bathroom sitter? Aiming is hard! Give him a target! Let’s be honest, we all know plenty of (adult) guys who need to practice their aiming skills, maybe even more than toddlers!

Motherstucker can help make this EASY! GET Wee Buddies! These color changing toilet targets encourage (FUN!) potty training & teach (little) boys to aim!

Check out “Tinkle the Turtle”, “Surge the Shark”, “Whiz the Walrus”, “Piddle the Penguin”, & let your little guy pick out his own at www.weebuddies.com! He will respond better & show more interest in the items he picked himself! 

 

“I Believe in a Future Where Science and Technology Is Accessible to All…. “

Science and technology are shaping our future. Unfortunately, there are not enough women involved in those efforts. What kind of future will it be if women don’t have a strong enough voice in the making and understanding of our world?

It starts at home. Girls and young women need to know that they are qualified, able, and worthy of sharing their voice. They can make an impact on a grand scale, and it can start today.  Naughty Gits is a clothing and lifestyle brand dedicated to supporting and empowering women and girls in STEM. We make jokes, and we make a statement. Science and technology is ours too. We can make it fun, colorful, accepting, and beautiful.

I avoided my love of technology when I was growing up because it wasn’t cool. High school was hard enough already. It took me years to be able to see that maybe I could do this too. Since then, I’ve impacted the lives of millions with my work. I wonder if it would have been different for me if I had seen some of the cool girls wearing code leggings. How many more people would I have been able to help if I had started earlier?

You don’t have to code to wear these clothes. Wearing them makes a statement. It says “I believe in a future where science and technology is accessible to all. It may not be for me, but it could be for you.”  – Calley Nye, Founder of Naughty Gits

WE LOVE YOU TOUR

Our Troops Need Your Support! The U.S. troops sacrifice themselves every day for our freedom & they need all the support they can get from patriots like you! What many people don’t know is how important morale is & that our troops need some fun too! By supporting our cause you can help create WELOVEYOU, a series of concerts with all-star line-ups, celebrities vs troops tournaments & meet/greets. It’s time to let them know we care. Let’s show them that we appreciate their courage, bravery & selfless service. By supporting this campaign you might have an opportunity to have VIP access to the events, promote your business, & so much more. A contribution as low as $1 can make a difference.  Join Our Cause Now… Your Support Matters! 

PROTECT YOUR FAMILY AND CHILDREN FROM BACTERIA IN WATER

Bacterial water contamination is a global problem affecting hundreds of millions of people. In the US alone, 15 million households get their water from private wells, which are not covered by EPA regulations. These wells are susceptible to various environmental contaminants including seepage through landfills, failed septic tanks, underground storage tank infection, fertilizers and pesticides. The scary part? The problem extends beyond private systems to the public water supply. Further, MOST pools and hot tubs are contaminated beyond acceptable limits.

Water quality testing and monitoring is about to get a major upgrade thanks to a promising new company based out of Ontario, Canada. Bringing together the use of mobile, nanotechnology and predictive software, ExactBlue Inc. has just released a new device enabling users to screen their own water for unsafe levels of microbial contamination. This disruptive technology offers a quick and easy solution to water testing that is able to detect 50 TIMES more bacteria and fungi than the traditional laboratory method. Further, this solution reduces testing time from WEEKS TO MINUTES. The Exact Blue team recently launched a Kickstarter campaign, inviting companies, non-profit organizations and individual consumers to learn more about the new device and its water testing capabilities. Check it out at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/747269765/mobile-rapid-smart-testing-for-safe-water?ref=ep4nhz

Colorful Recipes for Summer!

August may be coming to an end but that doesn’t mean summer is over! To celebrate sunny skies & beach vibes, below is a selection of deliciously colorful summer recipes from Carrington Farms, Gaea, & Viki’s Granola <3

Carrington Farms Mermaid Toast

Ingredients:

  • 1 slice bread
  • 4 drops Chlorophyll
  • 4 oz cream cheese or yogurt
  • ½ tsp spirulina powder
  • Carrington Farms Crispy Puffed Quinoa

Recipe:

  1. Toast your favorite, better-for-you bread.
  2. Combine 4 drops of chlorophyll with 4 oz of cream cheese or yogurt
  3. Combine ½ teaspoon spirulina powder with 4 oz of cream cheese or yogurt
  4. Spread cream cheese or thick plain yogurt on toast
  5. Sprinkle with Carrington Farms Crispy Puffed Quinoa
  6. Channel your inner mermaid and ENJOY!

Viki’s Granola Berry Parfait

Ingredients:

Directions:

  • Place 2 ounces of yogurt into a tall glass or mason jar.
  • Pour a 1/3 of granola evenly on top of the yogurt.
  • Place 2 ounces of yogurt on top of the granola.
  • Add raspberries.
  • Add remaining 2 ounces yogurt & granola on top.

Gaea’s Baked Pears with Chocolate Ice Cream and Olive Oil

Ingredients:

Directions:

Place shallow pan over heat and add butter 7 sugar. Stirring constantly over low flame, allow mixture to caramelize. Add pears & turn over frequently – cook them for about 10 minutes or until they caramelize. Add orange zest 7 juice and remove pan from heat. Place a large scoop of chocolate ice cream in each bowl, arrange 2 pears around it together with the pan liquid. Sprinkle with black pepper & drizzle pears with 1 Tbsp. of olive oil.

Carrington Farms Berry Chia Smoothie Bowl

 Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup frozen blueberries
    1/2 cup frozen strawberries
    1 cup kefir or probiotic yogurt drink of choice
    1 Tbsp + 1/4 tsp Carrington Farms Chia Seeds
    1/2 banana, sliced
    1 dried fig, sliced
    1 strawberry, sliced (or fruit of choice)

Directions:

  1. Blend frozen berries, 1 Tbsp chia seeds and kefir to a thick consistency, for about 20 seconds.
    2. Pour into a small bowl & layer fruit & remaining chia seeds on top. Bring out your favorite spoon & enjoy this delicious smoothie bowl with probiotic benefits!

Tuesday Boozeday!

September is North Carolina Wine & Grape Month! But TOMORROW is the day Motherstucker gets to know more about the wonderful variety of North Carolina Wine! Did you know that there are over 180 wineries throughout the state of North Carolina?

Motherstucker was invited to attend the North Carolina Wine Month Kickoff Event at Childress Vineyards by the  NC Blogger Network. Look for Motherstucker Blog updates + social media updates to come!  #NCWine #NCWineMonth CHEERS! 

Peach Outreach!

August is National Peach Month! Celebrate every day in August ( & beyond) with delicious peach snacks & recipes (below!). From on-the-go peach snacks to DIY ice pops & refreshing cocktails for the adults, you & your family will be ready to enjoy the sweet taste of peach!

SNACKS

  • Munk Pack’s Peach Chia Vanilla Oatmeal Fruit Squeeze is a delicious mix of ripe peach & fragrant vanilla mixed with protein rich chia seeds & flax. Perfect as a refreshing summer snack, Munk Pack’s Oatmeal Fruit Squeezes are gluten-free, non-GMO & certified vegan. My kids cheer out loud at the sight of this treat 😉
  • Welch’s Mixed Fruit features all of your favorite fruits in one, including White Grape Peach, Strawberry, Orange & more! Even better, Welch’s Fruit Snacks are made with real fruit, & are Fat-Free, Gluten-Free & contain no preservatives.  Perfect for school snacks!

RECIPES

Natural Peach Ice Pop & Sherbet – Recipe credit: HUROM

Ingredients

  • 3 large peaches
  • Honey

Directions

  • Wash the peach thoroughly, & remove seeds. Slice into appropriate sizes. Extract sliced peaches in your juicer. Add a touch of honey to less sweet fruits. For ice pops, freeze the extracted juice in an ice pop container OR for sherbet, freeze in a wide container, & then scratch it with a fork.

Tip

  • Sherbet is a frozen fruit juice or beverage, & you can adjust texture of sherbet with milk or gelatin.

Peachy Keen Cocktail Recipe credit: Santa Margherita

Ingredients

Directions

Peach Nectarine Fizz Recipe credit: Sparkling Ice

Ingredients

Directions

CHEERS!

What Is a Tesseract?

The exposure to geometric concepts in this book titled, “What Is A Tesseract? And Other Scientific Stuff With Color Illustrations” is intended to help children in middle school get a head start on some vocabulary words & to be ready for geometry class. 
Links to Buy!
CreateSpace:
https://www.createspace.com/6720388

Amazon Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N2WD3M3/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1482370904&sr=1-1

Barnes and Noble Nook:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/what-is-a-tesseract-and-other-scientific-stuff-rebecca-rose-orton/1125091317?ean=2940153514413

The Most Intelligent, Productive & Assistive Smart Mirror You’ll Ever Use.

Eve Smart Mirror: Personalizing your mirror. 🙂 Join Motherstucker & BACK this Indiegogo to get your own! Eve is a fully customizable, touchscreen interactive smart mirror – Experience your home in a new way! It fits perfectly in every studio, workshop, & home!

http://igg.me/at/evesmartmirror

 

Share the Unique Beauty of Trees (Using Only Fallen Trees)!

Kid-Friendly Snacks and Beverages for Back to School Season!

Tis the season for back to school! Motherstucker has you covered for FAVORITE kid-friendly snack & beverage ideas for the entire school year 😉 

Lunchbox Snacks

  • NEW Welch’s Fruit Rolls deliver the same quality consumers love in Welch’s Fruit Snacks, in a new, irresistibly fun format. Featuring fruit as its first ingredient, they come in three mouthwatering flavors: Berry, Tropical Punch, and White Grape Strawberry.
  • The Little Kernel is a miniature popcorn brand with a unique, hulless, “miniature kernel.” Popped in 100% pure olive oil, each kernel is gluten-free, non-GMO, dairy-free, kosher & certified whole grain.
  • Go Organically Fruit Snacks are USDA-certified organic, made with real fruit, GMO-free, gluten-free & preservative-free. Even better, these tasty & smart snacks are only 70 calories for each individual pack.
  • Viki’s Granola On-the-Go Packs are made with 100% all natural ingredients, gluten-free & baked with love. With a fresh, soft & chewy texture, Viki’s Granola is great to enjoy on its own or with yogurt for a nutritious snack.
  • Gaea Organic Snack Olives are packed in a handy re-sealable package, without liquid, allowing the convenience of snacking now & later. 100% natural, containing zero additives or preservatives & very low salinity, Gaea’s Organic Olives make for a delicious savory snack.

Lunchbox Beverages

  • Skip the soda by opting for Sparkling Ice’s 8oz. Slim Cans. This slightly carbonated light & refreshing beverage contains Zero Calories, Zero Carbs, is Gluten Free, & is Sodium Free.
  • Brooklyn Organics is the perfect beverage for those looking for a sugar-free drink option. Each contains a bold fizz in a svelte packaging & is USDA Organic-certified, non-GMO, Kosher, Gluten Free & Caffeine Free.
  • AquaBall’s naturally flavored water is the only zero-sugar, zero-calorie, zero-preservative children’s beverage around. Available in four flavors & featuring fan favorite Disney & Marvel characters, AquaBall is not only fun for kids, but also smart for parents. 

Total-Life Transformation Awaits!

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  • Personal Growth

  • Professional Development

  • Communication Skills

  • Confidence & The Power to Choose

  • Achieving Balance

  • Health & Nutrition Issues

  • Organization & Productivity

  • Fibromyalgia

Get started today at www.aimeereese.com! XO, Motherstucker 😉

FIN-ally! Flippers Your Children Can Walk In: TAILFINS

No more children tripping, flipping or flopping across the beach.  TailFins make getting in and out of the water a breeze. Join Motherstucker & BACK TAILFINS  on Kickstarter to get YOURS May 2018! Designed by Parents. Made for Children. Be sure to check out the EARLY FIN SPECIAL! Receive 1 pair of TAILFINS at 35% off regular price only $17 USD 😉 

 

How the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Can Help Your Family Prepare for the Unexpected

T-7 Days until the  first total solar eclipse in the continental U.S. in 38 years! Motherstucker & Family have been BUSY preparing for this event happening on August 21st & will be headed directly to the path of totality. Where exactly? The perfect location for our family + friends remains to be seen (somewhere between  Clinton SC & Newberry SC) – However, we have all the gear needed & are prepared for the unexpected!

Emergency managers in South Carolina are planning for an estimated influx of more than one million visitors (just into South Carolina alone)!) for several days on either side of the eclipse. Experts advise to expect nearly everything to be above capacity for nearly a week total. Residents, businesses, & visitors should all be prepared for this historic event by keeping safety in mind.

ECLIPSE ( & Beyond!) TIPS:

•Traveling out of town with friends/family in separate vehicles? Make sure all cars in your party have walkie talkies to communicate as South Carolina & others states in the path of 100% totality cell phone towers’ could jam. State officials urge, “Be prepared for cell service overloads; there may be service disruptions due to the increase in visitors using networks.”

•Have bottled water, sunscreen, first aid kit, bug repellent, toilet paper & certified eclipse viewing glasses for every person in your party.

•Everyone in the continental U.S. will see at least a partial eclipse! Carry a digital watch  with accurate time (set on the day of eclipse).

•Bring ALL the tail-gate amenities including comfortable folding chairs or picnic blanket to sit on, a shade tent, table, games + extra batteries!

•Wear suitable clothing & a large brimmed hat (you will be outside in the sun for several hours) + sunglasses (not for direct viewing of partial or full solar eclipse phases).

•Fill your car up with gas & buy groceries before the weekend.  Bring a portable grill, extra fuel & sandwiches + snacks family/friends can enjoy! Don’t stop there! Start thinking about food storage needs for future preparedness from Patriot Supply & the Survival Seed Vault! The next Total Solar Eclipse will not occur until May 11, 2078 & while must of us won’t be around to appreciate that one,  having the necessary supplies on hand in the event of a disaster could be life saving!

• Kick Back & Enjoy Otherstuckers! “Travelers should be at their observation location a minimum of a couple hours before totality,” advised the Federal Highway Administration. “The role of state and local DOTs may include instituting roadblocks or other measures to keep people from making illegal turns as they drive around looking for ‘the perfect spot’ as eclipse totality nears.”

MOMS To Be: HomeRx – ALL NEW Breathable Pregnancy Maternity Support Belt

 Motherstucker has found a GREAT SALE  on the BEST Maternity Belt! Available on Amazon, the HomeRx – ALL NEW Breathable Pregnancy Maternity Support Belt corrects posture and helps to relieve back pain. Designed to be worn daily during your day to day activities, you do not have to limit your abilities while wearing this pregnancy brace. It is made of a soft breathable material which can be comfortably worn under any clothing Get YOURS in small, medium, or large size today! XOXO, Motherstucker 😉