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TIPS to Raise a Lifelong Reader!

As parents, we know that instilling a love of reading in our kids is one of the most important things we can do. Reading exercises the brain, improves concentration, reduces stress, sparks imagination and even helps develop empathy. Plus, it can become a lifelong habit that provides a whole lot of FUN for your family. So in honor of #NationalBookLoversDay, we’ve put together some great tips to help parents inspire the next generation of bookworms. 
Start Early

  • Research shows that it’s never too early to start enjoying books with your little one. Reading aloud to your newborn is a great way to introduce words while soothing baby with the sound of your voice. Older babies will start to associate words and sounds with pictures, getting them on the path to reading right from the start. Plus cuddling up with a book is the perfect way to bond!

Ready, Set, Reward

  • Try using a reading log or reward chart to encourage older kids who are starting to read on their own. Jot down the title of each book they read, or tally the number of pages and celebrate with an ice cream cone or a family picnic when they reach a predetermined total. Stickers work great, too! Some schools host reading challenges of their own, and most local libraries offer summer reading programs with a similar reward system.

Seek Out Literary Events

  • Make reading part of your family’s everyday entertainment by attending kid-friendly events. Hit up story time at your local library, or go to an author signing at your neighborhood bookstore. Shop your school’s book fair together or visit a used bookstore to hunt for forgotten treasures as a family. The idea is to associate books with fun memories and quality time.

Take a Listen

  • Audiobooks are gaining in popularity—and for good reason! They’re made for multitasking by allowing you to get immersed in a story while you’re otherwise occupied with household tasks like cooking or cleaning. They’re also great for road trips! Get invested in a classic as a family by listening to a family-friendly title in regular installments. Try an app or subscription service, or even borrow books on CD from your local library.

Follow Their Interests

  • Although you might be tempted to steer your kids towards educational books, let them choose subjects that capture their imagination. By encouraging your child’s passions—whether it’s superheroes, animals or even their favorite animated character—they’ll be more likely to stick to the habit of reading and eventually expand to other subject areas.
  • Enter for a chance to WinGo Organically Fruit Snacks has teamed up with First Book to provide one lucky school with Back-to-School kits filled with items they need! Vote for a deserving school—and be entered for a chance to win an e-reader, beanbag chair and more. Learn more here. (NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Must be 18+. Ends 11:59 p.m. ET 8/29/18. For Rules, visit www.goorganicallysnacks.com/GOGivesBack)

    Happy reading from Motherstucker & Go Organically Organic Fruit Snacks. Made with real fruit, our gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free kids snacks are a great accompaniment to your kid’s favorite book. Toss them in their backpack and off they go! Be sure to follow us on Facebook for more kid-friendly ideas.

2018 Back To School (Meal) Prep!

Motherstucker shares 2018 (MEAL) Lunch Prep Hacks for MOM! As seen  8/17/18 & 8/20/18 on WSPA-TV & WYCW-TV (Greenville/Spartanburg) – Best of the Best for Back to School! 

Chef Giant Thermoses – Just add your favorite homemade soup or beverage <3 Great for HOT or COLD use with great pitcher dispenser & easy handle that kids love. Available in 24 oz. 33 oz. stainless steel both with drip free lid & double wall vacuum insulated design. Lid fits securely – just toss in your kiddo’s backpack 😉

SIMPLYESTA Glass Food Storage Containers – Meal prep READY! – Reusable, Microwave Safe, BPA Free, Lunch Containers with Smart Snap Locking Lid Guarantee 100% Airtight Leakproof. STACKABLE! 

♥Don’t miss Motherstucker’s TIP to keep sliced apples FRESH…  HINT! A rubber band & the Utopia Kitchen Apple Slicer/Corer/Divider/Cutter (Stainless Steel & 100% Rust Resistant) are MUSTS!

♥Breathe. Taste. Savor. Smile with Kinsho Compartment Lunch Boxes. Kids love the Bento Box design. Moms love that these lunch boxes are BPA-Free, Dishwasher & Microwave Safe & Leakproof! Set of 2 Blue & Pink Kits.

♥No foods need to touch each other on Moms watch – Not even at school! Divide portions with VERSATILE, EASY & FUN TO USE Silicone Baking Cups (24 count/stand alone!) from The New York Baking Company. Why stop at cupcakes or muffins? The perfect receptacle for mini cheesecakes, baked eggs (try ‘em with bacon!), frozen desserts, & so much more. Use them for portioning out the kids’ snacks. The possibilities are endless!

♥Have middle school or high schoolers? Get to know Brandenburg Classic Stainless Steel Bento Box! Larger sized! Eco Friendly Lunch Box (3 in 1) plus ECOLOGICAL, HEALTHY & CLEAN. Absolutely NO added plastics, no BPAs and 100% free of toxins.
♥Make lunch kabobs that will be the envy of the cafeteria! Chicken & waffles OR french toast squares  with strawberries & blueberries? Yes please! Motherstucker suggests soaking kabob skewers for 10 minutes (as not to splinter) then load up with the ingredients of your choice! These Juvale kabob skewers are FDA-approved, non-toxic, odor-resistant & suitable for long-lasting usage.

WORKING MOM (IN PROGRESS) MANAGEMENT!

When the kids go back to school, Motherstucker is jumping into a new full time job! Even though the first day of school for the kids & the first day of my new  is a week away, I already see the extreme need for home, life, & professional organization.  Central information management will be crucial moving forward successfully!

As a family, we need to work together to accomplish weeknight dinners, after school activities, care for our pets, household chores, travel plans, family shopping needs, etc. Personally & professionally I will need to organize business expenses for tax purposes, hotel reward points for out of town work, business forms, expense reports, install uber app on my smart phone, & more!

Seeing as I personally need help with the info management process, I’m certain every business could use assistance in the master data management process! The good news is, there is HELP!

Parenting.com advises a Working Mom Balancing Act with spot on advice, such as:

“♦TAKE TIME FOR YOU… When it comes to keeping on top of things, lists are essential!

♦Chores are not just women’s work—they’re everyone’s work 😉

♦Reconnect with Your Spouse. “We” time is just as important as “me” time. Weekly “date nights” are a great idea, but if you can’t find the time—& the babysitters—to regularly make that happen, there are other ways. After the kids go to sleep is a good time to spend some quality time together…  It doesn’t really matter what you do but that you do it together in a focused way so that you’re really paying attention to each other.

♦Make Technology Work for You. We hear so much these days about how technology is hurting our kids, but if you’re a working parent, technology can be so helpful… For instance, it enables you to be at your kid’s basketball game & still be able to check for important e-mails from your boss on your iPhone. Although you’d probably prefer to live in the moment & just do one thing at a time, if high-tech multitasking means you don’t have to miss an event & disappoint a child, it’s all good.

♦Form a Support Network. Connect with other parents in your neighborhood or children’s school so you can help each other out. If a friend offers to pick up one of the kids & it’s one less trip I have to make, then yippee!” says Kim Lytle, a massage therapist & mother of three in Saratoga Springs, New York… & I’ll feel good about reciprocating & giving that family a break. Not only is the help great, but knowing that you’re not alone in your crazy-busy life can be a real mood-booster, experts say.

♦Do Less. Simplify family life by consciously scaling back on outside activities & commitments. If your child gets invited to 2 birthday parties in the same weekend, pick one to attend instead of both. Two extracurricular activities are more than enough for most kids… & don’t overschedule yourself either. For instance, you don’t have to volunteer for every single classroom thing that comes along, says career expert Tahmincioglu: At the beginning of the school year, find out what school field trips are being planned & then choose maybe two that you’ll chaperone,” she says. Keep a family calendar to figure out how really over-committed you are, then scale back.!”

Make Online Shopping as Easy as A, B, C!

MOMS! You know shopping online saves you time in checkout lines & helps you to avoid traffic (& crowds!).  There is so much to love about online shopping as you can compare prices easily & shop 24/7 at your convenience. Online shopping has an extremely high chance for customer success! Here are Motherstucker’s online MUST shops! 

ASOS – When you need an outfit for literally any occasion, THIS is the first site you should be looking at. http://www.asos.com

Brooklinen – This new-ish luxury bedding company should be on your radar for two reasons: 1) Its sheets, towels, & blankets are made out of some of the comfiest material on the market 2) Its affordable without sacrificing quality. https://www.brooklinen.com

Cuyana’s – Think “fewer better things”. Known for its minimal, high-quality clothing, bags, & accessories. The site’s highly underrated & a great option if you’re looking for one brand rather than heading to a major retailer with an overwhelming amount of styles to choose from. https://www.cuyana.com/

Dermstore – If under-the-radar, natural cosmetics are your holy grail, check out the skin/beauty guides on Dermstore or shop their selection of cult brands like bareMinerals & French favorite Avène. https://www.dermstore.com

Etsy – When the tiniest of wonders feel impossible to find, 99 percent of the time Etsy will have it—which makes the website the perfect destination for everything from vintage finds to home decor to personalized jewelry, clothes, & shoes. Unique Everything! https://www.etsy.com

Free People – This bohemian clothing line will have you shopping for next season’s outfit months in advance, simply because you can’t get enough of what’s trending in their shop. The site will give you inspo for days. https://www.freepeople.com

Genuine People –  Plenty of under $30 buys you’ll want to snag throughout the year. From https://genuine-people.com, “We capture emerging trends, fuse them with urban edge and attitude, and present them in meticulously curated collections. Light, clean lines cut with sharp sophistication. Bold, edgy flair tempered by the understated feminine.”

Horchow‘s  – Massive inventory & shabby-chic aesthetic make this site a home décor must. Peruse the warehouse sale section where you can find great deals on major pieces of furniture. https://www.horchow.com

Icanvas – We heart art? YES! https://www.icanvas.com/ Search by subject, styles, artists, room, new arrivals, & more <3 

Journelle – For underpinnings that will make you blush in all the right ways, Journelle supplies lingerie from dozens of luxury brands like La Perla & Fleur du Mal… shop by designer/style with results that will make your significant other purr in delight. https://www.journelle.com

Kendra Scott –  From decorative trays to nail polish, earrings, necklaces, bracelets & more, shop https://www.kendrascott.com Since launching her Austin, Texas-based company, designer/CEO Kendra Scott has grown her brand to a global enterprise focused on family, fashion, & philanthropy.

Lacoste – Life is a beautiful sport! Casual elegance for you & the entire fam! https://www.lacoste.com/

MatchesFashion.com – Shop the latest & greatest from brands like Dolce & Gabbana or Gucci through this user-friendly site & even request on-demand customer service from its 24/7 shopping aide MyStylist. 😉

 

Back to School Business Ideas for SAHM’s

Experienced MOMS know the Back to School Season starts NOW. While you are out & about locking down the best deals on 2018/19 school supplies, don’t forget to lock down a plan for yourself! Make this the year you start your own business (right from home if you like).  Sure, it’s a learning experience – but Motherstucker wants to help make Back to School Business Ideas as easy as A, B, C! 

♦A is for assistant, as in Virtual Assistant. Choose your business structure & decide which services you’ll offer your clients. Start pitching & networking to build relationships.

♦Buy a franchise. Browse home based franchises by category: https://www.franchisedirect.com/

Consulting could be your career! From wedding consultant to blogging consultant, become a highly paid consultant!

♦Dog sit &/or dog walk. Make a post on your neighborhood online directory & print up flyers for community boards advertising your pet services.

♦Etsy/Shopify online sales. Millions of shoppers can’t wait to see what you have in store…

♦Freelance  – Get paid to write! A search engine query for “Freelance writing jobs” will likely bring you to the homepage of Upwork. As one of the biggest communities for freelancers, Upwork is the #1 website for those seeking and providing freelance writing services. If you are just beginning your career in freelance writing, Upwork is a good place to start building your portfolio.

♦Grocery shop – Check the careers section of your neighborhood grocery webpage. You are likely to find part time personal shopping employment opportunities. Also, companies like Shipt.com are hiring for grocery delivery in most markets (think Uber/Lyft… but for groceries).

♦Houseclean – Who couldn’t use some help around the house? Make a post on your neighborhood online directory & print up flyers for community boards advertising your superior cleaning services.

♦Influencer – Join the amazon influencer program with a qualifying YouTube, Instagram, Twitter or Facebook account! Get your own page on amazon & earn money.

♦Jewelry Maker – Take your love of creating jewelry & become online jewelry entrepreneur. Approach brick & mortar stores about your jewelry, sell them through your own in-home parties, & see the Etsy info above 😉

♦Kitchen Helper/Menu Planner – WOW clients with your culinary skills! Personal chefs are hired to prepare meals for people who don’t want to cook, but are tired of eating out or taking out fast food. Personal chefs often work out of their own kitchens & deliver the meals to their client’s homes. According to the American Personal Chef Institute & Assn., there are about 9,000 personal chefs in the U.S. serving 72,000 clients.

♦Liscensed Day Care Operator – This is an actual post from my neighborhood Facebook page made by a neighbor this week. Feel free to make it your own!

“Looking to watch 1-2 kids after-school in my home this coming school year. I have a 4yr old and 6yr old. I was an elementary school teacher before I started to stay home with my girls. Would help with homework, have snack, and time to play inside and out. Please contact me if you’re interested by direct message & we can discuss what you are looking for!”

There is no time to waste! Invest in yourself & get started today 😉

HAPPY National Ice Cream Month!

July is National Ice Cream Month! Motherstucker shared the hottest & healthiest ice cream treats for 2018 on “Morning Break” (WBTV Charlotte NC) & with YOU! http://www.wbtv.com/clip/14478541/ice-cream-with-motherstucker

Mad Minis: These delicious, bite sized, ice cream sandwich treats are made with clean, quality ingredients, & packed with flavor (vanilla, black raspberry, blondie, chocolate, etc.).  Just 60 calories each, so go ahead, go snacking mad! Available locally at The Fresh Market!

Cuisinart Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream, & Sorbet Maker: This electric, countertop appliance produces up to 1 & 1/2 quarts of ice cream, frozen yogurt, or sorbet in 20 minutes. Easy to use – no salt or ice required!

Keebler Ice Cream Cones: Show your family the love with a special fudge dipped cone – no mess! Made from 100% real cocoa. Kosher dairy.

Smucker’s Shell Toppings: Remember the old fashioned dipped cones from the ice cream stand? Create that taste at home! Freezes in seconds & beats the competition with only 210 – 220 calories per tablespoon.

Cowlick Cow Ice Cream Scooper: Super fun & budget friendly ice cream scoop that is dishwasher safe (hurray!), FDA approved, & BPA free (high density food grade durable plastic). Look for Peppy Penguin, Snowy Seal, & Wacky Walrus too!

Aroma Ice Cream Maker: The original old fashioned ice cream maker with 2018 convenience 😉 Extra large 6 quart capacity, includes recipes, electric motor, & hand crank if you feel so inclined.

Ice Cream Sundae Glasses: The gorgeous look of a waffle cone without all the waffle cone calories <3. Come in a set of 4 perfect for sharing! Dishwasher safe.

Frosty Mates Color Changing Spoons: Resuable! Dishwasher Safe! 16 per pack will captivate kids & kids at heart 4 color combinations per pack (blue to white – yellow to green – pink to purple – white to pink)!

BONUS! Motherstucker found a dreamy ice creamy no cook, no churn lemon ice cream recipe from Food52 -Dori Sanders topped with Estela’s Candied Sesame Seeds. Both recipes are no sweat & have 5 ingredients or less making them a perfect family friendly activity! Get the directions here. <3

BONUS! BONUS! Enter to win all the goodies seen on on “Morning Break” WBTV Charlotte, NC) here: http://motherstucker.com/mom-giveaways/

$Sweet $Sixteen …

My first born turns 16 on THURSDAY! I used to think the cost of diapers, daycare, & formula were oppressive. I’d welcome those expenses these days compared to the cost of insurance, gas, & a vehicle. As a parent, I’m sharing these cost concerns with my 16 year old in hopes of having teaching moments regarding finances. Our increasingly cash-less society can make it hard for children to understand the true cost of spending. Experts recommend parents take the time to walk teenagers through their financial transactions.

 

In the words of financial guru Dave Ramsey, “You are the parent, so act like it. Sit down with your kids one by one & show them how to make a budget. Find out what they spend their money on & work out a plan with them. Don’t make it for them. Let them give mature input. Let them know that this budget is theirs. If something is out of whack, you can correct it, but you’re not babying them. You are letting them set their own priorities. Make sure that they know that.”

 

Speaking of a budget – all teens learn by example. Be sure that your finances are in order & try to practice what you preach 😉 Teach teens how to track their money before they start earning a paycheck & how to read a paycheck). If a teen has a cash flow from a part-time job or an allowance, set up a budget that documents how much money is coming in & how much is designated for spending/saving. Parents can also show their children their own family budgets. If they aren’t comfortable with divulging their own finances, parents can also create a fictional scenario of an income & living expenses. Bonus points if it’s based on the teen’s wanna-be profession & living location. Also, if you have invested in a college fund for your teen, SHOW your child your initial investment, as well as the ups & downs over the life of the investment.

 

Most importantly, don’t be afraid to reach out to a professional for for help for family financial help! Chase Rubin has served the financial industry for more than twenty years. He is currently sharing his knowledge & expertise regarding the investment industry to inform the general public. There is no doubt Chase Rubin is currently one of the most successful private investors. He moved to New York to further his career in finances & investments & works & lives in the East Village. The expertise he gained as the result of the economic crash of 2008 has prepared him for whatever the market brings in the future. Chase realizes it sounds strange but believes the best day in his career was when the markets crashed in 2008. He said he was unable to find words to describe the panic he felt when he heard the news. He also began examining his career in investing. He wanted to make the right changes to improve his life in the future and began rebuilding his portfolio. He managed to remain motivated and said the only way this will ever change is if he decides he needs to change his career. He is excited about the numerous investment opportunities and he wants to explore as many as possible. He feels he could spend every single day researching the developing economies, retail sectors, and new technologies just to locate his next opportunity for investment. He is driven forward each and every day by the thrill of new investments.

 

Now is the time to talk to your teen about money. Establishing good habits now can pay dividends well into their future! <3

7 Little Known Truck Facts!

Little Known TRUCK Fact #1: Motherstucker, Hubby, & Baby #1 (6 months old circa 2003) went to the car dealership to find a vehicle better suited for our expanding family. Hubby was sure a SUV would be a good fit. However, one look at the Wedgwood Blue Ford F-150 King Ranch & Mothert̶r̶u̶c̶k̶e̶r̶ (ahem 😉 ) Motherstucker was in LOVE! After 15 years with that pick-up truck, our family is now currently on the hunt for another! <3 Related factoid? That “baby” turns 16 this month & now has a NEW South Carolina drivers license. ACK!

Little Known TRUCK Fact #2: Mack Trucks was founded by brothers John & Gus Mack in 1900. Their first products were buses. Along with trucks, they also made rail cars & locomotives.

Little Known TRUCK Fact #3: “Smokey & the Bandit” was the #2-grossing movie of 1977, behind only “Star Wars.” Most of the script was ad-libbed.

Little Known TRUCK Fact #4: Chevrolet is celebrating 101 years of truck sales this year!

Little Known TRUCK Fact #5: The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 safety equipment includes blind spot warning, pedestrian detection, & automatic braking at low speeds.

Little Know TRUCK Fact #6: The Dodge Ram is Exclusive to Six Areas… Besides the United States, the Ram truck series is only available in Canada, Mexico, Peru (only the Ram 2500 is available), Brazil (only Ram 2500), & the Middle East, where the Ram 1500 is the only truck from the series available for purchase.

Little Known Fact #7: If you have a truck, CONGRATULATIONS! Trust me that you’ll want to know AmericanTrucks.com. They offer aftermarket products for domestic trucks like Silverado, Sierra & RAM. Be sure to enter their Sweepstakes now through June 30, 2018! Be sure to enter DAILY for a chance at 1 of 3 $2000 prize packs – 3 winners picked! 

Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter (Motherstucker Followers!) have been BUZZING & LIT UP about THIS Irie Sleep Night…

Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter (Motherstucker Followers!) have been BUZZING & LIT UP about THIS Irie Sleep Night 😉 MOM, If you HURRY, you can get an Irie Sleep Night for your family (at a launch price of $14.99). The first 33 customers who purchase will receive a  hotel voucher for a 5 night stay at a 5 star resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico! This is Irie Outfitters simple thank you to the first few customers! The room is paid for, you just have to pay tax. No gimmicks. No time share presentations to attend. Details BELOW!

Irie Outfitters is an ecommerce company (http://bit.ly/2xpI2AO) founded by parents of 3 little ones.  They sell baby, toddler, & preschool products through their website irieoutfitters.net & amazon (http://bit.ly/2GSRaxz) in which they sell the Irie Sleep Night Light.  They are a growing company & consistently launching products, as a result they are always offering extreme discounts & great giveaways.  Many of the giveaways include getaways, free products, & gift cards! In addition, all products are priced under $50. If you are a mom who loves a bargain, have a little one under the age of 6 years old, needs practical & long lasting products, & enjoys a company who has your best interest at heart then Irie Outfitters is for you. If you are interested in receiving extreme discounts & great giveaways then click http://bit.ly/2xpI2AO.  
Launch Offer DETAILS HERE:
  • If you purchase the Irie Sleep Night Light during the launch phase (which is now) just send a message through messenger to Irie Outiftters FB page or email irieoutfitters@gmail.com with proof of purchase & they will send you a voucher for a 5 night stay in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  They only have 33 vouchers available! 

Subscribe to the Irie Outfitters email list clicking here ➡️ ➡️ http://bit.ly/2xpI2AO

 

May is National Strawberry Month!

MOMS, Have YOUR family try these delicious, sweet strawberry snacks for National Strawberry Month! XOXO, Motherstucker <3

With the delicious taste of strawberries in every bite, the Welch‘s Strawberry Fruit Snacks are made with REAL fruit, are Fat-Free, Gluten-Free & contain no preservatives.
Made with real fruit & surrounded by creamy yogurt for a melt in your mouth taste, Welch‘s Strawberry Fruit ‘n Yogurt are uniquely delicious & perfect for the whole family to enjoy while celebrating National Strawberry Month.

Delivering the same quality consumers love in Welch‘s Fruit Snacks, in a new, irresistibly fun format. Featuring fruit as its first ingredient, kids & parents alike can unroll the fun during National Strawberry Month with Welch‘s Strawberry Fruit Roll! 

 

It Is The Best Mommy Diaper Backpack of 2018 !

Kah&Kee® is a Japanese brand that leads the next big wave of backpacks; popularity is expanding by providing the best quality, value, & service to meet our customer’s need.

This is a purchase you’ll never regret. Customers who have used Kah&Kee® products will undoubtedly feel their efforts.

Kah&Kee Waterproof High-Capacity Multifunction Mommy Diaper Backpack

Item Weight: 0.65 kg
Product Dimensions: 40 x 27 x 17 cm
Material Type: Waterproof Polyester Fibre

– REAL Waterproof, zippers are specially made for waterproofing

– Advantages of upgraded polyester fabrics, strong & wear-resisting

– Large capacity

– Insulation Lining, keep milk bottle in warm temperature

– Big Mouth design, allows backpack to open extra wide

– Back Hidden Pocket, protect valuables

– Side Pocket, designed for paper towel placement

– Chest Support Belt, reduce the burden on the back

– Able to hang on stroller

– Lightweight

– Side Zipper, quick & easy access to needed items

– Multiple separation for different items

– Additional key chain

– Side Pockets on both sides for water bottles or other items

– High-quality materials with no neps or breakage

– Fashionable style & easy to match, clean & tidy.

Kid-Friendly Snacks Perfect for Spring Picnics, Road Trips & More!

Unroll the fun this spring with Welch’s Fruit Rolls! Featuring fruit as its first ingredient, the Fruit Rolls are gluten free, preservative free & available in three mouthwatering flavors – Berry, Tropical & White Grape Strawberry.
Welch’s Fruit Snacks are available in a variety of delicious spring flavors, think Mixed Fruit, Berries n’ Cherries, Fruit Punch & more, as well as a range of package options ideal for on-the-go snacking.
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.
Happy Snacking! XO, Motherstucker 😉 

While the World Awaits the Birth of the next Prince or Princess of Wales, eBay Has Curated Some of Princess Kate’s Favorite Baby & Maternity Brands for Your Own Little Royal

Shop top brands that are the favorites of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and the Duchess herself – many of them on sale this week in honor of the pending royal birth any day now. Some of our favorites: a gorgeous Aden + Anais dream blanket, fashion from Petit Bateau, and Tartine and all the gear fit for a prince or princess including Bugaboo, Cath Kidston, Storksak Milkbarn and the adorable most-loved by Princess Charlotte, her stuffed puppy from Jellycat.

Expecting a royal of your own? Shop Kate’s maternity looks from Tory Burch, Suzannah Green, Jojo Maman Bebe, Kate Spade, Diane Von Furstenberg and more. Join the millions of mamas who shop eBay Baby for their own royal tots.  

Deals Magnet!

Started by a mom of 2 boys, Deals Magnet is a new store that specializes in finding unique and not too expensive items. As a mom on a budget, she wanted to find cute stuff that didn’t break the bank! Deals Magnet has at least 1 free item per month (just pay shipping & handling). Who doesn’t like something free? Even with the shipping, the item is cheaper than you can find it on Amazon. Take, for example, April’s freebie. It’s a super cute Daschshund infinity scarf. Available in 2 colors! It’s free and the shipping & handling comes to $7.99. On Amazon, it’s $14.99 for the same scarf. The freebies are limit 1 per transaction, but you can come back as many times as you want! Check it out at: www.dealsmagnet.store

No (April) Fooling…. Color Street is SMART!

MOMS, Meet Stacy Kristina at www.stacykristina.com – sr. executive director for a nail polish company called Color Street. This is important because WHO wants to fool around with  messy, gloopy, takes forever to dry NAIL POLISH? Nobody. Don’t be a fool — Get SMART with Color Street — nail polish strips that apply without special tools or heat & can be removed with normal nail polish remover. No dry time, no smudging, 100% real nail polish, not stickers — Flexible & can be gently stretched for a perfect fit. I know that YOU will appreciate that Color Street is made in the USA & not tested on animals. Try it – Tell ME what you think – Learn more at Stacy Kristina’s Facebook Page #TheGlitterSquad 😉 

Spring Everything!

SPRING has finally ARRIVED! Celebrate with THIS gorgeous Walford Home Farmhouse Flower Pot and Tray Set 😉 Up the EVERYTHING OOMPF of your Farmhouse Décor with fresh herbs, succulents, craft supplies, etc. in these galvanized “vintage look” beauties <3 Makes a perfect Mother’s Day 2018 Gift! Available on Amazon HERE:  http://amzn.to/2HknmdQ Use PROMO CODE “MSWALFORD30” to get YOUR exclusive Motherstucker Subscriber 30% off discount (while supplies last) Hurry! 🙂 

Moms, Meet PUGONA ROCK CLUB!

Join Motherstucker & BACK the PUGONA ROCK CLUB Kickstarter! This AMAZING cause also has some fantastic goodies for their supporters!  http://www.pugonarockclub.com/

♥ MOOD Bag – This collaborative design featuring Vinny the Pug & Bleaudreaux, the New Orleans blue-crawfish. MOOD BAG is for the woman who reserves the right to change her mind! She flicks her wrist, reverses her bag and, bam! She gives birth to an entire different mood.”MOOD BAG is Limited Edition, Serial Numbered and includes a Letter of Authentication. PUGONA ROCK CLUB will be having 2 Bag Give Aways! Enter to WIN YOURS at Motherstucker’s MOM Giveaways

Quit Pinning! Progress to Qolture!

Rainy Sunday evenings are perfect for envisioning your dream room. You know, that disaster space in your home that needs attention, TLC, & new furniture. How long have your been planning to redecorate it? Weeks? Months? Years? Motherstucker understands 😉 It’s nearly impossible to find exactly what you are looking for (design/color/scale) at an affordable price. Who wants to change out of comfy PJ’s & drudge around the city hunting for finds in every furniture store? No thanks! But seriously, enough pinning your room refresh – it is time to take action!

My home office has been an eyesore for 5 years. Yes, it functions. Beyond the day to day tasks… it fails in style, color, inspiration, & is downright embarrassing when guests pop over. Today I am taking charge of the obstacle that is my office thanks to Qolture.

Qolture is where modern shopping meets modern design. With worry-free shopping & delivery, you are never more than a click away from carefully curated collections of home furnishings. Selected from among the most sophisticated & elegant designers in the world, Qoltur brings you products that add flavor to any room of your house, from statement-makers to accent pieces for your living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom, or patio. Their inventory is always changing as they find new/unique hard to find modern home furnishing pieces, & their active listings reflect their availability. The expert home décor consultants at Qolture hand-curate each piece of furniture in the online showroom.

Qolture believes that a captivating home is more than just stuff. Instead, it’s a feeling — the sense of being safe, content, & surrounded by people & items you love. Helping you create that warm atmosphere is their goal. Qolture carries an AWARD WINNING selection of the following:

Home Office Items

Bedroom Furniture & Accessories

Living Room Furniture

Dining Room Furniture

Kitchen Accessories

Bath & Guest Bath Items

Home Accents

Year-Round Sale Items

Outdoor Collections 

The Qolture team is very choosy about the source outlets they use for the home decor items offered to you. That’s why they collaborate with an elite network of home decor connoisseurs to select every piece they carry… & that’s why their selection of five-star home items is always changing! Learn more about what is hot for home furnishings today at Qolture’s Blog. They have published interviews with several celebrities from HGTV & the DIY Network like Chip Gaines (SWOON! <3), The Scott Brothers, Alison Victoria, Ken & Anita Corsini, Nicole Curtis, & Listed Sisters!

Stay up to date on the most recent design/decoration trends & find unique ideas for YOUR home. No matter what style you prefer or what season it is, you can always find something fashionable & alluring to grace your home at Qolture.  This is the web’s most comprehensive selection of home furnishings, including eco-friendly elements, beautiful sofas, exclusive wall art, & classy dining sets. 

Moreover, Qolture has created a unique discount code for Motherstucker blog readers!  audience. YOU receive a 20 percent discount on purchases over $100.00 (minimum purchase amount) by entering the discount code “MOTHERSTUCKER20” at checkout. The discount code will expire on 12/31/2018. Also enjoy FREE SHIPPING on orders over $99! Get started here: https://www.qolture.com/discount/MOTHERSTUCKER20

Plus, check out the Motherstucker Instagram feed today  & follow along to VOTE for your favorite Motherstucker Headquarters OFFICE Redo Options from Qolture!

TOP desk options include the “Cori Industrial Design Desk in Antique Black” — complete with caster wheels, “Simple Modern Metal Office Desk” — complete with Teal Blue Finish, & the “Studio Desk” in Espresso & Metal. TOP chair options include the “White Faux Leather Modern Mid-Century Office Chair” — complete with curved mid-back seat & arms, Lisette Contemporary Office Chair — in gorgeous gray with nailhead trim lines,  & the “Black Mid-Century Modern Classic Mid-Back Office Chair” — featuring contrasting colors & a chrome base. Stay tuned…. Quit Pinning! Progress to Qolture!

Fit Mom Gym Tote Essentials

This is a sponsored post on behalf of BODYARMOR SuperDrink in conjunction with the Mom It Forward Influencer Network… 

January 2018 is almost in the books! Did you meet your fitness goals this month? At Motherstucker Headquarters, there is always room for improvement. Join me & let’s finish out this month stronger together!

My 3 biggest fitness accomplishments this month:

  • Bi-Weekly Kickboxing Workouts!
  • Daily walks for the new puppy (& myself)!
  • Staying hydrated!

Those achievements were accomplished thanks to what you see in my “Fit Mom Gym Tote” (headphones, gym lock, boxing gloves, & BODYARMOR) plus some things you don’t see – DETERMINATION, PERSEVERANCE, & DEDICATION.

Every Kickboxing class is a wake-up call with 30 minutes of intense cardio, followed by resistance training. This super fat-burning-muscle-sculpting-workout leaves me feeling energized & sweaty.

Speaking of energized, Bridgette (4 month old Irish Wolfhound puppy) loves her daily 1 mile walks. This month we’ve walked in temperatures from mild to frigid. As the walks get longer & the weather gets warmer, I’m thrilled to have found BODYARMOR SuperDrink! My favorite is BODYARMOR LYTE! This premium sports drink (that provides superior hydration) is packed with electrolytes, coconut water & vitamins & low in sodium & high in potassium. I appreciate that it is naturally sweetened at only 20/cal per serving 😉

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Enjoy this coupon link to  save 50¢ on any BODYARMOR product. Join me & together let’s stay on track as February starts with our Fit Mom Gym Tote Essentials. Pool season is right around the corner….

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