Category Archives: Lifestyle

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! 

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! 

“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

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!

MOST Shocking Things Motherstucker Never Knew About Australia!

•Australia was the first nation in the world to allow women the right to vote (New Zealand was first). More about Australia’s current political landscape can be found at The Sydney Morning Herald!

•There are 60 wine regions in Australia.

•Over 90% of Australia is dry, flat and arid. Almost three-quarters of the land cannot support agriculture in any form.

•Under ideal viewing conditions, like in the Australian Outback, the naked eye can detect about 5,780 stars.

•Australia has 3 times more sheep than people.

•The box jellyfish is considered the world’s most venomous marine creature. The box jellyfish has killed more people in Australia than stonefish, sharks and crocodiles combined.

•In Australia there are almost 100,000 more women than men, with six out of our eight states and territories experiencing a man drought. But this is evening out. Currently there are almost 105 baby boys born for every 100 baby girls born in Australia.

•Are you free for the next 27+ years? If you were able to visit 1 new beach in Australia every day, it would take over 27 years to see them all.

•The wombat (native to Australia) deposits square poos.

•Australia has 3 National Ultimate Frisbee Teams.

•Out of the 25 deadliest snakes in the world, 20 can be found in Australia.

•There are 1500 species of Australian spiders. Australia also has  over 6000 species of flies, about 4000 species of ants, and there are about 350 species of termites.

•There are over 200 languages spoken in Australia including 45 different indigenous languages.

•The dingo fence, which stretches from the Great Australian Bight in SA to central Queensland, is the longest fence in the world (5614km). It is about twice as long as the Great Wall of China.

•Kangaroos and emus cannot walk backward, which is one of the reasons that they’re on the Australian coat of arms. Speaking of which, Australia is one of the only countries where they eat animals on their coat of arms!

•There are approximately 25 million kangaroos in Australia. The Australian human population is a mere 23,856,200. Likewise, camels outnumber koalas ten to one.

•Australia is only slightly smaller than the U.S. of A. When compared to the land size of Australia vs. the land size of the contiguous 48 states, Australia is only slightly smaller at 7.692 square kilometers.

•Australia has about 1.2 million millionaires and the highest median wealth in the world.

Learn more about everything Australia at your fingertips with a Digital Subscription to The Australian! XOXO, Motherstucker

Host Movie Night!

 

There’s something so magical about watching a movie under the stars—and summer is the perfect time to do it! So round up the kids, grab your friends, and get ready to enjoy some food, fun and flicks in your very own backyard cinema. If the weather is not cooperating, move the FUN inside mid-movie like my girls did!

1.Prepare Your Backyard Theater

First, the logistics. Scout the perfect spot to show your movie and gather up the proper equipment. You’ll need three basic things: a projector, a screen, and a laptop with speakers.

  • Projector: Buy, rent or borrow a movie projector with HDMI connectivity. Ideally, you’ll want one that is rated 2,000+ lumens for proper brightness. Prices range widely for projectors, but you can snag one online for as little as $100.
  • Screen: You’ll need a smooth, flat surface on which to project your movie. You can go simple (the side of your house or a doubled up white sheet hung from a clothesline) to more deluxe (a souped-up DIY screen that you build yourself, or an inflatable or foldable screen that you buy or rent). The choice is yours!
  • Laptop with speakers: You’ll need a laptop that plays DVDs (preferably Blu-ray) along with plug-in, portable speakers.

2.Pick the Right Movie

Choose a family-friendly, age appropriate flick that benefits from a “big screen” format. A few of our favorite picks across different categories.

  • Recent Animated Movies: Finding Dory, The Secret Life of Pets, Trolls, Zootopia
  • Live Action Fairytales: Maleficent, The Princess Bride, Enchanted, Beauty and the Beast
  • Hollywood Classics: E.T., The Karate Kid, Star Wars, Harry Potter

3.Set the Scene

Add some drama with details and décor to fit the theme. Remember: you can go as simple or as elaborate as you’d like depending on your schedule, budget or level of craftiness. Either way, your event will be a smash hit!

  • Invitations: Send invitations that double as “tickets” that can be collected as guests arrive.
  • Seating: Pepper your lawn with blankets, pillows, and a few low-back beach chairs for comfy seating options. If you’re feeling especially creative, build “cars” out of cardboard boxes so that the littlest movie-goers can have a drive-in experience.
  • Decorations: Hang paper lanterns from the trees or string up twinkly lights to illuminate walkways. Have the kids make a giant poster board sign welcoming everybody to your family “theater.”
  • Accessories: Hand out festive glow necklaces and bracelets to the kiddos to help them navigate in the dark. Put out some potted citronella plants and have natural bug repellent on hand in case mosquitoes try to crash your party.

4.Serve Cinema Snacks

It wouldn’t be a movie without the snacks, now would it? We say resist the urge to grill or cook, and keep it simple with easy-grab, concession-style munchies both kids and adults will love.

  • Popcorn: We love the look of an old-fashioned popcorn machine. You can buy one quite reasonably nowadays, or even rent one from a local vendor. Alternatively, simply make some microwave popcorn and serve it in individual red-and-white striped popcorn boxes or bags. Try a sweet-meets-salty flavor combination by mixing popcorn with Go Organically Organic Fruit Snacks.
  • Concession Stand: Set up a table off to the side to serve as a concession stand for drinks, candy and other snacks. Serve organic juice boxes and water for the kids and a variety of beverages for grownups.
  • Snack Trays: In lieu of a concession stand, make individual snack trays for each moviegoer using plastic bento boxes or dollar store shower caddies. Fill the largest compartment with popcorn and the small compartments with convenient single-serve snacks, such as gluten free fruit snacks from Go Organically. 

Outdoors (or indoors!) – Enjoy the show!

SMART! Make Light Work out of Updating Your Home!

iotty Light Switch will take your home to the next frontier with next-generation features! Quickly replace a light switch to get total control of lighting — Monitor power consumption, manage multiple lights at once, & share access with multiple users — Set daily schedules, automatically adjust lighting to sunset/sunrise, & set “away mode” when on vacation. Full remote monitoring of your home directly from any Android or iOS device, just by installing it & connecting it to the cloud! Redesign your home & automate your lighting directly from your smartphone, anywhere, anytime. Join Motherstucker & BACK this Indiegogo to get YOUR iotty Light Switches THIS Fall 2017!

The HIVE: Sign Motherstucker UP!

The Hive Austin = Coffee + Childcare + CoWorking + Beer & Wine. Calling all work-at-home parents! Introducing the Hive, the only café and coworking space that gives you both the office and coffee shop vibe while also giving you last-minute care for your kids. We are so excited to be able to provide a hub for parents to work, visit, create, or just chill! Join Motherstucker & BACK this GENIUS Indiegogo OPENING FALL 2017! 

Celebrate National Blueberry Month Poolside!

Did you know July is National Blueberry Month? This small but mighty berry has Motherstucker inspired to share some delicious blueberry snacks perfect for the whole family to enjoy! Pack them all in the pool bag & enjoy a sweet day 😉

  • Munk Pack’s Blueberry Acai Flax flavored Oatmeal Fruit Squeeze is a great on-the-go snack packed with whole grains & the delicious taste of blueberries in every bite. Even better, the Oatmeal Fruit Squeeze is gluten-free, non-GMO, kosher & certified vegan.
  • Viki’s Granola is made with 100% all natural ingredients, gluten-free & baked with love. Viki’s Granola is great to enjoy on its own or with yogurt for a nutritious snack, & are even available in snack packs, perfect for on-the-go! Blueberry Almond is part of Viki’s line of delicious signature soft-baked granola – bursting with a flavorful blend of antioxidant-rich blueberries & protein-packed almonds.
  • Welch’s Blueberry Fruit ‘n Yogurt Snacks are uniquely delicious, made with real fruit & surrounded by creamy yogurt for a “melt in your mouth” taste. Welch’s Fruit ‘n Yogurt Snacks are an excellent source of vitamin A, C & D, a good source of calcium & are low fat!
  • AquaBall in Berry Frost – The only zero-calorie, sugar-free & preservative-free children’s beverage on the market features a berry twist! The naturally flavored water is great source of Vitamins B3, B5, B6, & C  — Best of all, the Berry Frost flavor features Disney’s Frozen characters on the packaging — Making AquaBall a beverage that that both kids & parents will love! 

 

SecureTribe: Modern Social Network for MOMS

New app! MOM Must have! SecureTribe is a new iOS secure photo sharing application that allows you to  share select pieces of your life with carefully controlled groups of friends. Safely share photos of your children with close friends & family without the worry about online predators having access to those photos.

Help Kids Help Each Other!

MOMS, Meet Storybooth — an award-winning animated storytelling platform that collects real stories from kids in their own words & voices — animates the best of them & publishes to YouTube, the Storybooth website, & mobile app. These stories help kids realize they are not alone in their life experiences, many times hard ones. 

As seen in ADWEEK FRIDAY & now with over 38,000 submitted audio stories by kids, join Motherstucker & BACK the storybooth kickstarter so that we can help kids help each other! 

Run the Show: Exert

This weekend my duathlon partner & I MEDALED for the first time as Team Motherstucker! The relay consisted of a 3 mile Stand Up Paddleboard race, followed by a 5K run. This weekend was also the first time I tried Exert. 🙂

Exert smart body coolant is NEW & available at Target.com. For almost a week now, I just spray it in the morning & forget about it. Exert works on its own whenever I get hot. Our duathlon this past weekend took place in South Carolina (hello hotness!) – thank heavens for Exert cooling my skin!  While it isn’t a supplement, or hormone cream – it does work for exercise, hot flashes, night sweats, excessive sweating, & flushes caused by drug or chemo treatments. 1 can lasts for 4-6 weeks of daily use, so at $19.99 it is just over 60 cents per day. Who would not want all day protection from hot flashes/sweats for 60 cents/day? Learn more about Exert on Facebook – Make a run for it! 

 

TissuGlu: Please & Thank You!

Thanks to TissuGlu® for sharing this medical advancement and the Mom It Forward Influencer Network sponsorship of mamachallenge.com.

MOMS, the season for a new YOU has sprung. Summer clothes are coming & so are all the FUN activities that you love. Now is the time to learn about the TissuGlu® breakthrough! Motherstucker has BEEN THERE, DONE THAT – trust me – post surgery drains are a drag & have no place in your plans this summer.

Exactly 8 years ago this weekend I was at home recovering from breast augmentation surgery (complete with a drain underneath each armpit). Each day the pain from the surgery incisions became less noticeable while the discomfort from the drains drastically increased. Drain frustration levels also increased daily — The point of having a cosmetic procedure is to look better — 2 frankensteinish drains protruding from each armpit was NOT the look I was going for!

Based entirely on this experience, I’ve made a promise to myself. Any elective surgery decisions I make in the future will be drain free. No exceptions! That’s why I’m thrilled to share about TissuGlu! Now you can take the #DrainFreeTummyTuck avenue! 

TissuGlu Surgical Adhesive is the first of its kind, elevating the tummy tuck experience like never before to give you the advantage of a drain-free tummy tuck. Drains are patients’ #1 tummy tuck complaint. Most patients find drains to be uncomfortable & cumbersome during recovery. They can be awkward to hide under clothing & require maintenance (emptying & measuring fluid). Drains may cause additional scarring & removal can sometimes be painful (95% of patients prefer a drain-free procedure). My drain removal was the worst part of my entire procedure as they were in place for an entire week.

Here is what is NEW! TissuGlu is precisely applied with a special applicator. It forms a strong bond between tissue layers, reducing spaces where fluid may collect. TissuGlu allows your body to resorb fluid as part of the healing process so you can recover naturally, without drains. 

Get more information about TissuGlu by going to their website: www.tissuglu.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrainFreeTummyTucks/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drainfreetummytucks/

Important TissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive Safety Information:

Indication

TissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive is indicated for the approximation of tissue layers where subcutaneous dead space exists between the tissue planes in abdominoplasty.

Contraindications

Do not use in patients with known or suspected allergies to urethane-based or isocyanate-containing products.

Warnings

  • Do not use TissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive in patients who have had prior exposure to TissuGlu®. Immunological response associated with repeat TissuGlu® exposure has not been studied.
  • The effectiveness for the treatment of patients with BMI > 28 has not been established. Higher BMI patients have a propensity for fluid accumulation and may have an increased risk of seroma formation.
  • Effectiveness was not observed in weight loss patients undergoing abdominoplasty. Weight loss patients have a propensity for fluid accumulation and may have an increased risk of seroma formation and

Benefits

TissuGlu® may reduce the need for drains after surgery. By using TissuGlu® instead of drains, you may:

  • Return to normal activities more quickly
  • Experience less discomfort and pain than when drains are used
  • Have fewer invasive treatments for fluid management. The results showed that 73% of TissuGlu® patients had no treatments after surgery. However, some patients did require additional invasive treatments including reinsertion of drains.

Risks

Clinical studies were performed using TissuGlu®. There were no increased safety risks with the use of TissuGlu® than when drains were used. Potential complications associated with the use of the device and the tummy tuck procedures include seroma (fluid) formation. These complications may require treatments such as drain placement and/or fluid removal by needle, which may be performed in the operating room. Additional potential complications include wound healing issues, rash/redness, surgical site or incision infection, scarring, hematoma (bruise or swelling), incision separation, and immunological reaction.

Safety Information:

For full safety information please visit http://tissuglu.com, contact your doctor, or call Cohera Customer Support at 1-800-641-7458.

Disclaimer:

TissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive is currently approved for sale in the United States for the approximation of tissue layers where subcutaneous dead space exists between the tissue planes in abdominoplasty. TissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive received European CE Mark in 2011, where it is approved for large flap surgical procedures such as abdominoplasty. TissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive is not approved for sale in any other region. Any questions related to the indication for use should be directed to your Cohera Medical Account Manager or to Cohera Medical Corporate Clinical Affairs. Refer to the complete TissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive Directions for Use for prescribing and usage information. 

Celebrate National Strawberry Month!

Spring has officially sprung, which means it’s strawberry season! In honor of National Strawberry Month, here are a few of MotherStucker’s favs! Perfection Poolside & Delicious Lakeside 😉 !

Get the taste of strawberries in every bite with Welch’s Strawberry Fruit Snacks! Welch’s Fruit Snacks are made with REAL fruit, contain 100% of the daily recommended value of Vitamin C, 25% of Vitamins A & E, are Fat-Free, Gluten-Free and contain no preservatives.

Add some strawberry to your beverages this month! An excellent soda alternative, Sparkling Ice is slightly carbonated with B-Vitamins, Vitamin D and antioxidants. This light and refreshing beverage contains Zero Calories, Zero Carbs, is Gluten Free, and Sodium Free.

To make HUROM’s delicious strawberry juice simply remove the upper part of the strawberries and clean them. Close the juicer lever and put the strawberries in the machine. When extraction is almost finished, place the lever in half-open to release the compressed pulp. TIP: Mix in milk and yogurt to make a delicious strawberry smoothie!

Recipe Credit: HUROM

Advantage: MOM!

MOMS, Whether YOU are a mid-career professional, a senior executive, or just starting out, the entire team at Resume Producers/Perfect Resume are ready to ensure you get the attention you deserve.

Having a powerfully written & well-presented resume clearly gives you a significant advantage over other job applicants. The talent at Resume Producers/Perfect Resume is able to help you to sell your talents. The Resume Producers/Perfect Resume team consists of HR consultants & experts with years of experience. Their team of writers & client-service staff is always at your disposal. Feel free to contact www.resumeproducers.com for the USA or www.perfectresume.ca for Canada! 

Motherstucker’s Summer’s Grab Bag

Disclosure: This review was made possible by iConnect & Luvs.  I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% mine.

MOMS, Getting away from it all this summer for a little R & R with your little one is easy! Yes, when YOU save money on diapers — YOU can use the extra cash to pack your diaper bag for warm weather FUN! As an experienced Mom, Motherstucker knows firsthand that Luvs Ultra Leakguards with NightLock Plus™ provide high-quality features babies & parents need for less cost than the premium brands. Plan your summer vacation NOW, knowing Luvs Ultra Leakguards with NightLock Plus™ are softer & more absorbent than ever before, with large stretch tabs for easy fastening, ultra-leakage protection & a money-back guarantee!

This is HOT! Don’t spend your Luvs savings on baby water toys for a day at the pool or a beach vacation. Little ones love to play with small water pitchers, various sized funnels, silicone baking cups & more (safe) goodies straight from your kitchen!

Spring into YOUR Summer this month with both a $2 off any one pack of box of Luvs in this Sunday’s Paper (May 28th) & a $2 Print-At-Home Coupon (This coupon will go to $1 from 5/28/17-6/10/17). Use these coupons at any mass, discount, or grocery stores where Luvs Diapers are sold.

♥ Luvs knows that between laundry, play dates, snack time, & nap time, you don’t have time for leaks. Luvs makes life easier for busy parents by helping to keep leaks in the diaper where they belong, so baby stays dry & comfortable, even overnight.  

♥ A contoured shape hugs baby for a great fit & a super soft cottony material – softer than ever before – feels gentle on baby’s skin. Luvs diapers are available in sizes newborn through 6, + feature fun designs in every pack

♥ For more information on Luvs diapers, visit www.luvsdiapers.com or the brand’s social media channels on Facebook, Twitter & YouTube.

I’m My Own Mom

Hot Button: iRNinja

MOMS, Control your TV with a simple press of a button – Join Motherstucker & BACK this iRNinja Kickstarter project to get YOURS! 

Make TV simple again! This wireless 4 button keypad & infrared (IR) learning remote base allows you to control your TV by pressing a button on the wall 😉 The iRNinja is a wireless 4 button keypad that controls your entertainment system.  It has two components:  The keypad that mounts on the wall & a base unit that sits near your TV & equipment. The base unit is a learning remote with advanced macro capabilities.  Use your existing remotes to program a series of commands or activities for each of the 4 buttons on the keypad.  You can program a single command such as channel up or channel down or a series of commands, such as turning your TV, A/V receiver, & satellite box ON, switching inputs on your TV & tuning to a particular channel.  We’ve added a one second delay in between each IR command sent.  This allows you to add the extra time needed to wait for your TV to power up before sending commands such as switching to a particular input. The iRNinja uses a 38KHz  Infrared Sensor, which works on most TVs, audio receivers, DirecTV satellite boxes, & many cable boxes.  (Note, some cable boxes & audio equipment use a higher frequency which will not work on the iRNinja at this time.) The keypad is elegant looking, with four large buttons that can be labeled using any label maker. The keypad uses a standard 9volt battery that has an estimated 10 year life with average usage! Back this kickstarter HERE: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/5877985/irninja-control-your-tv-with-a-simple-press-of-a-b?