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Memphis Moms! Get to Know Babierge…

Babierge_7x5TOP quality infant & toddler equipment (cribs, strollers, car seats, highchairs, toys & so much more) are now available for rent in the Memphis, TN area for YOUR  family PLUS high-end, personalized customer service!  Ideal for resident grandparents, too! Learn more on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!

How Does it Work?

1. Choose Your Items at www.babierge.com/memphis

Simply browse & choose your items. If you don’t find it, ask – we may be able to get it for you.

2. Make Your Reservation Online

Use the website to make your reservation & pay by credit card or call us.

3. We Provide the Service

Sit back, relax, & enjoy!

Know On the Go

home-order-now-imageTurn your car seat into the worlds safest car seat with a Car Seat Monitor from www.driverslittlehelper.com  – Driver’s Little Helper keeps you informed with key alerts , so you can ensure the comfort & safety of your child. NOW through Mother’s Day 2016, get Driver’s Little Helper during the 1/2 off sale PLUS use MotherStucker’s EXCLUSIVE promo code “Thanksmom” & save $20 more! Keep your child safe and comfortable 🙂 Learn more: carseatmonitor.comlogo

True Social Impact: 3D Animation Series Teaches Kids How To Save The Earth

pb46We recently celebrated Earth Day with many obligatory nods to how the world can recycle, upcycle, compost, and repurpose all kinds of materials, plants, and objects. We heard collective voices around the planet heed warnings such as, “Live more sustainably to save the Earth.” Calls for a more eco-conscious world are necessary and Earth Day is a key time to reaffirm these actions and beliefs.

However, how do we keep these messages alive and at the forefront the other 364 days of the year, especially with our most impressionable and precious audience – our children?

A new 3D animation series called Planet Blue is taking on this bold challenge by using fun-loving characters and exciting educational adventures to inspire children and future generations to save the planet. But this is no ordinary cartoon. Take a look at Planet Blue’s gorgeous animation in the series trailer below:

The production team behind Planet Blue, Arrow Sky Media & Magnetic Dreams, has an impressive number of 31 Emmy Awards combined. And with the 3D animation market estimated to be worth $40.78 Billion by 2019, this is truly a win-win project for everyone involved. Currently, the talented team is developing 12-episodes featuring characters such as the loveable, button-nosed Planet Blue, a beautiful and inquisitive Sunny Sun, and a team of Earth-loving kids from around the world. In the first season of Planet Blue, everyone works together to understand different environmental problems, such as deforestation, and come up with actual solutions. Planet_Blue_Still

Explaining more about Planet Blue is the series Writer, Creator, Executive Producer, and Managing Director of Arrow Sky Media Victoria Lauren. Here’s a recent interview with Victoria on Planet Blue’s production, educational and social impact, and overall message.

What inspired you (Arrow Sky Media & Magnetic Dreams) to create the Planet Blue 3D Series? What’s special about this project? 

Victoria Lauren: The inspiration for the Planet Blue Series was the lack of positive and educational programming that engages children to connect with nature and their one and only home “Earth.” We also instill respect and values in each episode to be kind to each other and to become proactive in everyday life in being conscious of the natural world and its delicate balance.

Why a 3D Animated Series?

VL: The production quality of animation for Planet Blue is ambitious, but we knew that to compete with other children’s programming on television and digital platforms the Series had to be state of the art and visually stunning to achieve the most awareness and success Worldwide.

What specific mission do you have for Planet Blue? What impact do you think the series will have on future generations?

VL: The main mission for the Planet Blue programs will be on solving environmental problems by making positive changes while creating productive and respectful dialogue with others. Children will become more aware and develop skills that empower them to make a difference. These, we believe, are the keys to Planet Blue’s educational values. Through compassion, we seek to encourage our children in leading the way into tomorrow.

Why do you think animated shows about saving the Earth haven’t been created for children yet? 

VL: Unfortunately, the powerful advertisers that Networks rely upon to fund their productions are less likely to consider a television series with the primary goal of teaching children environmental responsibility and stewardship to be a worthy at this time.

Explain how your company Arrow Sky Media supports environmental conservation and education?

VL: Arrow Sky Media is a Social Enterprise Corporation that strongly supports providing school supplies to underprivileged children, and conservation efforts worldwide for the environment and wildlife. Our mission is to give a percentage of the profits from the Planet Blue Series to organizations that share our vision for a sustainable world.

As the Planet Blue Series becomes more and more successful, what other ways will Arrow Sky Media plan to educate children about saving the planet?

VL: We are developing a Live hologram musical tour in addition to the television series, as well as apps, video games and even board games to further engage children to continue learning about the world that they live on and help shape their stewardship.

We are also planning to convert Semi-Tractor trailers into mobile Eco-Labs that will go across the country and bring conservation to the classrooms. Currently most schools do not include environmental conservation within their curriculum.

How can the public help support the Planet Blue Series and its mission?

VL: The Planet Blue Series is an independent production and self-syndicated on DIRECTV and most digital platforms. The most supportive public help is to spread the word with friends and share the http://www.goplanetblue.com website on Social Media. Anyone interested in learning more about how they can get involved from a sponsor or impact level please visit the website and feel free to get in touch directly with Arrow Sky Media.

To learn more visit Planet Blue on: Twitter, Facebook & Instagram

Interview conducted & written by Victoria Sambursky

Scared Silly?

923A0140I love Rebrand Your Fear! It’s all about conquering doubt to pursue your purpose in life. They also introduced an inspirational, unique apparel line at shoprebrandyourfear.com & MotherStucker’s readers can use code “hideyourarms20” for 20% savings! Join MotherStucker in the journey of our purpose in life!

Meal Ticket

mealz_logo_copyMealz is a cooking platform that features premium recipes from famous chefs, bloggers & nutritionists. Mealz beautiful & easy-to-use website allows the finest nutritionists & culinary experts to add & sell their recipes & meal plans, & health conscious users – to discover them with ease. On Mealz people celebrate their passion for healthy eating by creating digital cookbooks, discovering cooking ideas, adding their own recipes & planning meals in a personalised calendar. Through informative articles, delicious recipes, & customizable meal plans, Mealz give their readers the tools they need to change their lives. For more info visit: https://mealz.com
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Everything but the Kitchen Sink

51bLpYifvAL._SL1024_MOMS! Spring clean the kitchen utensil drawer & replace odd/mismatched tools with the Mometnum Home 7 Piece Kitchen Utensil Set With Rotating Organizing Carousel!

  • 6 piece raised kitchen utensil set, includes: 1 slotted spoon, 1 slotted spatula, 1 flexible turner, 1 ladle, 1 solid spoon, 1 spaghetti server, 1 sturdy stainless steel + plastic rotating organizer
  • Heavy duty nylon utensil heads with ergonomic, soft rubber handles. Nylon cookware is heat resistant to 486 degrees fahrenheit – only the best quality materials for increased product longevity
  • Innovative handle riser keeps utensil head elevated & off of your table or countertop, providing for sanitary, no mess cooking!
  • Sleek & modern design looks great on any kitchen counter & the multi-color utensil grips will look great with any kitchen theme or decor. Designed with premium functionality for every day use
  • Tasteless & nontoxic nylon material is BPA Free approved by the FDA as food grade cookware. Utensils are top rack dishwasher safe, organizer stand can be wiped clean with a soapy cloth

Special Offer for New Customers by Green Living America Co. – Baby Diapers & Dinnerware Set

Allergies in children, a healthier lifestyle & concern for the planet are just some of the reasons parents are seeking natural alternatives to traditionally produced products that contain chemicals, gluten & heavy metals. Green Living America LLC, a high-tech business focusing on natural plant-based baby & kids products, has adopted an innovative process that uses natural & organic materials, resulting in harmless, biodegradable-element based baby and kids products. The company offers baby diapers, baby wipes, diaper liners, & tableware for youngsters that are free of petroleum-based products & chemicals. 20151217_203123

RESOLUTION SOLUTION 2016: Stout Spice Co.!

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Premium Matcha!

Happy New Year! Make 2016 the best yet with family owned & operated spice, tea, (plus soon to be coffee shop), Stout Spice Co.!  Stout Spice Co. focuses on hand crafted family recipes for all of their items. Each order is made fresh & is hand packaged by the Founder. With the recent release of Loose Leaf Tea, Stout Spice Co. is giving ALL Motherstucker Blog readers 20% off all loose leaf tea! Use discount code “MOTHERSTUCKER16” stoutspiceco.com. If this code does not work contact sales at sales@stoutspiceco.com

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Seasoning Salt!

CO2Fit FightingFit™ Launches Home Workout Video

CO2Fit‘s signature FightingFit™ provides an effective kickboxing-inspired workout! Available as a digital download or DVD, the video includes three no equipment-needed workouts which combine kickboxing & interval training designed to challenge all fitness levels. ff_dvd

FightingFit™ was originally created in 2013 by Seo Kelleher, the owner of CO2Fit. Being a martial artist/fitness trainer, Kelleher wanted to create a program that merged technical kickboxing with interval training. “What was commonly available as kickboxing workouts for women were either just cardio-kickboxing which didn’t provide enough technical coaching, or traditional kickboxing schools, which could be intimidating for some women,” said Kelleher. “I wanted FightingFit™ to fit right in the middle, helping women to learn proper techniques and get fitness benefits of kickboxing in less intimidating group fitness setting.”

Filmed at TURN Cardio Jam Studio with select instructors & FightingFit™ regulars, Kelleher is especially proud that the video showcases real people from age 16 to 60+ doing their own versions of challenging workout. “Nobody in the video looks like a fitness model or celebrity trainer; we are just regular people doing what we love. I hope seeing it empowers some viewers to continue exercising no matter what age or shape they are in.” For more information on FightingFit™ program or other services offered by CO2Fit, please visit co2fit.com or fightingfit.co!

MotherStucker Exclusive: Natural Wood Boards + $5 Off Coupon Code!

♦LARGE CUTTING SURFACE: Measuring 11″ x 15″ x 3/4″, this cutting board offers a large space for all your meats and vegetables at the same time! Solid wood perfectly manages all your food and won’t dull your favorite knives.

♦VERSATILE: This beech wood cutting board features two generous surface areas. Use the flat side to cut breads and cheeses, and the other to cut juicy vegetables, meats, and fruits; it offers a grooved lip to catch juices!

♦DURABLE: Made of high-quality, thick beech wood, this cutting board not only provides a natural wood look to your kitchen, it can handle the rigors of cutting, chopping, slicing and dicing with ease.

♦ALL-NATURAL AND EASY TO CLEAN UP: Our gorgeous beech wood has natural antibacterial properties and retains it beautiful color when cleaned with an all-natural cutting board oil. Makes clean up a snap by keeping drippings and leftovers off the counter!

Order today on Amazon! FREE Shipping & $5 off when YOU use code “offer512” at checkout! XOXO, MotherStucker 😉

Reality Check, Giveaway, Twitter Party & Momojis!!

Disclosure: This review and giveaway was made possible by iConnect Influencer Management & Luvs. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.

Reality Check! Despite sophisticated technology of these modern times, members of my family still manage to communicate on  basic cave person levels.  Our “conversations” aren’t grunts but texts with the majority of contact occuring while one of us is AT the grocery store.  FOOD seems to be the main priority topic & I was completely unaware of this until I downloaded Luvs Momoji Keyboard!

As a Mom of 2 (the oldest now a teenager – See “Cady” below…) I know that when it comes to parenting, sometimes words just aren’t enough. The first custom emoji keyboard created specifically for Moms & Dads (See “Cory” below…), the Luvs Momoji Keyboard was inspired by experienced parents & their affinity for emoji use & gives parents more ways to easily express all the emotions that come with real-life parenting. There are even baby FOOD related Momoji buttons — I’ll let you investigate those on your own — Here are a couple Momoji button examples that actually aren’t !
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Emojis are on the tip of everyone’s tongues (& thumbs!) & busy, experienced Moms know a picture is worth a thousand words! Sometimes communicating your toddler’s public meltdown (DEVIL Momoji button & ANGEL Momoji button!) is best & most easily expressed in emoji form.
IMG_3830O.K. Technically… coffee isn’t food. But much like coffee, experienced moms always keep their mobile devices within arm’s reach & text with friends & partners as much, if not more, than they talk to them. Moms are using their phones to communicate easily & quickly, take a break from the chaos (hello caffeine!) & hunt for deals. Now it takes less time to text your fellow experienced-parent friends or spouse while at the same time unlocking deals & promotions. That’s efficiency at its best… the Luvs Experienced Parent way! The Luvs Momoji Keyboard can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store℠ for iOS devices & Google Play™ for Android devices. Once downloaded, parents can use the Luvs emojis characters in SMS & MMS iMessage, Hangouts, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, WeChat, Tango & Gmail as a way to easily express the emotions that come with real-life parenting.
♥Speaking of real life JOIN MotherStucker, @iConnectIm & Luv‘s for a #Momoji twitter party on December 15, 2015 @ 9pm EST to learn more about the Luvs Momoji Keyboard app & access to the latest in emoji technology – the Promoji – which helps busy moms hunt for diaper deals on the go. Through the first-ever use of Promojis (promotional emojis), busy moms will be able to hunt for diaper deals & coupons from Luvs on the go, including Luvs with NightLock. Promojis can be accessed directly within the Momoji Keyboard on the Android operating system, or via the main Momoji Keyboard app landing page on the iPhone operating system. Through the integrated use of Promojis, Luvs is the first brand to share coupons, deals & special offers in a whole new way.
♥Now, it is time for YOUR reality check MOM!
MotherStucker’s latest Mom Giveaway is LIVE – Enter to WIN:
– $100 Amex gift card
&
– One package of Luvs diapers. Size 1-6.


HAPPY THANKSGIVING – Infolinks Announcement plus Post Thanksgiving Breakfast Plan!

Stucker2014_14Today & everyday I’m thankful for your support, encouragement, feedback, understanding & patience for MotherStucker.com! We’ve come a long way baby 😉  I’m excited to announce many new features starting NOW, including The official launch of the 2015 MotherLOAD Holiday Giving Guide (11/27/15 @Noon E.S.T. –  12/22/15) which will be LIVE tomorrow at this link & Infolinks!

Infolinks is an online advertising platform offering ad solutions. Infolinks helps online bloggers & website publishers earn real revenue from their sites so that they can continue creating great new content. Infolinks goes beyond conventional advertising by providing non-disruptive solutions delivering relevant ads website context.

You are likely to notice these new ad links over the next several weeks & I hope that you will use them to make your MOM Journey easier, streamlined & more FUN.  Speaking of easy & fun here is a post Thanksgiving Breakfast Recipe (using today’s leftovers!)

HAPPY THANKSGIVING OTHERSTUCKERS! XO, MotherStucker

Make These Days Feel Warmer….

Disclosure: Although MotherStucker received compensation from Sol Alpaca for this blog post as a member of the  Mom It Forward, all opinions below are my own. 

Circa 1998/1999 a Sigma Kappa sorority sister & I decided to fly the coop of the University of Kentucky sorority house & get an apartment of  our own. My new roomie Catherine & I had met a few years before as sorority pledges. Together with Sigma Kappa, we had lots of fun that I can not put into print 😉

10177913_10205835549113734_3779263193387455713_nJust a few months ago, Catherine (now living in Columbus OH) came to visit me in South Carolina. Her visit brought back a flood of memories, one of which being her stories of growing up in Peru. Catherine had a beautiful wardrobe of cardigans, ponchos, scarves, capes, pullovers, jackets & coats all made  from alpaca fiber that she acquired during her years in Peru.

  • Sol_Alpaca_make_these_days_feel_warmer_06Peru is a country with a very ancient textile tradition & SOL ALPACA is its principal heir.
  • SOL ALPACA keeps Peru’s rich textile tradition alive & makes the connection enabling you to receive at home all the warmth the Andean people have to give; people who love what they do & live with a special passion in harmony with nature. This is why they work only with the finest fibers of the Andes: alpaca & vicuña & exploit the complete range of 32 natural shades – the world’s largest – to create designs that achieve a perfect balance between the exceptional inherited shearing and spinning 09abilities of Andean people & modern-day trends.
  • Visit SOL ALPACA’s new online store with its sophisticated garments & accessories. Make these days feel warmer!

I can’t wait until I see Catherine again! Nowadays, I’m feeling warmer in my own SOL ALPACA —  soft, warm, comfortable — plus incredible vibrant color! Get your own SOL ALPACA just in time for these colder weather months! Enter the Motherstucker Giveaway for a 30% discount code — This discount is 30% off the total amount of your purchase (only applicable to items that are regular price). IMG_3727

  • Entry Requirement: Visit SOL ALPACA’s site, then come back to this post & leave a link to your favorite product on the SOL ALPACA site!
  • Entries accepted 10 AM EST 11/16/15 through 10 AM EST 11/23/15.
  • 1 winner will be chosen on 11/23/15 & will be notified by email & HERE on MotherStucker.com!

 

Imy & Me Subscription Boxes

MOMS, Do you want something beautiful in the mail every month? Do you like surprises? This is the subscription for you! Get Imy & Me Monthly Subscription Box  treasures shipped to your door! Every month you will receive a box with an assortment of jewelry. No two boxes will be exactly alike so you wont have doubles of the exact same item. Each box will be different month to month – Your box may contain Earrings, Necklaces, Pendants, Bracelets, Key Chains or Rings. All are hand made with love from https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/imyandme/imy-and-me-subscription-boxes Check out http://www.imyandme.storenvy.com & get a MotherStucker Blog Reader Exclusive 10% Discount – Use code “MotherStucker10”! preview_original

 

Dog Goodies by Mail

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Bella Box To Go is a company that takes pride in providing you with quality dog products quickly, easily & convenient to save you time, by mailing directly to your home. Are you getting a new puppy or a first time dog owner? www.bellaboxtogo.com has a great box that will assist you with potty training. We all know that every puppy and dog is different, but this will make training easier for you. In each box, you will receive a training bell, healthy training treats, grooming wipes & pet waste bags. For more info email info@bellaboxtogo.com & check out www.bellaboxtogo.com! XOXO, MotherStucker 😉