Category Archives: tips

5 Fun Ways To Announce Your Baby’s Gender at Your Baby Shower

Throwing a gender reveal party is such a fun way to include friends & family in the excitement of the pregnancy. There are several fun ways to break the news, & we have come up with five different options for you that your guests are sure to love. Make sure to start with the right gender reveal baby shower invitations to start the party off on the right foot.

♥Balloons

When throwing the baby shower, if you do not know the baby’s gender, have the parents write the sex of the baby on a piece of paper. Then take an empty box to the party store & hand them the paper with the baby’s gender on it. Have them fill the box with either pink or blue balloons. Make sure they seal the box. Then at the party, you can have the soon to be mother open the box to reveal a floating mass of either pink of blue balloons.

♥Confetti

If you are looking for a little less expensive option instead of filling a big box full of balloons you can do the same thing but with confetti. Still, hand the party store employee a paper with the gender of the baby & then have them fill one black balloon or very dark colored balloon with either pink or blue confetti. Then at the party have the mother to be pop the balloon to reveal the gender.

♥Paint

Doing a gender reveal with paint will take a little bit of planning to pull off. You will need to paint your partner’s hands in either blue or pink paint. Then take two pictures. The first is with your partner’s hands on the stomach of the mommy to be. The second picture will be with the hands removed revealing the hand prints in either pink or blue paint. Then at the baby shower have the 1st photo displayed next to the second photo covered.

♥Silly String

Using silly string to reveal your baby’s gender can be a ton of fun. Cover each can with kraft paper & remove the lids. Then give everyone a countdown. Then when the fun begins, there will be a flurry of pink or blue string flying through the air. Speaking from experience try & do this outside that much silly string indoors can cause a nightmare for cleanup.

♥Cupcakes

Who doesn’t love cupcakes? You won’t find a better way to let the secret out of what you are having than to take cupcakes & then fill the centers with either the pink or blue frosting. This way your guests not only get to see what the gender of the baby is but they get to enjoy a delicious cupcake at the same time.

These are just a few ideas of ways you can reveal the gender at the baby shower, but there are countless other ways. No matter what you decide, you can customize baby shower invitations to fit your party perfectly. So best of luck on your baby shower planning! 

First of Its Kind, Weighted Compression Mittens!

 Join MotherStucker & BACK the Weighted Compression Mittens KICKSTARTER! These mittens were designed to make special needs children feel more safe & secure with their surroundings. These mittens may help (Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) children relax, focus & function during uncomfortable moments. The patent pending design features, 1oz, 2oz or 3oz, weighted plastic pellets & an elastic Velcro band that provides compression to the P-6 pressure point in the wrist. Experts state that putting pressure on the P-6 point can relieve anxiety, depression & even nausea.

Cuspid Pro – Nails it!

Cuspid Pro – Nails it! THIS is a New Kind Of Nail Clipper! The design comes from nature: mantis (biological design), which prevents the clipped nail from splashing. Very sharp & durable! The nail clippers are made from Japanese 420j2 stainless steel with European craft production. Join MotherStucker & BACK this Kickstarter to get YOURS this summer!

#TGIF & FUN with Drunken Goats

What MOMS need after a long, hard week is a quirky, fast-paced, easy-to-learn card game with optional drinking rules. Cheers to the weekend & Drunken Goats!

  • Players start with 4 cards
  • The goal is to collect pairs of each of the 4 Beverage Cards
  • Players may use Action Cards strategically to block other players, steal/swap cards/etc…
  • Player’s turn ends when they pick up a card from the draw pile
  • No one gets “out.” Everyone is in play until the end
  • The games are short (~10 minutes)
  • Action Cards tell you what they can do (no need to remember rules/look them up)
  • Optional Drinking Rule: When someone gets a pair of Alcohol Cards, everyone else takes a drink

Join me & back this kickstarter! Check out all the pledge options including “Basic Goat Early Bird” at  $20 to get the First Edition of Drunken Goats delivered to You this summer 😉 I’m NOT your MOM, but please play responsibly 😉  XOXOXO, MotherStucker

Want to Refresh Your Wardrobe? Epethiya!

Art & culture are the biggest assets of human beings & we should make efforts to conserve them. It’s our responsibility to keep art alive & successfully transfer it to future generations. so they also get to know the beautiful ways of thought representations. Epethiya is well aware of this responsibility & it chose a different way to accomplish it. They introduced a new idea of printing  art works on fabric & let  art lovers wear it anywhere.

Designing & manufacturing these artistic dresses was difficult at first because it was a unique idea. However, the designers’ efforts proved fruitful — The beauty of these artistic articles stuns every eye & casts a long lasting impression — This artistic dress collection comprises leggings, skirts, & tops which are comfortable to wear. Leggings are made of stretchable material that can provide you ease & comfort & never disturbs you during work. These garments stand out in a crowd!  https://epethiya.com/

SQUEAKY WEAR – Push & Squeak T-Shirts for Instant Fun

Kids love the easy to pull on & fashionable designs of these t-shirts! When kids figure out that the touch leads to the funny sound of the squeak (the graphic feature makes!) they’ll be tickled pink! The Squeaky Wear fun feature might even help them make new friends <3 😉 Functional + User Friendly — You’ll enjoy watching your kids run & play — Your kids will love Squeaky Wear t-shirts available on  Amazon

Check out Tales of the Mischievious Harry Leviticus Bunking by LINCOLN WILLIAMS

From the author: Hi there! My name is Lincoln Williams, & I want to share my story with you. I accidently started this project about a year ago, out of sheer frustration. My oldest son Zion, is a very smart boy by all accounts, but he hates reading. I tried everything I could to encourage him to read more & I just could not. This was all the more frustrating for me because I am an avid reader! One day I was at home, & it suddenly dawned on me – Maybe, I could encourage my son to care more about reading if he could relate to the material that he was reading & that is how this project was born: “Tales of the Mischievous Harry Leviticus Bunking.” When I embarked on this project with Zion, I could see the immediate impact. Not only was he showing more interest in reading, but he was also motivated in helping to develop the characters for each short story in the series. Well, at the outset, this project was just supposed to be three short stories, but now the project has evolved two-fold. First, I have succeeded in motivating my son into being a better reader &; Second, I have re-discovered my passion for writing children’s stories! Personally, I have taken this project as far as I can from a financial standpoint & with the feedback that I am getting, I have decided that it is time to move beyond keeping this as a hobby for my children, close friends & my immediate family circle. The “Tales of the Mischievous Harry Leviticus Bunking” is a series of fast-paced short stories about a boy named Harry. Harry is always in search of fun! However, in his quest for the ultimate fun experience, Harry may go a little overboard. To be fair, Harry is a flawed character, but his intentions are not malicious. Folks, some of his choices leave a lot to be desired, & Harry ends up paying the price for those poor choices. As a parent of two very, very, active boys, I use Harry as examples of “teachable” moments. SO, Why Kickstarter? One word – INDEPENDENCE! I believe that by obtaining funding by crowdfunding on Kickstarter, I will be able to keep the Harry Bunking Series completely independent & 100% accountable to the people who matter most––our readers. I will be able to work independently without compromise to my creative process. A successful campaign on Kickstarter would give me the creative freedom with my project!

Join MotherStucker & BACK this project on Kickstarter!

5 Cooking Ingredients to Revamp Spring Cooking

MOMS, Check out these 5 simple ingredients that will level UP your kitchen game! 

  1. Ghee: Touted as the new it butter, Ghee is a clarified butter that is dairy-free & known to help balance cholesterol levels. Try Carrington Farms Organic Ghee in place of butter in your favorite recipes to give you that buttery flavor – without the guilt!
  2. Greek Olive Oil: Known for being a “healthy fat,” Extra Virgin Greek Olive Oil is one of the most versatile foods in the world. It has a TON of health benefits that fight many age-related diseases, & has the ability to lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of cancer, lower blood pressure, & more. Choose a quality olive oil, such as Kalamata D.O.P. Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil, to cook all of your meals & to get the most out of your olive oil. Your dinner guests (& heart) will thank you!
  3. Sea Salt: Salt may get a bad rap, but that’s no reason to cut all salt out of your diet – Sea Salt is one of the good ones! It contains a higher mineral content than regular salt & will give your food more flavor. Try adding sea salt to your basic chocolate chip cookie recipe, & you will be glad you did!
  4. Beans & Legumes: With so many different varieties to choose from, beans are a versatile ingredient with a ton of health benefits. They are loaded with protein & fiber to keep you full all day long & are good for digestion. Switch up your bean game with bean pasta from Explore Cuisine– made with organic beans only!
  5. Lemon: It’s no secret the lemon can be used for just about everything. This vibrant fruit is loaded with vitamin C, magnesium, fiber, & contains more potassium than apples or grapes. Add lemon to your favorite chicken dish, your Greek yogurt for a savory snack, or your water to reap all the health benefits.

    Bon appétit! XO, Motherstucker 😉

2017 PARTY PLAN GUIDE: KENTUCKY DERBY Part II

Ready to throw the party of a lifetime? MotherStucker + family are ALREADY prepping for the “4th Annual Kentucky Derby Comes to South Carolina Party” & over the next 6 weeks will be sharing our BEST ideas here on the blog 😉

Hubby & I left the bluegrass 4 & 1/2 years ago for new opportunities in South Carolina. We still dearly miss hometown friends/family + Kentucky Derby festivities.  Now, each year we share our traditions with neighbors &  new friends in an epic throw-down event on the first Saturday in May! Check out Tip #1 & Tip #2 HERE!

Tip #3:  Don’t forget Serving Utensils!

THIS! GastroChic Contemporary Kitchen Essentials Stainless Steel 6-Piece Utensil Set. I placed the order on amazon mainly for function BUT I’m super pleased with how NICE it looks IN my kitchen. High quality commercial grade & made to last with sturdy center holder — carving fork , soup ladle, serving spoon, skimmer, serving turner spatula, & slotted turner spatula. Each piece has heat resistant grips that stay cool to the touch now matter how hot the dish. When finished serving I just pop these guys in the dishwasher for effortless cleanup. Before & after any event it stores away easily right here on the counter or in a cabinet if I’m cleaning the kitchen. Now my kitchen & my home are not just party ready – we are everyday ready! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N7W0T09

Check in SOON for more party planning TIPS! XO, MotherStucker

The Mother of All Opportunities!

MOMS, Looking for an amazing way to jumpstart your own Nanny Service or DayCare business? I just discovered Nanny4Mom.com is NOW for sale on eBay!

This domain opportunity has GREAT universal appeal to/for Mom’s in any market area. Get started on your very own Global Nanny Service or a local business in town from Perfect Pick Domain ! http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nanny4mom-com-Great-for-Service-Offers-Website-or-Blog-Domain-for-Sale-Bid-/152025695572?

Alternative Facts! #freebirthcontrol

Tired of waiting in line at the doctor’s office & then at the pharmacy just to get your birth control? Have it prescribed by a doctor & then delivered to your door with an app at BirthControlApp.com! The app has been covered by Good Morning America, CNN, CBS News, CNBC, MTV, NYT, Washington Post, Elle, BUST, Cosmopolitan, Refinery29, & hundreds of other outlets.

Sign up now & get $45 off with the promo code ‘ALTERNATIVEFACTS.’ Hurry to BirthControlApp.com now, because the offer ends February 28! 

Party Planning Guide: Kentucky Derby 2017 MotherStucker Style

Ready to throw the party of a lifetime? MotherStucker + family are ALREADY prepping for the “4th Annual Kentucky Derby Comes to South Carolina Party” & over the next 11 weeks will be sharing our BEST ideas here on the blog 😉

Hubby & I left the bluegrass 4 & 1/2years ago for new opportunities in South Carolina. We still dearly miss hometown friends/family + Kentucky Derby festivities.  Now, each year we share our traditions with neighbors &  new friends in an epic throw-down event on the first Saturday in May!

TIP #1: Mix up Kentucky Derby MUSTS to reflect this year’s logo (2017 red, white, & blue logo featured above)! Decorate your party space with a “blanket” of red roses arranged in new Ball® Collection Elite® Color Series jars  — Available in three, never-before released sizes of blue glass (32 oz., 16 oz., & 8 oz.) — Each jar is made in the USA of colored glass & GORGEOUS!

TIP #2: Send out “Save the Date” notification ASAP! The first weekend in May is a BUSY time & your guests won’t want to miss out on all the Derby fun!

Check in SOON for more party planning TIPS! XO, MotherStucker

Reversing Holiday Weight Gain

The Holiday season is right around the corner & inevitably, with all these cookies, cocktails & apple pies, some of us will put on some weight. Kelly, a fitness expert from Lodlois.com, offers the following tips to reverse Holiday weight gain:

  1. Do not skip meals because this will make you feel hungrier. It will also slower your metabolism.
  2. Be as physically active as you can. With exercise not only will you burn calories, you will also have a positive mood.
  3. Join a clinically proven weight loss program like Nutrisystem.

Band Together

61yssnyaqnl-_sl1000_MOMS! With all the attention that was on the 2016 election, you might have missed the info that the Zika virus has now spread throughout the US, & other countries. MotherStucker <3’s these mosquito repellent wristbands (can be worn on the ankle too!) that provide hours of protection! Best of all, they are safe for every member of your family (DEET FREE, BPA FREE, Non-toxic) + waterproof! www.amazon.com/dp/B01KYAIFOI #zika #deetfree