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You CAN Run a Business from Home!

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

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

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

II. Network!

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

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

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

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

III. Stay Competitive!

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

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

Get after it Otherstuckers! Good Luck!

Potty Training Boys: Wee Buddies

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

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

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

 

PROTECT YOUR FAMILY AND CHILDREN FROM BACTERIA IN WATER

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

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

What Is a Tesseract?

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

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

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

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

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

Lunchbox Snacks

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

Lunchbox Beverages

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

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

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

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

ECLIPSE ( & Beyond!) TIPS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Would You Like to Try out Blogging to Promote Your Home-Based Business, Hobby or Simply to Shout out about Your Passion to the World?

Get yourself a gorgeous ready-made blogging site, pre-designed, pre-populated with content, installed and set up for you with beautiful graphics. You have a selection of mobile-friendly themes for any device to give your passion a professional look. And to make it really Motherstucker-friendly, you don’t even need any experience of website design to start your blog. We will set it up for you and offer blog lifetime support. Click here to order your blog: www.blogsbiz24.com

Divide and Conquer to Multiply BACK to SCHOOL Success

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”― Benjamin Franklin

August has arrived & back to school season is HERE. Motherstucker & savvy MOM friends collaborated to pull together these “Back to School MUSTS” to ensure the 2017/2018 school year kicks off right! Help your children (& help yourself) Divide and Conquer to Multiply BACK to SCHOOL Success 😉 

DIVIDE school supply lists (once in hand) to separate the tasks. Take each school age child individually for a special “school supply” shopping trip with MOM. A+ Level = Set apart another day for back to school clothing needs as to not get overwhelmed! Allow each child to create a Pinterest board of ideas for what they’d like in their closet this school year & be sure to check into tax free shopping weekends in your area.

MULTIPLY your child’s back to school readiness by moving bed times up (as well as wake up times) to where they need to be in preparation for a typical school day. Increase the excitement of back to school by helping your child find out who their classmates are and consider throwing a back to school party to encourage new friendships! A+ Level = Join Groza Learning Center that specializes in Tutoring, Test Prep, Reading, etc., to help reach those honor roll goals!

To SUM up, create a plan & enjoy the process. If you have a current high school student who graduates in 2017 and has been accepted into a college or university OR have a student currently enrolled in a college or university, be sure to check out the Groza Learning Center Education Scholarship, created to help students interested in higher education reach their goal of attending college or university. The Groza Learning Center wants to hear about your take on the word ‘redemption’ telling what it means to you and how ‘redemption’ has played a role in your life. This should be a short essay (under 500 words). To apply, complete each section of the application available here: http://grozagivesback.com –  All fields are required. By submitting an application, the applicant gives Groza Learning Center consent to use their essay, name and information for marketing and promotional purposes. Submission deadline is November 30, 2017. The winner will be selected  December 31st, 2017. The winner will be contacted by January 7th, 2018.

How to Improve the Quality of Your Life? A Comprehensive Approach & Guide to Well-Being

The new book of Dr. Joseph Adrien Emmanuel Demes, “How to Improve the Quality of Your Life? A Comprehensive Approach & Guide to Well-Being” is unique & will transform your life for the better.

Trying to make lasting changes in your life can be a frustrating experience. This groundbreaking improvement book uses continuous quality improvement methods & values to help you create the life you want!

Dr. Demes, in his dual roles as a medical doctor & spiritual leader, has found a revolutionary way to help you live the life you were meant to. He combines in a unique & comprehensive strategy the scientific with the spiritual. Now available on Amazon!

Match to Your Perfect Financial Advisor

MOMS, YOUR feedback WANTED! Everyone can benefit from getting quality financial advice-regardless of level of income, assets or age. However less than half of Americans know this! www.myperfectfinancialadvisor.com is a site that matches a person to their perfect financial advisor. Don’t know where to turn or who to trust? Tell about the NEW features you feel should be added! Join Motherstucker & BACK this Indiegogo TODAY! 😉 Go! <3

No Tools, No Nails, No Drilling!

This New Adhesive Suction Cup Shelf is a good way to make extra room & shelf space in your kitchen, bathroom &  all rooms! It’s easy to attach the Adhesive Suction Cup Shelf to glass ,tiles, & other smooth non-porous wall surfaces & it stays on well. The Adhesive Suction Cup Shelf can hold 22 lbs of weight – GREAT for daily use! 

With Amazon fulfillment service, get YOURS in only 2-3 days with 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Order now with the Coupon Code: 3E5FLHD3 & get 15% off! 

TIDY KIDS ROOM IN NO TIME!

Zamyy Versatile Bean Bag is THE useful storage solution & available on Amazon! What do you have lying around the house that needs a HOME? Linens? Beach towels? Stuffed animals? Turn them all into comfortable colorful seats!  Zammy features very sturdy canvas fabric, large storage capacity, complete with a convenient handle for portability! XOXO, Motherstucker 😉

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