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Rise to the Top – Stay Dry Roofing

Craftsman style home exteriorStay Dry Roofing services all South OC & Orange County areas. From tile roofing in Mission Viejo, Laguna Beach, Coto de Caza, Lake Forest, Irvine & also providing shingle roofing services in Fullerton, Anaheim, Yorba Linda, Brea & Orange! Need work on a slope roof, torch down &/or deck coatings? Stay Dry Roofing is a 3rd Generation roofing company with the newest & most up to date technology for your roofing needs. Providing great service because you deal directly with the owner & not a salesman or corporate company that just sees you as a number.  http://www.ocstaydryroofing.comasd-224 Hour Emergency Roof 714-869-ROOF(7663)

RESOLUTION SOLUTION 2016: 1 Dollar Things

1dollarthingsMoms, check out this new free web app! Think of it as a dollar store for the internet. The app http://www.1dollarthings.com lets you browse your favorite online retailers (Amazon, Walmart, Etsy) for only things that cost a dollar or less. It brings all the joy of browsing your local dollar store for deals, but from the comfort of your couch or the convenience of your smartphone.  XOXO, MotherStucker 🙂

9 Things Volleyball MOMS Need on Tournament Day

MOMS, Get Ready to ACE & KILL on volleyball tournament day with these insider tips!

image1-5BEFORE heading to the event, CLEAN OUT your purse/tote. Your volleyball player will need you to keep some goodies of HERS in YOUR bag while she serves & spikes.  Don’t be “that Mom” — digging away the entire match in your bag —  who needs 18 pens anywho?

♥PRO-Tip!l Pack disinfectant spray for uniforms, knee pads & shoes. On a weekend volleyball tournament the LAST thing you need is to wake up to the smell of rotting, sweaty remnants of yesterday’s WIN!

♥Liquid Capital: Of course, you have plenty of water on hand.  Don’t forget your cold hard cash for those MUST HAVE tournament T-shirts!

♥SCORE with Universal Scoreboard! MotherStucker has a theory that the volleyball scoreboard is always placed in the least visible location for spectators.  Save your sanity & neck with this free app!
♥Have unwavering LOYALTY to the team as well as to your frequent tournament stops.  Think Starbucks Loyalty Card, Hotel Rewards Programs, etc.. Do the legwork to set up your perks NOW & enjoy your volleyball MOM advantages long term 😉

IMG_2543Sign Up Genius! “Who is bringing what?” can quickly turn into a modern day MOM rendition of, “Who’s on first, What’s on second, I Don’t Know is on third…” DON’T. Get http://www.signupgenius.com & share the volunteer load with your team parents.

♥Comfort Zone: All day volleyball tournament cheering can be brutal to the booty! Bring tailgate chairs for between game downtime, seat cushions for bleacher seats & dress in (cute) layers!

♥Thanks to my daughter’s volleyball private lesson teacher for this app tip! FREE! AES Express – Get Club Volleyball Pool & Bracket info (very easy to use) – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aes-xpress/id365836233?mt=8

♥Portable Universal Charger so that you can text updates to family & friends all tournament long! Carry in your pocket or freshly cleaned purse 😉

WIN or lose have a blast! Found something that needs to be added to the list? Let US know in the comments below! XO, MotherStucker

Miracle Mag

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Magnesium is SO  important for your health, but the wrong form of Magnesium makes the toilet your best friend . FAIL.  This Magnesium Supplement – Miracle Mag Concentrated magnesium 62,000ppm/mgL – 8oz Bottle Angstrom Magnesium liquid magnesium supplement, “Miracle Mag” does not give you diarrhea!

  • Magnesium Supplement, Magnesium for muscle support, Ionic magnesium
  • Most Concentrated Liquid Ionic Magnesium – 62,000ppm/mgL
  • Made in the USA – Ionic Magnesium Supplement
  • Derived from magnesium chloride 1/2 tsp. = 155mg Elemental Magnesium!!

Order today on Amazon!

Crisis? Catastrophe? Cell 411 = Calm, Cool & Collected

The mobile Cell 411 app allows families, friends & neighborhood watch groups alert others in case of emergencies. It’s an excellent app for kids that are bullied in school, walk home from school alone or feel in danger at any time. If a teenager’s car breaks down, the app can help them send out quick alerts to trusted groups/contacts (small or very large) with the exact GPS coordinates & turn by turn directions to their location. Cell 411 also supports live video streaming & can even issue medical alerts in real time.

device-in-handFREE! Yes, free for both Android & iOS devices & can be downloaded at  http://getcell411.com – XOXO, MotherStucker

3 Reasons why Keeping Lights ON is a MUST!

Apparently, this MotherStucker is the only person in my household who knows how to turn the lights off? Many times per day (year after year…) I walk from room to room doing the switch-off-sigh-swear-shuffle-step. You too? This ends now. Starting today CUT THE LIGHTS – NO MORE. No seriously, here are 3 excellent (bright!) reasons to keep lights ON!

#1. Yes, I’m approaching a big birthday year that may or may not start with a 4 & end with a 0. According to the American Optometric Association, “Just like your body, your eyes & vision change over time. Aging changes in various parts of the eye can result in a number of noticeable differences in how well you see, including need for more light. As you age, you need more light to see as well as you did in years past. Brighter lights in your work area or next to your reading chair will help make reading & other near tasks easier.”

#2. Safety & security is a hot topic of late. Cut the lights ON to deter would be home invaders. As a born & bred Kentuckian now living in South Carolina please know that I’m humming “Every Light In The House (Is On)” by Trace Adkins while I’m typing…. &  remembering the first rule in Conceal & Carry Certification Class is to know WHAT you are shooting at 😉

lite-source-1-light-min-pendant-lamp-ls-19793-054#3. Hey Good Lookin! It’s easy to hit the lights ON when your fixtures are updated & gorgeous. Recently I’ve replaced several outdated pendants with modern lighting looks complete with Edison bulbs. Be sure to check out www.lightingmiami.com for all your lighting needs from modern lamps to wholesale LED bulbs, to chandeliers & more!

Now go & trip the light fantastic! Green Light & GO!

Go Full Circle to SerCle.com!

Building  bridges between service providers & consumers, SerCle.com POSITIVELY subverts traditional service industry trading tools & media. See what SerCle is all about for cleaners, plumbers, landscaping, roofers, babysitters, tutoring, etc. at: http://sercle.com/webapp/about.html

Once you do, you’ll WANT to GO FULL CIRCLE to SerCle!

Download the free app on IOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sercle/id1004270190?mt=8

Download the free app on Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sercle.SercleClient

MUST READ! “Kitchen Hacks: The Ultimate Collection Of Secrets, Tips, & Tricks”

MotherStucker needs all the help I can get! Are you with me MOMS?Meet OUR new best friend in the kitchen…. Regardless of experience, the innovative tips & tricks in Kitchen Hacks: The Ultimate Collection Of Secrets, Tips, & Tricks will instantly improve how WE do things. These groundbreaking ideas are easy & quick to execute. Discover how to be more efficient in your kitchen, save time, money & tap into your greatest potential! Kitchen Hacks: The Ultimate Collection Of Secrets, Tips, & Tricks by Mankoff, Katie, Mankoff, Adam (2015) Paperback

Best Baking Cups on the Q.T.

MotherStucker’s Friday FIND: Liquidation of Silicone Baking Cups Molds, Cupcake Liners Bpa-free, Set of 12 Multi-color by Carlton Kitchen. This close out means YOU get 20% off the already discounted price of $5.95 per set of 12 baking cups. The sale is while supplies last & ends at midnight on Black Friday! Use Code: BLKFYCUP

  • SAFE – These baking cups are made with BPA FREE & FDA approved silicone, which means they won’t leach harmful chemicals into your food. They’re also sturdy & are safe to use in the oven, microwave, freezer, or dishwasher.
  • EASY TO USE – Forget about rusty pans, torn paper, or burned edges. These liners are non stick, stain resistant, easy to clean, & bake perfect cupcakes every time. Cupcakes pop out easily, leaving little or none of themselves behind!
  • VERSATILE – Not just for cupcakes! Use these silicone cups to make ice cream cakes, mini cheese cakes, gelatin, chocolate lined desserts, giant peanut butter cups, fruit infused ice pucks, you name it! They’re also great as snack, spice & dip containers, or you can use them to divide up bento boxes.
  • COST EFFECTIVE –  Silicone Baking Cups Molds, Cupcake Liners Bpa-free, Set of 12 Multi-color are totally reusable. You can stop wasting money on paper cupcake liners & cooking spray. There’s absolutely nothing to throw away & you’ll never run out of paper cupcake liners again, ever. These sturdy liners can be placed directly on a cookie sheet.

Don’t forget, the sale is while supplies last & ends at midnight on Black Friday! Use Code: BLKFYCUP XOXO, MotherStucker 😉

Tuesday Tip: MyRegistry.com

addfromanysite_BabyOnly 4 baby steps to create the ultimate baby registry!

  1. Add gifts from any store in the world using an easy browser button like a Pinterest Pin.
  2. Take advantage of big box baby registry completion discounts & free gifts by uploading/syncing your store registries together on your MyRegistry.com account. If a guest purchases something in the store, the accounts always stay in sync.
  3. Tastefully register for cash, for cord blood banking funds, baby’s college fund or anything else that you may need.
  4. Personalize your registry with pictures, custom backgrounds & messages- make the buying experience for your friends/family FUN!

 

 

 

Wine, Dine & Toddler

We all love eating out. We love being treated to a gorgeous meal. But what about that child over at table 6 who just won’t stop screaming?

1919195_1272576540344_3706681_nHaving a family is endlessly rewarding, but being a parent is challenging. You want to be a role model to your children. Of course sometimes being a parent isn’t as straightforward as you had bargained on. As a child grows up, he or she must adapt to many things, it’s a big & new world… & it’s not always a simple one. Children aren’t always aware yet of their environment & how to respond to external stimuli. Understanding another’s needs requires a certain amount of empathy & empathy takes time for children to learn. Empathy can only come from observation & social interaction.

Before you bring your child into a restaurant, try practicing eating out at home first. If you have the option, eat at another table in the house from where you normally share family meals. You’re setting a new scene. Next practice talking at different volumes. Start with loud & go all the way down to a whisper. You can make a fun game of it. Then demonstrate the appropriate speaking level so not to disturb other diners. Favorite plush toys make great restaurant guests. You can even be creative and make a mock menu. Have your child practice reading while learning how to order.

Many factors can lead to arguments, tantrums & frustration, from a simple lack of sleep to certain disorders. How a parent is able to control their child during a spat or tantrum can determine the outcome & severity of the problem. Practicing at home can alleviate a lot of stress. It might seem a little silly to play ‘restaurant’ but the lessons your child learns will make your & their experience more fun when they join you at the restaurant for the first time. For children who suffer from a disorder, you might want to practice with a professional caretaker on hand.

Find great dining room furniture for the whole family at The Kids Window — MotherStucker APPROVED –Fantastic selection of family furniture & children’s personalized gifts.

Becoming a Super Hero Family…

 

Thanks to #FamilyForward, Mom It Forward , #UniversalMoments & Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals for creating a New Superhero Family! Stay tuned to MotherStucker.com this Fall for exciting Family Forward 2015 Features. Meanwhile, create your own family adventure complete with custom artwork by Alex Belomlinsky. Offering a vast, high-quality portfolio of over 45,000 original royalty-free vector stock illustrations — Black & White — Color — Simple — Complex — Iconic from an award-winning graphic designer, illustrator & advertising art creative director. Every image is available for sale on a royalty-free basis exclusively at iStockPhoto.com. See how one of his images can help you with your next project…

Without a Shadow of a Doubt: Nature’s Bounty® Earthly Elements™

Photo-3With the kiddos back in school, MotherStucker has managed to find time to accomplish a little antique shopping. Ok, a LOT of antique shopping. Silhouettes are my antique shopping obsession & I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. One of my latest finds is an incredible display box, but it had a sticky blemish on the mirrored surface. I was nervous to use a harsh cleaning product, but wanted the gunk off ASAP.

This morning I took a break from antique shopping to tackle the laundry (piling up….) & the silhouette solution was solved 😉 I use Nature’s Bounty® Earthly Elements™ Eucalyptus 100% pure essential oil to keep laundry smelling fresh at MotherStucker Headquarters (3 – 4 drops added to the detergent dispenser). Feeling inspired from the refreshing Eucalyptus scent, I grabbed a nearby non-abrasive rag then dabbed a few drops of this laundry secret right on the silhouette decorative display box.  A couple passes later… clean perfection! 

Nature’s Bounty® brings balance to busy lives with Earthly Elements™, 100% pure aromatherapy essential oils, now available at Walmart stores nationwide. Earthly Elements™ lets you experience a harmonious balance for your mind, body & wellness needs. Each essential oil has its own unique aroma, effect & “personality,” just like the people in MotherStucker’s silhouettes!

OtherStuckers, YOU are invited to participate in a 10-minute online survey from Nature’s Bounty® Earthly Elements™! The first 100 people to fully complete the survey (U.S. citizens only, must be 18 years or older to participate) will receive a $5.00 Walmart Gift card – so don’t delay! EarthlyElementsSurvey.com

This post has been sponsored by Nature’s Bounty®. All opinions are my own.

Mother to Mother: GET Safe Cough™

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The creative geniuses behind a leading name in innovative companies, MacVrs Group, is ready to launch their one of a kind germs spread stopper named “Safe Cough”™. Safe Cough is a lightweight, recyclable, compact filtering device which helps stop the spread of germs & other air borne viruses & bacteria associated with the common cold & influenza.
ef7de906188c092cc62f05ee17eaef1a_originalYou simply wear it on your middle finger allowing the compact unit to rest inside your palm. Then, when you feel a cough coming on, you cough into the mouthpiece of Safe Cough™. Once your cough enters the unit, 99.9% of your germs will be divided through 100 air holes & filtered through an activated bamboo charcoal reduction filter (which are commonly used in air purifiers or a water bottle) that will ultimately result in safe, clean air exiting the SafeCough™. When not in use, SafeCough™ just rests snug & comfortable on the inside of your palm, not interfering with any of your daily activities. Check out the Indiegogo Campaign & all the latest updates on Twitter & Facebook! Join me & Support!

Guide Doggie: Learn How Guide Dogs Help The Blind In This Coloring Book

GuideDoggieFrontCoverThis fun & unique coloring book by legally blind writer Daniel Saynuk, is a great way to introduce children to the world of a guide dog. Help educate your child while they have fun with Guide Doggie! Meet Guide Doggie when he is a puppy, then follow him on his adventures during guide dog training. Learn what a guide dog does during the day, including the chores he completes for his handlers in order to keep Guide Doggie ready to serve. Your child will learn how guide dogs help the blind live more independently & how dogs can be heroes too! With narration of the book done by a guide dog, each page is a fun an educational adventure for all ages. Your child can color the pages, making it an interactive as well as educational learning experience. Fill in the blank pages let your child get involved in telling the story & fun bonus games including a word search, crossword puzzle & word jumbles based on the story will help your child remember what they learned!

Daniel Saynuk’s own beloved guide dog helps him more easily live his life in his home town of Baltimore, Maryland. Daniel began writing stories while pursuing his Business Administration degree & established his own company to bring this book to life. He is passionate about educating others about the valuable services guide dogs provide to the visually impaired. http://danielsaynuk.com/guidedoggielearn.html

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Mother to Mother: Money Munchkids

The Back to School Season of 2015 is in the books! Good job MOM &  A+!  How did you accomplish it all? With financial knowledge – that’s how! Teach YOUR kids YOUR skills about deposits, withdraws, & balance inquiries plus credit & debit card transactions, work & tax forms, plus proper change! MotherStucker wants a family full of young pro’s at all things $$$$. I’m making it happen with Money Munchkids Activity Book! Appropriate for kids age 5 & up, Money Munchkids Activity Book is dedicated to helping children learn financial literacy & money management. What a perfect weekend activity! http://www.moneymunchkids.com/products/