•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.
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In life or death, sometimes the actions toward another person are not forgotten. The invasions of another persons mind set can cause the viewer to take a step back, sit up and imagine that the enemy does not see what is coming. They are in the inner part of the enemy head to feel the pain and not mix it up. In a new line up of horror stories, Mr. Marsh takes us to the existence that there is more to life and death that we already know. Marsh focuses hard on showing us the different views of how pain and a doormat person can live inside us all and not realizing it until it is to late. Marsh mind set is so strong on the death of him, that he sheds a dark light just to allow us to read a little concerning the demons inside us all. The style he shows is very conversational and straight forward in his own dark ways. A book inside a book, “The Deadly Vows” is the mindset of Mr. Marsh. “The Deadly Vows” is powerful and offers us to see the evil we care not to see. The question after reading this book is, “Is it safe to go out again, knowing that there are people that are out there with his mindset. The “The Deadly Vows” is a dark and painful raw emotions book to read and it bares a spectrum of themes to comprehend. Available NOW on Amazon!
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.
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There is no better feeling than giving unique, cool, &/or hard to find gifts for kids. Every family has ONE — “BEST GIFTER” — my Aunt Lisa still rocks gifting, all though Motherstucker is aspiring for the next generation 😉 Check out https://shop.kidsparties.party/ & shop TOP Party Favors, Unique Birthday Gifts, Decorations, Invitations, & More! Be the BEST GIFTER YOU KNOW <3
If not, Christina’s book can help! Christina’s sleep method encourages you to imagine what you want your child’s schedule to be as a toddler, & teaches you exactly how to achieve that goal right from day 1! Customize the schedules to your preferred time of day!
This book is also full of tips & tricks, & also explains possible reasons for sleep regression. Getting enough sleep is priceless, & this book will get you there for only $9.99! Order now on Amazon so you can get some rest & enjoy every moment with your baby!
“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.
The Gratitude Club is a perfect way to introduce gratitude journaling for kids 9 & up. This is an all-inclusive club that helps kids start their own gratitude journal for serious attitude improvement. Join now: http://www.dananwhiddon.com/gratitude-club
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Mommasbaby has the latest reviews on the best baby exersaucers (sometimes referred to as baby jumpers or activity centers). Every busy mom needs one! Find out what to look for & how you can find the best ones for your needs with their updated buying guide. 😉
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!
It is so important to understand your inherited risk for cancer, which is why Reveal23 & Motherstucker are launching this Giveaway – 1 winner will receive the Reveal23 Women’s Genetic Testing Kit for Hereditary Predisposition to Breast & Ovarian Cancer (25 genes). Understand your inherited risk to cancer & learn more at http://Reveal23.com
Statistics on bullying in school, sexual assault, & child abuse have Motherstucker supporting the Bow2Tie Kickstarter! The first SAFE FOR KIDS personal alarm, Bow2Tie is a patent-pending unisex wearable personal alarm that comes in the shape of a bow tie. Bow2Tie is customizable & available to ship March 2018 with your Kickstarter pledge!
Join Motherstucker & BACK the Heavy Music Artwork: Music & art print magazine Indiegogo Campaign NOW! The world’s first & only heavy metal & rock art magazine. Featuring: Ulver, Sunn O))), Skinny Puppy, Wolves In The Throne Room, Tombs, Ghost Bath, Candlemass, Pallbearer, Ihsahn, King Dude, John Garcia, Paul Gregory, Mattias Frisk, Simon Fowler, Samantha Muljat, Trine + Kim Design Studio, Dehn Sora, Fredrik Melby, London Desertfest & more to be announced. <3
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
Bring a “You Are Beautiful” installation to every state in the US! Featured on Oprah, Good Morning America, as well as in many books, magazines, & online features — each state will have a host that will be responsible for securing a location, & installing the piece — hosts can apply as individuals, or groups. Join Motherstucker & support this BEAUTIFUL Kickstarter with a pledge! If you are interested in hosting a “You Are Beautiful” installation in your state, please visit the “Help Wanted” section for more information at the Kickstarter page for more info!
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!
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!
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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!
22 Veterans commit suicide daily; that’s one every 65 minutes. Discharged was created to “Fight Back with Funny” & share stories using animation & comedy. Countless numbers of veterans struggle with their transition from the military, mental health & other service connected illnesses &/or injuries. Join Motherstucker & BACK this indiegogo campaign prescribing laughter to help deal with the dark times. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/discharged-animation#/
The Mosquito Box uses innovative methods to trap mosquitos –Indoors & Outdoors — using a CCFL light that lasts 10 times as long as a normal UV light bulb & consumes only 1/3rd of the electricity, generating co2/h2o & using the correct colors to attract mosquitos! Join Motherstucker & back this Kickstarter to get YOURS August 2017!
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!
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.
Unlike other social networks with limited or no control over who sees your content, with SecureTribe you have full control over who is allowed into your group (your Tribe) & what they can do within that Tribe.
All without accidentally leaking any content from one Tribe to another. So your prospective employer could NEVER stumble across your wild college party unless you choose to invite them to that Tribe.
Best of all, unless someone is authorized to see one of your Tribes, it is impossible for anyone to know the Tribe exists. So you can safely share church photos with Meemaw, without her knowing you have a wild party side too 🙂
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Go with the flow on vacation this summer with the fam – & learn something too! Geoflow uses your phone’s location to find nearby Wikipedia articles. Pull it out in a new city (or if you already live in a city) & see tons of results showing information about the history that’s right around you! Download now for iOS & Android.
LocoBiz is a local directory for home-based small jobs. If you bake home-made cake, teach music lessons, do babysitting or tutoring, or even dog walking, open your free profile on LocoBiz & start promoting your skills in your local community for free. LocoBiz, Local Skills Everywhere. www.LocoBiz.com