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Back to school shopping with a middle-schooler is a challenge. No lie. First, the school supply list; grandiose in specificity (No – Thank You Vocabularly Workbook!) with many items yet to be invented. Worse yet — dress code appropriate school wardrobe essentials — the definition of an “exercise in futility” without my pre-teen daughter present. Proud that she & I both survived the experience (but just barely). Moving on to school lunches which leave quite a bit to be desired. My daughter wants to pack her own. Fine by me! However, one more surprise for MotherStucker. Actually I was stunned. Flabbergasted. Stupefied. Thunderstruck (This Vocabulary Workbook ROCKS) 😉 .
At age 12 she created her lunch plan menu ( I had my doubts!) complete with recipes, ingredients, supplies & Baby Love Reusable Food Pouches. MotherStucker raised an eyebrow. HIGH. Deep Breath. Pause…. “why?”. Aren’t those just for babies?
Apparently NOT just for babies. Although babies feel free. My baby gave me a list. Sharing it below with you. I can’t make this stuff up OtherStuckers.
- Reusable & durable
- All my friends are getting some. Coolness.
- Easy Cleaning – Dishwasher Safe
- I can make my lunch & freeze it in advance
- Braces! So SORE!
- Healthy home made food 😉
- Save Mom’s $
- 30 day guarantee (You can buy them on Amazon Mom)
So…. I ordered. Her logic was solid. In fact, she’s absolutely right. This week completed her first full week of 7th grade. She even made the middle school volleyball team (3 days of tryouts!). I’m zonked but she is going strong. Clearly I need to try her healthy recipe & some Baby Love Reusable Food Pouches for myself. Now you know! XO, MotherStucker
UPDATE 8/25/15: Baby Love Reusable Food Pouches heard about MotherStucker & Family’s LOVE for their amazing products. NOW THROUGH 9/30/14 Baby Love Reusable Food Pouches are offering MotherStucker readers a COUPON CODE bringing the price of 3 baby spoons for food pouches from $9.97 (regular price) to only $1.97 for the 3 pack. A MotherStucker reader exclusive! COUPON CODE: 44JHUSW8! Enjoy OtherStuckers!
If you are dreaming of your starting your own business, this is your chance! To be part of a growing network & to learn more visit www.rewardingessentials.com! One Winner will be drawn every month beginning 9/1/14 – 12/31/14. Enter here 😉 No purchase required. Restrictions apply. More info here 😉 Share with someone & get an additional entry for you!
A MUST read! To face the future, this widow has to face the past in “The Lady Of the House” by Kathrine Elberfeld. 5 Stars & 2 Thumbs Up! XOXOXO, MotherStucker 😉
Check out “MY DAD’S GARAGE“! May I recommend pre-subscribing now to their youtube channel because the official launch takes place THIS WEEK at Atlanta International Woodworkers Fair! MY DAD’s GARAGE will be streaming LIVE! Join me in support of this Dadddy Blog brand! XOXO 🙂
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News Flash: Satan will NOT be teaching first grade this year. Let me explain…
30 years ago, “MotherStucker To Be” (me) was fresh off a successful kindergarden experience & looking forward to 1st grade with delicious anticipation. Honestly, I wan’t sure how life could get any better. At 5, I was blissfully aware of the gorgeous elementary school principal Mr. Mann, (YES – that IS his name 😉 & he helped me pull my front tooth out at the water fountain. It was just the 2 of us & it was perfect). You can leave contact information for your pyschologist/pyschiatrist below in the comment section. Much appreciated!
As the next school year approached, I don’t recall any “meet the teacher” type event & highly doubt such a thing existed circa 1984 in Northern Kentucky public school. Yeah, not so much. My 6 year old self also didn’t know what “hives” were either, but all that was about to change.
On the first day of first grade, Mrs. Cayton introduced herself to the class. Picture that scene from the book “Miss Nelson is Missing” when the Witch shows up to teach. Except replace the Witch with Satan. Now we are getting somewhere…One highlight from the year that particularly stands out in my mind:
-April 1st, 1985: Bright eyed & bushy tailed after a full weekend away from the classroom (a.k.a HELL) my classmates & I arrive to room 101 at 8 A.M. on Monday & take our assigned seats as not to piss Satan off. The chalkboards (yes chalkboards, not whiteboards young-ins) that covered all 4 walls of our 1st grade hell hole, were covered top to bottom & side to side in some type of writing I couldn’t read. My fellow students also could not read it because it was CURSIVE (stay with me young-ins) & we were first graders. Mrs. Cayton the She-Devil calmly explained that each pupil was to copy what was written on each board 100 times into our daily writing notebooks. Further, if we were unable to finish by lunch, recess, or dismissal time that we would stay at school until complete. By this point in the school year my “hives” were a daily occurrence ;( .
Obviously, I survived to become the MotherStucker. But just barely. My life has moved forward & I’ve only casually run into Satan herself a few times in adulthood before moving out of state. Apparently Satan does need groceries & dry cleaning on occasion. This is the point where I like to imagine Mrs. Cayton wearing wool in July eating Red Savina Habanero peppers…
…Fast forward to the 2014 “Back to School” season. My youngest child “survived” Kindergarden last year. My MotherStucker hives made a re-appearance on behalf of my child (but still on MY body). That’s all I’m going to say on that topic. In early August of this year, the 1st grade teacher assignments arrived for my mini-me. My first grade phobia was in full force as we opened the information packet. MotherStucker FULL FREAK OUT. Pale. Sweaty. Rapid Heart Rate. Eyes Dilating. Chills. Body hair standing on end!
Yes. I spilled wine on it. Then I got paranoid & speed dialed my teacher friends. Without slurring, I explained my predicament & was assured THIS primary teacher was the farthest thing from the AntiChrist, Beelzebub, Lucifer, OR the Princess of Darkness. Deep breath IN. Deep breath OUT. Tonight was “Meet the Teacher” Night. Teacher friends were right. She WAS delightful — even sweet — if I do say so myself. Not Today Satan. Not Today.
Did you know this interesting fact about metabolism & hormones?
Fast rest metabolism & perfect hormonal balance are the key factors to reshaping your body in the way you desire, losing weight easily, toning your body fast & staying Fit n’ Fab! They’re the keys to getting rid of cellulite as well. And your age does NOT matter! Once they function perfectly, it gets easy. Then you’ll start seeing results in 2-4 weeks.
All kinds of crash diets, constant stress and long monotonous workouts ruin your metabolism & hormonal balance & so does also constant “snacking”… BUT there’s yet another way to do things! So how to rev your metabolism & balance the hormones…?
You can do it easily at home too while watching the kids! No long, boring workouts or starving required! No banning foods! It’s just about having a balanced lifestyle & diet, doing certain very effective & short exercises, having certain foods more than others, cutting down highly processed ready-made meals (like freezer dinners) & other highly processed foods (like refined white wheat) & relaxing more! Yes, Yes, Yes! Join ME & Sign up for the Free Webinar at http://www.DliciousDiet.com to find out more! XOXO, MotherStucker 🙂
Hello friends! Ok, so here lately, I’ve been seeing this Younique 3D Fiber Lashes Mascara popping up all over Facebook. I admit I was both a bit curious & a bit skeptical about the claims being made about this product. It’s pretty new to the market & I didn’t know anyone selling it yet. Until now & my friend Kris (www.youniquebykris.com) sent me some to try. She gave me a few simple tips & tricks on how to use it & I was off to the races. In all the advertising, you will see photos of women with 3D on one eye & either their normal mascara, or no mascara on the other eye. And I gotta tell you, WOW!!! I’m shocked at how well this mascara works. Younique’s 3D Fiber Lash Mascara is everything it’s cracked up to be, and a bit more. YES…this IS mascara, NOT false lashes. Not only is it hypoallergenic & free of chemicals, oil & parabens but it is gentle on sensitive eyes & contact lens wearers. The mascara is made from natural green tea fibers & comes right off at the end of the day with warm soapy water!
[youtube]http://youtu.be/VC0tn7SOuIQ[/youtube]I’ve now used it many times & I have pretty much become an expert by this point in time! I’m pretty much wearing it every day. Depending on how much time I have determines how I apply this Younique Mascara. You can wear this by itself, or you can wear it over a coat of your normal mascara. I have found that if I am going out & getting dressed up, that is how I use it. It amps up your eyelashes something fierce!! For around the house, working out, running errands, I don’t necessarily use my old mascara. Maybe just one coat of the Younique product.
In order to really get the best results, if you apply a small amount of your normal mascara first & build off that, it really will impress your friends. Believe me, they WILL NOTICE!! It really does make my eyes pop & I love that! You can pretty much use whatever mascara you were using before as the base coat if you choose to use one, but you don’t have to.
The way you apply this is a 3 step process. Each set of mascara comes with 2 tubes. 1 tube is the Fiber & 1 tube is the Gel. First you apply a coat or two of the gel. Then you immediately apply the fibers. Then one more coat of the gel to seal the fibers on. NOTE: just work on one eye at a time. Finish the one eye then go to the next. If you do want to wear one coat of your regular mascara as a base, you would apply that first, THEN Gel, Fibers, Gel. It’s so easy!
While the first eye is drying, you can repeat the cycle on the second eye. After I got used to this, I can now apply this in multiple coats in no time! Just took some getting used to.
If you want to do multiple layers of the Younique 3D Fiber Lashes, you put another layer of gel on and then add more fibers. Once you are stunningly beautiful, you seal with a light coat of the gel so that the fibers don’t fall off. If you weren’t born with long lashes, you will find that you may want to do 2-3 layers to get the super long lashes you can find in many of the online photos. If you ever experience any clumping, it’s real easy to brush that out with an eyelash comb.
Ladies, I’m in love! This is now my go to Mascara & I really can’t imagine not using it. Whether I’m heading out & want a fancy look, or just heading out for normal daily routine, I really prefer these now.
The other neat part is that Kris was so helpful when I first got it. She really went above & beyond to make sure I was all taken care of, knew how to use it & that my questions got answered.
Here is a link to her website: www.youniquebykris.com and on there, you will find that Younique is actually much more than just this 3D Fiber Mascara. They have an exciting line of other makeup products and they have 10 new products about to hit the shelves. In fact, Kris tells me they are going to be selling this into the UK starting October 1, 2014!
For you enterprising MOM’s in my audience, Kris is looking to help other motivated women create their own business as well. Younique is one of the fastest growing direct sales companies out there & you can take advantage of that! Find more details about that at her site – Easy access to everything through Younique ad to your right 😉 XO, MotherStucker
[youtube]http://youtu.be/Vi5OHz-Ua5o[/youtube]MotherStucker is extremely moved by The Last Letter Project. Like you, my daily motivation & driving force is to do the best I can for my family & those that need me. Have you ever depended on someone who is now gone? Can you imagine what it would physically be like to continue to have the opportunity to gain inspiration from that person who has passed away? Perhaps, you would reach a place of peace & closure, answers to questions & simply comfort to hear their voice again. While, this may not have been possible before – It is now. I will certainly take part in The Last Letter Project for Mr. MotherStucker & my children. Join me! Learn more at www.TheLastLetter.CO.UK
[youtube]http://youtu.be/I5IohQ-BxWM[/youtube]Summer is full tilt at MotherStucker Headquarters! From BBQ’s to STOCKED coolers — fun in the sun preparations are made easier — & safer because of my new Silicone Gloves. MotherStucker has several pairs as some are used for household chores while one pair stays in the kitchen & yet another in the garage for help with hubby’s handyman activities. All are waterproof & cleanup is easy with a cycle through the dishwasher! HIGH FIVE!
MotherStucker has direct access to 5-Star babysitters & nannies! How? The secret is out & it’s easy as 1, 2, 3! Best of all the #1 source for babysitters is Fast, Easy & Free to Join.
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Need an after school sitter? Planning a date night? How about some YOU time MOM? Get peace of mind reviewing sitters’ experience & enjoy this MotherStucker promo code SCHOOL30 for 30% savings. http://babysitters.co XOXO, MotherStucker
- Back to School Shopping – Complete!
- Medical Requirements (Appointments & Forms) – Complete!
- Transportation Arranged – Complete!
- READY, SET, GO!
According to Victoria Bond of the School Guide Blog, “What children bring to the classroom matters every bit as much, & in some ways more, than what they are taught at school. We live in a world of high expectations…Giving your child the edge is more crucial than ever”. MotherStucker agrees & I am compelled to learn more! Join me & check out the School Guide’s “10 Proven Ways to Help Your Child Do Well at School“. A+!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MOMS, Meet Victoria of Giveaways 4 Mom! She is a MOM to 3 boys, blogger & e-book author now working hard & smart posting free goodies for you multiple times per day! My favorite? The “low entry giveaways” page at giveaways4mom.com for giveaways with less than 500 entries. Feeling lucky enter NOW!! Victoria also WELCOMES working with other bloggers & will post your low entry giveaway to HER site! Sign me up! <3, MotherStucker
MotherStucker Approved: Smiling Times, a positive news media outlet providing daily news & motivational information that engages millions worldwide to smile more often! Don’t miss even one bit of good news from around the world at the Smiling Times site, Facebook Page & on Pinterest! XO 😉
Want True Health? Stop the madness & break free of “diet prison”. Learn more at this FREE Online Summit. Kathleen Milligan is a Solution-Focused Coach, Master NLP & EFT & Certified Hypnosis Practitioner in private practice since 2007. Clients call her the world’s greatest listener & she’s listening to more than just words. Gifted in non-verbal feedback, Kathleen uses a highly attuned language of influence to help clients prepare for childbirth, ease their way through major life changes, overcome negative body image, addictions & more. This FREE interview with Kathleen & Dr. Kellee Rutley Chiropractor & Mentor from North County, San Diego talks about what MOST of us need to hear. Kathleen coaches women like us – clients all over the world to embrace beauty mindfully & consciously! XOXO, MotherStucker http://mindfuleatingconsciouslivingvirtualsummit.com/Kathleen
MEET: Stacy A. McCafferty author of Amazon Mom: One Woman’s Journey from Mom to Successful Online Entrepreneur. Do you dream of a business that not only earns you decent $ but at the same time allows you the flexibility to be home with your children? This well received kindle edition book is available on Amazon for only $3.99. It’s no secret that finding the perfect work/home balance is a struggle for many MOMS. Read the story of one woman who did just that! Stacy takes you along on her journey — becoming a new Mom — to learning & running a successful Amazon business all from the comfort of her own home. This quick read, jam packed with inspiration & information, is destined to get you started on your own journey to a financial freedom. Don’t wait another day!
Gear up for Back to School 2014! You have the opportunity to get a $20 DVD for free by just ordering this $10 book “thinking reading remembering” from Amazon. It’s suitable for adults & students soon returning to school. The DVD “Enriched Learning” is a perfect companion to the book. This offer expires on 8/15/14 & is open to Canadian & American residents.
If you live in the US, click here. If you live in Canada click here!
Which room in your house is eyesore?MotherStucker’s is the master bedroom & until NOW I had not even an ounce of vision for how to make it inviting or relaxing. How would you like to experience expert & personalized interior design advice conveniently at a VERY affordable price?
Roomations connects you with interior designers who will prepare a complete design & shopping list for any room in your place before you start the dirty work. After their help creating THE look for my bedroom (WOW!) I invite you to check out Roomations with a discount promotional code. Use “ROOM30” and receive 30% off any design package at www.Roomations.com. Here’s how Roomations works:
1. Take a style quiz to uncover your personal style profile. The style quiz is not only tons of fun (especially when you start to compare your own results with your friends or your spouse) – it also informs the interior designers who will suggest ideas for your room’s new look. Fortunately, you don’t need to know any design lingo to take the quiz – just pick the images you like best and, voila!, Roomations will describe your style. Go to our homepage and take the quiz in the pop-up window!
2. Upload photos of your room and choose your designers. If you have a digital camera or an iPhone, you don’t need to schedule an appointment for a designer to come to your house. Just upload photos of your room to the site & answer a few questions about the project—like your budget, basic room measurements & whether you plan to do the work yourself or hire a contractor. You can select up to three different designers.
3. Select your fave room design concept & go shopping! Each designer you select will provide Style Boards (mood boards that suggest a look & feel including major materials and colors.) You can then pick your favorite & give feedback for development into a vivid 3D picture of what your new room will look like. At the end of the process, you’ll know exactly what your new room will look like after the remodel, what products you’ll need, where to buy them & how much it will cost. See before & after images at the Roomations gallery: http://roomations.com/gallery Have fun & ENJOY! XOXOX, MotherStucker 😉
MotherStucker can’t get enough of ABitofWine.com! This online wine accessories boutique carries everything from wine glasses to wine racks, wine charms to wine cabinets & everything in between. With Back to School right around the corner, celebrate “Mommy Merlot Moments”, “Shiraz Scholastic Success” & “After All Tomorrow is Another Chardonnay” with your MOM friends & THESE adorable wine accessories from ABitofWine.com. These wine tools & wine gifts are MotherStucker approved!
Objective #1. Have fun watching a flick with fantastic food & friends!
Objective #2. Launch a Febreze “Noseblind Test”!
“Noseblindness” is a condition where a person can become accustomed to the smells in their home over time. My guests were unaware but this MotherStucker accepted the Febreze nasal challenge & therefore was able to share the entire experience with friends via “Movie Nite”.
Here’s how IT went down:
Guests arrived and took an online survey about MotherStucker household smells. Answers were not discussed or shared with others present. Next, the popcorn popping began & with it, new smells wafted through MotherStucker headquarters. Guests took a second online secret survey about the status of smelliness they perceived. Next came the main movie feature followed by a third online survey guests were able to stick their nose in 😉 Answers remained private. Finally, guests & host completed the “Noseblind” assessment & together discussed our thoughts,results, etc. – MotherStucker & OtherStuckers alike learned quite a bit in the process & have a *new* nose for household (good & not so good) aromas.
-1 Febreze Air Effects
-1 Febreze Fabric Refresher
-1 Febreze Noticeables with refill
-1 Febreze Candle
-1 $60 AMEX gift card!
To enter simply click the comment bubble at the top of this post & tell me about your LEAST favorite household smell! MotherStucker’s winner will be chosen at random from the entries received & announced in the comment bubble thread on August 5th, 2014. Learn more about “Noseblindness” at the Febreze Twitter Page, Febreze Facebook Page & Noseblind.com.
Disclosure: “This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Febreze. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.“
[youtube]http://youtu.be/ej1Nh_c5Qgg[/youtube]OtherStuckers, see more at www.familydetails.com!
MotherStucker is always on the hunt for the perfect toy – whether for a birthday gift, baby shower, or just to surprise my own kids! I find exactly what I’m looking for EVERY time at The Ark Toys. Specializing in high-quality, old fashioned wooden toys, toys made in the USA & Europe, unique kids toys, story books, premium baby toys & more! Search easily by categories, age, gender, interest, materials…even color! – www.TheArkToys.com 😉
MotherStucker MUST HAVE: Lace Up Boots! Listed as one of the summer’s hottest fashion trends by The Fashion Tag, I’ve found lots of options (styles/colors/heights – above & below knee) at Gipsy Dharma! I love that these boots will transition effortlessly from summer to fall 2014! See size chart, FAQ’s & order information – www.GipsyDharma.com!
MotherStucker <3’s this concept MOM Christel (Seattle) has developed on HER blog “Eating Well for Under $5 a Day“! MotherStucker accepts the challenge for August 2014 – eating for $5 per person per day! The monthly goal is determined by multiplying the number of people at home at any given time, by the number of days in the month, by 5. The total monthly spending does includes any purchases of food at:
-restaurants, coffee shops & fast food
-vending machines, etc.
It does NOT include toiletries, cleaning supplies, pet food, medicines, supplements & first aid, foil, plastic wrap, napkins,toilet paper/paper towels, etc.
In addition to the “rules” Christel has recipes (including nutritional information), MotherStucker’s fav is Soba Noodles with Chicken, Veggies & Sweet Spicy Glaze!
[youtube]http://youtu.be/wr2CWK5tOZM[/youtube]Love these big face cutouts I got from Build-A-Head. Totally perfect for birthday & going away parties, my kids’ sports games & even at my friend’s wedding! They’ve also got face ornaments, key chains & t-shirts. They were great to work with & shipped fast! XOXO 🙂
In typical MotherStucker style this is easy, quick, healthy & delish! If you are new to this (Welcome OtherStuckers!), I only publish MADE recipes that every member of my family raves about. This one is perfect for your July 4th celebration!
Difficulty Rating: 1
5. Chuck Norris
- 1/2 medium to large size seedless watermelon
- 1 package (4oz). crumbled feta cheese
- 1 pint rinsed blueberries
- 5 leaves of diced fresh mint
- 1 tablespoon of EVOO or olive oil of your pleasure
- 1 lime (fresh squeezed)
- Discard watermelon rind & slice watermelon into cubes. Add to a large bowl.
- Add blueberries & mint to the large bowl.
- In a small bowl mix olive oil & lime juice. Pour over watermelon, blueberries & mint.
- Top with feta cheese.
- Serve and stand back to avoid the stampede! XOXO, MotherStucker