Nov 20 2014

Have Yourself A Kitschy Little Christmas

Ugly Christmas sweaters are a beautiful thing

by: Lisa Thornbury

Christmas sweater

Which holiday scene jingles your bells?

*Pssst, speaking of getting your bells rung, there's a great giveaway at the end of this post!*

Nov 13 2014

Why Being P.C. has Just Become D.U.M.B.

If You Think We've Become Too Politically Correct, You'd Be Correct Politically

by: Lisa Thornbury


I'm all for being polite and kind. I mean, I'm not a monster. But there are days when I want to be silly and, dare I say, inappropriate? What's wrong with that? There's a new sheriff in town and her name is Buzz Kill. I flat out refuse to invite her to any of my parties. Shoot, I have to invite her don't I? God forbid we should leave anyone out and hopelessly and irreparably offend them.

Oct 31 2014

A Laugh With Your Friend Is The Very Best Kind Of Therapy

Friendships In Our Forties

by: Lisa Thornbury

Friend Ship

We may be grown-ups with serious responsibilities, but life doesn't always have to be serious. IT SHOULDN'T BE.

There's so much sadness and worry around us—some days my twitter feed makes me want to hurl my laptop out the window. I suppose I could just shut it off. Whatever. I tend to air on side of the dramatic. The point is, sometimes a laugh with friends is all we need to clear our heads and remind us not to take life too seriously.


The Face, The Voice, The Blog!

Lisa’s always loved a party. Having played bartender in a former life, this Party Mummy knows her way around a cocktail shaker and can shake her money maker. A sought after party guest, she’d jump at the chance to mix, mingle and be merry. Then she mixed, mingled and got married.

Now with two kids in tow, she knows firsthand how harried parents will often forgo being a social butterfly to stay at home and cocoon. But nothing would stop this Party Mummy...until her youngest was diagnosed with a serious medical condition. Then Lisa made the difficult decision to leave her teaching position after 10 years on the job and experienced a cocooning moment of her own. All of a sudden this Party Mummy was partied out. But she soon discovered that in the good times or bad, mummies still need to play and nothing could keep her from exercising her penchant for dreaming up playful, and practical, party themes.

So get back on the party train and join the conga line. Party Mummy reveals tried and true tips for entertaining and shares a few of her personal “what NOT to do” disasters.

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