Aug 8 2014

Searching For Blog, Business, Blissful Life Balance

No, seriously. Apparently, It Exists!

by: Lisa Thornbury

blogger on safari

Picture me typing in a Tilley hat with one hand cupped over my brow, visor-style, searching, searching, always searching. 

I'm not on the hunt for my misplaced set of car keys or my lost Interac card (it has honestly been missing for two weeks). As always, I'm in search of the ever elusive "life balance." Have you seen it? Maybe it fell between the couch cushions or slipped in behind the dryer. As hard as I look, I can't seem to find it. 

I asked my husband. He hasn't seen it. 

I asked my neighbour. She just shook her head, "no."

Jul 31 2014

Why Can't We Just Accept Our Awesomeness?

Take That Compliment!

by: Lisa Thornbury

Take A Compliment

Random Complimenter: “Those jeans look great on you!”
Me: “What? No, they’re waaaaay too tight. Gawd. Just look at my butt!”

Random Complimenter: “I enjoyed that story you wrote.”
Me: “Thanks, but it's way too long and rambly. It sounded better in my head.”

Jul 28 2014

Warning: Do Not Fall For The Dreaded "Mom Cut"

New Moms, Heed My Advice

by: Lisa Thornbury

mom hair

If you're a mom (which you probably are if you're visiting this website. Afterall, this isn't The Yummy Fly Fisherman's Club or The Yummy Brick Layers Association) you probably know abou the "Mom Cut."

If you're a brick layer or a fly fisherman, please let me explain. 

You start out with fine hair (fine good, not fine thin/limp). It's ong-ish perhaps. Possibly highlighted and coiffed.

You get pregnant and your great hair gets even greater. Thick, shiny...you're ridiculously good looking from the neck up at least. 

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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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