Oct 15 2014

Ten Ways To Cope In Your Role As Taxi Mom

Plus, enter for your chance to win a $150 Shell Gift Card and Free Coffee!

by: Lisa Thornbury

mom taxi driver
It's not that watching my son's basketball practice is boring—though I may have "rested my eyes" a few times. It's more a matter of being tired. Five days a week I'm on the move, driving my children to Tae Kwon Do, gymnastics, swimming, music lessons, basketball, cross country practice, play dates, and a myriad of appointments—and this is after working all day. I'm considering painting my mini-van yellow and switching on the "OCCUPIED" sign since clearly I have become a taxi driver. I'm happy to do it, but there's definitely a knack to this. 
Oct 6 2014

A Simple Way To Host A Kids' Halloween Party

Frighteningly Frugal Costume Party Fun

by: Lisa Thornbury

kids halloween costumes

If the idea of opening up your home to a gang of screeching, writhing, sticky little boys and ghouls makes you shudder, it should. Hosting a kids' Halloween party can be scary. Though it doesn't have to be a nightmare. Here's how to make it less gruesome. 

Rules of (severed bloody) Thumb:

1. Don't make it too fancy. Fancy is for adults who actually give a care.

Oct 3 2014

Thanksgiving Dinner Without The Fuss or The Mess

A Turkey Dinner Kit Is A Hit

by: Lisa Thornbury

turkey kit delivered to your home
Some days I complain about things that don't matter. I'm consumed by events and daily annoyances that really DON'T matter. Essentially, I'm grossly un-thankful. It's gross.
Then I give my head a shake and remember what actually matters. And more importantly, who matters most. 
Several brave women in my life are currently facing challenges that nobody should ever have to face, and I am incredibly thankful that I'm going to have two of them at my table for Thanksgiving dinner this year. 


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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