Tuesday, January 11, 2011


With a new baby on the way, I am fully aware that the moments of time I've managed to carve out of my busy schedule to dedicate to blogging will be all but disappearing, at least for a little while. Although I've promised myself at least one post a week throughout the year, I want to ensure that the Momma Stuff Blog is so much more than just a weekly update.

After some thought, I decided that perhaps rather than putting more pressure on myself, it would be worth roping a few more people onto the Momma Stuff Blog team. With nearly no persuasion involved, my little sister eagerly agreed to help me out. Although she is not a momma, she is a very talented hair stylist, and seriously, what Momma couldn't use a stylist in their back pocket?

I'm excited to announce that my sister is going to be providing us with quick tips and tricks for fabulous hair and answering READER QUESTIONS to that effect, as well as helping out with reviews around the blog. If you have any hair related questions, please leave a comment or send us an email at mommastuffblog@gmail.com and we'll work on having answers incorporated into future posts.

Without further adieu, I will allow my sister to introduce herself, please give her a warm welcome.

Hello, my name is Courtney and I am Amber’s little sister, and the boy's Auntie. I am a Hair Stylist in Downtown Vancouver, and have always loved every aspect of my job; it involves spending time with clients (most who are now my friends) and staying up to date with the latest trends in hair, make-up and fashion.

I also love going to concerts and shows, and spend way too much of my money doing so. I am an avid Snowboarder: I have been doing it for 17 years, and have recently taken up learning to Ski. Amber and I have been playing softball since we were young, but last year was the first time we actually played together. I joined her team in hopes of getting to spend more time with her in a “non-child” environment, this sort of worked, but Amber and her hubs had to split their time at the games so I didn't see her as much as I had hoped.

Amber and I were born 5 years apart, and as small children this was too large of a gap for us to be extremely close, but as we have grown older it has become the perfect age difference. Amber is able to give me great advice with my life and be an amazing role model, while I am able to remind her that just because she is a mother and wife, it doesn’t mean she can’t have any fun.

Part of my life that I try not to dwell on, or complain about is the fact that much like the boy, I suffer from both eczema and food allergies. The majority of my eczema is triggered by food allergies and I have a fatal hazelnut allergy.

My battle with eczema is constant; although I've always had eczema it got worse when is started doing hair. I have seen many dermatologists and just about every one has told me to quit my job, but for me, this is just NOT an option. Like my nephew I find that if I am diligent with both my diet and skincare routine I can keep the worst of my eczema under control.

I can't wait to interact and get to know all of you Momma Stuff Blog readers and I look forward to answering your hair related questions. Please send me any hair related questions at mommastuffblog@gmail.com and I'll do my best to answer them!

1 comment:

  1. Your sister is gorg! No surprise. Look forward to the tips.


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