Lisa Thornbury: Party Mummy

Aug
29
2016

The Time My Daughter's Friends Lied To Her

White Lies And A Lesson About Friendship

White Lies And A Lesson About Friendship | YummyMummyClub.ca

My daughter doesn't get invited to many parties.

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Aug
22
2016
The shoe store lady was looking at me like I was some kind of shifty shoe snatcher. | BTS | YummyMummyClub.ca

I spent countless hours this week searching for back-to-school shoes—indoor, outdoor, ballet, basketball, white soled gym shoes, cross country runners, and even special shoelaces for a child of mine who still finds lace tying trying. 

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Jul
14
2016
Female friendship | YummyMummyClub.ca

One day you're as thick as thieves. She can always make you laugh. You share a similar outlook on life and your relationship is the "I'll always have your back" kind. And then she starts dating...him. You really like him at first. He's funny and charming. Incredibly charming. But as you get to know him, there's just something off, but you can't quite put your finger on it.

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The Grass Wars | YummyMummyClub.ca

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.

Actually this depends on which side of the Grass Wars you're on. Yes, I'm talking lawns. You thought the Mommy Wars were ridiculous? Lawn brawls are equally ludicrous. 

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Jun
16
2016
How to Host a Very Special, Confidence Boosting, Girls-Night-In Party

My daughter was born with special needs that make her uniquely unique. She has more self-confidence in her little finger than most of us have from head to toe. She isn’t afraid to be herself. Partly because of her chromosome deletion disorder, and partly because she has the heart of a lion. My daughter doesn't worry or judge or hate. She only loves—herself and the people in her life. How wonderful to live like that.

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Jun
08
2016

Now THIS Is How You End the School Year

Host an End of School Wine Party!

Now THIS Is How You End the School Year

As the school year comes to a close, I want to mingle and party but...I'm tired. So my neighbours and I take turns hosting easy "Wine-d Down Parties." It's simple and casual and the perfect way to head into summer. 

When school officially ends, my school-mom-sistahs and I go our separate ways—road trips, family vacations, and camping. Summer is... "in-tents." Pun intended. So this party is pretty much our only opportunity for quality time together before we all scatter into the summer winds.

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Jun
03
2016

I'm Too Old to be This Awkward

Seven Social Situations That Made Me Cringe

Adulthood awkward moments | YummyMummyClub.ca

At the majority of social events I attend or even at ones I host, I'm usually the root cause of at least one awkward moment. 

Here are seven social situations to illustrate my point. Maybe you'll see yourself in some of these examples? I can't be the only one. Please tell me I'm not the only one. 

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Jun
01
2016

Icy Cool Wine Slushies

You'll Have A Crush On This Wine Slush

There are no real recipes rules for this easy entertaining wine slushy—use whatever fruit combos you like or find inspiration from the flavour notes of your favourite summer wines. | YMCFood | YummyMummyClub.ca

Summer means colourful cocktails garnished with fresh fruit and pretty paper straws. Summer also means easy entertaining. No muss, no fuss, just cool casual fun with friends and family. This is why I love these simple slushies!

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May
20
2016

If Sounds of Lip Smacking Make You Want to Smack Someone's Lips...

Then You May Be Suffering From This REAL Disorder

misophonia is a real thing | YummyMummyClub.ca

A few years ago my friend sent me a link to an article about a disorder I had never heard of. She said, "I think this is what WE have!!" 

She was right, and chances are if you're a 30+ woman you might have it too.

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May
10
2016
Time to say goodbye to this word | YummyMummyClub.ca

Whenever I see it, I just can't believe it. You actually went there?!

As the parent of a child with special needs, maybe I'm just more sensitive than you are to certain words or phrases that belittle my child. 

Scratch that. I like to think that even if my child wasn't developmentally atypical, I'd still be sensitive to hurtful words and sayings that serve no purpose other than to harm. 

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Apr
22
2016

Be the Taco the Town: Host a Taco Bar Party!

The Easiest Dinner Party This Side Of Tijuana

taco bar

Fact: Having a basic theme in place for your dinner party makes the planning and hosting so much easier.

One of the most popular themes (at least in my casa) is DIY Taco Night! Set up a Taco Bar at your next party and people will be taco-ing about you for weeks! In a good way...not like the way they talked about you after that Christmas party when you did that thing. You know, that thing that we're never aloud to mention again. 

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Mar
27
2016

How to Thwart Warts

What Works And What Doesn't

warthog

Warning: This post is yet another disgusting peek into the world of gross ailments. (Did you read about my recent encounter with Shingles?) There's just no prettying up a story about WARTS. As they say, you can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig. Plus, now you've exposed yourself to hogwarts (that pun's gonna kill with the Harry Potter crowd).

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Mar
22
2016

When Your Kid Is Different It's Hard To Always Be Emotionally Prepared

How To Deal (and NOT to deal!) With Stares And Awkward Questions

sad girl

If you invite my daughter with special needs to a party she'll RSVP a resounding YES in giggles and jumpy claps and possibly a high kick. Her desire to connect with other humans, kids or adults (she's not picky) is one of the reasons we entertain often and host a lot of craft/baking/holiday theme parties at our house. She isn't invited to many parties, so we bring the party to her!

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Mar
07
2016
Shingles - how to deal with it | YummyMummyClub.ca

I went to my doctor recently with six or seven red welts on my hip that I suspected were spider bites. (Thank you to my brother for putting that horrific thought into my head.) I also wondered if I could be allergic to my new jeans — specifically the dark wash that was dying my skin blue. My husband helpfully suggested the hives could be from “tight pants and all the rubbing.” He paid handsomely for that comment. 

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Feb
15
2016
This party theme is NSFW and hilarious. | YMCFood | YummyMummyClub.ca

You've heard the term "Food Porn?" People use it to describe photos of food so sinfully decadent that it borders on pornography. 

I think it's time to take the term literally by hosting a Food Porn party! Dull dinner parties are passé, but Food Porn Parties are hot! If you consider silly and ridiculous and something to do for the puns alone, hot. I do. 

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Jan
26
2016

No Need to be a Sleep Zombie Martyr

If You Need Help Sleeping, Get It!

No Need To Be A Sleep Zombie Martyr. Here's why you should get help if you need it. | Health | Wellness | YummyMummyClub.ca

I've been so obsessed with the concept of sleep (or lackthereof), that it keeps me up at night. And when I do sleep, it's with one eye open—my husband says it's creepy/sexy. 

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Dec
15
2015

Fun With Urban Dictionary

Play This Inappropriate Word Game With Friends

Urban Dictionary Game | YummyMummyClub.ca

Familiar with Urban Dictionary? This hilariously TMI website has been putting the dick in dictionary since 2004. If you've never heard of it, it probably means you're more "mature adult" than "dirty bird." I won't say which category I fall under. *squawk-flap-peck-poops on a car windshield* 

This is no ordinary dictionary. Poor Webster would roll over in his grave if he knew that this kind of word defining resource was looming in the future. 

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Nov
18
2015

Dear Cyber Bullies: Here's What You Should Know

Cyber Bullying Won't End Unless We Make It Stop

Dear Cyber Bullies: Here's What We Want You to Know. | Online Bullying | Women | YummyMummyClub.ca

There have always been bullies on the playground and mean girls lurking in the school washroom. Their presence on the internet was inevitable—it's a more convenient place to beat up the nerd, shame the slut, and humiliate the chubby kid. 

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Oct
08
2015

Will My Daughter With Special Needs Get to be a Mummy?

To understand my daughter will likely never become a mother guts me

daughter and mother holding hands

To understand that my daughter will likely never become a mother guts me. So I try not to think about it. But it’s hard to ignore the facts when your kid is patting your neighbour’s pregnant belly saying, “Dares a baby in dare? Awwwww. I can’t wait to see your baby. I’m going to have a baby too.” For weeks since my daughter found out this new baby was on the way, she’s been walking around with her rubber Dora ball tucked up inside her shirt, rubbing her tummy saying, “I’m going to be a mummy!

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Oct
01
2015

Thankful Not Thankful

Blame It On The Hormones?

angry woman at thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches you'll likely read a "What I'm thankful for" post or ten. This is NOT that post.

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