Mummy Buzz

May
26
2015
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There's an interesting commentary taking place by Polly Phillips, a woman who defends the annual "wife bonus" her husband has paid her for the past five years for staying home to raise their daughter.

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May
26
2015

RECALL: President's Choice Moroccan-Style Hummus

Staphylococcus bacteria contamination

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has recalled Loblaw Companies Limited's President's Choice Moroccan-Style Hummus because it may contain Staphylococcus bacteria:

Brand and Product Name - Size - Code(s) on Product - UPC

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May
25
2015

ELLE Magazine Features Breastfeeding Cover Model

#Normalizebreastfeeding once and for all

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Breastfeeding in public is no biggie, yet time and again we hear stories of moms being shamed out of stores and restaurants, and of moms having their photos deleted from social media. Their crime? Feeding their babes.

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May
22
2015

What Happens When Couples Pick Each Other's Outfits

What not to wear, his and hers style

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As parents we get the glory that comes with picking out clothes for our little ones. But how many of us secretly long to lay out the day's outfit for our significant other?

If you ever 'tsked or inwardly cringed at what your partner was wearing - thinking you'd do so much better if only you could dress him (her) - this one's for you.

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May
22
2015
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Not only is Maggie Gyllenhaal an Oscar nominee, but now she can also add 'Hollywood hag' to her resume... Grrr.

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May
21
2015
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Alyssa De Le Sala had something more than hitting the toy store in mind when she set up a lemonade and baked goods stand.

The 10 year-old Florida girl not only lost her family home to a fire, but the contractor hired to rebuild pulled out without finishing the job. So Alyssa enlisted the help of a local radio station, The Kane Show, to get word out about her stand:

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May
20
2015

Is Everything Awesome at New Lego Hotel?

Headache-inducing fun in Florida

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Think Florida is all about Disney? Think again. The new Legoland Resort Hotel is finally throwing open its doors to building block fanatics.

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May
20
2015

You know what they say: If toy manufacturers can't get it right, do it yourself. Or something to that effect. 

A British company fed up with the lack of diversity in children's dolls decided to do what the big brands have failed to deliver so far. 

A campaign on social media under the #ToyLikeMe hashtag caught the attention of Makies!, which took it upon themselves to fill the manufacturing void. 

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Big news in Belfast, Ireland today. The bakery that refused to make the Bert and Ernie "Support Gay Marriage" cake for gay rights activist Gareth Lee has been found guilty of "unlawful discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation."

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Australia is a beautiful land. There are cuddly koala bears and gorgeous beaches populated with gorgeous surfers. And yet Australia is also home to a long list of creatures that can kill you. From salt water crocs to Great Whites to spiders... and now a plague of spiders has descended on the town of Goulburn, making the movie Arachnophobia look like child's play.

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May
15
2015

Engaged Couple Gets Sneak Peek of Old Age

What will you look like at 50, 70, 90...

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Ever wonder what you or your significant other will look like 20 or even 40 years from now? Well, one couple, set to marry in a month, got an opportunity to get up close and personal with their future selves in this touching video by Field Day.

In "100 Years of Beauty: Aging," Kristie and Tavis put themselves in the eerily capable hands of makeup artists who transformed the pair into their older versions of themselves through various decades.

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May
15
2015

Johnny Depp In a Dog Fight Down Under

Will he leave Australia with his Tail between his legs?

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Johnny Depp may be leaving Australia with his tail between his legs, after an attempt to smuggle in his two dogs left the country's Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce furious.

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There are some questions you just don't ask kids - unless you're Jimmy Kimmel, that is. The late night comedian who drives kids into tantrums just for shits and giggles is at it again.

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May
13
2015

WATCH: Jem The Movie is Truly Outrageous

...but maybe for the Wrong Reasons

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Nothing botches nostalgia quite like a remake of a childhood gem. In this case, the gem is Jem, the movie update of the hit animated series from the late '80s.

If the trailer is anything to go by, even casting Juliette Lewis and Molly Ringwald may not redeem the film in the eyes of past fan girls (and boys). 

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Health Canada, the United States Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and IKEA have jointly recalled PATRULL KLÄMMA and PATRULL SMIDIG safety gates with a date stamp of 1510 (YYWW- Year & Week) or earlier. The stamp label can be found at the bottom of the gate in the following models:

Model - Dimensions - Colour - Product Number

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May
12
2015

Fear of Flying: Teen With Autism Kicked off Plane

No Special Treatment for Special needs

Passengers on a United Airlines flight en route to Portland got an unexpected tutelage in autism. The plane performed an emergency landing, and Donna Beegle's family was ordered to disembark because of her 15 year-old daughter's "potential" for a meltdown.

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May
11
2015
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There is new hope for would-be parents undergoing IVF procedures, after the birth of the "world's first stem cell baby" here in Canada. Not the most charming way to describe a human baby, granted.

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If I had a dollar for every "before" and "after" weight loss shot in which a person stands sideways holding out their giant pants, I'd be a very rich lady. The reality is, I'm not rich. And those "before" and "afters" do little to celebrate the real achievement and change that comes with dramatic weight loss.

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May
08
2015

If Dad Bod is Suddenly Hot, What About Mom Bod?

attractive bodies come in all different packages

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In case you were unaware, the "Dad Bod" is the new hot ticket after 17 year-old Mackenzie Pearson penned a 500-word manifesto called "Why Girls Love The Dad Bod" for Odyssey. In "Dad Bod," Pearson confessed her admiration for the physique that is "a nice balance between a beer gut and working out," the product of going to the gym occasionally but also drinking "heavily on the weekends" and "eating eight slices of pizza at a time." (Wai

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