Mummy Buzz

Aug
31
2016

The Buzz You Loved: Our Top MummyBuzz Stories 2011-2016

The stories that mattered the most to you

MummyBuzz 2011-2016

Just over five years ago, I stood in a playground pushing my baby on the swing. I told my mom friend about a job I wanted to apply for, even though it seemed like the worst timing. After all, my son was still in diapers. Was I completely crazy to even consider working from home without any support? My friend told me to apply then figure it out later. That's when I discovered that crazy is often the best advice. 

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Aug
30
2016
Alicia Keys No Makeup | YummyMummyClub.ca

It wasn't what she wore to the Video Music Awards that had tongues wagging, it's what she didn't wear. No, I'm not talking about Alicia Keys' designer dress. I'm talking about the fact that the Grammy-winning singer had the barefaced cheek to attend an award ceremony without makeup.

You heard. She stepped on to the red carpet sans war paint. Not flick of mascara, no a hint of concealer.

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Aug
29
2016

When Your Child Doesn't Want to Hug a Relative

placing an unhealthy pressure on kids

We've all been there. You're at a family gathering and when it comes time for greetings, your child shirks from hugging an aunt he barely knows from Adam. Should you force the issue or let it go?

Even for kids who are naturally affectionate, the expectation to embrace a family member can place an unhealthy pressure on children. They may not, for whatever reason, feel like being smothered in kisses at that moment. 

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Aug
25
2016
Price increase in epipens | YummyMummyClub.ca

The price of EpiPens in the U.S. has surged beyond all reason. Epinephrine auto-injectors are used by those who have severe allergic reactions. The injectors save people's lives. But in recent years, EpiPens have become simply too expensive for many to afford.

Since there is no generic alternative, Mylan Pharmaceuticals has effectively cornered the market, charging whatever it wants for its product.

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Health Canada, the US CPSC and Dorel Juvenile Products have recalled these travel products.

Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Dorel Juvenile Products have jointly recalled Safety1st Step n Go Travel System, manufactured by Dorel Juvenile Canada.

The travel system includes the OnBoard35 infant car seat and stroller in the following models (model number is located on a label on the back of the stroller's backrest):

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McDonalds Step-it Recall | YummyMummyClub.ca

Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC), McDonald's Corp. and McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited have jointly recalled all "Step-iT" Activity Wristbands. 

The watches come in two styles: an "Activity Counter" and a "Light-up Band." Both have the words "Made for McDonald’s" inscribed on the back of the watch face.

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Aug
18
2016
Chrissy Teigen Shares Priceless Photo of Stretch Marks | YummyMummyClub.ca

If Chrissy Teigen didn't already top the list of celebrity moms you'd love to hang with (see also Mila Kunis), she does now.

From her fertility struggles with hubby John Legend and throughout her pregnancy, Teigen has been the best kind of open book. 

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Kevin Smith Sends Potent Message to Daughter's Trolls | YummyMummyClub.ca

Just imagine your 17 year-old got a message like this from a complete stranger online. Filmmaker Kevin Smith did, and instead of reaching through the screen and virtually strangling the culprit, he took the high road by penning this philosophical message to her haters. And I can't love his words enough.

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Aug
16
2016

Raising Kids Vegan Could Become Illegal in Italy

A dangerous diet for developing bodies?

Raising Kids Vegan Could Become Illegal in Italy | YummyMummyClub.ca

At a time when most of the Western world is battling childhood obesity, Italy is up against a different kind of dietary dilemma. A proposed law would ban parents from raising vegan children.

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Internet Strangers Step Up to Help Girl With Autism Find a Beloved Item

If you've ever had a child who got really attached to a particular toy or piece of clothing, then you'll sympathize with this mom. Deborah Skouson was in a bind.

Her autistic daughter, Cami, would only wear a particular top with flowers on it. Trouble is, the cute top from Target had long been discontinued.

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Aug
11
2016
Video Emerges of Malia Obama Possibly Smoking Weed and Why We DGAF |YummyMummyClub.ca

The U.S. President's eldest daughter Malia Obama is 18, and as far as tabloids are concerned, she's now "fair game."

Malia was the subject of media scrutiny after a gossip site spied her dancing and smoking what appeared to be cannabis at Chicago's famous music festival, Lollapalooza.

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Aug
09
2016
There is much hullabaloo about reality star Courtney Stodden, who shaved her head as a "symbolic gesture" to mark a recent miscarriage | YummyMummyClub.ca

There is much hullabaloo about reality star Courtney Stodden, who shaved her head as a "symbolic gesture" to mark a recent miscarriage.

"I’ll never get over this … losing you," she wrote. "I hope you know how much I miss you growing inside of my tummy. I hope that you know I wanted to give you life… a beautiful life - and desired so much to watch you grow into an incredible human being.”

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Is Your Child Kindergarten-Ready? Ad Places High Expectations | YummyMummyClub.ca

It used to be that kindergarten was all about story time and making mud pies. Nowadays - if this Tennessee nursery is anything to go by - the expectations come thick and fast.

The nursery teacher posted a long list of prerequisite skills little tots are expected to have by the time they enter kindergarten - including "holding a pencil the correct way" and being able to identify "30+ letters."

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Aug
05
2016
Health Canada has expanded its June 30 recall of the above pacifiers made from maple wood backs, with silicone or latex nipples.

Health Canada has expanded its June 30 recall of the above pacifiers made from maple wood backs, with silicone or latex nipples in sizes 0–6 months and 6–18 months.

The recall covers all pacifiers sold at the Montreal Parents and Kids Fair in April 2015 as well as those sold online between April 2015 and July 2016.

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Health Canada has recalled the Swagway X1 Hands-Free Smartboard brand of self-balancing scooters, also known as hoverboards with the serial numbers 000001-008000 (silver sticker). Please note: boards bearing a white sticker with serial number 020001 or higher are not affected by this recall.

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Aug
04
2016

This Bedtime Hack May Save Your Sanity

Because sleep deprivation is a form of torture

Sleep deprivation is real - real torture, that is. Yes, even when it comes at the hands of people three feet tall. | Health | YummyMummyClub.ca

Our little ones are cute. But make no mistake, sleep deprivation is real - real torture, that is. Yes, even when it comes at the hands of people three feet tall.

That's why one mom took desperate measures to address the constant middle-of-the-night awakenings and intrusions in her home.

Jill Robbins had hoped that having her young children share a room would help them stay put through the night. She was wrong.

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We've been sold a white, stringy lie for decades, and the research that the benefits of flossing are based on are... hard to find. | Health | YummyMummyClub.ca

As far as scandals go, it's a biggie. After all, how many of us grew up believing that brushing and flossing every day was the secret to healthy teeth and good dental hygiene?

Now it seems that century-old advice isn't even built on solid research. Strangely, there is little research backing up the medical benefits of flossing. 

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