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Jul
28
2016
A UK mom of a two-year-old girl was horrified to find that a pair of jelly shoes - a birthday present, no less - left her daughter's feet in a bloody mess.

First, it was this seemingly innocuous summer hazard. Now, parents need to look out for another hidden danger: sandals.

Yes, those sandals may be the cutest thing ever. But a UK mom of a two-year-old girl was horrified to find that a pair of simple jelly shoes - a birthday present, no less - left her daughter's feet in a bloody mess. 

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Jul
27
2016
This dad knocked his son's birthday present out of the park | YummyMummyClub.ca

Hang on, there's dust in my eyes. Or something... This video of a dad surprising his boy with a belated birthday gift is guaranteed to knock you hard in the feels. 

In the footage of the viral clip, 12-year-old Braheim looks clearly dejected as he slumps in the front seat, getting ready to head to his baseball game. He thinks his dad forgot his birthday.

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Jul
26
2016

Mom Laments the Overscheduled Summer

"I’m not sure when doing nothing after school fell out of favour"

 Summers used to be lazy and boring - and that was a good thing. When did we get so busy? | Parenting | YummyMummyClub.ca

No bones about it, being a kid today is way less idle and way more stressful than it used to be.

One mom has had it up to here with extracurriculars. In a post on Today, she laments the pressure on today's kids to succeed - even when they are supposed to be on vacation.

Summers used to be lazy and boring - and that was a good thing.

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Study: Couples Who Drink Together, Stay Together | YummyMummyClub.ca

Every now and then a study comes along that warms the heart. A study you swear was conducted just for you - to vindicate your current lifestyle. One example is all the research suggesting that wine and chocolate are beneficial to your health and wellbeing. Well, duh. I could have told you that without a grant.

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Prince George Turns 3 | YummyMummyClub.ca

It's George's birthday. You know, George - the most famous three year-old on the planet. You know, 'Third in Line' George. Royal George, son of Prince William and Duchess Kate, who is unbearably adorable despite the gentlemanly side part and the old-fart name.

Kensington Palace posted the standard unbearably cute photo of Prince George. And more than 2M retweets later, the interwebs are having a heyday marking the occasion and speculating about how George's day will go down.

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Jul
21
2016

Mom Births THREE Sets of Twins in TWO Years

time to put on the parenting pants

Woman Births Three Sets of Twins in Two Years | YummyMummyClub.ca

Just when you think you've got your hands full, along comes a Kansas mom who has not one, not two, but three - THREE! - sets of twins. In two years. Yeah, do the math, then put your eyeballs back in your head.

"They call me 'Double Trouble,'" said Danesha Couch. "Every time I get pregnant, it's double-trouble." The 20-year-old has given birth to three sets of fraternal twins without a single fertility drug.  

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Jul
20
2016

Car Rental Employee Lends Hand to Mom of Twins

small act of kindness prompts big fuss

Great Customer Service | YummyMummyClub.ca

I don't know about you, but we are in dire need of some happy news. If it isn't racism or terrorism, it's some other awful -ism polluting the feeds. So it's refreshing to stumble across a simple story of One Human doing Good Deed for Another Human.

John Goodlett had just started his first week of work at Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Oklahoma when he had to pick up Coty Vincent. The single mom of twins had car seats for her 11-month-old boys but no stroller with her.

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Jul
19
2016

Mom Launches Special Birthday Party Venue

more to parties than pizza and cake

Birthday Parties for Special Needs | YummyMummyClub.ca

If you think kids' parties are a small hell, magnify that tenfold for kids with special needs. The sounds, the smells, the commotion. The stimulation can be nightmarish for some children. But what if there was an alternative, a venue for kids that was fun without being loud and harsh?

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These are the Only Vitamins and Supplements Pregnant Bodies Actually Need | YummyMummyClub.ca

When it comes to prenatal vitamins and supplements, more is not necessarily merrier.

A review of prior research suggests that much of the money pregnant women throw at supplements is a waste of time and money.

The only two vitamins moms-to-be really need are folic acid and vitamin D. All other nutrients should naturally come from a woman's diet.

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Jul
14
2016
Pokemon GO - What Parents Need to Know | YummyMummyClub.ca

You can't be the on the interwebs for long without coming across something about Pokémon GO, the Nintendo smartphone app taking the entire globe by storm.

So far the app isn't even available in Canada (creators are rolling it out slowly so their servers can keep up). But parents need to be prepared because once it's here, there's no turning back.

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Jul
13
2016

Victoria Beckham Called "Weird" for Kissing Daughter on the Lips

How old is too old for this show of affection?

How old is too old for this show of affection? | YummyMummyClub.ca

Designer and mom-of-four Victoria Beckham innocently posted a photo on Instagram of her kissing her daughter Harper on the lips. Cue outrage.

Somehow a sweet pic celebrating her five year old's birthday was deemed "weird" and "strange."

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Jul
12
2016

Is This the End for ‘Doc McStuffins’?

Fans rally to save Disney Junior series

Is Doc McStuffins Ending its Run? | YummyMummyClub.ca

When it was revealed that Disney Junior had no plans to renew its show Doc McStuffins for a fifth season, fans had a lot to say.

Even in 2016, McStuffins is a kind of a big deal. After all, how many other kids' shows out there have a black female lead who also happens to be a doctor, to boot?

Case closed.

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Jul
11
2016

Whatever Happened to 'Gender Neutral' Baby Storm?

Five years later... Storm has Spoken

Babies without Assigned gender | YummyMummyClub.ca

Remember Baby Storm, whose sex was under wraps from the world back in 2011? Well, five years on the gender experiment that shocked the world has come to fruition. And Storm has chosen.

At the time, raising a 'gender neutral' child was considered scandalous to most parents. Today, not so much.

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Jul
08
2016
Toddler Meeting Cabinet Minister Harjit Sajjan is the Cutest Ever | YummyMummyClub.ca

Most two year-old girls worship at the altar of Dora or Queen Elsa. Not Sophia Popalyar, who has a crush on Canadian politicians, and a knack for rhyming off the names of several federal Liberal cabinet ministers.

When she grows up, instead of the pat princess response, Sophia will readily say she wants to be "Justin Trudeau." 

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Coming out party for gay teen | YummyMummyClub.ca

Being a teenager is hard enough. When you're a gay, it's harder - especially if you haven't officially 'come out' and are unsure how your family and friends will react.

Such was the stress on Kinsey's young shoulders. The 17-year-old teen finally had the talk with her parents.

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Finding Dory and Accidental Trailer Screening | YummyMummyClub.ca

Young fans eager to see Finding Dory were in for a surprise. They were treated instead to their first R-rated trailer, Sausage Party.

Staff at a cinema in Concord, California were deeply apologetic for the gaffe after airing the adult-rated preview.


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Jun
29
2016

Selfie Teen Trolled by Her DAD

Most embarrassing. ever.

Dad duplicates teens selfies | YummyMummyClub.ca

When it comes to embarrassing your teenager, Chris aka Burr Martin (no, not that Chris Martin) has just raised the bar incredibly high.

The Washington-based comedian and podcaster recreated his daughter's Snapchat selfies, to hilarious effect. Where his daughter Cassie aims for cute, Martin mostly just looks constipated and... something we can't quite put our finger on. 

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Disney Zootopia Deleted Scene | YummyMummyClub.ca

The downside of the digital age is having to re-watch the Disneys a gazillion times. The upshot is - sometimes - bonus features. Not so with Zootopia, though. 

A deleted scene from the animated movie has parents counting their lucky chickens it stayed on the cutting room floor because the alternative would have been a much darker tale.

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Jun
27
2016
Summer Skin Burn Safety | YummyMummyClub.ca

While most parents are scrupulous about slathering on sunscreen on our children, few of us are aware of the summer staple that can cause terrible burns to a tot's delicate skin.

While riding the current heatwave, Arizona mom Dominique Woodger decided to let her 9-month-old boy cool off in the baby pool.

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