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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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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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