Mummy Buzz

Jul
30
2015

This Kid's Lunch Contains an Important Lesson

the Lunch Maker of the Year award goes to...

preparing fun kids plates

All it takes to get us in a tizzy these days is a mom in a bikini or a photo of a cutesy lunch.

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Jul
29
2015
how to raise happy kids

We claim we want to raise strong girls, but what if we're reinforcing the very gender biases that hold them back? 

According to new research cited in the Washington Post, not only did 23 percent of girls and 40 percent of boys admit they liked their political leaders to be males, they felt similarly about business leaders. 

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Jul
28
2015

Blogger Shares "Real" PostPartum Body Secrets

"I have lumps, bumps, marks and jiggly bits"

Post Partum Bodies in reality
"I am a mother. I am tired, broken and sore. I have lumps, bumps, marks and jiggly bits." Those are the words of New Zealand nutritionist Julie Bhosale, whose blog brought a much-needed reality check to postpartum body expectations.

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Jul
27
2015
Bugaboo strollers

I don't know about you but whenever I go for a run, I make sure to pop my baby into the Bugaboo before slipping into my hottest bikini

The Amsterdam retailer has inadvertently got moms giggling over an ad in which bikini-clad supermodel Ymre Stiekema does just that with her two year-old daughter.

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Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and UPPAbaby have jointly recalled the bumper bar sold with UPPAbaby VISTA and CRUZ strollers and rumble seats in the following models:

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Jul
23
2015

The Poem That Will Turn Your Bad Day Around

The power of a well-chosen line break

viral poem on Twitter

Are you having one of those days? Me, too, as a matter of fact. But I know just the thing to cheer you up: a poem with the opening line "Today was the absolute worst day ever." 

Wait, what?  

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IKEA MALM dresser recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and IKEA North America have issued a safety warning involving IKEA MALM units. If unsecured to the wall, the chests and dressers may tip, posing an entrapment hazard.

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Jul
22
2015

4 Reasons Why Breastfeeding in Public is "Simply Absurd"

Don't Nurse in Public; But Please Show Your Boobs

breastfeeding in public debate

Pity the fool who thinks it's cool to breastfeed in public. Blogger Kristina Kuzmic has some seriously tongue in cheek reasons why you shouldn't boob-feed your babe beyond your own four walls. 

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night light recall Canadian fire hazard

Target has recalled the above nightlight collection previously sold at their Canadian stores in the following models (identified on bottom side of nightlight):

Name - Model Number - Colour - Size (height x width)

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Jul
21
2015
diner owner yells at crying child

Sorry, not sorry. That was essentially the response the owner of a Maine diner gave after she yelled at a toddler who would not stop crying.

Darla Neugebauer claimed the two year-old had been crying non-stop for 40 minutes while her parents talked and largely ignored her.  

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Jul
20
2015

Doctor Posts Selfie Taken During Patient's Labour

"Lady I can deliver your baby but first let me take a selfie"

Doctors taking selfies with patients

There's a time and a place for everything, especially when it comes to taking selfies. It was bad enough when a bunch of world leaders snapped pics of themselves here, but a Venezuelan doctor-in-training has taken the craze to a new low.   

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Jul
17
2015

WATCH: Joseph Gordon-Levitt's "Sexy Motha" Celebrates MILFs

"'cause a woman with a child always drives me wild"

Joseph Gordon Levitt

Joseph Gordon-Levitt's fan base just grew exponentially after the actor-musician released a parody video on his Facebook page prior to its airing on Hit Show on TV. 

Made in collaboration with The Gregory Brothers, "Sexy Motha" celebrates the single MILFs out there, and it's basically the best thing since... the last thing JGL did. 

Gordon-Levitt is a Hollywood darling, but you may not have known just how funny he could be. 

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Jul
17
2015

Mom Refuses Rescue of Child Trapped Inside BMW

...but luckily local Firemen keep their cool

Broken Window in car to save child
You love your car more than you love me... How many of us have joked about playing second-fiddle to our lover's car or motorcycle?

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Baby Monitor video display strange images

Is there something vaguely demonic going on in this kid's room, or is it nothing more than a baby monitor glitch? That's what dad Ben Popper is asking after he and his wife caught sight of some chilling footage on their Withings Smart Baby Monitor.

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Jul
16
2015

Pan Am Newsflash: Kanye is not a Canuck

We're not worthy, we're not worthy!

Kanye West closing ceremony at Pan Am Games

There goes patriotism, out the window, following the announcement that Kanye West will be headlining the closing ceremonies at the Pan Am Games. Not only are the games hosted in Toronto, they are meant to showcase Canadian talent. But apparently Canada doesn't have a big-name artist worthy of headlining the closing ceremony.

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Jul
14
2015
questions faced by parents of twins

Every parent gets tired of answering the same questions, and doubly so for the parents of twins. A blogger named Annie Nolan was so fed up that she jokingly placed two posters on her daughters' strollers to ward off the usual suspects:

"As a twin mum, you get asked a series of questions/hear a series of statements EVERYTIME you go out," she wrote on her Facebook page. 

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Jul
14
2015

Now We're Shaming Women Tennis Players for "Manly" Arms

Hello, Ridiculous! You've Finally Arrived

Serena Williams Strong Athletic Woman
You may have spotted Serena Williams sporting a sleeveless dress, doing her Bee Gees victory dance after this year's Wimbledon win. But it was a rare sight since Williams often covers up her trademark "large biceps and a mold-breaking muscular frame" when in public.

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Jul
13
2015
baby gets glasses and sees clearly for first time

Prepare for cuteness overload.

If ever there was a case to be made for early eye exams, it's this one.

It was only when Piper showed difficulty crawling that her parents discovered their baby daughter was extremely farsighted. Meaning she had never properly seen the faces of her mom and dad - or anyone else for that matter.

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Jul
13
2015

Audiences: Put Down the D*mn Phone!

“Theater is not a social event”

Patti Lupone takes audience members phone

When you watch Patti LuPone on stage - or anyone else for that matter - please put down your damn cell phone. The legendary theatre actress was up in arms after an audience member texted throughout a recent performance of “Shows for Days” at the Lincoln Center.

According to LuPone, four cell phones rang during a matinee. So by the time the evening show rolled around, LuPone was at her wit’s end. A woman in the second row texted throughout the show, distracting cast and audience members alike.

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do McDonalds Minions swear

Kids all over are going bananas over the latest Despicable Me franchise, Minions, but not all parents share their enthusiasm. As part of its latest Happy Meal, McDonald’s has included toy minions that utter the characters’ trademark gobbledygook.

In case you didn’t know, the loveably mischievous minions stole the show in the first two Despicable movies, earning them their own feature-length film. They don’t actually speak, but simply spout a kind of delightfully nonsensical babble.

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