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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