Nov 27 2014

This is How You Pack a Suitcase

Wrap it up; you're outta here

by: Mummy Buzz

packing a suitcase like a burrito

If you're headed out on a trip any time soon, either for the holidays or to some tropical paradise, well, lucky you. But a word of caution: you may want to watch this video before you go and screw up while packing your suitcase.

The Top Five Travel Essentials When You Have Kids

Nov 26 2014

The Dirtiest Thing in Your Home (It's Not Where You Poop)

A Nightmare on germ street

by: Mummy Buzz

Think your toilet seat is the dirtiest thing in your house? Think again. The good people at Buzzfeed Blue have been a gross-out reconnaissance mission. They have drawn on the results of a microbiology study from the University of Arizona in which researchers swabbed common household items to find those with the most bacteria per square inch. 

Nov 25 2014

Halle Berry Takes Ex To Court Over Daughter's Hair

Star Accuses Ex of wanting to make daughter look less African-American

by: Mummy Buzz

Halle Berry, racism

In what appears to have racial issues connected, a conflict between celebrity Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry over their six-year-old daughter's hair led them all the way to court.

The Monster's Ball actress accused her ex-boyfriend of altering Nahla's hair to "make her look less African-American." Berry claims Aubry had the girl's hair straightened and highlighted without permission.

Nov 25 2014

The Question Parents Dread: "Is Santa Real?"

Well, Yes and No.

by: Mummy Buzz

santa, mystery of santa, kids and santa

Not sure what to tell your kids about Santa? Well, join the merry freaking club. I love the holidays, but like many folks out there I kind of balk at the idea of perpetuating a myth that can only lead to burst bubbles and dashed hopes.

Santa Trauma is a Real Phenomenon

Nov 25 2014

New Video Game Takes "Real" Blood When Player is Shot

Blood Sport Meant to Promote Blood Donation Awareness

by: Mummy Buzz

Gaming is about to get real- like, seriously real. You'd be forgiven for thinking this latest bit of tech comes straight out of The Hunger Games. Blood Sport does exactly what it says on the Xbox. In a quest to get people donating more blood, hooked-up gamers would lose actual blood when shot. The fluid would then be donated to banks.

Nov 24 2014

Town Will "Dispose" ALL Living Pit Bulls and Rottweilers

How is this anything but Doggy Genocide?

by: Mummy Buzz

Pit bulls

A dog isn't some disposable commodity but a family member in its own right, deserving of compassion and respect, no? Not so in the village of Moreauville, Louisiana, which soon plans to impound and euthanize its existing population of pit bulls and Rottweilers.

Nov 24 2014

RECALL: Graco Strollers and Travel Systems

Laceration and amputation hazard

by: Mummy Buzz

stroller recall, Graco

Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC), Mexico's Consumer Protection Federal Agency (PROFECO) and Graco Children’s Products Inc. have recalled the following models* of Graco single strollers and travel systems, as the folding hinges can pinch a child's fingers, causing a laceration or amputation hazard:

Aspen

  • 6947MAN
  • 6954AMB

Breeze

Nov 13 2014

Is Your Teen an #Instafamer?

looking for community in all the wrong places

by: Mummy Buzz

teens, social media, instagram, twitter

Teenagers aren't that much different than they were in the days of Bueller and the Breakfast Club. Being popular is still paramount, but how some teens go about making that happen has changed dramatically. And as parents, we ought to be concerned; very concerned.

Nov 13 2014

Welcome to Science, Girls! Do You Like My Naked Lady Shirt?

Philae Researcher taken to task over shirt worn for probe landing

by: Mummy Buzz

twitter, science

A very nifty thing happened in space this week, but you'd be forgiven for thinking that Philae robot spacecraft has to do with fashion instead of a probe landing on a comet after last night. You see, the big scientific victory was overshadowed by a scientist wearing an hideous shirt.

Nov 13 2014

When Does Healthy Eating Turn Harmful?

Know the warning signs of Orthorexia

by: Mummy Buzz

Apple, orthorexia, healthy eating

Healthy eating is something we all strive for—for ourselves and for our children. But taken to the extreme, healthy eating can turn into a disorder. All this pressure to "eat clean" and eliminate so many foods from our diet, like gluten, sugar, dairy, can actually leave some people malnourished.

“People are getting so strict with their health choices that they’re not getting the nutrients that they need,” said David Rakel, director of integrative medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

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