May
05
2016
Forest Fire in Fort McMurray | YummyMummyClub.ca

I've been imagining, as I listen to news about the fires ravaging Alberta right now, about the families. And that perennial question: when you are told to flee, what do you take with you? What gets left behind, forsaken?

Beyond your people, beyond your pets, I mean, what do you reach for when you have to go - RIGHT NOW - and the future of your home hangs in the balance, unknown? Will you have a home to go back to...?

As questions go, this one is a fresh mosquito bite that in spite of yourself, even though you know better, you can't stop scratching.

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May
04
2016

Did Spa Discriminate Against Mom and Baby?

A spa is not a childcare facility

Newsflash: moms need to get a life, too. And as paying customers, don't we deserve to be served like everyone else? A New Brunswick mom is fighting for her right to a spa treatment, after she was turned away for bringing her baby with her.

Sacha DeWolfe called a human rights failure when staff at Fredericton's Avalon Spa refused to serve her with her infant in tow.

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May
03
2016

Is Wine an Inappropriate Gift for Teachers?

"Our child might be the reason you drink..."

Buying Alcohol for Teachers Gifts: Yay or Nay | YummyMummyClub.ca

There's no downplaying the mammoth role teachers play in our kids'  lives. So how do you show gratitude to the person you entrust not only with your child's education, but with their wellbeing every single day?

If you're Stacy Dutton, you buy them a nice bottle of vino. 

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May
02
2016
Me-time Maternity Leave

The corporate world is a funny one. At a certain age, one by one female colleagues drop off to make babies. If you're a childfree professional who's "left picking up the slack," the idea of maternity leave can breed envy and resentment.

For 38 year-old Meghann Foye, watching coworkers enjoy a paid "break" seemed blatantly unfair and unjust.

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Apr
29
2016

What NOT to Say to Any Dad Ever

Today's Fathers are not cameo performers

Dads Don't Babysit | YummyMummyClub.ca

One of the biggest pet peeves of dads (and moms) is the assumption that he's somehow just a filler or a stand-in - rather than an equal player - when it comes to parenting.

This stereotypical sentiment is perfectly summed up by this image of a T-shirt posted on Reddit: “Dads don’t babysit. (It’s called ‘parenting’)”

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Apr
29
2016

Mom Defends Letting 7-Year-Old Girl Ride Motorcycle

"I love my daughter and she loves to ride"

Children as passengers on motorcycles | YummyMummyClub.ca

What's your initial reaction when you see this photo of a young girl on the back of the motorbike? Do you think: Wow, that girl sure loves to ride, or Wow, that girl probably should not ride?

Mom Mallory Torres has heard from both camps after the photo of her seven-year-old daughter was shared on a motorcycle club's Facebook page. 

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Latch Pacifier Recall | YummyMummyClub.ca

Health Canada has recalled four styles of Munchkin Latch Lightweight Pacifier and Clips as follows:

Product Name | Item Number | UPC

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Apr
27
2016

Boy With Autism has Emotional Reaction During Coldplay Concert

All kids deserve to experience life to the fullest

What does music mean to you? Have you ever been brought to tears by a simple song? For a young boy with autism seeing his favourite band Coldplay in concert was just too much. 

His dad, Luis Vazquez, caught the emotional moment on camera during a gig at Mexico City's Foro Sol stadium.

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Apr
26
2016

Woman With Chronic Pain has Therapy Raccoon

"It's like having an extremely hyper toddler"

Raccoon as Therapy Pet? | YummyMummyClub.ca

You've heard of therapy dogs, but what about therapy raccoons? A British woman who suffers from chronic illnesses claims her pet raccoon helps her deal.

Kasey Valentine has Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (aka chronic fatigue) and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, a rare connective tissue disorder that causes her considerable joint pain.

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