Jul 23 2014

British Café Courts Breastfeeding Moms

What the world needs now . . .

by: Mummy Buzz

. . . is more businesses like this one. Spotted in a café in southern England, this blackboard urges moms to take a seat, have a cuppa, and relax and nurse without fear of judgment.

Jul 23 2014

Study: Autism Caused By Common Gene Variants

One step closer to understanding

by: Mummy Buzz

The question of what causes autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is one that has boggled the medical community for some time now. But researchers may have made a breakthrough discovery in a recent, "unprecedentedly large" study.

According to an article in the CBC, American and Swedish researchers claim that autism isn't caused by environmental factors or mutations in DNA, but "common variants" that exist in everyone.  

Jul 22 2014

Prince George Turns One Amidst Media Maelstrom

World Goes Gaga over Most Eligible Toddler

by: Mummy Buzz

The world's most famous baby is one year old today. Bless him, so far little Prince George is blissfully unaware of the public's adulation—which is probably just as well.

Jul 18 2014

Mom-Made Rainbow Loom Dress Sells For More Than $200,000

Wondering what to do with all that Rainbow Loom once your daughter's obsession wanes?

by: Mummy Buzz

Wondering what to do with all that Rainbow Loom once your daughter's obsession wanes? A Welsh mom turned a hobby into cold hard profit, having created a dress out of loom and nothing but loom. Subject to a bidding craze on eBay, the dress eventually sold for more than $200,000.

Jul 18 2014

Mom Arrested For Leaving 9-Year-Old At Park

Child neglect or helicopter parenting gone nuts?

by: Mummy Buzz

A mom whose 9-year-old daughter was playing in the park alone was arrested. Now before you get your free-range knickers in a knot, consider that it was the third consecutive day that the girl was left outside while Debra Harrell went to work a shift at McDonald's. 

Jul 17 2014

Weird Al Parodies 'Blurred Lines' And Lorde's 'Royals'

Groan-worthy or genius in his own right?

by: Mummy Buzz

"Weird Al" Yankovic is back (or did he ever go away?). The inimitable performer, who made a career out of parodying everyone from Michael Jackson to Nirvana, has a new album full of his trademark shtick.

Jul 17 2014

School Principal Praises Students In Viral Letter

You are worth more than the grades you get

by: Mummy Buzz

A headmistress in England is being commended for a letter telling pupils of her school that they are worth more than the grades (or scores) they get.

Jul 16 2014

Dad Bakes In Sweltering Car For Viral Safety Video

Sitting in the hot seat

by: Mummy Buzz

No matter how many times and how many ways parents are told not to leave children and pets in cars, someone somewhere still does—often with tragic consequences. To test just how uncomfortable a backseat can get, a North Carolina dad put himself in the hot seat, literally.

Jul 14 2014

Bethenny Frankel Wears Her 4-Year-Old's PJs

Does this send a bad message or was she just having a playful moment with her daughter?

by: Mummy Buzz

Getting back into your old jeans after having a kid is a thing, but trying to squeeze into your preschooler's clothes? That's a whole new world of pain—unless you are Bethenny Frankel. 

Jul 11 2014

J.Crew Introduces Size 000

Vanity Sizing Gone Crazy?

by: Mummy Buzz

As if vanity sizing hadn't already reached ridiculous proportions, J.Crew has gone and introduced an even smaller size for women to aim for—the 000.

According to an article in Jezebel, the retailer claims it has launched the new size in order to meet a growing demand from the (more petite) Asian market.

Jezebel equates vanity sizing to "the misguided notion that you need to lie to women in order to sell clothing."

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