Oct 21 2014

Shocking Video: Cars Failing To Stop For School Buses

Are we doing enough to keep our kids safe on buses?

by: Mummy Buzz

We trust buses to get our kids safely to and from school. But what if that is beyond the driver's control? When that red sign sticks out, will cars actually stop to let kids disembark and cross the road safely? This disturbing video reveals that more often than not, vehicles are failing to stop for buses. 

Oct 20 2014

RECALL: Various Natrel Milk Products

Spoilage Alert

by: Mummy Buzz

Check your fridge. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has recalled the following milk products from Natrel made at the Agropur dairy plant. Sold in Quebec, Ontario and Nova Scotia, the affected products have best before before dates between October 23 and 31: 

Oct 20 2014

Cosmo Is About To Get Political (And It's About Time)

Orgasms with a side of Senate

by: Mummy Buzz

When you think of Cosmopolitan, politics don't exactly spring to mind, unless they're the sexual kind. But the magazine's editor-in-chief is aiming to change that. With Joanna Coles at the helm, there is hope that Cosmo will become a thinking woman's magazine yet. 

Oct 20 2014

Mom Stages Revolt Against Bento Box Lunches

Saying Phooey to Pinterest

by: Mummy Buzz

If Pinterest only leaves a massive dent in your self-esteem, then you'll want to join forces with Kim Bauer. The mom who blogs at One Classy Motha! staged a revolt against the overachieving Bento Box trend—in which parents with too much time on their hands take to making mini masterpieces out of little Jayden's lunch to show just how much she is loved.

Oct 19 2014

RECALL: Halloween Squish Ball From Shoppers Drug Mart

Choking/Ingestion Hazard

by: Mummy Buzz

Health Canada has recalled the above novelty squish ball, which has been marketed for Halloween in Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix stores.

The liquid-filled ball covered in black netting has the following UPC code: 057800879657.

The cover and netting pieces may detach or the squish ball may burst, both of which pose a choking and ingestion hazard.

Oct 17 2014

RECALL: Toys 'R' Us "Just like Home" Toaster Set

Choking and Laceration Hazard

by: Mummy Buzz

Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Toys 'R' Us Canada have jointly recalled the above toy toaster with model number 5F60589 because the accompanying plastic toast may crack under pressure, posing a laceration or choking hazard.

While Health Canada has not received any reports of injuries, Toys 'R' Us Canada reported two incidents involving the toy, with no serious injuries.

Oct 16 2014

Dear Mr Grisham: Watching Child Porn Isn't A Casual Mistake

Does the law "excessively punish" those who view child porn?

by: Mummy Buzz

John Grisham is likely to find himself treading hot water after making controversial comments about child pornography in a recent interview.

Oct 16 2014

Teen Fights Back Against Bullies In Most Unexpected Way

#PositivePostIt

by: Mummy Buzz

What do you do when faced with bullies? If you're Caitlin Prater-Haacke, you kill them with kindness, that's what. When the high school student from Alberta had her locker busted open and her iPad hijacked, the offenders posted a status urging Caitlin to, in so many words, die. 

Oct 15 2014

Facebook's Egg-Freezing Isn't The 'Perk' Women Need Most

Reproduction: The last frontier

by: Mummy Buzz

You've got to hand it to Apple and Facebook. The Silicon giants made their latest corporate perk (an egg-freezing option) look, at least superficially, like the most feminist-friendly gesture—when I would argue that it's anything but. 

Oct 15 2014

Parents Fight For Right To Decide Baby's Last Name

From hyphens to hybrids

by: Mummy Buzz

Over the years I've delighted in reporting the most ridiculous, outrageous, and truly awful baby names. But what about surnames? Beyond hyphenating mom and dad's family names, parents have precious few choices. One couple is fighting for the right to determine their children's last name.

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