Jan 30 2015

Safe Socks: Creative Teacher Uses Footwear for Sex Ed

Practice Safe Socks!

by: Mummy Buzz

How do you teach kids how to put on a condom without actually using or even mentioning the word condom? That was the conundrum faced by Sanford Johnson, who was tasked with providing sex ed in Mississippi.

Jan 30 2015

Adult Ball Pits: Stress-Buster or Grope-Fest Germ Factory?

Because it beats 10-Pin bowling

by: Mummy Buzz

Ever looked longingly at your tots frolicking in a ball pit and wished you could just dive in and join them? Admit it; of course you have. Well, a UK gallery has heard—and answered—your prayers. A ball pit, strictly for grown ups, is up and running in London. 

Jan 30 2015

Should We Pay Pregnant Women to Quit Smoking?

The problem with the dangling carrot

by: Mummy Buzz

Smoking during pregnancy, I think we can all agree, is a bad idea. But quitting isn't easy, and the British government knows it, so in addition to offering support it is contemplating doling out a £400 ($758) sweetener to expectant moms who nix the cigs. (Presently a reported 11% of women smoke right up to the time of delivery.)

Jan 29 2015

Breaking: Young Single Mom on Train has "Polite" Child

Why is it so surprising she's a good parent?

by: Mummy Buzz

Much has been made of a mystery British man who left a kind note, together with a £5 ($9) bill, praising a young single mom on a train. And frankly, I'm struggling to grasp the reason for all the hoopla in the media.

Did This Single Mom Really Refuse To Tip?

Jan 29 2015

Court Orders Parents to Change Baby Names

Court: "Might lead to mockery and unpleasant remarks"

by: Mummy Buzz

No matter how sweet and delectable your new baby looks, it's probably advisable not to name her after a fruit jam or a chocolaty spread. This isn't apparent to everyone, though, so a French court had to step in and lay down the law preventing two families from naming their kids after breakfast condiments: "Nutella" and "Fraise" (Strawberry) respectively.

Jan 28 2015

Will Similac Formula Ad Mark the End of Mommy Wars?

Embrace the Sister (and brother) Hood

by: Mummy Buzz

Who better to tackle the parenting rivalries than Similac, an infant formula company that often finds itself caught in the crossfire of the Mommy Wars?

Jan 28 2015

Coke Aims to be "Healthier" Drink Option

Soft Drink Gets Sensible Makeover

by: Mummy Buzz

Coke is hurting. With heightened nutritional awareness, sales of Coca-Cola have been steadily dwindling in Canada, now, the soft drink guru is aiming to fix that—by slashing calories and sweetness, which is great news in a nation with a serious obesity epidemic.

Jan 27 2015

Blogger: Renounce Leggings & Yoga Pants to "Honour" Husband

why "entice men?"

by: Mummy Buzz

Leggings. Yoga pants. Why are these the most hotly controversial items in a woman's closet? Beats the hell out of me.

Jan 26 2015

The Best Baby Gift is This Cardboard Box

Love, the finnish government

by: Mummy Buzz

Moms, you may want to pack your bags and move to Finland. For the past 75 years, pregnant women are given a cool perk from the state: a box.

Jan 26 2015

Dad Calls Out Daughter's Racist Bullies in YouTube Video

Racists Raising Racists

by: Mummy Buzz

Brad Knudson didn't know how to react when he saw an abusive Snapchat video directed at his adopted African-American daughter. So he filmed the video before it disappeared, and then created his own YouTube rant. (Be warned; NSFW because it contains racist and explicit language.)

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