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Feb
07
2016

Dutch Maternity Nurses are Like Your Mom, Only Better

If You're Going to Have a Baby, Do it in The Netherlands

 If you're going to have a baby, you should do it in the Netherlands. Here's why! | Health | Family | YummyMummyClub.ca

The hour-long drive home from the hospital where my daughter was born was fraught with danger.

First, there was my perineum (if you have to ask, you just don’t get it). Then, there was the night sky, which meant that for the first time since her birth, I was unable to keep constant watch over my infant. The bumpy road and unfamiliar sounds and smells led to the overwhelming realization that I was in need of another painkiller and had exactly zero experience keeping a miniature human being alive.

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Feb
07
2016

When Date Night Turns Into Fight Night

WE SET OUT WITH THE BEST OF INTENTIONS....

When Date Night Becomes Fight Night |YummyMummyClub.ca

Everyone says having date nights as a couple when you have kids is important.

It's important, they say, to carve out time to be alone together. It's important, they say, not to talk about the kids during this time - and to focus on yourselves as a couple. 

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Feb
07
2016
Valentine's Day Party Popcorn | YummyMummyClub.ca

Popcorn is often touted as a healthy snack, but let me assure you party popcorn is more "party" than "healthy". Party popcorn is regular popcorn's rebellious cousin. Take salty, freshly popped popcorn and add smooth white chocolate, sugary sprinkles and milk chocolate treats and you have the perfect treat for Valentine's Day. It's like one big bowl of sweet, sweet love.

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Feb
07
2016

McDonald's Woos Parents With Books in Happy Meals

A million books is still a million cheeseburgers

McDonalds giving away books with Happy Meals | YummyMummyClub.ca

You've got to hand it to McDonald's. Their marketing team is genius. To get families through the golden arches, the most popular fast food chain first created the Happy Meal, imbibing kids with a toy.

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Feb
07
2016

A to Z of Taming Tantrums: J is for Jobs

Routine "jobs" (chores) help increase cooperation. Here's how...

A to Z of Taming Tantrums | YummyMummyClub.ca

Hi! Welcome back to the A to Z of Taming Tantrums video series. This week I'll be discussing the letter J, and J is for Jobs.

"Jobs" is the word I like to use instead of "chores." These are the daily tasks that everyone in the household needs to do in order to keep things running smoothly. Getting our young children used to, and involved in daily jobs will help making cleaning up become a regular part of life.

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Feb
05
2016

Smaller Epinephrine Auto-Injector Being Developed

Compact Size Would Make Medication Easier to Carry

Company developing a smaller, customizable, compact epinephrine auto-injector | In the News | YummyMummyClub.ca

It's no secret that I loved my son's Allerject units. They're small, which made it easier for him to self-carry them when he was in kindergarten.

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Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week

This is your circus, and those are definitely your monkeys.

Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week

Feb
04
2016
homemade Pokemon cards | YummyMummyClub.ca

What do you do when you can't afford the latest must-have toy? You improvise. That is, if you're the brothers whose homemade Pokémon cards will blow your mind.

“When I was little, my brother and I loved card games like Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh, but we were too poor to buy them,” wrote user ‘one23abc’ on Reddit. “So we made our own card game.”

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Feb
04
2016

Dad Shares Baby's Hair Tourniquet Ordeal

All this from a single strand of hair

Baby has hair caught around toe | YummyMummyClub.ca

Ever heard of a hair tourniquet? Neither had I. But it's a thing. A dad recently shared photos of his baby's feet after a hair became twisted around her toe, cutting off the circulation. All this from a strand of hair... Crazy but true. 

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Feb
04
2016
AR - When did Valentine's Day become so underwhelming? Why can't we make more effort for the kids? | YummyMummyClub.ca

What is with Valentine's Day these days?

People are becoming completely milquetoast about the whole thing.

I get it. I'm not a big Valentine's Day person. My husband buys me flowers, not roses, every year. And I love them. People, I will take flowers when I can get them. We don't go out. I might make a nice dinner. That's about it.

But when it comes to the KIDS... they get excited about GROUNDHOG DAY so I figure Valentine's, we can make a little more of an effort, right?

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