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Couple Married for 62 Years Forced to Live Apart

While driving my son home from his speed skating training a few days ago he asked me if I heard about the couple who have been married for 62 years and were now forced to live apart against their will because they have been put into separate care facilities. 

I almost lost my ever loving sh*t and went on a five minute rant about how wrong this is on so many levels, but most of all a human level. You don’t separate a couple who've been married 62 years. You don’t separate a couple who want to be together, period. 

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Gene Wilder Dead at 83 | YummyMummyClub.ca

Gene Wilder has died.  Wilder - the man who unequivocally was the Willie Wonka (I'm not even sorry, Johnny Depp) - was 83 years-old. 

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Aug
30
2016

Eat the Rainbow with Yellow Rice

Change the colour of plain rice and watch your family eat it up!

yellow rice recipe | YummyMummyClub.ca

Have you ever had yellow rice?

Not only is it delicious, but kids like to eat it because the colour is so incredibly vibrant. I love to serve a rainbow of foods to my kids and this certainly pops right off the plate.

What makes it yellow? Well, in many different cultures, there are herbs and spices that can make rice yellow. It can also be turned yellow by chemical food colourings or powders added to the rice.

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The Rio Olympics may not go down as the best or most thrilling in history, but at least now they don't need to be remembered as "Funky Water shit-a-thon" or as the stage for Ryan Lochte's blatant fibbery about his "robbery," and it's all thanks to a Polish athlete you p

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What This Mom Learned about Emergency Room Pain Management

This mom thought her daughter was in for a fun-filled day at a birthday party. Instead, what they got was an ambulance ride, hospitals, and broken bones.

What This Mom Learned about Emergency Room Pain Management

Aug
29
2016

When Your Child Doesn't Want to Hug a Relative

placing an unhealthy pressure on kids

We've all been there. You're at a family gathering and when it comes time for greetings, your child shirks from hugging an aunt he barely knows from Adam. Should you force the issue or let it go?

Even for kids who are naturally affectionate, the expectation to embrace a family member can place an unhealthy pressure on children. They may not, for whatever reason, feel like being smothered in kisses at that moment. 

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End Your Summer Well with These Delicious Corn Recipes

This roundup is totally corn-ey.

End Your Summer Well with These Delicious Corn Recipes

Aug
29
2016

Want Easy Lunches? Try This Simple Meal Plan with Your Kids

Bonus: Recipe for Steel Cut Oat and Banana Muffins

Breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks: How to prepare a week's worth of meals on the weekend so it's smooth-sailing for the week ahead. | YMCFood | YummyMummyClub.ca

Figuring out what the heck to pack in lunches, making dinnertime decisions, and stocking up on grab-and-go breakfasts happens to be a top priority in many homes, including my own. See also: packing lunches suck. It's a fact that mealtime prep can be a messy, time-consuming business.

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The Truth About Truth and Kindness

I recently read a post by Elizabeth Gilbert author of Eat Pray Love about the lessons she struggled to learn regarding being nice over telling people a needed truth. She explains in withholding truth you are demeaning or infantilizing people and keeping them from important growth.

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Aug
29
2016

Your Back-to-School Mood

Not Everyone Is Happy, Not Everyone Is Sad

Going Back To School Mixed Emotions | YummyMummyClub.ca

I make no bones about the fact that I’m sad when my kids go back to school.  Even when they were younger I was the mom who was hiding her tears as she dropped them off at school once again. Yes, they have moment when they drive me crazy and I threaten to sell them to the circus but for the most part, I really enjoy hanging out with my boys.

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