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Your Weekly Pregnancy Guide

The good, the bad, and the belly. We help you get through your pregnancy, one week at a time.
May
30
2016

I Will Mother Your Child, Please Mother Mine

The night a random child was left on my lawn

by: Cat Coode
I Will Mother Your Child; Will You Mother Mine | YummyMummyClub.ca

It was a happening Friday night at our house, which translates to: I had been reading in my daughter’s room while she fell asleep and I had lost track of time. With both girls out cold, I tiptoed down the stairs to find my husband. It was 10 pm, and he was nowhere to be found. I searched every room he could be in, until I thought to open the garage door. There he was, flashlight in hand, and a look of confusion across his face.

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May
30
2016

11 Ways to Get Kids Moving ...on the Cheap!

Get Kids Active Without Signing up for Every Sports Team Going

Getting Kids to be Active - on a Budget | YummyMummyClub.ca

Getting your kids to be active is easy if you have an unlimited budget and they are interested in being signed up for every sport going. Soccer, football, dance, gymnastics, basketball, hockey, swimming are all fabulous sports for kids and teach many important skills, but there is more to being active than paying for organized sports.

Signing them up for endless activities is not only expensive, but may also be teaching kids that the only time you are active is when you have organized sports to attend.

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Beyond the Burger Summer Barbecue Recipes

Crowd-pleasing BBQ favourites and nary a burger or hotdog to be found in the list.

Beyond the Burger Summer Barbecue Recipes

Easy ‘No Mess, No Fuss’ Summer Desserts

Make the most of summer berries with these sweet treats!

Easy ‘No Mess, No Fuss’ Summer Desserts

May
30
2016

Why My Husband is “Number One”

Why your husband should come before your kids.

Putting Your Partner Before Your Children | YummyMummyClub.ca

Okay, well maybe he’s “number two.” After all — and at the risk of sounding like a household straight out of Austin Powers - I’m “number one.” And we probably all know what I mean by that: Regardless of what stage we’re at in life, we always need to take care of ourselves first — physically and emotionally — before we can take care of others. 

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5 Bedtime Books Featuring Awesome Female Heroes

Want your daughter to have some great role models? Check these out.

5 Bedtime Books Featuring Awesome Female Heroes

Want your daughter to have some great role models? Check these out. | YummyMummyClub.ca

Mike is an Ottawa born-and-raised husband to one and father to two girls who are changing the world as you read this. He’s mildly obsessed with making sure his daughters never learn to colour inside the lines and with making sure they know they’re both one-of-a-kind. He also writes bedtime stories with his daughters about everything from robots who play soccer to giants who play hopscotch. 

He shares stories about the trials and tribulations of raising two girls after growing up in a house full of boys.

MIke also blogs at PuzzlingPosts.com and can be found on Twitter @PuzzlingPostDad.

May
30
2016
A letter to our kids about social media | YummyMummyClub.ca

Note: This is a letter I wrote to my sons but it can apply to many of our kids. 

Dear Sons,

It’s easy, isn’t it? You share a post on Facebook, RT a link, make a comment on a photo, support a cause by “liking” it.

Like
Like
Like
LOL!
Nice picture!
Like
RT this if you hate cancer
Like this if you want to support #MentalHealth

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May
30
2016

A to Z of Taming Tantrums: W is for "When/ then"

Use this helpful parenting tool to increase kid-cooperation!

A - Z Taming Tantrums | YummyMummyClub.ca

Welcome back to the A to Z of Taming Tantrums parenting series. This video is for the letter W, and W is for my FAVOURITE parenting tool: “when/ then.”

A “when/ then” is so useful! It encourages children to do something that is necessary while keeping the power struggle out of the task.

Please watch this video for more information:

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Win a $250 Visa Gift Card AND $250,000 for Your Community

Join us for the #PlacetoPlay Twitter party and you and your community could win...BIG!
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 09:30 to Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 23:59

Not to sound like our grandparents or anything, but when we were kids, we would spend hours upon hours playing outside with our friends. Pick-up games of basketball, spontaneous soccer tournaments, running, playing, and having fun. We were outside from sun-up until sundown.

We want that same thing for our kids and so does Kraft Heinz Project Play. This is why they are committing over $300,000 in upgrades and support for Canadian places to play, from soccer fields and community centres to basketball courts and and baseball fields across the country.

If you don’t know the deets on the Kraft Heinz Project Play initiative, you are not going to want to miss the #PlacetoPlay Twitter party on Tuesday May 31at 9pm. Not only will you have a chance to win prizes for yourself, you’re going to learn how you can win $250,000 for your local rec facility.

Do you have a rec centre, basketball court, soccer field, swimming pool or another play area in your community that needs an upgrade? Take a picture of it because we’ll be sharing those photos throughout the conversation.

Curiosity got the best of you? Go check out Kraft Heinz Project Play right now to learn how you can nominate a facility in your community. The chance to nominate a facility ends on June 12!

In the meantime, here’s what you can win at the #PlacetoPlay Twitter party.

  One grand prize winner will receive a $250 pre-paid Visa gift card.

  Three secondary prize winners will each receive a $50 pre-paid Visa gift card.

Let’s make sure our kids all have great places to play.

P.S. Check out this article by SPORTSCENTRE's Jennifer Hedger about why the Kraft Heinz Project Play is important to her!

How to take part in the #PlacetoPlay Twitter party:

 

1. Follow @YMCBuzz and @ProjectPlay on Twitter.

2. Join us on Twitter on Tuesday May 31at 9pm ET / 6pm PT

3. Watch for tweets from @YMCBuzz and tweet your answers to the questions using the hashtag #PlacetoPlay for your chance to win. The Twitter party lasts only one hour, so follow @YMCBuzz closely.

Good Luck!

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