Entries by Yummy Mummy Club from 10/2012

The Unvaccination Movement: Should Your Child Join?

| Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada Living

It used to be that modern medicine was a thing to be venerated, a doctor's words regarded like golden nectar of wisdom. Now, not so much. Once upon a time vaccinations were seen as miracles in a needle, warding off potentially life-threatening illnesses. In the States, the unvaccinating movement has turned epidemic, with as many as one in 10 parents refusing to vaccinate their children.

Eight Essential Tips For Hockey Moms

| Posted 10.09.2012 | Canada Living

I've been a hockey mom for about five years now. First with my older son who then moved over to speed skating and now with my younger son. Between their two schedules, I'm at a rink a minimum of five times a week. Through the years I've learned a thing or two about how to be an efficient, organized hockey mom and how to stay warm and well-fed while doing it. Here are eight rational rules for the rink to help you make it through hockey season.

Are You a Chronic Party Bailer? Leave the House!

| Posted 10.15.2012 | Canada Living

It's not that we parents don't WANT to connect socially, to share a laugh, dip some chips, or put our keys in a bowl and take our chances. It's just that we're pooped. Dark under-eye circles, can't finish a sentence kind of exhaus...zzzzz. Do you phone up your host an hour before a party with some excuse to stay home? You may be a Chronic Bailer. It's a serious (and LAME) condition.

Explaining Vulgar Music to Your Kids...Ick!

| Posted 10.22.2012 | Canada Living

A little while ago, I posted this on my Facebook page: "Every time I hear my nine-year-old sing Whistle by Flo Rida, a little piece of me dies." And it does. Then yesterday in the car, she told me that she now indeed understands why I change the station in the car every time it comes on. "Do you know what that song is about, mom?" she asked, with a horrified look on her face. *sigh* "Yes. Yes, I do."

Why The Bad Boys of Fiction are Bad for Kids

| Posted 10.29.2012 | Canada Living

With the final instalment of the Twilight franchise hitting cinemas soon, I am reminded that the fabled bad boy may make for good fiction, but seldom does he make a great catch in real life. Don't believe me? Just ask Rihanna. What duty, if any, do authors have to create strong female leads (and males who respect them)?