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The Yummy Mummy Club and AutoNiche are partnering up in the blogging world! Emily Chung is officially their Mummy Mechanic and is looking forward to posting about all things cars. Do you have car questions or a topic you want her to post about? Let her know!

Monthly Archives: June 2016

Towing A Stroller

Towing A Stroller

A YouTube video shows a woman on a scooter towing a baby carriage across a busy road. It’s earned comments along the lines of ‘most horrible parenting.’ Can you believe this video?! What’s not clear is whether or not there’s actually a child in the stroller. The video is reportedly taken in China. The woman attempts to cross three lanes of traffic, narrowly missing a sedan. She lets the car pass, then makes her way to the furthest-right lane… for slow moving vehicles of course. This video caught my breath just like this one I watched about the infant ejected from a car. Two things come to my mind: I hope and pray there’s no child in that stroller. I can’t imagine what she must be going through that would cause her to think that towin ... read more

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Battle Of The Sexes…Again

Battle Of The Sexes…Again

I like this poster for many reasons, which I’ll get to in a sec. A recent article in the Toronto Star exposed some of the sexism that happens to female auto service technicians. The local Toyota dealership employs four female technicians and they shared some of their experiences with discrimination at work. The author, Catherine Porter, also writes that the dealership has been positively affected by the women techs. “Manager Quaison Parris says foul language has decreased. Veteran mechanic Manny Neves says the atmosphere is friendlier.” Theories of why there aren’t women in the trade are also in the article. I’m happy that these experiences were written about so it’s out in the open, because they’re a reality. It’s being recognized that this stuff does happen ... read more

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