A mom should never need to announce this kind of news but sadly they sometimes do.
Corey Haim's mom Judy has confirmed the cause of her son's death after receiving the news from the LA County Coroner's Office. Corey Haim died of pulmonary congestion from an enlarged heart and water on the lungs.
You can find it over here, on its very own special page, with its very own special button. And if you think that we've overlooked anyone - there was some repetition in the comment suggestions, which is great, because it demonstrates how passionate you are about your favourite Canadian mom blogs, but also lends itself to confusion, when the sorting of said suggestions is being done by bad moms with tired eyes, so - please let us know, and we'll do a Team Canada Mom Bloggers list supplement to include anyone we overlooked or forgot or just plum weren't aware of. This is Canada. We're inclusive.
Go, check it out, and pay everyone a visit. And pass the bacon and maple syrup sandwiches.
(Psst, hey, random aside: if you'd like to help us do some more Canada-boosting, vote for our Room Of Your Own Panel at BlogHer, so that we can talk all things Canuck and blogging and beavers and awesome in New York this summer. We'll bring the bacon.)
You might not know this about us, but we're Canadian. Which means that we like bacon and maple syrup and Leonard Cohen and beavers and recreational activities involving ice (this includes shaking martinis, but not curling. Curling is dumb. Unless you do it while drinking martinis) and also means that we have a soft spot for other Canadian bloggers and also something of a sensitivity to being underappreciated by our neighbour to the south (YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE.)
The other day, a study was released that suggests that spanking may be good for your kids. Which, of course, immediately caused me to roll my eyes and wonder, out loud, when they will release the studies that show that if you throw screaming children in swimming pools, they will learn to swim faster, or that if you waterboard them, it'll increase their lung capacity.
The video-stream that I've linked to below is, unlike the Neil Patrick Harris Frosty video that I posted last night, totally appropriate viewing for your children. I mean, you would be remiss if you didn't expose them to the Facts Of Life Very Special Christmas episode, or that one Ren & Stimpy where Stimpy gets frostbite, or the Diff'rent Strokes that had Mr. Drummond dressing up as Santa. Right? Right.
Behold, the BetaMax Xmas, or BETAMAXMAS! Like Festivus, but with Gary Coleman!
"In some classrooms across the country, the interpretation of what is
too scary — or offensive, gross or saddening — is now also leading to
an abundance of caution and some prohibitions.In a school
district in Illinois, students are being encouraged to dress up as
historical characters or delicious food items rather than vampires or
zombies. In Texas, a school has issued suggestions for “positive
costumes” for the annual Halloween dance. At Riverside Drive, a Los
Angeles public school in the San Fernando Valley, the Halloween parade
is being defanged right down to its jagged fingertips..."
What's scary about this? Says Lenore Skenazy at the Huffington Post: "The truly spooky thing is that Halloween has become a riot of warnings that are way scarier than the holiday itself."
Hey, thanks, North America! You're ruining Halloween for everyone.