Anisa Arsenault

Anisa Arsenault is the editorial assistant at The Bump, and was probably led there by her affinity for the video "Babies Eating Lemons for the First Time." (Having a bad day? Check it out.) Obsessed with all sorts of news and celebrities, she'll keep you updated on all that is current, relevant and funny in the world of parenthood and babies. Follow her on Twitter @anisaarsenault.

How Much Does It Cost to Raise Kids?

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The numbers are in, and the price tag of raising a family has increased once again. Remember the good old days of 2012 when the estimated cost of raising one kid was a mere $241,080? According to the United States Department of Agriculture, if you had a baby in 2013, get ready to dole... read more

Happy Monday! Watch Adult Man Get Stuck in High Chair

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It's safe to say your week is probably going better than this guy's. This British man got himself stuck in a high chair at a restaurant, and we're left wondering whether he made it out alive. Moral of the story: Baby gear is for babies. Have you had any baby gear mishaps? Plus, more from... read more

​Teen Mom’s Catelynn Lowell Reveals Baby’s Gender

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It's another girl for Teen Mom's Catelynn Lowell and her fiance Tyler Baltierra! The parents-to-be, both 22, announced that they're team pink at a gender reveal party this weekend. And we're impressed with their technique: they strung a baby carriage decoration from the ceiling, pulled on a string and unleashed pink confetti. Best of all, Catelynn... read more

The Really Important Reason You Shouldn’t Try to Be a “Super Parent”

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It's been written off as the result of hormonal changes for years, but postpartum depression, and new-parent mental health in general, may have more to do with the way our culture shapes parenting. As you've probably noticed, having a baby is a pretty life-altering thing. So it's not surprising that new moms and new dads are especially... read more

You Can Test Your Preconception Health From Home

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Ah, if only all check-ins on the road to pregnancy were as easy as the pregnancy test itself. Pee on a stick, get fairly immediate results, react accordingly. This week, e.p.t. announced a new suite of at-home tests to make your life a whole lot easier. The Preconception Health Test is especially cool. While you... read more

A Couple-friendly Maternity Shoot

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It's almost unfair to call this gorgeous photo roundup a maternity shoot, since the dad-to-be played such a big part. We're loving the romance behind Lisa and Kerry's portraits by j. anne photography. Congratulations to the couple, who welcomed baby Logan Marie a few day ago. Did your partner make an appearance in... read more

You Won’t Believe This Baby’s Reaction to 2 Chainz (Watch!)

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Kid's got rhythm. All it took was a little 2 Chainz intervention to take baby Sophia from blubbering to bouncing. She's perfectly in sync with the beat of "I'm Different" and loving every second of it. Looks like we found a friend for the Katy Perry Baby! Plus, more from The Bump:

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This Baby Is a Remote-Hog In the Making (WATCH!)

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Behold: the power of the remote control. Have you ever seen someone freak out this much over the clicker? (If your dad has also accidentally deleted something on the DVR, the answer is probably yes.) Kind of makes you wonder what was on that made him want to change the channel so badly. How much... read more

Weekly Inspiration: An Eclectic Nature Nursery

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Designed by mom Lissa Dorn, this creative nursery has a whole lot going on in the best way possible. Photographer Shaunae Teske shares all the little details that make baby Auden's room so unique.   read more

New Synthetic Protein Gives Sperm a Boost

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If you're a TTCer, you might already have your sperm basics down. It remains viable for days after sex, it doesn't love hot water, it's loaded with protein. But it doesn't always do it's job. Now, researchers are combating male infertility with a synthetic version of that protein, known as PAWP. Sometimes, a guy's sperm is unable... read more