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.

Giving Birth Today? Earn $500 for Your Newborn!

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Okay, we're willing to bet that if you did give birth today, you're a little too preoccupied to be reading. But if you stumble upon this before December 19, we have an important message for you: If you give birth today, Oct. 20, Voya Financial will present you $500.  As part of their initiative to celebrate National... read more

Is Ryan Reynolds Serious About These Baby Names?

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When it comes to celebrity baby watch these days, all eyes are on Blake Lively. Obviously. Have you seen her? But we haven't heard from dad-to-be Ryan Reynolds — until now. The actor, it seems, has some baby name ideas up his sleeve.  “On the plane over here I was trying to think of... read more

The Royal Baby Will Arrive in…

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A short and simple statement from Kensington Palace Monday morning revealed some very big news: Princess Kate and Prince William's second child is due in April. It will be quite the celebratory month for the royal family: The Queen turns 89 on the 21st, and Will and Kate will celebrate their fourth anniversary on the 29th. "Their Royal... read more

The Amazing Burtka-Harris Halloween Costumes

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Harper and Gideon -- the beautiful blonde twins of David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris -- may have just turned four years old, but they've already pulled off four Halloween costumes more epic than most of us will in a lifetime. And that's all thanks to their dads' commitment to all-out family costumes. The choices may be... read more

Caramel Apples the Whole Family Will Love

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Since these classic fall treats technically fall into the fruit family, we're deeming them a healthy snack for the family. And making them together will be a very fun, very sticky endeavor. Serves: 5 What You’ll Need: 5 apples One 11-ounce bag of soft caramels 2 tablespoons of milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Small pinch of... read more

Ashley Hebert Talks Breastfeeding and Other New Mom Challenges

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The Bachelorette stars J.P. and Ashley Hebert Rosenbaum have had a whirlwind courtship and marriage straight out of a fairy tale.  When they welcomed son Fordham on Sept. 30, we collectively oohed and ahhed, then breathed a sigh of relief that the first-time parents are facing all the joys (and challenges) as other newbie parents. Hebert recently opened... read more

Rebecca Minkoff Launches Maternity Line!

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In another advancement for on-trend, gorgeous maternity wear, Rebecca Minkoff just launched a maternity line with A Pea in the Pod. We definitely trust Minkoff's design instincts; in addition to being a bad-ass pioneer (her I Love New York tee and Morning After bag are iconic pieces), she's mom to daughter Bowie, nearly three months, and... read more

Are Pregnancy Cravings All In Your Head?

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The cliché of pregnant women craving ice cream and pickles … well, a new study suggests that's not that far off from the truth. Researchers at SUNY Albany found that 50 to 90 percent of pregnant women in the U.S. experience cravings, especially in the second trimester. The foods that hit the spot? Ice cream,  fruit... read more

Meet Baby Fordham! The Bachelorette's Ashley & JP's Newborn Son

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Fordham Rosenbaum may be two weeks old, but he's already joined his parents, The Bachelorette stars Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum, for his first photo shoot. And we're enamored. Look at those eyes! "He is such a good baby! He sleeps well, he eats well, he's healthy and happy," the couple tells E! News.... read more

Ali Landry's #BumpItForward Advice to Fellow Moms

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Ali Landry is used to being in the spotlight, now the actress and former Miss USA is using her celebrity to talk about an issue she cares deeply about: child car seat safety for #BumpItFoward. "From a mom of three to all new moms out there, please educate yourself on car seat safety, because... read more