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.

Turkey Carving 101

Thanksgiving turkey on the tableThinkstock
T-minus four days til Thanksgiving. We gave you a rundown of easy meals, but realized we may have left you hanging. Do you know how to carve a turkey?  Grab the finished bird, a knife and a cutting board, and follow these steps. Step 1: Before you begin carving, tent the turkey and... read more

Trend Alert: Beer Garden Play Dates

Four people toast with beerShutterstock
Need something to do this weekend? Call a friend, hit your local beer garden, and watch the kids play all afternoon. Feeling torn about whether or not this is okay? Understandable; it's a hot topic in the parenting community and within the bar scene. But across the country, beer gardens are becoming go-to destinations for... read more

How Early Can Babies Process Language? A Study's Surprise Finding

baby with bookVeer
Just because your child doesn't speak a word of Chinese doesn't mean he doesn't know it. The team of researchers at McGill University’s Department of Psychology and Montreal’s Neurological Institute found that the language an infant hears at birth creates neural patterns that leave their mark on the brain. Even if the child completely stops using the... read more

Nate Berkus Creates a 90-Square-Foot Nursery

Nate Berkus nurseryElle Decor
This isn't Nate Berkus's actual nursery. But what the expectant designer dad created for an editor of ElleDecor.com is stunning all the same — and with just 90-square-feet of New York apartment space to work with. The interior designer visited Amy Preiser, a digital editor at the magazine, and transformed her tiny guest... read more

A Million Dollar Babymoon?

The Canadian couple who gave birth in the US is interviewed about their million dollar hospital bill.ctvnews.ca
It's the last hurrah for many expectant parents: a getaway vacation known as a babymoon. And for one Canadian couple, the unexpected birth of their daughter turned a Hawaii vacation into a million-dollar staycation. Jennifer Huculak was 24 weeks pregnant when she and husband Darren Kimmel flew to Hawaii for vacation. They bought a travel insurance... read more

Recall Alert! Graco Strollers Pose Danger of Fingertip Amputation

Graco recallGraco
Parents, listen up: Graco is recalling nearly 5 million strollers, the CPSC announced today. And the reason is serious: the folding hinge on the sides of the stroller can pinch a child’s finger, posing a laceration or amputation hazard. Graco has received 11 reports of injuries so far, including six fingertip amputations and... read more

Kate Middleton's Latest Maternity Look: A Two-Piece Stunner

Kate Midleton greats students at Place2Be awardsGetty
Kate Middleton has been out and about attending benefits and functions all month long, and last night, an event finally came to her. Wednesday night marked the inaugural Wellbeing in Schools Awards run by Place2Be, which was held right in the state apartments of Kensington Palace. Place2Be is another one of Kate's favorite charities, which brings mental health support... read more

Dad-to-Be's Reaction to His Wife's Pregnancy Is Priceless

Dale finds out he's going to be a dad.YouTube
Even though she promised him this wouldn't be on YouTube, we're pretty sure this pregnancy reaction video is now on YouTube and some other places on the Internet. When Dale opened that Chegg box, he didn't find the usual textbook-Redbull combo. Nope, he knew those mini Converses could only mean one thing. "Are you pregnant?... read more

National Adoption Month: A Family's Beautiful Photo Tribute

Baby Sam from Blended photo seriesKate T. Parker
What happens when you adopt a beautiful baby boy who looks nothing like the rest of your family? If you have a sister who happens to be professional photographer, then you consider yourself lucky there is someone to capture that moment you become a family. This photo series, entitled Blended, is photographer Kate T.... read more

​A Groundbreaking Cure for 'Bubble Babies'

Sick baby with stethoscope4BabyCare
"To finally kiss your child on the lips, to hold her, it’s impossible to describe what a gift that is," says mom Alysia Padilla-Vacarro. For the first months of her daughter Evangelina's life, hugs and kisses just weren't possible. That's because Evangelina is one of 100,000 babies born each year with a malfunctioning immune system, called Bubble Baby disease.... read more