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.

Vaccines Now Required By Law In California

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A California bill aimed at forcing parents to vaccinate their children has been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. Bill SB277, which saw a 25-10 victory in the state senate and cleared the state assembly 46-30, prohibits parents from not vaccinating kids for religious or philosophic beliefs (medical exemptions can still be made). This... Read more

Nope, This Is Not A Pad

Lia-flushable-pregnancy-testLia Diagnostics
"I can't believe this hasn't been done." That's the feedback Bethany Edwards, CEO of Lia Diagnostics, routinely receives about her company's new pregnancy test design. And based on the discretion, disposability and sustainability it offers, we couldn't agree more. Made out of paper, the Lia test is foldable and flushable, ensuring privacy in a way the... Read more

Dad Shows 17 Creative Ways To Hold A Baby

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Even those four-position baby carriers have nothing on this guy. New Zealand dad Jordan Watson demonstrated 17 (!) creative ways to hold a baby. It starts out with the "standard shoulder hold." Easy enough. But before you know it, he's onto the "need to pick something up chin standard shoulder hold." What's your favorite? The "double... Read more

A 3-Step Program For Picky Eaters

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Is there a science to getting your kids to eat better? Maybe. A new study from Aston University and Loughborough University in the UK found that introducing the 'three Rs' -- repetition, role modeling and reward -- dramatically increased the amount of vegetables picky eaters consumed that they previously disliked. How's... Read more

Would You Drive Safer If Kids Gave You Directions?

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Maybe a British woman voices your GPS. Maybe it's even Sean Connery. But if it were a four year old, would you feel compelled to drive a little more cautiously? That's what Waze, the popular navigation app, is hoping as it adds kids ages 3 through 12 to the options of driving guide... Read more

Liquid Laundry Pods: A Rising Household Danger

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Thirty kids per day. That's the rate of kids requiring medical attention because of a surprising household danger -- liquid laundry detergent pods. Sure, those little pods make the laundry process just a little bit more efficient (or if you're trekking to a laundromat, your load a little lighter). But if you have kids... Read more

Mouthwatering Summer Mocktail Recipes

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Suffering through a summer pregnancy? These festive drinks are refreshing to any time alcohol is off the table, like at your baby shower. Just substitute alcohol with coconut water and voilà — a pregnancy-friendly mocktail all your guests can enjoy. Packed with potassium (to help with pregnancy swelling) and far fewer calories than liquor, it’s... Read more

Why Dental Health During Pregnancy Matters

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You've heard you should stay on top of your dentist appointments while pregnant. But with all your other prenatal checkups, is it really necessary? Definitely. A new study form Delta Dental found that 42.5 percent of pregnant women are skipping out on their dentist appointments, missing opportunities to identify and correct oral problems that occur... Read more

Watch This 20-Month-Old Toddler Rock Climb

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She's not even two, but she can probably scale a wall more strategically than you. Meet Ellie Farmer, the 20-month-old rock climber. While videos of the bouldering toddler have recently gone viral, her talent is nothing new; Ellie scaled her first wall at 8 months old. https://www.facebook.com/LittleZenMonkey/videos/vb.954172524635054/954234344628872/?type=2&theater "She's really been part of the climbing community... Read more

Why One CEO Hid Her Pregnancy To Save Her Job

Talia Goldstein, CEO who hid pregnancy, and familyTalia Goldstein via Facebook
As the co-founder and CEO of a matchmaking startup called Three Day Rule, Talia Goldstein had plenty of challenges in front of her. One of the biggest? Fundraising. And she was determined not to let pregnancy get in the way of that. Unfortunately, she found that hiding her bump -- and her pregnancy altogether --... Read more