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.

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

Recall Alert! Just Like Home Toy Toaster Sets

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Toys "R" Us is recalling its Just Like Home brand toy toaster sets, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today. But the issue isn't with the teal blue toaster; it's with the "toast." Under pressure, the plastic toast can crack into small, sharp pieces, posing a choking hazard. While no injuries have been reported,... read more

What the Facebook and Apple Egg Freeze Means for Working Women

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Free, unlimited snacks, a reportedly awesome maternity leave policy … now Facebook and Apple are paying up to $20,000 for women employees to freeze their eggs. Since each round of egg freezing costs about $10,000, it's no wonder this made headlines across our social media feeds. Leave it to these Silicon Valley giants to completely one-up the... read more

Zoe Saldana's Gender Reveal

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In this week's round of Zoe Saldana pregnancy revelations, E! News is reporting that the actress and husband Marco Perego are expecting twin boys. This comes on the heels of the official announcement that the couple is having twins; Saldana joked that if she were to dress up for Halloween this year, she'd probably... read more

Sleeping Atlanta Preemies Dream Big

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They may be tiny, but these Atlanta preemies have some big ambitions. Even if those ambitions are imposed by the NICU staff at the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, we're loving this advocacy for preemies. "We wanted to photograph babies sleeping safely in their incubators and illustrate what big things they have in store for the world," John... read more

A Fascinating Snapshot of a Baby's First Hour of Life

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Compared to other species, human babies are incredibly (and adorably) helpless and slow to develop. But a new article in Science News looking at a 2011 study published in the journal Acta Paediatrica shows that our fragile little offspring actually achieve many major milestones in just 70 minutes after being born. Their motivation? To find mom's breast and... read more

Monday Just Got Better: Dad Captures Daughter's First Baby Steps

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We promise, this is even better than a morning cup of coffee. Capturing your child's first steps is no easy feat, but one dad made sure not to miss a moment of this major milestone. Meet Nick Turner of New York City, whose one-year-old daughter Lucy is now a brand-new walker! But she didn't officially transition from... read more

Step-by-step Pumpkin-Carving Made Easy

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Maybe you haven't carved a pumpkin since you were a kid, but now that baby's here, it's time to bring back tradition. It's messy, it's time consuming and it's a true art, but a step-by-step tutorial will have you showing that jack-o'-lantern who's boss. What you'll need: Basic pumpkin-carving kit (available at party stores) Kitchen... read more

#BumpItForward: Baby Sleep Advice from Real Moms

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When baby can't sleep, you can't either. While there's not a whole lot we can do besides empathize, in the spirit of Bumping it Forward, we've rounded up the best real-mom strategies for helping baby sleep better. “I give her a bath and then turn on a blow-dryer, and she's out in seconds!”... read more

The Perfect Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

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The weather's getting colder and it's time to turn back to your stockpile of trusty fall recipes. A classic favorite? Chicken noodle soup. Everyone claims to have grandma's secret recipe. Not to worry if you don't -- you can borrow ours. What You’ll Need: 6 chicken drumsticks (about 2 lbs. worth) 2 yellow onions, sliced... read more