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.

Pearl the Pig and Libby: Unlikely BFFs

pearl the pig and libbyLive Sweet Photography via Instagram
Looking for some babies, animals and a whole lot of pink to brighten up your Sunday? Photographer Lindsey Bonnice has you covered with her Instagram acccount, Live Sweet Photography, which is largely dedicated to chronicling the relationship between her two-year-old adopted daughter Libby and their three-month-old pet pig, Pearl. Bonnice has documented some pretty... Read more

Alaska Brings Birth Control to Bars

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An Anchorage, Alaska bar is posting some sobering content in its women's restroom. "Remember the last time you had sex? Take a pregnancy test before you drink tonight,” reads a message on a -- wait for it -- pregnancy test dispenser on the bathroom wall. Next to the dispenser? A condom dispenser. Both products are free.... Read more

Indiana Considers 'Baby Boxes' for Unwanted Newborns

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They don't look too inviting, but these metal boxes could mean the difference between life and death for some newborns. Pending legislation, these baby boxes might start showing up in Indiana hospitals, fire stations, churches and certain nonprofits. A bill -- already unanimously passed in the House -- just needs to clear the state Senate to make... Read more

Pancake Dad Celebrated 'National Tell a Fairy Tale Day' Better Than You

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Nathan Shields kicked off the week with some Disney Princess magic. And we're willing to bet he didn't even know Thursday was National Tell a Fairy Tale Day. Pancake works of art have become a Sunday ritual in his family's Port Angeles, Washington home. In September, his pancake portraits of the Beatles went viral, and... Read more

Coolest Parents Ever Get Tattoos to Match Daughter's Birthmark

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Matching mother-daughter charm bracelets suddenly don't seem so special. One UK mom had her right leg covered in blotchy red tattoos to match her daughter's birthmarks. Even better? Dad had the procedure done first. "Most people might think it’s very extreme but to us it was the natural thing to do to ensure our daughter... Read more

Netflix for Preschoolers? Nickelodeon Has the Answer

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It's just so easy for toddlers to consume all the kid-friendly media they want. Right on the heels of YouTube Kids' app launch, Nickelodeon announced a subscription streaming service meant for toddlers: Noggin. The ad-free, preschool-targeted service -- available March 5 -- will cost $5.99 per month. Don't expect to see new content, though; Noggin will offer reruns of... Read more

Delaying Kids' School Entry? Why You Should Reconsider

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Planning on sending your August baby to school a year later than you have to? While it's common for parents to delay the start of school for preemies or summer babies, a new study suggests they might want to reconsider. The parental argument is that these kids won't be mature enough to start school compared to... Read more

Woah! Baby Boy Born in Amniotic Sac

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Meet Silas Philips, the baby who was born a bubble boy. Silas was born "en caul," or completely in his amniotic sac. According to neonatologist William Binder, Silas's doctor, this happens in less than one out of every 80,000 births. So naturally, Binder had to snap a picture.     "Even though it's a... Read more

How Your Voice Can Boost Your Preemie's Brain

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From smarter incubators to higher level NICUs, innovations for preemie care keep coming. But the newest tool is the simplest one yet: your voice. That's the latest from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Just a few hours a day of mom's voice is a welcome contrast from the buzz of the incubator... Read more

Get Ready for 'Frozen Fever' Next Month

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Brace yourself: Frozen Fever is hitting the big screen on March 13. Consider this a compromise. Your kids get another dose of Frozen, but you don't have to sit through a full sequel; this addition to the franchise is only seven minutes long. And there's a new original song, so you'll get a little variation from "Let It Go."... Read more