Anisa Arsenault

Anisa Arsenault, editorial assistant @TheBump. Follow her on Twitter @anisaarsenault

​The Hilarious Reason Why These Newborn Photo Shoots Went Viral

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In a perfect world, your angelic new baby would curl up in a peaceful pose and sleep his way through a newborn shoot. There would probably be some sort of crochet clothing involved. These three families do not live in a perfect world. First, meet Mark Resnick and his seven-day-old son Asher. After about an hour of... Read more

Watch Boy's Hilarious Reaction to Mom's Pregnancy: 'I Hope You're Not Joking'

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Is it the British accent? His polite articulation? His disbelief? Maybe it's the whole package, but 5-year-old Ethan's reaction to becoming a big brother might just be the best we've seen yet. "Is it in your belly? Are you really having a baby? Is it in there?" he fires off a litany of questions for mom... Read more

Super Lice: How To Protect Your Kids

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When you hear that a "super mutant" strain of lice has been found in 25 states, you probably don't feel great about sending your child off to school or daycare, where contagion takes on a super mutant speed of its own. Every year, about 12 million kids between the ages of 3 and... Read more

Celebrate National Dog Day With These Pugs Playing With A Baby

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It's that time of the year month week again, it's National Dog Day! (We know, we know; it seems there's always a holiday to celebrate your fur baby, from National Love Your Pet Day to National Puppy Day.) We just can't help covering the canines, whether the story's about baby bonding... Read more

The Secret To A Better Sex Life? Try Splitting The Chores

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You wash, he dries? Turns out divvying up the chores can pay dividends in the bedroom. Using data from the 2006 Marital and Relationship Survey (MARS), researchers at Georgia State University found that heterosexual couples who split childcare duties have better relationships and sex lives than those who don't. For the purposes of the Read more

Toms CEO Takes Big Step Forward For Paternity Leave

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Offering paternity leave is one of the smartest business decisions a company can make. That's what Blake Mycoskie -- CEO of Toms Shoes -- thinks. The company's "chief shoe giver" explained in an interview with CNN Money on Sunday. "If a dad doesn't take it or isn't offered it, he's tired," Mycoskie says. "He's... Read more

Twins: The Reason You Need A Talk-Back Monitor

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It pays to have a talk-back video monitor. That's what one mom learned after her twin baby girls tried to get away with gabbing and giggling when they were supposed to be sleeping. In the short clip posted on the mom blogger's Facebook page It's Judy Time, Miya and Keir can be seen standing and... Read more

When His Son Chose An Ariel Doll, This Dad Was Thrilled

Dad reacts to son choosing Ariel dollMikki Willis via Facebook
California flimmaker Mikki Willis's latest video isn't a high-budget production. In fact, it's barely longer than 60 seconds. But it's received millions of views and propelled him to a new level of recognition, all because he's revealed himself to be an accepting father. After his son Azai received a duplicate of a gift, Willis took him to... Read more

Is There Glass In Huggies Wipes? What You Need To Know

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All that glitters is not glass. That's the word from Huggies after several parents reported finding glass or fiberglass-like particles in packages of baby wipes, citing and photographing shiny residue as proof. The story came to light last week, when California mom Melissa Estrella posted a video testing three packages of Huggies wipes, revealing what... Read more

Coming Soon: A Pregnant Woman Emoji?

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If you've been frustrated with the inability to express your love of bacon via emoji or always find yourself searching for a nonexistent food to notify your partner about cravings, you may be in luck. And while you're at it, you might be able to make an iMessage pregnancy announcement. Read more