Elena Donovan Mauer

From Kegels to breastfeeding to baby poop, there’s no topic off-limits (or too gross!) for Elena. She also writes about pretty and nifty things, like fashion, celebs and gear. Know the latest -- follow her on twitter @elenamauer.

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Are Expecting Baby #2!

Photo Courtesy of US Weekly
Photo Courtesy of US Weekly
Get ready for a new brother or sister, little Lincoln! Yep, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are expecting their second baby. Monday, a spokesperson for the couple told Entertainment Tonight, "I can confirm that Kristen and Dax are expecting their second child and a sibling for Lincoln. The whole family is beyond excited." The House of... read more

8 Hot New Baby Products from the New York Baby Show

New York Baby Show 2014
  The New York Baby Show is a fun annual event, where new and expectant parents get to check out the latest baby products and services -- things that are offered in New York and nationwide. And I got to scope it out (for the third year in a row!) These products were some of the... read more

Creative, Quick and Easy Easter Basket Ideas

Shutterstock / The Bump
Shutterstock / The Bump
Yes, Easter is only days away, and no, you shouldn't freak out if you haven't even thought about Easter baskets yet. We've got a few ideas that aren't your typical collection of Peeps and jelly beans (I think we can all agree that we don't want our kids on a full-day sugar rush) and will have... read more

Scan This: High-Tech Baby Bathtub — See How It Works! (WATCH)

4moms infant tub
You probably know there are bells-and-whistles strollers that charge your cell phone and collapse on their own, and there are equally techy baby monitors that let you spy on baby while you're at work. But did you know there's also a cool baby tub that can satisfy any gadget geek? The 4moms Infant Tub allows... read more

Scan This: Easy to Install (and Adjust) Convertible Car Seat — See It In Action! (WATCH)

Chicco NextFit

Once baby outgrows that handy, tote-able infant car seat, you'll need a convertible seat -- and the new Chicco NextFit is an awesome choice! It's easy to install in a wide range of cars. Hey, easy-to-install means you're more likely to do it right. Plus, you'll stress less about having to switch it to...

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Scan This: Space-Saving Stroller Hook — See How It Works! (WATCH)

strollaway
This one's for you urban moms -- or really for any mom who wants to save a little space (I can see this on the back of the door to the garage!). The Strollaway is a heavy-duty hook, made just for strollers, that hangs over your door to clear a little extra floor space (and... read more

Inspiring Mompreneur: Raegan Moya-Jones, Co-Founder and CEO of Aden + Anais

Raegan Moya Jones Aden and Anais
We’re getting up close and personal with mothers who are savvy innovators and businesswomen and finding out their secrets to success. This time, we got the scoop from Raegan Moya-Jones, Co-Founder and CEO of Aden + Anais -- you know, the company that makes those adorable muslin swaddle blankets that are so popular. They were even... read more

Jimmy Fallon Reveals He and His Wife Had a Surrogate

Photo: TIME
Photo: TIME
Last month, Jimmy Fallon and his wife, Nancy Juvonen, welcomed a baby girl. He announced, “I’m the father of a beautiful baby girl. Her name is Winnie Rose Fallon and she’s so cute. She’s 5 lbs., 9 oz. Me and my wife are so happy.” But,... read more

11 Not-So-Princessy Things Kate Middleton Will Have to Deal With as a Mom

Prince William and Kate Middleton and Baby Cambridge
From the time she started dating Prince William up to now, Kate Middleton's life has been pretty glamorous -- at least that's the way it seems, right? The amazing clothes, the cruise ship christenings, the pretty gosh darn amazing wedding (that the whole world watched). My life? Well, I'm a mom, so there are plenty... read more

HBO Film: First Comes Love — Get Free Tickets to the Screening in NYC!

First Comes Love
What if you captured every big moment from the day you started trying to conceive to your first year as a parent on video? It would be some pretty exciting footage, huh? But still maybe not as dramatic as Nina Davenport's story. The filmmaker created the new HBO documentary, First Comes Love, along her journey... read more