Elena Donovan Mauer

Elena is deputy editor of TheBump.com and The Bump magazine and mom to baby Dylan and four-year-old Ryan. 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 baby gear. Know the latest -- follow her on twitter @elenamauer.

Inspiring Mompreneur: Shazi Visram, Founder and CEO of Happy Family

Shazi Visram Happy Family
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 Shazi Visram, Founder and CEO of Happy Family. The Bump: Shazi, why did you start Happy Family? Shazi Visram: I saw an opportunity to change what children are eating.... read more

Inspiring Mompreneur: Romy Taormina, Co-Founder and Chief of Nausea Relief for Psi Bands

Romy Taormina Psi Bands
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 Romy Taormina, co-founder and chief of nausea relieve for Psi Bands. The Bump: Romy, what inspired you to start Psi Bands? Romy Taormina: I... read more

Hot Baby Products from the New York Baby Show

baby products
Yesterday, I spent the (very rainy) day in NYC at the annual New York Baby Show. I got to see the latest  products and services available to parents in New York -- and nationwide. These are my picks for the hottest things there -- because they're new, different and useful for new parents. What's your... read more

My Favorite Pregnancy Products

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As The Bump editorial team's resident pregnant woman (I'm 20 weeks as of yesterday -- halfway there!), I get the pretty awesome job of being a guinea pig for the latest products. After all, someone's got to see what works and what doesn't, right? So of course, I wanted to pass along a... read more

Inspiring Mompreneur: Julie Pickens, CEO and Founder of Boogie Wipes

Julie PIckens
Moms are amazing! And not just at being moms. We know plenty of mothers who are also savvy innovators and businesswomen, and we're in awe of what they do! We're getting up close and personal with them and finding out their secrets to success in our new Inspiring Mompreneur series. First up, Julie Pickens, CEO and... read more

Yahoo Maternity Leave Gets a Boost — How Does It Compare to Yours?

Working Mom
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer sparked controversy earlier this year, when she announced that her company's employees would no longer be able to work from home. That's so anti-working-parent, people thought. But yesterday, Mayer made an announcement that may have people thinking her workplace is more family friendly: Maternity and paternity leave has been extended. "Under... read more

Scan This: Magnetic-Closure Clothes to Keep Baby Warm (WATCH!)

magnificent baby clothes
It's an age-old issue: How do you get fasten all those teeny little snaps on a wriggling baby's clothes without a struggle? Enter Magnificent Baby, the ingenious line of baby clothes created without snaps or zippers -- but with magnets instead. No fumbling around to line up the snaps perfectly, and no pinched-by-a-zipper skin. Two... read more

Scan This: Super Versatile Baby Monitor (WATCH!)

Motorola baby monitor
Looking for the perfect baby monitor? Our friend, Christopher at Buy Buy Baby says his #1 pick is the Motorola Remote Wireless Video Baby Monitor for it's reliability, versatility and high tech features. It even inconspicuously mounts on the wall! Watch this video for more on why you'll love this monitor. Register for the Motorola Remote Wireless Video Baby Monitor... read more

What’s Going On With Your Hair During Pregnancy? (WATCH!)

Photo: Thinkstock / The Bump
Photo: Thinkstock / The Bump
If you're pregnant, you probably don't need us to tell you that pregnancy can do some pretty crazy things to your hair. For some lucky moms-to-be, it gets thicker and shinier. For others, it can get dry and frizzy and even thin a bit (eeek!). Watch this video to see what our expert says... read more

Holly Madison Gives Birth to a Baby Girl

Photo: Courtesy of Holly Madison / The Bump
Photo: Courtesy of Holly Madison / The Bump
Girl Next Door turned Vegas performer Holly Madison confirmed to People that she and boyfriend Pasquale Rotella welcomed a baby girl Tuesday. The new mom may have been induced on her due date (which was Tuesday as well). "It’s time now," she told the Las Vegas Sun on Monday. "We have decided to induce... read more