Jackie DiBella

Jackie is the Community Manager for TheBump.com. A wannabe princess herself, her idols include Kate Middleton and Mickey Mouse. When Jackie was in Kindergarten, she was asked the all too familiar question, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” Her response: a mommy. That is still her dream and she is working out the details one life stage at a time. For more random musings, follow her on Twitter at @jackie_dibella.

Bumpie Tip of the Week: Avoid Getting Baby Sick!

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While getting sick is probably not at the top of your “to do” list, it’s almost impossible to avoid as colder weather sets in. It’s bad enough if you get sick, but it’s even more important to ensure that baby stays germ-free! Bumpies on the Babies: 0-3 Months board share tips for keeping their... read more

Bumpie Tip of the Week: Buying Clothes and Diapers for Baby

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Yikes... you've got the gear, but what about the clothes and ALL those diapers? Where do you even START figuring out sizes?! Take some advice from new moms, they're facing the challenge head on and you can benefit from their experience. Bumpies on the Babies 0-3 Months board share their thoughts here: "My son... read more

Bumpie Tip of the Week: New Moms’ Share Their Favorite Names for Baby Boys

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Having a baby boy? Congratulations! Now comes the fun... the dinosaur nursery, the blue heartbreaker onesie and, of course, the name! Bumpies on the Babies 0-3 Months board have shared their favorite names for little bundles of boy: "Oldest son is Dexter Joseph and our new little boy is Ethan Russell." --... read more

Bumpie Tip of the Week: Best (and Worst!) Careers for Working Moms

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Thinking about having a baby.... or a career change now that you have a little one? Being a working mom can be hard, but Bumpies on the Working Moms board share both the best and worst careers, in their experience, for moms: "I am a software engineer, and overall I think it's a pretty... read more

Bumpie Tip of the Week: Moms Share the Best Ways to Get Baby to Bond With Daddy

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Nothing is cuter than a daddy melting into a pile of mush while holding his newborn. But wait -- baby doesn't want to bond with daddy?! GASP. Have no fear! Bumpies on the Babies 0-3 Months board share their tips to get daddy-baby bonding going (so you can swoon over his cuteness all over... read more

Bumpie Tip of the Week: Money-Saving Tips for New Moms!

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Yiiiiiikes -- are you starting to feel the cost of having a baby? It's something that takes some major adjustments in the ways you spend (and save!). Bumpies on the Babies: 3-6 Months board shared some of their postbaby money saving tips: "I cook in really large batches and freeze for future... read more

Bumpie Tip of the Week: What Will Your First Meal After Baby Be?

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Everyone dreams about it.... that moment when you can eat (almost) everything again once baby is out. Yum! Bumpies on the 2nd Trimester community board are already fantasizing about the first forbidden bite (or sip!). Check out their plans to binge after baby (their ideas are making us drool): "After I have my child... read more

Bumpie Tip of the Week: How to Prepare for Natural Birth

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Natural birth is both a beautiful and scary thing.  Our Bumpies on the Natural Birth board shared their tips on prepping for labor: "We did the Bradley classes and really liked them. In the class they suggest various exercises to tone and prepare for labor and delivery like squats, butterflies, and pelvic... read more

Bumpie Tip of the Week: Old Wives’ Tale or Just Bad Advice?

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Everyone seems to have some kind of great, secret, stuff-no-one-else-will-tell-you pregnancy-and-parenting advice for us these days -- especially those who have been there before. We've got Bumpies who are spilling some of the outrageous things they've heard over on the Babies: 6-9 Months community board: "My aunt and uncle told me that when our... read more

Bumpie Tip of the Week: The Best (and Worst) Baby Shower Games

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We've all been at those pink and blue tables playing those "fun" baby shows games. So, how do you make sure your guests are having fun and not hating the activities while they sit and watch you glow? Our Bumpies on the Baby Showers board share the best and worst activities they've experienced (you... read more