Madeline Schmitz

Madeline ​spends her days as The Bump​ editorial intern researching the ​latest​ baby trends and compiling an ongoing list of the best baby names (for eventual use). ​Nope, she's not a mom, ​but ​she loves babies​ (and is available for babysitting -- call!)​.

Jimmy Kimmel Shares Adorable First Pics of Daughter Jane

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Photo: YouTube
After a two-week hiatus following the birth of his daughter, Jimmy Kimmel resumed taping his talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! this week. Like any proud new dad, he included some tidbits about his new bundle of joy in his opening monologue on Monday night and shared some pretty stinking adorable pictures, too. Kimmel casually dropped his... read more

New Mom Workout Trend: Babywearing at the Barre

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Whether you've always been a fitness buff or are just getting into the routine of working out, having a baby often makes it difficult to get quality gym time in. Do you call a sitter so you can get a quick run in? Or, if your gym offers it, do you leave baby at the childcare... read more

This Family’s Adoption Pictures Will Make Your Day

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When photographer Kate T. Parker's sister and brother-in-law adopted baby Sam, now five months, in February 2014, she knew immediately that she wanted to commemorate the event in a special way. Kate documented the entire adoption process on camera, ending with a stunning series entitled Blended, which chronicles the family welcoming a new baby into... read more

Could This Help End Pregnancy Discrimination?

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Photo: Thinkstock/The Bump
For the first time in over 30 years, the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) has updated its rules against pregnancy discrimination. Previously, many employers weren't entirely sure what the rules were or how they applied to their specific business. The hope is that these new clarifications will be helpful to employers, as well... read more

Nick and Vanessa Lachey are Expecting a Baby Girl!

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Major congratulations are in order for Nick Lachey and his wife, Vanessa (nee Minnillo), who announced via Twitter that they are expecting baby number two!  After welcoming son Camden just under two years ago, the couple always said that more kids were in the cards. Nick told People that being a parent is "the most amazing... read more

15 Summer Grilling Recipes You’ll Love

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Photo: The Big-Flavor Grill
Is there anything better tasting in the summer than a delicious meal on the grill? When you find yourself craving BBQ -- whether sweet and savory or hot and spicy -- look no further than these to-die-for recipes. Our mouths are drooling particularly over the glazed chicken with sriracha sauce. So, is it dinner time yet?... read more

How Baby’s Psyching Himself Up For Those First Words

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Even if baby can't respond to you, that doesn't mean he's not listening to you and mentally practicing the words you say when you're talking to him. Most babies start talking around one year, but the brain areas that are associated with speech planning light up around seven months, according to a recent study published... read more

Breaking News: Savannah Guthrie’s Baby Shower

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TODAY show co-anchor Savannah Guthrie's recent baby shower was nothing if not newsworthy. The journalist, expecting her first child, celebrated her baby-to-be with a newspaper-themed shower hosted by her friends at NBC. And, though Savannah is known for keeping a straight face while reporting the news, the 42-year-old let her emotions show as she thanked her friends... read more

SIDS Risk Factors Depend on Baby’s Age

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In a new study published today by Pediatrics, researchers reported that the risk factors of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) depend on baby's age. The study reported on 8,207 deaths between 2004 and 2012 in 24 states, and deaths were divided by age: zero to three months in one category and four... read more

This Breast Cancer Drug May Double As Fertility Treatment

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) affects five to ten percent of women, and, amongst a slew of other problems the disease generates, makes getting pregnant incredibly difficult. To treat PCOS and hopefully spur ovulation, most doctors prescribe a drug called clomiphene citrate (usually referred to as Clomid). It has a 22 percent... read more