Shannon Guyton

Shannon is the Site Director of TheBump.com and mom to Nathan (9) and Sophia (7), who think she is the craziest mom they know (she takes this as a compliment.) From colic to breastfeeding issues, epic tantrums to poop rockets, stay home mom to working mom - she has seen it all and lives (barely) to tell. You can follow her on Twitter @shannonguyton.

Toddler Tips from Supernanny Jo Frost That Totally Work

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There were times in new motherhood I was desperate and drowning -- in questions, exhaustion, and insecurity. And just when I thought I couldn’t make it one…more… minute, someone rescued me. There’s a woman, a goddess really, who got us through years of toddler behavior issues and trying times. I could turn on her show, Supernanny, and feel like... read more

The Surprising Way That Charting Helped Me Get (and Stay) Pregnant

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I didn’t get pregnant quickly like I thought I would. Who knew that after years of trying to prevent pregnancy, I would actually have to try really hard? (Not me.) I’ve been pregnant five times and have two kids, and I’ve learned a ton about my body and conception along the way. Like most... read more

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Tried Getting Pregnant

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Maybe I was naïve, but I thought getting pregnant was as simple as having unprotected sex, and I’d be a mom in nine months flat. We spent years trying to prevent pregnancy, waiting until we were ready and having panic attacks if my period was late. So naturally, once we stopped preventing -- boom! --... read more

Paperless Post and The Bump Partner for Easy Registry Sharing

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Here at The Bump, we're obsessed with trying to make things easier for expecting and new moms (pregnancy and birth are hard enough!). So naturally we're thrilled to announce our new  partnership with Paperless Post! We've always been big fans of their elegantly adorable baby card designs, and with our new partnership you can easily... read more

Drew Barrymore’s 2-Minute Makeup Routine for Moms (WATCH!)

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Drew Barrymore, mom to Olive and founder of FLOWER beauty, always looks so fresh, pretty, and confident, doesn't she? What's her secret? In this exclusive for The Bump video and interview, Drew shares her 2 minute makeup routine for new moms, what she loves (and hates!) about motherhood, her most embarrassing pregnancy moment (oh,... read more

Mark Your Calendars: August 15 is Public Display of Breastfeeding Day! [UPDATED]

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Join The Bump and Boppy boob-olution! Breastfeeding Awareness Month here! On August 15th, moms everywhere will breastfeed in public to celebrate in our second annual Public Display of Breastfeeding (PDB) Day. Why make a big deal out of breastfeeding in public? To empower moms and show the world that if a mom chooses to read more

Surprised Marathon Running Mom Gives Birth – And She Didn’t Know She Was Pregnant!

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Once upon a time, in Duluth, Minnesota, a busy mom of five (five!) named Trish Staine was in the middle of training for a half-marathon. (Where she found time for this is unknown). At 33 and super fit, her youngest being 7 and her oldest (stepchild) being 20, kids were not part of her future... read more

5 Tricks I Used to Soothe My Colicky Baby

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After a year of trying to conceive, enduring multiple miscarriages, and a miserable pregnancy, I thought the hardest days of becoming a mother were behind me. I was ready for the happiest time in my life. Everyone loves their new babies, right?? I had no idea what I was in for. I had a... read more

A Day in the Life of a Work at Home Mom

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I've successfully worked at home for the last six years. Because my work is quite literally in my bedroom, I basically have zero work/life balance. Somehow, though,  it works! With the time I save in commuting (especially in LA), plus the quiet time to focus (I do miss out on those office cupcakes), I find... read more

Baby Wakes Up for an Unexpected (and Hilarious!) Favorite Song (VIDEO)

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Heeeey, funny bab-y! My day, month, life has been made with this hilariously sweet video of a baby waking up from her nap when she hears her favorite tune (and it's no Wheels on the Bus). I thought my son was the only one (still) obsessed with this song. The only thing cuter than the baby's... read more