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.

Sandy Hook Snowflakes: I’m In, Are You?

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve been a mess since last Friday’s Sandy Hook shooting. A conflicted, sad, fearful, desperate mess. I’ve been trying to have a normal day – but so many times a day a single move or word will make me stop and, not just cry, weep. In a single... read more

We’re All Hugging Our Kids Tighter Today

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The sound of my kids coming home from school today has never sounded sweeter. Their bickering, their loudness, their messes and their interruptions have never been more welcome. I will be hugging them tighter, longer, and they won't know what has gotten into me today. In a world where it doesn’t seem like anything has... read more

When to Share the News You’re Pregnant

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As excited as I was to hear about the royal baby on the way yesterday (I’ll admit it, I squealed), I couldn’t help but wonder how Kate and Will were feeling about letting the world in on their intimate news. They may have had to share the news about their baby on the way... read more

Hurricane Sandy Birth Stories

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Marina Harutunian and daughter, Marianna, who was born Monday night during Hurricane Sandy.NBC News / The Bump Marina Harutunian and daughter, Marianna, who was born Monday night during Hurricane Sandy.
It’s safe to say that 34 year old Christine Schleppy didn’t have “deliver during a hurricane in a mobile medical shelter” in her birth plan. But that's exactly what happened after she started having contractions last night at 6 p.m., just as Hurricane Sandy was hitting her New Jersey neighborhood, reports read more

Parenting According to The Guncles

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You may know Bill Horn and Scout Masterson, “The Guncles,” from Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood. They’re the adorably warm couple who, as the first gay parents on reality television, gave the world its first glimpse into what parenting as two dads is really like. Bill and Scout chatted with us candidly about the... read more

The True Definition of Motherhood

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Once upon a time, there was a boy and his best friend, a blue monkey named "Ah-ah". For years, they were inseparable, like a real life Woody and Andy. One day, the kindergartner lost his Ah-ah while camping! Now, every mom who has a kid with a lovey can relate to the panic of this... read more

Tori Spelling Welcomes Baby #4 (and He Has a Great Name!)

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The #BumpProud mama Tori Spelling is now #BabyProud as she announced the arrival of baby Finn Davey McDermott this evening! The mother of now 4 kids (bless her!) tweeted, "It's a boy!" and posted this touching shot of Finn's hand. Born August 30, 2012 at 5:39pm, Finn weighed 6 pounds, 6... read more

Are You a Sh*tty Mom? Find Out

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“Oh no, they did not just say that out loud!” said my shocked husband as I read to him from the new book Sh*tty Mom, a totally hilarious and uncensored look at some of the impossible situations we mothers find ourselves in.  We’re not talking about just the run of the mill breast milk stains... read more

Why New Moms Should Watch What They Wish For

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New moms always hear their friends with older kids say “enjoy the time now, they grow up so fast.” I always thought that was total BS, because how could those moms wish for what I had – two little insatiable people who needed something from me all the time, no privacy, a slow insanity from... read more

Did One of My Kids Get an Unfair Advantage with Breastfeeding?

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When my first child was born (after a grueling 36 hour labor) – he and I were an exhausted, overwhelmed, high strung, nervous mess. I had every intention of breastfeeding, but I had no idea how hard it would be. I latched him on over and over and as he fought me, we’d both just... read more