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.

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

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Join the boob-olution! On August 15th, moms everywhere will breastfeed in public to celebrate 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 breastfeed, it's her right to feed her baby whenever and wherever she... read more

The Bump Digital Magazine is Here!

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Did you know The Bump has a magazine? It's a handy local guide chock full of pregnancy advice, stylish ideas and the best local deals and info -- and in the past, you probably only had a chance to read it at your local OB office (that's where we distribute the print copies). But now... read more

5 Things New Yorkers Taught My Kids in 5 Days

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Last week my kids (9 and 6) had the opportunity to join me on a work trip and experience Manhattan for the first time. Needless to say, they were blown away. Seeing this city through their eyes, I was blown away too - and more than of just the sights, but of the rich lessons... read more

How I Did Everything Right – And Still Had Trouble Getting Pregnant

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My husband and I did everything "right". We got married, we traveled, we saved money, we bought a house, and after five years of being married, we were ready to be parents on paper and in our hearts. We excitedly stopped using protection and assumed that would be enough to get pregnant and have... read more

What Happened When Daddy Went Out of Town? A Better Mommy Emerged (Eventually)

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Last week my husband went out of town for work (the nerve), and he took all sanity and order with him. Here’s a diary of how the week went, and what I learned about the parent I am and the parent I’m not (but need to be). Day one: I have this image it will... read more

The Secret to Youth? Use Baby Products

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One of our sisters at The Blush recently discovered how great baby products can be for adults. I don’t have much time to stock up on personal beauty products, so I’ve reached for the kids’ Burt's Bees lotion or California Baby body wash in a pinch plenty of times.... read more

How I Lost My Baby Weight Like a Super-Stah

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Turns out I have something in common with Beyonce and Jessica Simpson, and it’s certainly not singing talent or a sense of style. We all had a bunch of pounds to drop post baby, and we needed help to do it. Beyonce enlisted the help of a personal trainer, and Jessica Simpson just announced... read more

How Does She Do it All? Well, She Doesn’t

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I came across a post by Liz over at Mom-101 about the myth of “doing it all”, and with the demands of all the roles I play: mom, wife, employee, daughter, friend, neighbor, Girl Scout leader, football team mom, I often get the same question as Liz: “How do you do it?” If I’ve... read more

My Biggest Fears About Motherhood (And Why I Didn’t Need to Worry)

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We’ve already established that I was a grumpy pregnant person. To get through pregnancy and all the freaky symptoms no one warned you about is hard enough. Adding on the anxiety of the unknown makes it even harder. How will I handle sleep deprivation? (Not well). What kind of mother will I be?... read more

No Fair, Sophia Was MY Baby Name Pick!

I think we "picked" the right name for this silly girl! Photo: Shannon GuytonI think we "picked" the right name for this silly girl! Photo: Shannon Guyton
The most popular baby names of 2011 were announced today, and the name Sophia is number one. Number one! I’m not sure if I should celebrate being early on the trend (I carefully named my daughter Sophia in 2005 before it had made the top 10), or be annoyed my once unique-ish name is... read more