The Bump Editors

30-Minute Christmas Cookies

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Some desserts are best left to the pros (we’re looking at you, flan), but not these seriously-simple sugar cookies. Show off those hard-earned baking skills with these festive Christmas cookies that are so good, you’ll want to make ‘em year round What You’ll Need: 2 sticks of unsalted butter, softened (at room temp) 1.5 cups... read more

The Cutest Instagram Stars of the Holiday Season

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We asked, Bumpies delivered. Filter or no filter, these Instagram holiday photos are the gifts that keep on giving. Baby Blues So Excited! Bon Appétit

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Why the Holidays Ruin Babymaking

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You've been charting and temping and diligently doing the deed, and the holidays are about to ruin everything. While sleeping on a pullout couch and dodging nosy questions from aunts and uncles, TTC is downright impossible. That's why we've created a workaround guide. Problem No. 1: You’re in your old bedroom Let’s see, what’s the opposite of romantic?... read more

Exclusive: Holiday Maternity Fashion Tips from Molly Sims

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Molly Sims has been modeling and acting since she was 19, appearing in Sports Illustrated and playing Delinda Deline on Las Vegas. The actress, who is mom to son Brooks and expecting her second child, is taking on a new role: author. Her new book The Everyday Supermodel, which shares her beauty, fashion and health secrets, comes out... read more

Recall Alert! Giggles International Animated Sing-Along Monkey

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They may only be sold at Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores, but 13,000 Giggles International Animated Sing-Along Monkey toys are being recalled. The battery component of the sing-along plush toy can heat up to 230F degrees, posing a burn hazard. While no injuries have been documented, Giggles has received two reports of the toys overheating... read more

Weekend Project: Tie-Dyed Christmas Cookies

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Capitalize off your kids' creativity for cookie swap domination this holiday season. They'll be so excited to make these unconventional tie-dyed treats from the Holiday Kosher Baker cookbook. And you'll be so excited to have some help. Here's what you'll need: For the cookies: 1/2 cup (100g) sugar 1/2 cup (60ml) canola oil... read more

Homemade Mac and Cheese for the Whole Family

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Need a crowd-pleaser for dinner tonight? You already know your kids will eat mac and cheese, and with this homemade recipe, we're willing to bet you will too. What You’ll Need: 1 lb. of macaroni shaped pasta 1.5 cups whole milk 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard 3 cups shredded... read more

What's the Link Between Bigger Newborns and Better Grades?

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Every mom knows every baby is different. But a new study has found that babies who have in common a heavier birth weight routinely perform better in school later in life. The study, conducted by a research team out of Northwestern University, looked at merged birth and school records for all children born in... read more

Enter to Win Freebies All Week Long

Five days of freebies
Ready to have the best week ever? Starting on Monday, we're kicking off another five days of freebies! You'll have a chance to win gear from our favorite brands. All you have to do is answer the question of the day on our giveaways board. So check it every morning, Nov. 17-Nov. 21 to... read more

Saturday Morning Pancakes

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Get everyone out of bed no-problem with a batch of pancakes this weekend. This super straight-forward recipe will have you flipping flapjacks like a pro. What You’ll Need: 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 4 tablespoons butter, melted 1 large... read more