How Much Does It Cost to Raise Kids?

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The numbers are in, and the price tag of raising a family has increased once again. Remember the good old days of 2012 when the estimated cost of raising one kid was a mere $241,080? According to the United States Department of Agriculture, if you had a baby in 2013, get ready to dole... read more

The Really Important Reason You Shouldn’t Try to Be a “Super Parent”

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It's been written off as the result of hormonal changes for years, but postpartum depression, and new-parent mental health in general, may have more to do with the way our culture shapes parenting. As you've probably noticed, having a baby is a pretty life-altering thing. So it's not surprising that new moms and new dads are especially... read more

This Baby Is a Remote-Hog In the Making (WATCH!)

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Behold: the power of the remote control. Have you ever seen someone freak out this much over the clicker? (If your dad has also accidentally deleted something on the DVR, the answer is probably yes.) Kind of makes you wonder what was on that made him want to change the channel so badly. How much... read more

Weekly Inspiration: An Eclectic Nature Nursery

Designed by mom Lissa Dorn, this creative nursery has a whole lot going on in the best way possible. Photographer Shaunae Teske shares all the little details that make baby Auden’s room so unique.

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Oh deer

Talk about an accent wall. Would you consider displaying a life-size deer in your nursery?

 

Nipple Cream, Galactagogues and Other Things I Wish I Knew When I Chose to Breastfeed

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This month will be a "celebration of the tata's" for my little one and I. If you're a Bumpie reader, you're already aware that August is "National Breastfeeding Awareness" month. It's also my (nearly) 10-month nurseaversary! As a breastfeeding and working Mom, I'm pretty darn proud of myself to reach this milestone. In the U.S., most... read more

Can’t Pick a Name? Pick a URL

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This is a thing. If you can't decide on a name, or if you want to make sure your baby has the potential to become an easily-searchable Internet sensation, your newest resource is AwesomeBabyName.com. Essentially, this generates suggestions based on which firstnamelastname.com domains are still available. Here's how it works: Type in your baby's last... read more

Breastfeeding Questions? There’s an App for That

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It's 2 a.m. and your baby just isn't latching on. What are you supposed to do? In a perfect world, you'd have a live-in lactation consultant. In a really perfect world, dad would be able to nurse too. But the next best thing is actually at your fingertips. The Breastfeeding Central app is a no-frills, well-organized, information-packed... read more

This Dad Supports Breastfeeding Moms In ​a Hilarious Way

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Jason Greene
Moms are pretty good about supporting other moms when it comes to things like breastfeeding, but dads -- not to mention kids -- probably don't quite understand your trials and tribulations. Enter Jason Greene. On his blog OneGoodDad, he really hits the nail on the head for breastfeeding awareness. And he gets his older kids... read more

Thailand Surrogacy Drama: What Do You Think?

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We've been hearing a lot about the surrogacy controversy in Thailand, and the confusion boils down to a lot of miscommunication and finger pointing. Where do things stand now? The surrogate mother,  Pattharamon Chanbua, 21, of Thailand, still has the sick baby boy. The biological parents, David and Wendy Farnell of Bunbury, Australia, still have... read more

The #ShareACoke Campaign Starred in This Couple’s Genius Pregnancy Announcement

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If you're a Coca-Cola drinker, then you've probably been sending lots of photos to your Friends, Buddies and Legends due to Coke's #ShareACoke campaign. But it looks like Patrick and Whitney McGillicuddy are the first to use the Mom and Dad cans for their pregnancy announcement (in the most adorable way)! Watch here: Plus, more from The... read more