parenting

Avoiding DIY Nightmares

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Whether you're braving crafts at a 4-year-old's birthday party or painting baby's nursery, parenting will likely lead you down a road of do-it-yourself endeavors. We've got the scoop on how to save yourself from the most common DIY nightmares, starting with the star of baby showers and birthday parties alike: glitter. How can you avoid... read more

Vanessa Carlton is Expecting!

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Photo: Facebook
Guess who can't be walking 1000 miles anymore? Yup, Vanessa Carlton is pregnant! (But, if you read our post on exercise, you know that she'll still have to get some workouts in.) The singer posted a picture of her bump on her Facebook page, making the pregnancy announcement official. The bad... read more

Baby Found In a Field! Another Reminder to Never Leave Baby Alone

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A Houston Amber Alert was called off on Monday when a jogger found 8-month-old Genesis Haley in some tall grass, still strapped into her car seat. I've had some serendipitous things happen on my runs. Namely discovering surprise Dunkin' Donuts. And I called myself a hero when I stopped to help a little girl get back on her... read more

Bumpie Tip of the Week: Baby Names and Other People’s Opinions

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Photo: Getty
When baby is on the way, one of the most exciting parts is choosing their name. To go with something classic, or gender neutral?? The options are endless! Unfortunately, things can get sticky when other people start giving their opinions...especially if it's unwarranted feedback. Here, Bumpies share their advice for how to deal:   "If you... read more

One More (Awesome) Reason Dads Should Do Chores

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Attention dads: pick up the vacuum, and your little girl could be well on her way to a career in investment banking. Maybe. A study out of the University of British Columbia found that dads who help with household chores are more likely to raise daughters with higher paying, non-traditional careers. When mom... read more

NYC’s First Lady’s Startling Mom Confession — Can You Relate?

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You hate to admit it. The guilt is incessant. But sometimes, you don't want to be a mom. If there are days when you secretly want your old life back -- if only for a second -- you now have something in common with Chirlane McCray. The wife of New York City mayor Bill de Blasio... read more

Delaying Baby’s Vaccines Is Sometimes Risky (Sometimes Not!) Says Study

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Photo: Shutterstock/The Bump
You know there's a recommended vaccine schedule, but did you ever wonder what would happen if you missed one of the recommended shots? Or if you delayed a shot? Well, one of the risks of getting them late is seizures. And a new study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics journal... read more

The Princeton Mom Thinks Crying it Out is Best for Baby — Do You Agree?

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This is the final of the five part guest blog series by Susan Patton, a.k.a. “The Princeton Mom,” who found fame (and a recent TIME 100 nomination) from her controversial views on marriage in her book, Marry Smart. While you may not always agree with her, you’ll definitely want to hear her (often surprising!) stance on... read more

Why You Should Say Yes to an Epidural

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This is the fourth of a five part guest blog series by Susan Patton, a.k.a. “The Princeton Mom,” who found fame (and a recent TIME 100 nomination) from her controversial views on marriage in her book, Marry Smart. While you may not always agree with her, you’ll definitely want to hear her (often surprising!) stance on... read more

How Spanking Makes You the Bully

Photo: Getty Images / The BumpPhoto: Getty Images / The Bump
This is the third of a five part guest blog series by Susan Patton, a.k.a. “The Princeton Mom,” who found fame (and a recent TIME 100 nomination) from her controversial views on marriage in her book, Marry Smart. While you may not always agree with her, you’ll definitely want to hear her (often surprising!) stance on... read more