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Inspiring Mompreneur: Jennifer Varner, Founder of Pure-Ecommerce.com

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We’re getting up close and personal with mothers who are savvy innovators and businesswomen and finding out their secrets to success. This time, we got the scoop from Jennifer Varner, CEO and founder of Pure-Ecommerce.com. The Bump: Give us a quick elevator pitch of your business. Jennifer Varner: Pure-Ecommerce has been in business for seven... read more

New Recommendation: Read to Baby Starting at Birth​

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Photo: Veer
Just because your baby doesn't understand a word you're saying doesn't mean story time is in vain. In fact, doctors are going to start recommending it. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announced on Tuesday that literacy promotion will become a big part of pediatric primary care. The AAP is asking that its 62,000 member pediatricians... 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

Kenan Thompson is a Dad!

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Kenan Thompson is a dad?! What's up with that? The SNL cast member, 36, welcomed daughter Georgia Marie on Friday. And although he told Seth Meyers he was a dad-to-be in a Late Night interview in March, we got this birth announcement through Instagram. "Progressive" is the word you're looking for. Thompson's wife, model... read more

Mom Delivers Baby During Open-Heart Surgery

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Shutterstock/The Bump
At 36 weeks pregnant, Edita Tracey didn’t think much of it when she started feeling pressure on her back, saying that she assumed it was “normal” for someone so far along in her pregnancy. When the pain got worse (like, way worse), she decided to get it checked out. Doctors ran tests and found an aortic dissection; her... read more

Delish Meals in Under 30 Minutes

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Photo: Hector Sanchez
Whether you're a new mom with her hands full or an expecting mom who's exhausted, the last thing you want to do is cook dinner tonight. We've got nine amazing recipes that will only take a half hour, but will look (and taste) like you slaved away all day. Apricot Glazed Pork Chops with Lime... read more

Kicking Off Summer with Nautical Nurseries

It's officially summer, and we're celebrating by sharing some of the cutest nautical nursery decor from across the seven seas (i.e., the Internet). Plus, more from The Bump: Baby Boy Nurseries Baby Girl Nurseries Summertime Safety for Baby read more

Lies You Tell Yourself Before You Have A Baby

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Photo: Thinkstock
There are many surprises that come with having your first child. Everyone tells you that you'll never really be prepared, and we bet you never believed it until you realized you were never prepared.  The poop, the spit up, the exhaustion... these are surprises. But so are the lies we told ourselves before we became... read more

Whooping Cough Sweeps Through CA — Here’s How to Protect Baby

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Within the last two weeks, 800 cases of pertussis -- or whooping cough -- have been reported in California, bringing the yearly total so far up to 3,458. And that's just reported cases. We have an epidemic on our hands. Infants and young babies are especially vulnerable; about half of babies with whooping cough need to... read more

Do North West’s Pierced Ears Bother You?

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We know that Kim and Kanye make some questionable decisions (ahem...the "Bound 2" music video), but should piercing one-year-old North's ears be added to the list? Recently, pictures of baby North wearing what appear to be diamond studs have been floating around social media. No word from Mom or Dad yet. But that hasn't stopped... read more