relationships

Finding ‘Mommy Friends’ Is Harder Than My Full-Time Job

Photo: It's a Full Nest / The BumpPhoto: It's a Full Nest / The Bump
I'm in kind of a weird place right now and I think it's a place all moms find themselves at some point. A huge majority of the women that I know and are friends with are stay-at-home moms (especially those with young children). But since I work outside of the home, I'm surrounded by many... read more

Dads-to-Be: What Changes When Your Partner Gets Pregnant (and What to Do About It)

Photo: Veer / The Bump
Photo: Veer / The Bump

“There is an art to being a daddy, just as there is to being a husband, sometimes they are the same, and other times they must be treated completely separate.”

When you find out your wife is pregnant it's time to kick it into high gear and start learning the balance between being...

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Agreeing to Have a Baby — a Dad-to-Be’s Perspective

Photo: Getty / The Bump
Photo: Getty / The Bump
One of the most important decisions anyone can make in their lives is the decision to have a baby. I distinctly remember being woken up in the middle of the night and seeing Mrs. Daddy Nickell sitting up in bed staring at the wall. She wanted to know, right then and there, “Do I? Can I?... read more

How to Get Help from Your Partner Once Baby Arrives

Photo: Thinkstock / The BumpPhoto: Thinkstock / The Bump
During my pregnancy, my husband was involved, but not overly so. By mutual decision, he only came to three of my doctor's appointments: The first one where they confirmed the pregnancy via ultrasound The 20-week ultrasound appointment to do the anatomy scan One near the end when there was concerns about baby's... read more

What Is Today’s Mom Really Like? You Tell Us!

Photo: Thinkstock / The BumpPhoto: Thinkstock / The Bump
Every day here at The Bump, we talk about issues that affect moms and moms-to-be: money, maternity leave, relationships, friendships, housework, parenting and more. And like to think we've got our fingers on the pulse of what moms really do, want, think and need. But every once in a while we need a statistical reality... read more