Author Archives: Francoise Shirley

30 Gorgeous DIY Baby Shower Themes

Got a friend who’s expecting? Celebrate the mom-to-be — and have some fun yourself! — with one of these 30 fresh and modern baby shower themes from iVillage. From Cirque du Bebe and Little Cowboy to Bedtime Story and Woodland … »» Read the article

The Bump Best of Baby Awards

After a year’s worth of exhaustive testing, The Bump is excited to announce its Best of Baby award winners!  They tested (and played with!) all of the cutest and coolest strollers, toys and feeding gear out there. Here’s the hot … »» Read the article

Destination Babymoon: Top 10 Pregnancy Escapes

Though your head may be spinning—and your wallet getting thinner—as you plan for baby, it’s important to set aside some time to reconnect with your partner and enjoy time alone before the big day. Just make sure to get your … »» Read the article

Favorite Baby Bibs

Even though the mouth is the goal, when solid foods come into the picture, most of it ends up on the front of baby’s shirt. Our friends at Momfinds have found the best ways to protect those miniature clothes with … »» Read the article

Celebrity Parents Attend Genlux Magazine’s Issue Release Party

Genlux Magazine, California’s luxury fashion magazine, recently held a star-studded soiree at the Sofitel Hotel Los Angeles to celebrate the release of their latest issue. From the issue’s cover girl, Jenna Elfman, to former Entertainment Tonight host, Mark Steines, celeb parents radiated the … »» Read the article

Totsy Celebrates Earth Day with an Instagram Contest!

Our friends at Totsy are all about being green.  They plant one tree in honor of your child for every first order placed. So, it’s no surprise that they’re pairing up with Ethical Ocean and celebrating Earth Day by launching their first-ever … »» Read the article

16 Super-Cute Spring Dresses for Girls

From “casually-cool” to “dress-to-frill”, if you’re shopping for your little girl this spring, there are tons of adorable styles to choose from. Whether you’re into frills or color-blocking, we’re sure you’ll find plenty that you and girlie will love on … »» Read the article

Your Step-by-Step Guide to the Stages of Labor

You’re getting close to your due date. Do you know what to expect during labor? Each stage of labor is unique and can vary from person-to-person, but FitPregnancy has broken down the process to make it simpler to understand. Think of … »» Read the article

Eco-Friendly Baby Products You’ll Love

Ever wonder what eco-friendly products are on the market for your baby and home? The Bump has come up with an exhaustive list of some of the hottest green products on the market for baby and you. Everything from home … »» Read the article

Giveaway: Lotus Everywhere Crib by Guava Family ($199.95 Value)

Traveling with a baby can sometimes be challenging. With all the things we have to take to make sure baby is comfortable and happy, we tend to bring everything from home, except the kitchen sink (we’d probably bring that if … »» Read the article

Drea de Matteo: "I Am So Madly In Love With My Children"

Drea de Matteo: “I Am So Madly In Love With My Children”

We loved watching Drea de Matteo light up the screen in The Sopranos, Desperate Housewives, and Sons of Anarchy. The mom of two will star as detective Diane Harkin in the Lifetime Original Movie Stalkers. Drea opens up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about … »» Read the article

Melijoe’s Summer Must Haves

Whether it’s striking tropical prints or adorable plaid motifs – let your stylish kids be character canvasses this summer as a rocker chic or picnic princess, beach boy or backyard rascal with international e-tailer! What baby girl won’t look chic … »» Read the article

Melissa Peterman: “Laughter Can Get You Through Anything”

Melissa Peterman stole our hearts and our laughs playing Barbra Jean in Reba. The comedienne is set to host Dancing Fools and return as Bonnie Wheeler in the second season of Baby Daddy. She will also host the ABC Family game show Bet On Your Baby. Melissa … »» Read the article

Nursery Chic Giveaway: Add Modern Accents to Baby’s Room ($100 giftcard)

A crib, a dresser with changing table, a rocker, and perhaps an area for storage, books, or playthings…we all know what goes into decorating a nursery for baby. But, since moms and dads spend so much time in the nursery, … »» Read the article

Giveaway: KayCee Stroh’s Baby Shower Gift Bag (Value $500)

KayCee Stroh recently celebrated her baby shower hosted by celebrity fashion stylist Anya Sarre, Renee Simiak, and Sharon Helfand.  It was held at the glamorous W Hotel-Los Angeles-Westwood.  But KayCee (and, baby, of course) were not the only ones receiving … »» Read the article

Jewel On Returning To Work, Mother’s Day Plans

Singer and songwriter Jewel has sure been one busy mama! She recently performed during the Academy of Country Music Awards’ Lifting Lives Moment to benefit ConAgra Foods’ Child Hunger Ends Here Campaign. She is also set to play June Carter Cash … »» Read the article

Mia Hamm: From Medals To Motherhood

Olympic mom Mia Hamm has been named one of the most influential women of all-time in sports. The soccer star says she’s “flattered and honored” by the title, but “there are still doors and opportunities that need to be opened for … »» Read the article

Finding The Best Spring Sales For Moms

Celebrate the start of a new season with these spectacular sales from our friends at Momfinds!  Browse through selections and take 30% off items like J.Crew, 20% off at Bloomingdales, and up to 50% off on colorful kids’ clothing at … »» Read the article

New Celebrity Dads Over 50

iVillage is taking a look at celebrity dads over 50 and what it’s like going “back to diapers”. After playing a father in numerous movies, 67-year-old Steve Martin is finally a dad in real life! The New York Post reports he welcomed … »» Read the article

New Mom and Dad Confessions

Parents fess up! What crazy, salacious (and possibly embarrassing) pregnancy and parenting stories have they been keeping under wraps?  The Bump spilled theirs to us! Funny, new parent confessions include: “I peed myself five times during my last pregnancy!”

Personalize Your Day With The Mother’s Day Collection From Isabelle Grace Jewelry

Although we all know mothers should be celebrated everyday for all we do, Mother’s Day 2013 will be here in the blink of an eye. It’s Sunday, May 12th! And, nothing makes us feel as appreciated as receiving a well-thought-out, … »» Read the article

Four Questions To Ask Before Baby Comes

A lot of things will change once your baby arrives. You’ll feel zonked. You’ll spend a lot of time thinking about poop. And you’ll learn to dissect the nuances of a cry with the precision of sonar. Another big change: … »» Read the article

Angela Kinsey On Motherhood And Life Outside ‘The Office’

Angela Kinsey, the single-mom star of The Office, talks about the show’s series finale and being the first mom on the set. You’re currently filming your long-running show’s series finale. What does that feel like? The Office has been nine years of my … »» Read the article

Giveaway: Document Your Family Life With The Vivitar XVN-1 Digital Video Recorder

Camera phones are handy, but for life’s precious moments with the family or a girls’ night out, wouldn’t it be great to have higher-quality pics and videos to preserve those moments forever? Introducing Vivitar XVN-1 digital video recorder: the perfect device for documenting your … »» Read the article

Gena Lee Nolin: “Being A Mom Is What I Was Meant To Be”

 Gena Lee Nolin went from running in slow motion on the beach in Baywatch to “guarding” four kids from mischief and serving as a “life guard” and advocate to 25,000 thyroid disease patients via her “Thyroid Sexy” Facebook page. We’re also … »» Read the article