Devan McGuinnessAuthor

Devan McGuinness

Devan McGuinness is the founder of the online resource Unspoken Grief, which is dedicated to breaking the silence of perinatal grief for those directly and indirectly affected by miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death. Using her own experience of surviving 12 miscarriages, Devan has been actively supporting and encouraging others who are wading through the challenges associated with perinatal and neonatal loss. Winner of the 2012 Bloganthropy Award and named one of Babble's “25 bloggers who are changing the world," Devan's a regular contributor to The Huffington Post Canada, Disney's, and other places around the web. Check out Devan's lifestyle website byDevan, where you will find everything you need to have a happy, fulfilled, and busy life.


Finding out you’re pregnant is a huge mix of emotions — whether it was planned or it’s an interesting plot twist for you. There are many scary unknowns and exciting things you’re probably looking forward to as you journey through pregnancy and begin your new chapter of raising a baby. You’ll most likely seek the [&hellip
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8 Pregnancy Products Totally Worth Your Money

During my first pregnancy over 8 years ago, I had no real idea on what to expect. I read all the books and knew the facts, but when it came to actually experiencing pregnancy, I was in for a ride.

I didn’t anticipate so many factors being involved. When I think about it now it totally makes sense, but I didn’t realize how much my body would hurt from the re-alignment of internal organs and the new balance that caused my back, hips, and legs to ache. I also had no idea what I could do to make all those aches go away, so I looked for answers.

There are a lot of products available that are marketed to make a pregnant woman’s life easier and more comfortable, from those aches and pains to the easiest way to get good sleep, manage discomfort, and still stay fashionable with a growing mid-section. It can be hard to distinguish what you really need vs what may not be all that helpful.
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Back-to-school time can be hard for parents as they watch their babies head off into the world. It’s both exciting and nerve-wracking to wonder how they’re going to like it — if they’re going to adjust — but it’s hard not only on you or your child going to school. Transitions are hard for your [&hellip
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Sleep is one of the first things that you have to adjust when you become a parent. Not only are you now going to get a whole lot less of it because your newborn needs you throughout the night, but you’re going to have to adjust your whole idea of bedtime. My children have never [&hellip
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As I’m nearing the end of my breastfeeding relationship with my now toddler and my fourth child, I’ve had a lot of experience in breastfeeding. I’ve experienced under-supply, over-supply, being separated from my child, a tongue tie, and being constantly used as a pacifier. I’ve also tried the three main varieties of breast pumps over [&hellip
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When you find out you’re pregnant, not only do you spend time wondering how much your life is about to change, but you’re probably wondering how hard pregnancy will be. Yes, you’re going to get bigger, and you’ll be more tired as your body works hard to grow your baby. But if you find yourself [&hellip
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There are parts of parenting that just seem to be challenging no matter how prepared you think you are for them. When it comes to the toddler age, those challenging times seem to happen more frequently, and it can be really draining. There is a lot of growth happening in the toddler-age stage, and I [&hellip
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When I was pregnant with my third child, I didn’t have a name picked out for her yet, and we had decided not to find out the gender before birth. With my older two kids, I started calling them by their names the moment I found out what gender they were, but with my third, [&hellip
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It’s that time of year again when parents are either really excited or nervous, and kids are equally so. It’s back-to-school time, and if you’ve had enough of your kids being home during summer break, you’re probably happy to get back to a regular routine. Many of you are about to send your baby to [&hellip
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There are very few times in life when you can surprise someone with something that will legitimately change their life. Telling someone they’re going to be a dad or a parent or a grandparent is one of those times and is something where everyone involved is going to remember forever. If you’re looking for a [&hellip
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