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 Babble.com, 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.

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If you’re looking for inspiration for your baby’s name, characters in your favorite books can be the best place to look. Not only can you find amazing names, but some great qualities you hope your child has too. Check out these 10 baby names inspired by characters in loved books: Alice Book inspiration: Alice in [&hellip
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Inspiration is all around, us and now that the weather is nicer, we are reminded of the beauty that comes from trees. Growing up, I used to think trees were magical. I know it sounds silly, but there was something about the large plants — so strong and different that I was always drawn to. [&hellip
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I know from my own kids that there is no set schedule for when babies start teething, but experts say they usually work on getting their teeth by six months. Teething is a headache for both children and parents because they’re uncomfortable, and they’re letting us know it. They drool, they cry, and they scream, [&hellip
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Babies are expensive, and when you factor in all the products we tend to buy for them, our budgets can be blown quickly. But it doesn’t have to be that way! If you’re beginning to plan for those baby items you need in the first few months of your newborn’s life, with some careful planning, [&hellip
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You finally have your toddler sitting at the dinner table and eating their food. You turn your back and next thing you know, their sippy cup is being thrown across the room and spills all over the floor. You have enough on your hands with your spirited child and now you have to clean a [&hellip
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When I was trying to conceive my fourth child, my husband and I planned on having a baby in the early summer months, to space out our three older, winter-born children. Infertility struck, and almost 18 months later, we welcomed our fourth winter baby. I have always wondered how my fourth trimester would have been [&hellip
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I am all about naming your baby whatever you want — it’s one of the joys of having a baby. For me, I like to choose names that have meaning and aren’t embarrassing when you combine it with the last name or the initials don’t spell something naughty. My own personal preference for my kids. [&hellip
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The days are finally filled with more sunshine and warm weather, and it’s safe to say spring is here and summer is just around the corner. I love this time of year because all the kids from the neighborhood come out, and the streets and air are filled with the laughter of young children enjoying [&hellip
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I feel most beautiful when I am pregnant. Weird, right? I love the new curves, the weekly changing shape, and there’s been no other time in my life where I feel so feminine — even through the nausea, weight gain, and aches and pains. I know many feel the same way when they’re pregnant, but I also know it can swing the other way where you feel totally un-sexy. Many side effects or symptoms of pregnancy are not exactly mood enhancers and neither is waking up and finding you don’t have anything that fits in your closet, but I truly believe it’s more mind over matter here
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Sure, it seems everyone has one these days, but if you don’t have a blog to document your pregnancy–you need one, now. Everyone I know has a Facebook account and there are some people who love to share all the details of their life; and when it comes to pregnancy, it can be hard to [&hellip
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