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.

questions-to-ask-after-miscarriage

When that pregnancy test turns positive, so many things run through our minds. For me, that sign was long-waited and while I was nervous about motherhood, I had so many things I was looking forward to experiencing. One experience that wasn’t on my running list was the pain and heartache from a miscarriage. Life had [&hellip
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breastfeeding-tips-larger

There is this myth that the bigger your breasts, the more milk your baby will have. It’s just exactly that, though — a myth. Breastfeeding, whether you have large or small breasts, takes some practice to get the hang of holding your baby and making sure they’re latching right. But for bustier moms, there can [&hellip
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baby-nicknames

Parents spend a lot of time coming up with the perfect name for their child. If you’re like me, you consider things like how it will sound with their last name, how easy it will be to spell or pronounce, and how unique or common the name is. I spent a lot of time with [&hellip
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flat-head-syndrome

Although we always want our babies to be the picture of perfect health, it doesn’t always end up that way. When you go to the doctor because you’re worried about your young baby’s health, it’s not a great feeling. All the “what ifs” and questions can be terrifying. If your baby has been diagnosed with [&hellip
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toddler-snacks

Trying to get your toddler to eat can be a super frustrating time. One minute they’ll eat anything you give them and the next second they only want to eat foods that are blue, or refuse to eat anything healthy at all. You shouldn’t have to worry though because there are some snacks that you [&hellip
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TODDLER-CHORES

When you think about the word ‘toddler’, it probably conjures up images of a messy house with toys all over the floor, loud screaming cries, and having to go through all the hoops to make a correct dinner. There’s no doubt having a child between the ages of 18 months and 3 years old can [&hellip
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toddler-road-trip

Vacations are so much fun during the summer and if you’re planning a road trip, they can be the most fun. Packing up the car and going for a long drive – taking in the scenes as you go, is a popular vacation, but when you have a toddler in tow, it’s not quite the [&hellip
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back-to-back-pregnancies

Whether you’ve decided to have your children close together in age or it was a total surprise that you’re pregnant again, there will be some challenges you face. Some doctors don’t recommend having small spaces between pregnancies, but having lived it myself with my older two children being only 14 months apart, I can tell [&hellip
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Common Gender Prediction Methods

One of the exciting parts of pregnancy is deciding if you will be finding out the gender early. If that’s a yes, the second exciting part is finding out if you’re expecting a boy or a girl. For many, the anticipation and waiting until after the 20 week anatomy scan – or longer – can be such a wait that we look to other ways that we can help predict the gender
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parents-share-sleep-tips

Before you had your baby, you probably received a lot of warnings about how tired you were going to be. You know going into parenthood that children don’t sleep, but until you have your own – it doesn’t really sink in. They take forever to fall asleep, and then when they finally do, they wake up every [&hellip
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