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.

start-a-pregnancy-blog

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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early-reader-books

I love buying books for kids instead of toys, and when it comes to buying books for toddlers, there are some excellent choices that can do two things for the price of one. I like stories that will keep them engaged and interested while at the same time slowly introducing them to the concepts of [&hellip
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get-through-a-diaper-change

When you bring a baby home for the first time and start your new routine of changing diapers, your first worry is probably hoping you don’t get any of the mess on you. As your baby gets older, the diaper changing process can become a little more complicated. Soon, your baby will hit the phase [&hellip
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the-moment-i-realized-i-was-in-labor

When I was rounding out the last trimester of my first pregnancy, I had no idea what was just around the corner. Yes, I had read all the books about what to expect during labor, I had talked with family and friends about their experiences, and I had attended prenatal classes. Still, when labor started [&hellip
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top-three-baby-carriers

There is something about newborns that just make everyone swoon. They’re adorable. They’re small, but when you have one of your own, you quickly realize – they’re a lot of work. I was surprised when I had my first newborn, just how much a newborn needs to be held. When I think about it – [&hellip
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Closet

I can’t believe my pregnancy is almost over — already! I am entering the final stretch of my last pregnancy, and it has been quite an interesting ride. This pregnancy has not only been different in how I feel, but the way my bump is growing, and how I am showing has been quite different this time around, as well. It wasn’t something I had expected since I had grown and dressed 3 full-term bellies before, and this change in shape has meant I have had to look at my maternity closet a little differently as well
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flower-inspired-names

If you’re looking for baby name inspiration, the prettiest things in the world are the best place to start looking. When I think of flowers, they always bring happy thoughts to my head. From their delicate shape, their gorgeous smell, and the pretty names they’ve been given, they’re perfect inspiration for your growing baby. Check [&hellip
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best-thing-about-2-year-olds

If you were to ask anyone what one of the most challenging phases of parenting are, chances are you’re going to hear all about the “terrible twos.” For some people, this stage starts just before the child turns 2, and for others, slightly after. But it seems to be a challenging time for many parents. [&hellip
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spring-baby-shower

Spring is one of my favorite seasons for a few reasons. I love that it’s the “goodbye” to winter and we get more favorable weather outside, my birthday is in the springtime, and it’s a wonderful season to celebrate new life. If you’re expecting in the spring, having a baby shower means you get the [&hellip
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signs-toddler-ready-for-potty

There was a glorious time in my life a few years ago when we were all done with the diaper stage of life and my three children were using the toilet full time. Then my fourth child was born. Now that he’s technically a toddler, I am reminded that this potty training isn’t as simple [&hellip
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