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.

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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baby-items

It’s sad for me to say that my baby days are behind me. My youngest is now a toddler, and we no longer have the newborn things in the house. We had to say bye to adorable small diapers, little outfits, and the smell that only comes with newborns, but it’s a joy to watch [&hellip
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things-you-should-do-if-its-your-last-pregnancy

When I was a little girl, I envisioned my adult life with a partner and five children. I don’t know why I settled on that number, but it was always five. As I got older, it didn’t change, and when I met my now-husband and I got to the point of discussing how many children [&hellip
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first-thoughts-pregnant

I can still remember it like it was yesterday, taking the pregnancy test and wondering if it was finally going to show up with two lines. I can remember that moment each time I found out I was pregnant and those first thoughts of both extreme excitement and wonderment. Whether your pregnancy was planned or [&hellip
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postpartum-girdle

When I was pregnant with my fourth child, an entertainment story about a celebrity was all over the news, sharing her secret to losing weight after having a baby. I was worried about how I was going to “bounce back” (side note: I hate that phrase), and so I gave it a read. Apparently, she [&hellip
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tips-for-saving-money-with-baby

Babies are expensive. When you’re pregnant and planning it all out – the expense can seem utterly overwhelming. But, when you really look at what you need to have a baby, by planning smart and using some easy tips, you’ll find that saving enough money to have a baby isn’t as impossible as it may [&hellip
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why-you-should-have-more-sex-during-pregnancy

Pregnancy is one of the most amazing times because in a relatively short amount of time, your body is doing things that don’t seem possible. You’re growing a human, your body changes and grows, and all the symptoms in between – it is a lot! When you’re in a partnership, leaning on each other through [&hellip
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