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.

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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what-i-want-new-moms-to-know

When you have your first baby, you’re in for kind of a whirlwind. It’s a new experience that is a little bit frightening mixed with a whole lot of excitement. You’ve gotten through pregnancy and labor, and now you’re staring at this helpless little baby, who only seems to scream no matter what you do. [&hellip
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pregnancy-road-trip

Road trips are a huge part of summer fun and vacations. Packing up the car, hitting the road to a fun destination, and seeing the sights along the way is a ritual for many couples. But when you’re pregnant, the car road trip isn’t as simple as before. As long as you have your doctor’s [&hellip
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surprises-about-labor-and-birth

It doesn’t matter how prepared you think you are, how many classes you attended, blogs you read, or books you took out from the library — labor and birth may still shock you. Read on to hear from five parents revealing what surprised them most about labor and birth, and maybe it won’t catch you [&hellip
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tips-to-relieve-engorgement

About three to five days after your baby is born, you’ll probably wake up after a not-long-enough nap, look down, and see that your breasts have grown two cup sizes overnight. Yes, your milk is finally in, but ouch! Engorged breasts hurt! If you have breast engorgement or want to know what to do in [&hellip
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BABY-NAMES-FOR-CEO

When it comes time to name your baby, choosing a name that will fit their personality and who you hope they become can seem daunting. If you want your child to climb the corporate ladder when they’re older and take the business game by storm, their name will play a significant factor in their success. [&hellip
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