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.

the hardest time in my marriage

Imagine this situation:  There are two people who are sleep deprived in a way they’ve never experienced and both are physically aching from not being able to recharge. They’re faced with a new responsibility that is bigger than they’ve ever known and have been given no instructions on how to move forward. One of the [&hellip
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When I was a child, I remember turning to my mom at the grocery store and asking her a question about the wind. I think I was about 4 years old at the time, and I had asked her if the reason the trees blow (in the wind) is that they’re all laughing at a [&hellip
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I loved being pregnant — aches, pains, scares, and all! I had never felt more beautiful than when my body was growing a little version of my husband and me. It wasn’t easy at first, to embrace my changing body, but the more I stared at that beautiful bump – the more confident I felt. [&hellip
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Breastfeeding, while natural, is not as easy as one may think. Sure, breasts are made to feed babies, and our babies are made to feed, but when it comes to getting the hang of it all and getting through the tough beginnings, it’s far from easy. I was able to breastfeed my third child until [&hellip
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I have been breastfeeding my fourth child now for 8 months and it has been amazing. There was a time in my parenting where I wondered if I was going to be able to breastfeed more than a few weeks, as I had with my first. It was important to me to be able to [&hellip
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Deciding the perfect baby name can be more difficult than you’d expect, especially knowing it can hold a lot of weight in the future. There are so many things to consider before you make the big decision, like how the name will sound with your last name, or whether there are any obvious, terrible nicknames that [&hellip
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If you want to test your relationship, have a baby. No, really, there has been no other time that really tested my husband’s and my commitment to each other like right after bringing a new baby home. It didn’t matter if it was our first or our fourth, each time was difficult for many reasons. [&hellip
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Long-term relationships are not always easy, and when life brings big changes, whether they be planned and happy ones or unexpected, they can have a ripple effect on many things — including your relationship. Last month, I passed my 10th wedding anniversary. A decade, plus four children later, things are still going strong. It’ not [&hellip
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There are so many baby names to choose from, and it can be a daunting task when you think about how much your child’s name can affect their lives. Will they be made fun of because you didn’t realize a clever rhyme? Is there another meaning behind their name that will plague them? Will they [&hellip
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Raising children is not easy, and anyone who says it is or makes it look as so, is lying or has a lot of help. At the end of the week, I am beyond exhausted from the days prior of no sleep at night, homeschool with my three older kids, life’s chaos of four children, [&hellip
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