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.

how-to-spot-a-new-parent

Yawn! Oh, I am so sorry — I didn’t get much sleep last night because, well, my 10-month-old hasn’t figured out that sleep is amazing yet. I can’t remember the last time I had a full night’s sleep, but I imagine it was somewhere in the weeks before I found out I was pregnant. Being [&hellip
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reasons-toddler-was-crying

If you ask parents about the toddler stage, chances are you’ll end up hearing one thing over and over again: toddlers cry, they have tantrums, and they’re unpredictable. I’ve seen it in the stores as I pass the parents trying to plead with their young child, and I’ve been that parent myself. Many times. Looking [&hellip
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helpful-ways-to-get-toddler-to-eat-vegetables

So, let’s talk about mealtime and toddlers. It can be a really frustrating part of parenting to combine the fierce independence a toddler craves and a parent’s desire to get their kid to just try that piece of broccoli. It’s a struggle I know all too well, and I know other parents of toddlers that [&hellip
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dads-fear-during-pregnancy

Pregnancy is scary not only because, well, all the changes our own bodies go through, but because the process seems so magical and complicated. So many pieces have to come together just right for all the correct things to line up and bring a healthy baby into the world. We worry about how pregnancy and [&hellip
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last-minute-diy-costumes

Halloween is just around the corner and if you’re anything like me, you still have to figure out your costume. Some may panic at the very last minute scramble to find the perfect alter ego for the night of trick-or-treating or your fun Halloween party, but don’t fear! If you’re pregnant this Halloween, there are [&hellip
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what-to-know-about-second-trimester-pregnancy

When you’re in the very early weeks of pregnancy, chances are your countdown has already begun. You check the calendar to see when you can expect your baby’s heartbeat to be present, when you can expect the nausea to begin, and when you hit that 12-week mark–the beginning of the second trimester. The second trimester [&hellip
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terrible twos

You are walking through the grocery store, minding your own business and you walk down the cookie aisle to a very familiar scene: A 2-year old girl is losing her cool at her mom who is standing her ground as she wails that she really wants those cookies on the shelf. She doesn’t seem to [&hellip
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strange-things-only-toddlers-can-get-away-with

There are some parts of parenting another human who is not quite grown up yet that can lead to confusing situations, and when we are talking about toddlers, there is a lot of confusing going on there. I know that, as adults, we’re supposed to conform to an unwritten set of rules, manners, and guidelines, [&hellip
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how-dad-can-bond-without-bottles

I have been breastfeeding my youngest for nine months now. It’s been a rollercoaster of awesome and frustrating, but I have really loved the extra cuddle time I get from breastfeeding. It was a personal goal of mine to breastfeed exclusively for as long as we could, and I didn’t have any plans to pump [&hellip
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how-to-avoid-a-fight-with-pregnant-wife

Can I tell you a little secret? When I am pregnant, I tend to lose the amazing amount of patience I have with the world and all the people in it, and ,well, I can be a little difficult to get along with. I am not pregnant now and don’t anticipate that I will be [&hellip
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