Devan McGuinness

Devan McGuinness has been a trending news and entertainment writer at Fatherly since 2019, covering a wide range of topics from politics and health to entertainment, parenting, and lifestyle. She tackles everything from the latest discoveries from space and what’s happening with student loans to changes at Disney Parks, what celebrities say that make them go viral, a parent’s role in politics — and everything in between.

With over ten years of experience in digital media, Devan is a trusted voice in the parenting space, honing her instincts for creating engaging editorial and social strategies that tap into the topics that matter most to parents. She has worked with many leading media brands, including Disney,, POPSUGAR,, Distractify, Scary Mommy, and more.

Devan is also an award-winning advocate recognized for making a positive impact on the world through social media as the founder of Unspoken Grief, a resource and support site for people touched by miscarriage, stillbirth, and neonatal death. As a disabled person, Devan is equally passionate about promoting visibility and inclusion for disabled voices in parenting spaces.

Devan lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with her husband, their four kids, and four cats. In her free time, she’s probably watching the latest reality TV drama unfold or rewatching every cat and goat video online instead of going to bed at a reasonable hour.

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Show The Kids!

From Supermoons To A Total Solar Eclipse: How To View All The 2024 Moon Events

ByDevan McGuinness

The moon is the real star this year.


The One Lesson Parents Need To Teach Their Kids, According To A Happiness Expert

ByDevan McGuinness

“One of the things that I see is that parents are too freaked out about their kids being unhappy.”

Communication Rules

This Viral Travis Barker Video Is A Masterclass In Being A Strict Parent

ByDevan McGuinness

Travis Barker explains the philosophy — and rules — behind being a “strict but not strict” parent.

Smart Words

Paul Giamatti's Unexpected Awards Dedication Is A Reminder Of An Urgent Crisis

ByDevan McGuinness

Somebody had to say it.

What's In A Name?

Halle Bailey's Son Has A Celestial Baby Name That Couldn't Be More Unique

ByDevan McGuinness

The ‘Little Mermaid’ star rounded out a banner year by welcoming her son.

Breakfast Time!

Watch This Star Of 'The Bear' Whip Up A Giant, Kid-Friendly Breakfast In 25 Minutes

ByDevan McGuinness

Celebrity chef Matty Matheson will give you divine breakfast inspiration. And make you laugh.

Kids Run The World

One Kid Finally Beat Tetris And His Response Will Melt Your Heart

ByDevan McGuinness

Willis Gibson is only 13 years old — and completed a feat no other person ever has: beating Tetris.

Watch Out

How To Avoid All The NSFK Mickey Mouse Knock-Offs

ByDevan McGuinness

How could Disney do this? Spoiler alert: they didn’t.


Only A Handful of EVs Will Qualify For 2024’s Federal Tax Credit

ByDevan McGuinness

The list of eligible EVs will shrink in the coming year — but it’s not all bad news for consumers.

Scary Nostalgia

10 Phrases From The ‘80s and ‘90s That Will Leave Gen-Z Baffled

ByDevan McGuinness

A viral Reddit thread revealed just how old we all are.

Sit With It

The Advice These Redditors Received From Their Therapists Is Really The Best

ByDevan McGuinness

Sit down for a little session — for free.

Streaming Wars

WTF! Amazon Prime Video Will Start Having Ads Sooner Than You Think

ByDevan McGuinness

It looks like we’ve all lost the streaming battle.

a princely sum

Why Meghan Markle Shooting Down Archie's Christmas Gift Idea Is Brilliant Parenting

ByDevan McGuinness

Take a page out of the royal book.

Oompa, Loompa, Oompa Di Do

This Rom-Com Legend Hopes Wonka Will Redeem Him For His Paddington Crimes

ByDevan McGuinness

Hugh Grant’s kids sound like a tough crowd.

What's In A Name?

This Athlete Power Couple Went For The Gold With Their Baby's Ultra-Trendy Nickname

ByDevan McGuinness

Shawn Johnson East and Andrew East just welcomed their third child together — with the quietly trendiest name around.

Dad Bought Merch!

Taylor Swift’s Dad Supports The Kelce Relationship In The Most Wholesome Way

ByDevan McGuinness

Scott Swift showed off an outrageously cool fit at Sunday’s Chiefs game — but it required a major change of allegiances.

Show Your Kids!

2024 Kicks Off With One Of The Most Spectacular Meteor Showers Of The Year

ByDevan McGuinness

It’s also one of the shortest.


The 3 Best New And Totally Weird Kate McKinnon SNL Sketches

ByDevan McGuinness

ABBA Christmas and more!

We're So Back

30 Years Later, Eddie Murphy Returns To His Most Beloved Franchise

ByDevan McGuinness

No, it's not 'Doctor Dolittle.'

Stop The Cycle

This Podcast Perfectly Explains Why Your Relationship With Your Parents Is Strained

ByDevan McGuinness

And offers some advice on what to do about it.