Candace Ganger

Candace is a cat-crazed YA author of THE INEVITABLE COLLISION OF BIRDIE & BASH (St. Martin's Griffin | July 25th, 2017), living in Covington, Ohio. If she’s not ghostwriting for other people’s fame or stress-baking, you can find her running through cemeteries or taming her two weird kids, not to be confused with her two weird cats.
Recent Articles

5 Signs Your Cervix Is Thinning & It's Almost "Go Time"

Having a baby is exciting, but it's also nerve-racking. Thankfully, towards the end of your pregnancy you'll start to notice signs that labor and delivery is right around the corner. One of those signs is a thinning cervix, which indicates that your …
By Candace Ganger

Can Breastfeeding Make You Sick? Here's What Nursing Moms Should Know

While there's certainly more than one way to feed your child, there are some unique benefits to breastfeeding. From a specific type of shared closeness, the ability to feed on demand, to the ability to have your baby's food "built in" and made specif…
By Candace Ganger

7 Things Every Mom Wants Her Kid's Long-Distance Grandparents To Know

About seven months ago, myself, my husband, and our two kids moved from the great state of Ohio to southern Florida. After 10 years of often lengthy discussions, my husband's job offered him a new position and within three days we were preparing to l…
By Candace Ganger

7 Things The First 6 Months Of Motherhood Will Teach You About Yourself

Before I became a mom, I had a specific set of expectations I intended to meet. I wanted to stay home, make my own baby food, and utilize attachment parenting techniques. But then I had my daughter and, well, expectations be damned. As a new mom, I h…
By Candace Ganger

Confession: I Didn't Love Holding My Baby At First — & I Know I’m Not Alone

After waiting 40 weeks (more or less) to hold your child, you'd think that initial meeting would be magic. You plan for it, prepare for it, and dream about what it'll feel like to finally hold the person responsible for treating your insides like a p…
By Candace Ganger

5 Red Flags Your Toddler Isn't Eating Enough

Toddlers are notoriously picky eaters, at least in my experience. You offer mashed potatoes, they want french fries. You give them crackers, they scream for chips. It's frustrating, to be sure, but it's usually their way of vying for independence. It…
By Candace Ganger

7 Reasons Why February Babies Are Badass

February means Valentine's Day, frigid temperatures, and the Super Bowl. That's a lot to pack into the shortest month of the year. That's why, among many other reasons, February babies grow up to be some of the most creative humans to walk the planet…
By Candace Ganger

7 Low-Key Ways Your Toddler Is Trying To Say "Hey Mom, You're Doing Great!"

The moment your child becomes a toddler your patience, ability to adapt and overcome, and mostly, your sense of humor, are tested. And with so much change and frustration and boundary-pushing, it can be easy to miss the little moments. You know, the …
By Candace Ganger

Here's How Anxiety Can Impact Your Fertility, According To Science

Trying to conceive isn't always "easy." For some, it's downright stressful. Having little-to-no control over whether of not you become pregnant is, for many women, a difficult thing to navigate. In fact, it can have a major impact on your mental heal…
By Candace Ganger

How Nightmares Affect Your Kid's Brain, According To Science

Ensuring your child gets enough sleep is one thing, but quality matters just as much. Unless you're hovering over the better part of the night, or your child comes to your bedside to wake you, it's difficult to know if they're getting the rest their …
By Candace Ganger

Here's How Beneficial The Flu Shot *Really* Is This Year

With seemingly continuous news coverage of this year's influenza strain — and the damage it's already caused just a month into flu season — people all cross America are scrambling to take the necessary precautions to prevent contracting this monstrou…
By Candace Ganger

9 Super Bowl Recipes If You're A Patriots Fan & Ready To Party

The football season is about to come to a close as ecstatic fans prepare to rally for Super Bowl LII. While the all-time, winningest champs are the Pittsburgh Steelers, with six Super Bowl wins, the New England Patriots (tied with the Cowboys and 49e…
By Candace Ganger

8 Super Bowl Recipes If You're An Eagles Fan To Help Get You Into The Game

In a few short days, all your Super Bowl 2018 dreams will come to fruition. Philadelphia Eagles fans everywhere will be glued to their television sets to root for their favorite team and, of course, eat all the game day foods. And while the usual sus…
By Candace Ganger

Can You Get The Flu Twice? Here's What Experts Want You To Know

This year's flu season has officially reached epidemic proportions. Some states are reporting their sixth week of influenza issues, with widespread activity causing en masse hospitalizations and a rising death toll. The potent H3N2 strain is wreaking…
By Candace Ganger

7 Parenting Things You Do *Better* Because You Had A Toxic Father

My childhood can't be easily summed up with an elevator pitch. There's no box I can neatly wrap it in, no quip I can use to describe it, and no stereotype I can lean on to make it more understandable for others. One thing I know for sure, though, is …
By Candace Ganger

12 Flu Symptoms That Are Red Flags You Can't Ignore

The 2017-2018 flu season has proven alarming, with a particularly virulent strain, H3N2, making its way through communities across the country. Parents of young children in particular are on high alert for the flu symptoms that are red flags you can'…
By Candace Ganger

Can You Get Sick From The Flu Shot? Here's What The CDC Has To Say

With flu season in full swing from December to March, it's important to know how to best prevent getting sick. Besides washing hands frequently, and limiting contact with those already infected with the influenza virus, doctors recommend getting an a…
By Candace Ganger

7 Things Acid Reflex *Actually* Feels Like

Most people have experienced that uniquely horrible burning sensation known as acid reflux after finishing a rather delicious meal. While the food is, in my opinion, usually worth the burn, acid reflux is no joke. In fact, over time it can cause dama…
By Candace Ganger

Here's How To Tell If It's The Flu Or A Cold, According To Experts

With the rampant spread of the incredibly potent influenza virus this cold and flu season, it's difficult to know when a sick kid = a trip to the doctor. Most parents don't want to drag their miserable child to a nearby, probably crowded waiting room…
By Candace Ganger

Here's What To Do If Your Toddler Has The Flu, According To Experts

This round of cold and flu season isn't just dangerous, it's already proved deadly. According to reports from all 50 states, this powerful strain of influenza, H3N2, is said to be a stronger, lasting longer form of the flu, putting the already vulner…
By Candace Ganger