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

7 Subtle Signs Your Pet Resents Your Baby

Pets and babies seem like a match made in heaven, but it doesn't always end up that way. If you've owned a beloved pet for awhile, you know how loyal they are to their person. And as an official part of the family, they probably feel like it's your d…
By Candace Ganger

10 Buy Buy Baby Memorial Day 2018 Sales You Don't Want To Miss

When you're a new mom or mom-to-be watching your pocketbook, holiday sales can be a godsend, especially when it comes to stores like Buy Buy Baby. Not only is Buy Buy Baby the pinnacle for all things baby (I mean, it's in the name), but over half of …
By Candace Ganger

6 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Doctor During A Transvaginal Ultrasound

As soon as I held that positive pregnancy test in my hot little hands, I scheduled an appointment with my doctor. I was excited, nervous, scared, and happy, all at once, and that first ultrasound was the culmination of those juxtaposing feelings. The…
By Candace Ganger

7 Things I Wish I Knew About Secondary Infertility, Before I Experienced It

After I gave birth to one baby, I assumed it would be relatively "easy" to get pregnant and give birth to another. I became pregnant with my daughter so easily, after all, that I had no reason to think I would experience trouble carrying any other ba…
By Candace Ganger

I Was Disappointed About My Baby's Sex & Here's What I Wish My Partner Would've Said

Pregnancy comes with a lot of questions, including the sex of the still-forming fetus. Sure, plenty of soon-to-be parents choose to wait until their little one is born to find out the sex, but others aren't big on patience and want to know sooner rat…
By Candace Ganger

7 Low-Key Signs Your Partner Is Going To Cry When Your Baby's Born

There's more than one way to react to the birth of your child, to be sure. Some are cryers, some are stoic, some are prone to laughter, and others are simply stuck in shock. So while you might think your partner isn't the crying type, there's no way …
By Candace Ganger

5 People Who Will Change Your Life When You're Breastfeeding

If it takes a village to raise a child, then it takes a small country to breastfeed one. A team of completely supportive people, present to guide you and provide you with adequate information, is essential when you're nursing. So make no mistake, the…
By Candace Ganger

8 Stereotypes About Suburban Moms That Are Totally True

I love living in the suburbs, but I could do without the off-the-wall stereotypes. For example, we don't know every Target cashier by name, cruise country roads on the weekends, or spend every ounce of free time volunteering at our child's school. An…
By Candace Ganger

What Prince Harry & Meghan's Markle Wedding Date Says About Them, According To Astrology

As the world waits to witness the royal wedding of Prince Henry of Wales and Meghan Markle, all eyes are on the fairytale couple. From wedding guests to the number of bridesmaids to who will walk Markle down the aisle, everyone wants to know the deta…
By Candace Ganger

Children Will Play A Big Role In The Royal Wedding, But Will There Be A Kids' Table?

Prince Henry of Wales is set to marry American actress Meghan Markle Windsor Castle in England on May 19, and details for the event are coming together. Attendants have been chosen, guests have been invited, and hats have been purchased for the weddi…
By Candace Ganger

More Than A Few Kids Will Attend The Royal Wedding, But Where Are The Babysitters?

Saturday, May 19, Prince Henry of Wales will wed Meghan Markle at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. The event will no doubt be an extravagant affair, brimming with centuries' old traditions and carefully staged etiquette. The exclusive royal gue…
By Candace Ganger

6 Signs Your Dog Has Anxiety About Your Pregnancy

In case you didn't know, dogs are naturally intuitive. They can sense danger before it happens, sniff things out that a human nose can't detect, and instinctively know when you're down and out. And even the kindest, most even-tempered dog might show …
By Candace Ganger

8 Responses To The Question, "When Are You Having Another Baby?"

It seems like the moment you give birth, everyone's wondering about the next time you'll put your body through 40 weeks (more or less) of intense change. You could be covered in sweat, mid-episiotomy sew, and someone will ask you about "the next one.…
By Candace Ganger

7 Surprising Benefits To Adopting A Dog When You Have A Toddler

Life with a toddler can be an overwhelming experience. You're likely potty training, navigating tantrums, answering a million questions, and all while trying to keep them safe. So why not make things really interesting and throw a dog into the mix, r…
By Candace Ganger

7 Reasons Why Being Pregnant On Mother's Day Is The Best

If you happen to find yourself expecting when Mother's Day rolls around, don't fret: the day is for you, too. Yes, even if you're pregnant with your first and there's a still-forming fetus inside your body, because the sacrifices you're making as a p…
By Candace Ganger

6 Rules For Having Your Cat Around My Baby

For so many of us, our furry companions are family. And while our fur babies and human babies can get along swimmingly, there is a definite transition period that can be, at times, taxing. The same can be said for a visiting baby and/or feline friend…
By Candace Ganger

16 Moms Share Remedies For Their Most Intense Chocolate Cravings During Pregnancy

For better or worse, pregnancy is usually synonymous with odd cravings. Sure, there are the stereotypical combos like pickles and ice cream that plague gestating women the world over, but there are other mind-boggling combinations, too, including but…
By Candace Ganger

7 Things A Mom Really Means When She Says She Doesn't Want Anything On Mother's Day

Every year my family asks me what I want for Mother's Day, and every single year I tell them the same thing: Nothing. So, by now, they know that when I say "nothing" I absolutely do not mean "nothing." In fact, there are more than a few things a mom …
By Candace Ganger

Here's How I Celebrate My Dad On Mother's Day

There are a few days, every year, that make me immediately think of my father. My birthday. My dad's birthday. The anniversary of his death. Father's Day. And, yes, even Mother's Day. While I adore my mother and make sure I take time to celebrate her…
By Candace Ganger

6 Signs You're Meant To Have A Big Age Gap Between Kids

There's a five year age difference between my two children, to the day. Their age gap wasn't planned but, for a variety of reasons, works well for our family. And since I was so focused on having a second baby, I totally overlooked the signs that wou…
By Candace Ganger