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Michelle McLaughlin
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A mom of five busy boys attempting to embrace the simple blessings around me in the midst of the chaos that is a family of seven.
A mom of five busy boys attempting to embrace the simple blessings around me in the midst of the chaos that is a family of seven.

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Finding 40 to be Fabulous
Earlier this year I reached a life-changing milestone when I celebrated my 40th birthday.  My years of being a 30-something are now behind me and if feels oh-so-right.  I am at a really good place in my life just now.  I'm content with who I am and the life...

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Did You Know...
...that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month ? I didn't. And that saddens me because my nephew, Jake, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma at the age of 4 and received multiple treatments over a 7 year period before he lost his battle at age 11...

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When Your Baby Is No Longer A Baby
Things are slowly beginning to take on a new and different shape around our home.  The cupboard no longer has a shelf designated for just sippy cups.  Smaller bowls with cartoon designs have been replaced by a stack of small fruit nappies.  There is no long...

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Snuggling him while he sleeps doesn't happen as often anymore.  I treasure each stolen moment all the more because of it.

#stolenmoments #momofboys #mybaby #mommymoments

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Keeping Too Much Stuff Makes Clutter
I have a tendency to keep...well, everything.  It is probably one of the things I struggle with most.  I am a huge saver of things that may be used, or may be needed, or may be of use to someone.  Rather than fill our space and home only with items that are...

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The Best Place To Be {Is Spending Time Together}
 The weather was predicted to be -20 Celsius with large accumulations of lake effect snow flurries piling up on us that day.  The permission form had been signed and returned granting permission for Evan to join his class in a day of outdoor activities incl...

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Some Weeks Are Hard
Weeks of sick are hard.  Days blur.  Bodies filled with limitless energy, lie still.  Growing boys, changing day by day, reflect their younger selves as they lay with stillness.  Loud boy voices subdued with no energy left to squander.  Each boy has his tur...

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Twins and Teamwork
Our two oldest are fraternal twins.  They share a birthday, they share a room and Lego, they share clothes, they share common interests, and they share friends.  But they do not look alike.  Nor are their personalities remotely alike. When I need someone to...

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From the Sidelines
I watch them out there every week.  Skates laced tight, helmets on snug.  Concentration etched deeply on their brows as they manipulate their feet and bodies while maintaining their balance.  Arms and legs working together to achieve careful unity.  Week by...
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