Author Archive | Debbie McLoughlin

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Why Our Family Celebrates Pride Month

June is my favorite month of the year. Sure June is summer, warmth, sunshine and fun, but the reason I love June is because June is Pride Month.  Our little family has grown by a member in the past month; we are now a family of four – two moms and two daughters. I know […]

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My Wife’s Pregnancy May Not Be Like Your Pregnancy

Five years ago, I was pregnant with our first daughter. Initially, my wife didn’t want to carry a child, but I guess I did such a stellar job she thought she’d give it a try (that’s my story and I’m sticking to it). Fast forward 35 weeks into her pregnancy and I am not sure she’s […]

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Father and daughters playing ice hockey

Play Like You!

I grew up in a sports driven family. My three older brothers have national and international experience in numerous sports. Therefore, it was a natural progression for me to follow in their footsteps. I absolutely love sports, and I have played many over the years: figure skating, field hockey, roller hockey, track, cross country, triathlons, duathlons, […]

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A Healthy Way of Life with good2grow and Life Time Fitness

Our partners at good2grow invited our contributor, Debbie, to attend their Back to School festival at Lifetime Fitness in Chanhassen. Read about how both good2grow and Lifetime Fitness promote a healthy way of life for children and families! good2grow is a family favorite in our home, so my daughter was excited to bring her family […]

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I AM a Helicopter Mom

I Am a Helicopter Mom – Help Me Stop!

Labels.  We have labels everywhere.  I am ‘ok’ with labels, not too bothered by them.  I wear some very loudly and proudly.  Except the one that hovers over me, literally hovers, as I hover over my now four-year old. I am a helicopter mom.  I never planned to be a helicopter mom, but here I […]

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