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Articles in A Day in the Life of Dad and Mandy Cowley

Dammit!

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Let’s think more about what we say and the unknown impact, and watch our mouths around your and my kids, dammit.... Read full article

I Want Both Halloweens

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It’s that time of year when we dress up our children as their favorite characters and let them run from house to house, asking for candy. But, I have mixed feelings on this. ... Read full article

Make it a Snow Day or a Geaux Day, Your Choice

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I am certain that everyone enjoyed the snow day last month. I know my family sure did, but if you take a minute and think about it, what did you enjoy? ... Read full article

Get a Job

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I think everytime I turn around, I am spending money on my children, and I think I spend way too much on them. This summer, I have a plan, and it is called: “Operation: Get a Job.”... Read full article

Go Learn Things

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Can you install a toilet, build a table, or even change a light switch? I think most can do these things, at least myself and my circle of friends I grew up with can. You see, we grew up taking things apart, taking parts from one thing and adding the... Read full article



Getting Started with Mindfulness for Kids

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You will notice the awareness you are teaching in these structured moments is carrying over into your child’s everyday life. The ability to slow down and be more aware will help them navigate relationships, school, and tough emotions more effectively... Read full article

What!!

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I know how to keep an 11-year girl quiet on a road trip. All you need is a 5.5-inch piece of glass. Let me translate that for you: I made the leap and got my daughter her first cell phone, and I decided the best time to give it to her was just as we ... Read full article

“No” is a Complete Sentence

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It may not be 100 percent accurate according to my former English teacher, but in my book, it is.  Too many times I catch myself giving reasons to my kids for why I tell them “No,” and I just don’t have that much time in my life at this point to kee... Read full article

We are Not a Traveling Circus

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Ok, I hope I don’t offend a lot of grandparents, and great grandparents here, but let me be the one to say openly for all parents:... Read full article

I'm Not Here for Your Entertainment

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Now that we are in the full swing of summer, my children drag themselves out of their rooms each morning, and before they even get the sleep out of their eyes, they ask...“What are we doing today?”... Read full article

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