Articles in April Blackburn, Mandy Cowley, Family Life and Health and Wellness

Words of Wisdom From a Former Camp Counselor

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Learning to live independently is certainly difficult, but parents can help children grow up by encouraging their freedom in appropriate stages.... Read full article

6 Great Back-To-School Apps

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Support your child’s learning–whether he’s in elementary, middle, or high school–with these six great apps. They’re all free, so encourage your son or daughter to download as many of them as possible as he or she heads back to school this fall.... Read full article

Coping With Early Puberty In Girls

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You might be surprised to read that the young age of eight is considered to be within the range of what is normal for puberty, yet on the other hand, you might have noticed that girls do seem to be maturing at earlier ages. ... Read full article

Have Toddlers In Tow?

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10 Tips to Let the Good Times Roll... Read full article

Celebrating Baby’s Firsts In Louisiana

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From her first steps to her first words, I wanted to record every second of my child’s development, so one day I could go back when she was older and remind myself of those special moments.... Read full article



The House Can Wait, Your Children Won’t

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“The house can wait, but your children won’t” may not be my first tattoo, but it is most definitely my anthem in everyday life. ... Read full article

Expert Tips on Handling Holiday Havoc

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Do the visions of sugarplums dancing in your head get flattened by your massive “To do” list each holiday season? Does the dream of a perfect white Christmas have you seeing red when it comes to dealing with family schedules? If your holiday travels ... Read full article

The Santa Club

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Have you spotted Santa's sleigh in a Christmas Eve sky? Do you annually leave some milk and cookies for the Big Guy? If you're a parent to a little one, surely you have some tricks up your sleeve, and know how to navigate the inevitable 20 questions ... Read full article

Suit Up, Mama!

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You’ll never consider my body bikini-ready or beach-worthy. I’ve never had six-pack abs or been a small person, even in my younger, pre-kid days. I have a soft, squishy tummy; big, strong thighs; big everything.... Read full article

Fight Less, Love More

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I love my husband, but I don’t like him.... Read full article

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