Articles in February Guides, Mandy Cowley, Family Life and Health and Wellness

Santa and His Magic–In Full Effect for as Long as Possible

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When it’s all said and done, if my children have joyful memories, then I have given them a great gift.... Read full article

First Birthday Party Fun

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From hats to the bib to the banner on the high chair to the party favors to the venue to the food and drinks, the details of planning a child’s first birthday party are nearly endless. Whether you go all out or keep it intimate and simple, order a 12... Read full article

New Year, New You

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Reconnecting after the holidays.... Read full article

Good Enough: Trading Perfect for Present

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We often put unrealistic expectations on our shoulders. On top of our own delusions of perfection, we pile on our expectations for our children.... Read full article

Parents' Bucket List for the Decade

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10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1...HAPPY NEW YEAR!!... Read full article



Secondary Drowning

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Many parents are unaware of something called secondary drowning, or dry drowning, which can go undetected.... Read full article

A Special Solution To Sibling Strife

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They’d barely tumbled in the door from school when it started. “Mom! I called that seat first!” “Mom! She took two cookies and I only got one!” And there I was, jumping in to play referee...again. ... Read full article

Homeschooling 101

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Is It For Your Family?... Read full article

The Motivation Struggle

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I think back on my own life and all of the things I thought I wanted to do…and you know what? The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. So, how in the world do I motivate my kid to stick to something when I’m not sure I can do that for myself?... Read full article

Taking Back Summer: The Benefits of Being Bored

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The pace was slow, but our bicycles were fast, and we rode them everywhere.... Read full article

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