Articles in Mandy Cowley, Madeline Rathle, Family Life and Health and Wellness

Babies at the Beach: 7 Tips and Tricks

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Baby’s first beach trip should be a special memory full of laughter and photos, sandy fingers and toes. ... Read full article

What’s a Staddy? Stay-at-Home-Dads

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Parenting is more or less a series of trials and errors from which you hope that all parties emerge mentally unscathed, physically healthy, and sufficiently potty-trained.... Read full article

The Art of Staylistening

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A New Approach to Your Toddler's Tantrums.... Read full article

Marvel Mom for a Day

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Upon entering the Smoothie King Center, the looks started. But here’s the thing, everyone loved it. We got applause, thumbs up, and even the occasional, “Y’all are great parents.”... Read full article

For the Love of the Arts

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When Jenny Ballard was 11 years old, her parents took her to see a play. It was Shakespeare’s As You Like It–an experience that she’s never forgotten. “I remember the way it transformed the way I thought about the world,” she says. “From the lights g... Read full article



True Balance? There's No Such Thing

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THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A TRULY BALANCED LIFE. The reality is that balance looks different to different people, and it is not always 50-50. In my opinion, balance is simply giving my attention to multiple things.... Read full article

Christmas is the Best Season

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Before kids, Christmas felt a lot less stressful. My first year as a mom, I found myself buying Christmas presents in the Spring. I stored them away in a closet and would pick up toys and gifts all year long. I think that’s the most significant chang... Read full article

To Work or Not to Work?

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Teenagers lead busy lives, that’s no secret. While jobs are important in teaching good character qualities, it also sets the teen up for a positive future.... 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

For the Fathers

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10 Things You Didn't Know About Fatherhood.... Read full article

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