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Articles in Mandy Cowley, Family Life and Health and Wellness

Someday I Won't Be Here

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A Mom's Letter To Her Family.... Read full article

Take A Toddler Hike

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Next time your toddling dynamo gets bored, step outside and take a walk around the neighborhood. Your child stands to gain much more than a breath of fresh air.... Read full article

Leaps and Turns: The Impact of Dance

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“We try to nurture and encourage each one of them to be the absolute best person that she or he can be!”... 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

The Pain of Our Children

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We do everything in our parental power to protect our children. Desperately wanting to prevent pain. Yet, pain is inevitable. All of my children have been hurt not only by the world but by people they love, including me.... Read full article



Raising Readers One Book at a Time

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A recent Baby Center email for my seven year old (yes, I still open them to read about her development!) had the headline, “How to Encourage Reading.” I laughed and read along, knowing the advice doesn’t apply to me just now.... Read full article

Sleepaway for Mama: Leaving My Daughters Overnight for the First Time

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In more than seven and a half years of parenting, I had never left my children overnight until recently. Other than her recent trip to pony camp, the only time I was away from my older daughter was when my younger daughter was born. I stayed in the h... Read full article

Parents Who Parent Together

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When it comes to parenting advice, there are enough competing opinions and voices out there to make your head spin. But what if those differing parenting perspectives are right in your own home? What are you supposed to do when you and your spouse di... Read full article

Dos and Don'ts for Bedtime Routines

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Does every night at your home involve you always dragging a crying and kicking toddler to bed every night?... Read full article

Menu Makeover

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Supporting The Vegetarian In Your Family... Read full article

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