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Articles in Faith, Mandy Cowley, Turn the Page, Family Life and Holidays

Money Matters: Avoiding Entitlement and Encouraging Responsibility

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Teach your children the difference between wants and needs. It will leave a life-long impression and encourage responsibility in their adult life.... 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

Understanding and Coping with the Holiday Blues

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When I was a child, I was obsessed with Christmas, like I suppose most kids are. But, I knew that when the song, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” came on, things would get sad very quickly. As a first generation American, all I knew were small celebratio... Read full article

Give Your Marriage A Second Chance

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The first and probably most rewarding institution God created was marriage and the family. In Genesis 2:18, God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make a helper for him.” Man needed help to manage God’s ... Read full article

Teaching Children Respect

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As a veteran teacher, I’ve been asked many questions about how to teach children over the years, and only once have I been a bit stumped. The mother asked me, “How do you teach respect?” After a moment’s thought, my response was, “Every single day.”... Read full article



Can you be Cool in a Minivan?

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To my shock and dismay, Suburbans did not have four latch systems. Apparently, there are very few families looking to safely buckle a two-year-old and three newborns. Thus I began my journey into the minivan world.... Read full article

Christmas Joy Project: Bring Joy to a Child in Foster Care This Christmas!

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One need last year was helping to purchase gifts from the children’s Christmas wish list which led to Louisiana Heart Gallery starting the Christmas Joy Project. The goal is to connect with families who want to purchase a gift for foster children.... 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

Stress-Free Summer Planning

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Unless single parents are teachers and have the summers off, they usually dread the summer months.... Read full article

New Year's Resolutions Your Entire Family Can Keep

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This year try a new tactic and make it a family affair.... Read full article

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