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Articles in Susan Lowry Cedotal, Family Life and Leah Conti

Your Child, Your Self

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My daughter is the spitting image of me. She has blue eyes, curly brown hair, and fair skin. But that’s where our similarities end.... Read full article

On Being a Stepmom

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I spent years filled with so much frustration, trying to figure out the “right” way to step-parent. In all of my striving, I eventually determined that “right” is undefinable in this role.... Read full article

Fight Fair: 10 Rules for Healthy Disagreements in Marriage

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Did you promise to love and comfort, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness, and in health, for as long as you both shall live? When we lovingly answered, “I do,” it was hard to imagine what day-to-day life with our spouse would look ... Read full article

Boy Mom

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When parents share such great news, people should understand that they don’t know what that couple may already be struggling with- possible infertility, loss, or just good old “advanced maternal age.” ... Read full article

Hope for Hearing

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With her surgery, the doctors hope to help bring Victoria’s hearing to function at 100 percent.... Read full article



Have a Happy Birthday (Without the Party): Budget-Friendly Birthday Ideas

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The day your child was born is a day to celebrate and make him feel special. Birthday parties are fun, but they can be a lot of work, and the costs can quickly add up. If you decide to skip the birthday party, it doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate big.... Read full article

From Temporary to Permanent: Understanding Foster Care and Adoption

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There are 4,787 children in foster care in Louisiana; 653 of these children are waiting for adoptive families. Children’s lives are at stake.... 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

Co-Parent with Class: Advice for a Successful School Year

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Advice for a successful school year while dealing with co-parenting.... Read full article

Staying Social with a Baby in Tow

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Your social life before baby was filled with coffee dates, brunches, and yoga classes, but now, you find yourself spending more time with diapers, pacifiers, and bottles. While there isn’t anything wrong with that, it’s important that you hold on to ... Read full article

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