Articles in Mandy Cowley, Summer Fun and Things To Do

Changing the Game: Is it Wise to Specialize?

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Gone are the days of children playing multiple sports just for fun. Now, many kids are playing one sport year round to become elite athletes. This athletic trend is called sports specialization. Is it always a good idea?... Read full article

Taking on Team Building

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We took our team building to Topgolf this month, and we brought along the kiddos, too! Topgolf is the newest entertainment destination in Baton Rouge, and after we practiced our golf swings, we really dove in on the exciting experience.... Read full article

Finding My Zen Through Reading

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Lately, I have struggled to find time for training. Between the closing of my daycare, work, and packing for an eventual move to a new house, I have had very little time for myself. In fact, much of my free time has been spent KonMori’ing my current ... Read full article

Packing Made Easy with Jami & Katrina

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It’s June already, and if you’re like us, you’re counting down the seconds until you can have your toes in the sand on the beach with your family. But before you can get there, you have to pack, and after packing up your kiddos’ clothes, you will mos... Read full article

Mom's Toolbox of Summer Sanity Savers

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“I’m bored.” “There’s nothing to do!” Moms dread to hear these refrains, especially in the weeks after the school year ends. Between keeping the house running smoothly, and ensuring a good balance of entertainment, education and relaxation, it can ... Read full article



Mapping Family Fun Louisiana-Style

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Whether you’re looking for water fun in Sportsman's Paradise or wanting to dive into history in Cajun Country, there’s something for every member of the family in all corners of our great state. We have mapped out a few ideas to get you started this ... Read full article

Raising Readers One Book at a Time

by Mari Walker on

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

Getting Started with Mindfulness for Kids

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You will notice the awareness you are teaching in these structured moments is carrying over into your child’s everyday life. The ability to slow down and be more aware will help them navigate relationships, school, and tough emotions more effectively... Read full article

25 Ways To Love The Earth At Home

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You can save as much as 10 percent on heating costs by keeping your thermostat set at 65 degrees at least eight hours a day.... Read full article

Is Your Family Car "Road Trip" Ready?

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5 Car Care Tips for Busy Parents... Read full article

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