Articles in Mandy Cowley, Family Life, Mom or Dad Next Door and Leah Conti

Parental Procrastination

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Is it hurting your child?... Read full article

Justin Vincent

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From the farm to the football field, Justin Vincent has experienced some feats that others could only dream about. Justin grew up in Lake Charles on a farm, and before his dad convinced his mom to let him play football, he was all about calf roping. ... Read full article

The Worst Days Are Still the Best Days

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I have had some of the best days of my life as a parent. I have been able to share in the joy of three births; watched all of my kids take their first steps; and helped them learn to tie shoes, ride bikes, and read books. We have shared in the love o... Read full article

Oh Snap! Preserving Childhood Memories with a Weekly Email

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My husband and I have a running joke that I have a Swiss cheese memory–nothing dangerous, but I don’t retain things the way he does, including some memories of life events. It doesn’t take much to jog my memory, and of course, plenty of less-than-des... Read full article

The House Can Wait, Your Children Won’t

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“The house can wait, but your children won’t” may not be my first tattoo, but it is most definitely my anthem in everyday life. ... Read full article



How to Agree on a Movie for Family Movie Night

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We get stuck on an endless scroll through Netflix, Amazon or Hulu. One time we ended up not watching anything. Sad! So I came up with a formula that works! ... Read full article

Can Your Myers-Briggs Type Affect How You Parent?

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I am a true believer in finding out what our personality types are so that we can go through life being more self-aware and appreciate why we approach the world in the way we do. After college, I took the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personalit... Read full article

The Summer Road Trip

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Let me first say that driving in any car for more than an hour is one of my least favorite things to do, and I would do anything to avoid it. With that being said, making my wife happy is on the top of my list of favorite things to do. So, when I’m t... 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

Fostering Parent-Teacher Partnerships with Technology

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Fostering Millie’s sense of curiosity is important to her parents. “If Millie expresses an interest, we let her investigate it and see what new ideas are sparked along the way,” says Sharla Myers about her youngest daughter, a rising second-grader at... Read full article

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