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CONGRATULATIONS YOU’RE GOING TO BE A DAD!

Congratulations You’re Going to Be a Dad! By: McKenzie Satterthwaite Congratulations! You’re going to be a DAD! You want to be the best DAD you can possibly be and you WILL be. As you’re navigating through the new days here are some things to think about: If you’re exhausted, MOM is even more exhausted. Think about ways to help and encourage her to get rest and feel loved. The stronger mama is the better she will be for your baby. Set up an environment that is peaceful. This is a sweet time for your family but it can also...

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Dad I Am

DAD I AM By John Jericiau “I cheerfully answered with one hand as I draped my new diaper bag over the stroller with the other (new dads must multitask, I’d been warned).” My brand newborn son Ryan already had me twisted around his little pinky after the first twenty-four hours of the feeding/changing/sleeping cycle. As a single guy, I’d spent the previous seven months supporting (emotionally and financially) the out-of-town birthmother in the adoption process, but all of that didn’t matter after I first held my new son. I was drained but ecstatic. I was crying but content. And this...

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Kids’ Birthday Party Madness

KIDS’ BIRTHDAY PARTY MADNESS When the pressure to fulfill our child’s birthday wishes becomes too much. By Libby Hudson Lydecker My daughter and I walked into to the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills and were escorted to one of the private event rooms. The room was overflowing with floral designs worthy of a society wedding and intricate centerpieces made to look like crowns and tiaras. A long table was set for high tea, with bone china and silver tea services. Champagne was served in lead glass crystal flutes to the mothers as waiters passed food out to the guests....

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Why I Celebrate Passover

Why I Observe Passover By Debra Lewin “ Many people worldwide  (non-Jews and Jews alike) are being persecuted today!” I’m not religious. I grew up in an observant Jewish family, but carry on traditions more for a tie to my heritage than for religious reasons. I don’t keep Kosher, I drive on the Sabbath and basically, I am living a secular lifestyle. But Passover, I observe. Why? I’ll tell you. Many of the Jewish holidays celebrate a common theme, 1. They tried to kill us (the Jewish People). 2. They didn’t succeed. 3. Let’s celebrate. With Passover, the theme is...

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The Woman Next to the Man- Helena Chavez

The Woman Next to the Man By: Real Mom Daily Staff “Because we all know what it takes to be the strong woman behind a movement, we prefer to call it- Chavez Day. ” Helena Fabela Chavez; born January 21, 1928, was in her own right an American labor activist for the United Farm Workers Of America. She was a first generation American Chicana with a simple upbringing and minimal education. Both of her parents were migrant farm workers and as a child she too would work in the fields. The eldest of 6 children, when she was fifteen,...

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