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Patty Onderko on Feb 4, 2013 at 9:38AM

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You and Your Partner Will Argue Over What Your Kids Should Call You

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a Patty Onderko on Feb 1, 2013 at 11:29AM

Deciding what you want to be called by your children can be as difficult a process as deciding what to name your kids. You might both want to be called "Mommy." Or you might both hate the idea of being called "Mommy." The word "Papa" might remind you of your grandfather. Yet you might worry that "Dad" and "Daddy" sound too similar. No matter what you choose, it will matter very little as soon you hear your child call for you for the first time. Trust us.

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