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Family Health: Tips to Protect Kids’ Health in the New Year

Many parents want to know the best ways to protect children from germs that cause serious illnesses throughout the year, and especially in winter. Keeping your child healthy can prevent numerous absences from school, and serious medical complications that may require hospitalizations. Pathogens that cause illnesses are not the only concern for parents because there are other dangers that cause health problems for children. A parent must remain vigilant each day of the year to ensure children are safe.   Tip One: Routine Immunizations to Prevent Childhood Illnesses Modern medical science has made it easier to protect children from common illnesses including measles, chicken pox, and poliomyelitis. It is important to make sure your child’s immunization schedule is up-to-date to protect their health. Keeping track of each child’s records by maintaining a written … Read entire article »

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Family Health: How to Save on Your Family’s Health This Year

Have you ever been hit with an unexpected medical bill that makes your heart skip a beat? You could have sworn you planned for something like this at the beginning of the year. Unfortunately, your budget is looking tight, and these expenses aren’t going anywhere. You can’t help thinking: “Was there something I could have done?” It’s a harsh reality for most of us. Health care expenses aren’t easy to stomach, but there are ways for you to lower the bills for your family this year. Here are four steps to start saving now.   Read the Fine Print in Your Insurance Plan Sit down and take a look at what your insurance plan actually covers. You might be surprised how many people don’t even read the benefit section in the booklet sent … Read entire article »

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Getting Ready For Your Child’s First Day Of School

Getting Ready For Your Child’s First Day Of School For all Dads there are days they can envision in their child’s life that both terrify them and fill them with glee. Imagining your child grown up and about to marry someone else is one of these occasions. Another, and perhaps the most exciting and daunting, is a child’s first day at school. For many Dads this day is far more of a bigger stress for them than it is for their children; many kids are able to take such momentous days in their stride whereas, for me, it’s a terrifying sign that my baby is growing up too quickly. However, the most important thing to remember in the build up to this event, to make sure everything goes as well as … Read entire article »

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Thoughts on being a one income family (single income family)…

Thoughts on being a one income family (single income family)…

Thoughts on being a one income family (single income family)… Our family has survived on a single income for its entire existence (8 years and counting).  For the longest time, I thought this meant me simply working one job.  I’ve since matured financially to understand that you should never be a one-income family, even if only one person is working at a single job. A recent study by Families and Work Institute shows that 79 percent of … Read entire article »

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Advertise with Real Men, Real Dads!   Advertising-Marketing-Collaboration Information This blog is very advertiser friendly and welcomes any serious discussion about advertising and marketing opportunities.  Rates are competitive and reflect the hard work RMRD puts into delivering a product with integrity while gaining an expanding audience.  Contact admin@realmenrealdads.com for more information. You may also contact me concerning collaborative and partnering opportunities and inquiries.  I welcome any mutually beneficial opportunity to collaborate/partner with individuals and companies! Charities As part of the Real Men, Real Dads committment, the site will donate 25% of ANY and ALL advertising revenue and 10% of ANY and ALL sales revenue to organizations that specialize in helping those in need. All revenue and donation amounts will be documented and posted on site for transparency and as a display of good will.  Currently, RMRD is not a formal sponsor of any charitable organizations, but is actively … Read entire article »

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Follow Real Men, Real Dads on Twitter

Follow Real Men, Real Dads on Twitter

Real Men, Real Dads tries to maintain a presence in social media in hopes of increasing dialogue between like minded individuals.  One way of connecting with RMRD is through Josh Ray’s Twitter feed.  Josh Ray of RMRD Twitter Feed is up and running, and just one more way to stay connected.  Blog suggestions, article ideas, and all questions can be forwarded to me through the Twitter feed, and I welcome anyone and everyone! About Real Men, … Read entire article »

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Show Me the Links #11

Show Me the Links #11

For Show Me the Links, Real Men, Real Dads will showcase a rundown of links found interesting and worthwhile by RMRD. Here is a sampling: New Neighbors I know that I have mentioned it for sometime now. We’ve been trying to move. Since it’s winter time and in the middle of the school year we decided not find a new house to move into right now. We thought we would just wait till spring when the … Read entire article »

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How Halo Made Me a Better Parent

How Halo Made Me a Better Parent

How Halo Made Me a Better Parent Being a parent isn’t a cakewalk. It can be overwhelming, nerve wracking, frustrating and even dangerous. However, once you learn the rules of engagement, being a parent can be deeply satisfying. My own parents were constantly in my face; shoving parenting books and how-to manuals into my hands. My wife, of course, accepted these books with gratitude, but not me. I relied upon another source of truth and wisdom, … Read entire article »

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Show Me the Links #10

Show Me the Links #10

For Show Me the Links, Real Men, Real Dads will showcase a rundown of links found interesting and worthwhile by RMRD. Here is a sampling: Daddies Aren’t Supposed to have Beards My 3½ year old daughter has recently started making rather opinionated comments about daddy’s choice of apparel… and my hair cut… and my beard. If it’s starting at this age, what will she be saying when she’s a teenager? I hear you; “Be afraid. Be very afraid!” The Walking … Read entire article »

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10 tips on leadership throughout fatherhood

10 tips on leadership throughout fatherhood

10 tips on leadership throughout fatherhood Fatherhood can be a daunting process. You are now responsible for another human being, there won’t be a weekend ritual of going out with your friends and waking up the next day to a delightful hangover, from now on it is nappies, bottles and late-nights with lack of sleep. One of the biggest worries that new father’s have is how to lead their child through life, bring them up and … Read entire article »

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