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Here's How To Thank Your Dad When Your Mom Raised You On Her Own

One of the main elements of being a good parent, whether you're a mom or dad, is putting in the work. But what if your dad never did?

Here's How To Thank Your Dad When Your Mom Raised You On Her Own

If pops wasn't there to give advice or be a sounding board, what kind of dads do these fully grown men become?

Meet a father who has the perfect answer to that question.


His name is Damien Bulluck.

He's the father to two super cool kids and lives in New York.

Although his dad wasn't around while he was growing up, he's hands-on when it comes to raising his kids.

What's his magic secret?

Compassion.

"The biggest misconception about being a father is that you have to be tough. I think you have to be soft when it requires it. Most men can be tough when the time requires, but like be soft knowing that they get better results so that it requires a different sort of understanding. That's actually a very difficult thing." — Damian Bulluck

He explains more in this video, an intimate peek into his life as a father.

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Actress Billie Lourd paid tribute to her late mother Carrie Fisher on Tuesday by sharing a photo of her son Kingston watching Fisher as Princess Leia in 1977's "Star Wars: A New Hope."

Kingston was born last September to Lourd and her fiancé, actor Austen Rydell. The infant is pictured wearing a knitted hat with buns on its side and a Leia-themed onesie.

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"I love being a nurse because I have the honor of connecting with my patients during some of their best and some of their worst days and making a difference in their lives is among the most rewarding things that I can do in my own life" - Tenesia Richards, RN

From ushering new life into the world to holding the hand of a patient as they take their last breath, nurses are everyday heroes that deserve our respect and appreciation.

To give back to this community that is always giving so selflessly to others, CeraVe® put out a call to nurses to share their stories for a chance to be featured in Heroes Behind the Masks, a digital content series shining a light on nurses who go above and beyond to provide safe and quality care to patients and their communities.

First up: Tenesia Richards, a labor and delivery nurse working in New York City who, in addition to her regular job, started a community outreach program in a homeless shelter that houses expectant mothers for up to one year postpartum.

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Upon learning at a conference that black mothers in the U.S. die at three to four times the rate of white mothers, one of the widest of all racial disparities in women's health, Richards decided to take further action to help her community. She, along with a handful of fellow nurses, volunteered to provide antepartum, childbirth and postpartum education to the women living at the shelter. Additionally, they looked for other ways to boost the spirits of the residents, like throwing baby showers and bringing in guest speakers. When COVID-19 hit and in-person gatherings were no longer possible, Richards and her team found creative workarounds and created holiday care packages for the mothers instead.

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