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By the completion of our Mommy and Me class I am savoring a little taste of serenity, and I can see this peacefulness reflected in my daughter, who sits on my lap as we sing the closing song. I smile and remember something that Susan Ricker had told me. "Women nurture everyone, but when we can nurture ourselves, everyone—our family, our children—everyone benefits". I take a deep breath and join the other mothers in chanting a closing "Sat Nam" — similar to namaste and means "truth is my identity."
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