Parents: Do Something New With Your Kids

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By Brandy Black I have started a five-week fall challenge with The Next Family and this week is “do something new with your kids.” It sounds simple, we do new things with our families all the time, our children are learning about new things daily but the reality is, it’s far too easy to get […]

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GLAAD Launches Southern Stories Initiative in Atlanta

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  GLAAD, the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, Wednesday launched GLAAD Southern Stories, a new program that aims to build support for equality in the American South. The launch was announced at GLAAD Atlanta, a celebration of national and local leaders advancing LGBT equality through the media. The event, which […]

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Keira Knightley Kissed Best Girlfriend at Prom, Teacher Disgusted

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  Keira Knightley had a great time at her prom. And by that, she means she went dressed in leather pants, brought her best friend who dressed as a boy, kissed for the photo, and were told the picture was “disgusting.” “I went to prom with my best mate, Emily. We both turned up an hour late, […]

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Spotlight Series: Chad and Scott

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Spotlight Series sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States.   TNF: Tell me about your family.  Are you married?  Do you have kids? CHAD: My husband, Scott Parrish, and I were married in Massachusetts the first day it was legal in the United States.  The same day as the 50th anniversary […]

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Lady Gaga: If You’re Uncomfortable, ‘You’re on the Wrong Side of History’

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Lady Gaga joined the bandwagon with Macklemore and Kylie Minogue of having same-sex couples getting engaged on stage last weekend when she invited her friend Jay onstage to propose to his boyfriend. During her show in Manchester, Gaga asked Jay, who Gaga calls “family and an incredible man and incredible friend,” and his boyfriend Shaun to come on stage. Jay […]

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Ted Olson: Marriage Equality Has Passed the ‘Point of No Return’

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Republican lawyer and former solicitor general Theodore Olson said in a new interview that he believes America’s same-sex marriage fight has passed “the point of no return.” “I do not believe that the United States Supreme Court could rule that all of those laws prohibiting marriage are suddenly constitutional after all these individuals have gotten […]

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Breastfeeding Without Birth – Is It Possible?

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By Wendy Wright– IBCLC Co-Founder and Lactation Consultant of the 16 Minute Club Breastfeeding is a wonderful experience for both mom and baby. However, what is a new mom to do when she receives the blessing of a baby but never went through the pregnancy and birth process herself? Induced lactation is still an option […]

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Close to Our Hearts: Two New Moms Explore Chicago with Baby

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By Michelle Barnard The first ten weeks of parenthood have been a blur… All our parent-friends told us that life as we knew it would change, but we shook them off. WE were different. We weren’t going to be THOSE parents.  We even had a list of annoying parenting things that we would never do, […]

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Ergobaby Wrap Giveaway Rules

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Ergobaby Wrap + Swaddler Giveaway NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase does not improve your chance of winning. Void where prohibited, taxed or otherwise restricted by law. Subject to all federal, state and local laws. HOW TO ENTER: Enter by emailing ergobabygiveaway@thenextfamily.com with your full name, email, city and state. Limit is […]

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Tips on Foster/Adoption From Moms That Have Done It

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By Diane Ponist There comes a time in your adult life, when you are ready for the next step.  At some point in your relationship or sometimes no relationship at all, you decide you want to have children.  Some people imagine the “perfect” life with one boy and one girl.  Others don’t plan at all until an unplanned pregnancy, […]

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