Spotlight Series: Kaila and Lisa

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Spotlight Series sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States.     TNF: Tell me about your family. How did you meet your wife? Do you have kids? KAILA: Lisa and I met almost five years ago. I can’t believe how time is flying. It feels like just yesterday, I was handing her […]

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Nursing The Distracted Baby

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By Wendy Wright- IBCLC Co-Founder and Lactation Consultant of the 16 Minute Club By the time a baby is a month old, most breastfeeding moms feel like they are a pro at feeding their sweet babe. Then the inevitable happens. Your baby starts to grow and become more active. You no longer have a darling newborn […]

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Nearly 100 People Show For Iowa Pride Network’s Youth Summit

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Iowa Pride Network held its 8th Annual Leadership Summit at Grinnell College on Saturday with 80 students and advisors from Gay-Straight Alliances (GSA) across the state. Iowa Pride Network, a program of One Iowa, is an organization that represents lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students. In spring of this year, Iowa Pride Network merged its student […]

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Daddy Lets Go…As Papa Cuts Corners

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By James Muscolino It’s rare here in Houston to get a cool day so early in fall, let alone an opportunity to take full advantage of it.  Grabbing hold of any family time is so important to us –me, the stay-at-home-dad, and my partner, a business owner.  What better way to spend this beautiful day […]

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Lesbian Employee Sues Walmart For Healthcare Damages

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After the world’s largest public corporation, Walmart, denied employee Jacqueline Cote’s wife Diana Smithson spousal health care, the Gay and Lesbian Defenders (GLAD) filed a charge of discrimination against the company. According to GLAD, who filed the complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, refusing to cover Smithson – who […]

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A Boy, A Stick & A Walk in the Woods: Setting Boundaries & Letting Them Go

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By Brent Almond Instead of trying to corral him within the confines of the play area, I decided to follow my son’s lead — and even encouraged him — in exploring beyond its borders. We were once again searching for the bad guy. It doesn’t matter to my memory who it was… but it was […]

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Adoption: Hope Happens

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By Jillian Lauren     We’re back in Addis now, with its crazy slow-moving traffic, tons of construction, brightly colored corrugated tin shacks, miles of market stalls and crowds of people walking everywhere. I’m sitting under an overhang in an outdoor café, the rain blowing in sideways and soaking the bottom of my skirt as […]

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Spotlight Series: Manuel and Jason

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Spotlight Series sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States.     TNF: Tell me about your family. How did you meet your husband/partner?  MANUEL: Jason and I met 4.5 years ago on an online dating site.  Never would I have imagined that I would meet love on Grindr. But I did. And the […]

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