Video: Lesbian Moms And Their Getaway Without The Kids

Brandy Black and Susan Howard

By Brandy Black I dread flying on planes without the kids, I worry about the possibilities of something happening to both Susan and I.  We found a solution to air travel without the children, it may sound crazy but it certainly gave me peace of mind.


Lesbian Moms: Michigan Pediatrician Refuses To See Newborn


By Sarah Toce/ The Seattle Lesbian.    After spending months picking out the ideal pediatrician for their newborn daughter, a lesbian couple in Michigan said they were refused care because of their sexual orientation. Jami and Krista Contreras decided on a holistic Roseville pediatrician, 49-year-old Vesna Roi, that they had interviewed months before their daughter Bay was […]


Video: A Heartbreaking Mom Mistake

Brandy Black and family

By Brandy Black I realize that parenting mistakes are all relative but I made a big mistake last week and in my mind it was unforgivable.  I always worry about being the parent that might forget about a school potluck or arrive late to pick my kids up from school or that I might do […]


Spotlight Series: Natalie and Crystal

Lesbian couple from Missouri

Spotlight Series sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States.   TNF: Tell me about your family.  NATALIE: We are a HUGE family of 14.  We have been together almost 8 years, and were finally legally married on May 22, 2014 in Des Moines, IA.  Our twelve children are David John (D.J.) […]


A Teacher’s Nightmare Show-And-Tell


By: Shannon Ralph I’ve been thinking a lot lately about things I hate. I know the current trend amongst fully actualized adults is to focus on things you love—those things for which you are most grateful—but frankly, I don’t have it in me today. I’ve spent the entire day laying on the couch, nursing a […]


Spotlight Series: Christine and Nichole


Spotlight Series sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States. TNF:  Tell me about your family.  CHRISTINE: Nichole and I have been together 7 1/2 years.  We have 3 kids- a 10-year-old named Briana and 2 1/2-year-old twins named Grayson and Camden. Briana was 3 when Nichole and I started dating, which was […]


Alabama TV Ad Featuring Lesbian Couple Airs Ahead Of Marriages


  Following two recent rulings striking down Alabama’s ban on marriage for gay couples and last week’s sideshow drama by Chief Justice Roy Moore, Freedom to Marry began airing a TV ad across Alabama calling for respect for all families. The ad airs as many anticipate the possible start of marriages in the state beginning February 9. “Our […]


Foster Parents: When A Bio Mom Is Not Fit To Have Her Kid Back

foster adoption

By Diane Ponist This is the week of our second foster child’s birthday. “Carmen”, is turning 3, who I wrote about previously, the child not-adopted-yet because we are a same sex couple of a different race. Yes, I’m sure you remember that story. He has now been here for almost 1 year and he is […]


What is Cisgender?


Note from the Editor: With the recent launch of our You Tube page we are kicking off  a few video sections that explore today’s family, this one is a generational conversation that will be sparked by the topics of the week.  A single gay guy and lesbian moms (my wife and I) talk about Cisgender […]