I Hope My Children Feel Loved Even on My Toughest Parenting Days

Me reading with the kids on Easter morning

By: Amber Leventry Even during my worst parenting moments, I will not call myself a bad parent. It not only diminishes all of the good parenting I do, but it’s just not true. I am not a bad parent, but I am far from a perfect parent. Some days, on the really, really hard days […]


Video: Lesbian Moms And The Pressure To Wear A Dress

Lesbian moms on a date

Lesbian moms went to a 20s themed fundraiser for their daughter’s school and one of them went out of her comfort zone and wore a dress.  Here they discuss the event and what their children call them and they are navigating gender.


The Best Option for a Foster Child

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By Diane Ponist Finally these children in our house are getting what they deserve, well starting to. To say it’s about time is putting it lightly. It’s almost as if these judges are tired (finally!) of dealing with noncompliant bio families. The question I have is why does it take such a long time ?! […]


Spotlight Series: Kristen and Krista


TNF: Tell me about your family.  KRISTEN: My wife and I got married on August 20, 2011 in a ceremony and celebration with 100 of our closest friends & family, though same sex marriage was not legal at that time. When same sex did become legal once again in California in 2013, since 8/20 was […]


Video: Lesbian Moms Foster To Adopt 5 Children

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Lesbian moms discuss the 5 children they have in their house and their intent to adopt them through the foster care system and how their kids interact with each other. Part 2 If you missed last week’s discussion, check out part 1.


Video: Surviving 3 Years Of Unexplained Infertility

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By: Brandy Black My wife and I went through 3 heartbreaking years of unexplained infertility.  This was a tough battle for both of us, it took a toll on our relationship and almost broke us emotionally but the day we found out we were pregnant was one of the best days of our lives.  We […]


My Smart, Funny, Autistic Boy


By Diane Ponist All the talk in the media about autism really hits home for me. Of course I understand why people want to prevent it and research its cause(s), but while most people talk about the negatives, we are a family that focuses on the positives. Our son “DeAndre”, who was adopted through the […]


Self-esteem and the Dreaded Piano

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By: Shannon Ralph “I’ll never be good enough,” Sophie says as she frowns at the musical notes on the page. “I’m just stupid.” These are words that can cut straight to the heart of any parent. Words that feel like a punch in the stomach, and can instantly take your breath away. No parent wants […]


Spotlight Series: Military Moms Mel and Mandi


TNF: How did you start your family? MELISSA: Mandi & I met online the fall of 2010. While both serving in the military under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, we were both very cautious of dating anyone. But there was just something about her that made my worries disappear.  I reported to my new duty station […]