Why I Want Pope Francis to Write the Requiem for Gabriel Fernandez, the Boy Slaughtered by His Parents for Appearing Gay  

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There is a story that I have felt compelled to write for three months. I have not written it because I have found it difficult to find the words. I have the words. I have the exact words. I have written them before. The story that has nagged at me is the mourning of Gabriel […]

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Spotlight Series: Kim and Angelica

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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? BOPAH: Hello! We are Kim and Angelica.  Our online family knows us as Bopah- Angelica and Boatie-Kim.  We have 2 sons.  Isaiah who is 14 and Drake who […]

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Foster Parents: Saving A Child’s Life Isn’t Always Easy

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By Diane Ponist I recently found myself in a battle and learned that someone that was supposed to be on my team, wasn’t.  I thought that everything was going great and it was a walk in the park. Then I learned that  that someone who was “apparently” on my side is raising issues and pointing […]

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Milk Banks: What Are They About?

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By Wendy Wright-IBCLC Co-Founder and Lactation Consultant of the 16 Minute Club Milk Banks: What Are They All About? Milk banks are a great resource to mothers who are unable to breastfeed or have an adopted or surrogate baby with a medical condition that requires breast milk, such as being born premature, formula intolerance, and […]

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Spotlight Series: Erin and Kimberley

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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?  ERIN: Kimberley and I are not married (yet!).  We are the epitome of a wonderful, blended family!  We have three children between us.  Kimberley shares custody of her […]

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Foster Parents: When It Seems That No One Else Cares

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By Diane Ponist There are many days that I look at the situation I’m in and wonder “what am I doing?!”  I’ve hit points where I want to throw my hands up and walk away. Then as hard as it seems to be, something creates this clarity that seems to be relevant at only the […]

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Spotlight Series: Carey and Michele

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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?   CAREY: My name is Carey, my wife is Michele and our 3 year old daughter is Kaeden. We live near Portland, Oregon with our 2 dogs, […]

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The Mother’s Partner and the Breastfed Baby : Alternative Bonding Methods Beyond Feeding

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By Wendy Wright- IBCLC Co-Founder and Lactation Consultant of the 16 Minute Club Many new moms will hear the advice to allow their partner to bond with the baby through bottle feeding. While this advice is well-meaning, introducing a bottle too early can negatively affect milk supply and latching. Thankfully there are several other ways your […]

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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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