Spotlight Series: Lori and Melissa

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    Sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States     Spotlight Series: Lori and Melissa TNF: Tell me about your family. Are you married? Do you have kids?  LORI: Melissa and I have been together since 2002. We are not currently married. We both agree that marriage isn’t something […]

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How to Get Your Tween to Do His Homework in 50 Easy Steps

Getting tweens to do homework

By: Shannon Ralph Homework is the bane of my existence. It’s not that I am necessarily anti-homework. I get it. I see the value of the concept—the otherworldly, ethereal, high level, metaphysical abstraction of it. I understand the need for homework to reinforce the tiny shreds of algebraic knowledge my son’s harried teacher is able […]

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Spotlight Series: Melissa and Nichole

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  Sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States   Spotlight: Melissa and Nichole TNF: Tell me about your family. Are you married? Do you have kids?   MELISSA: We had a civil union on May 30,2010… It was a big wedding. White dresses, ceremony and big party. When NJ made […]

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5 Questions You Should Never Ask a Lesbian Mom

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By: Shannon Ralph Recently, my family and I found ourselves in a rather uncomfortable situation. We had stopped into a hair salon—Great Clips or Costcutters or one of those quickie-no-appointment-necessary places—to get haircuts for our boys. The hairdresser who ushered Nicholas to a waiting chair had extraordinarily big hair and an even bigger voice. In […]

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Spotlight Series: Michelle and Rochie

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  Spotlight Series sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States.   Michelle and Rochie TNF: Tell me about your family.  Are you married?  Do you have kids? MICHELLE: We are married!  Rochie (a combo of Rochelle and her last name Ouchi!) & I got married in Malibu on New Years […]

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Spotlight Series: Cari and Denise

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TNF: Tell me about your family. Are you married? Do you have kids? CARI: Denise and I are married, we got married during the controversial court ruling in Utah in December 2013.  We are patiently waiting the case to get through the supreme court so our marriage can be recognized and legal in the state. We […]

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Spotlight Series: Debbie and Stacey

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TNF: Tell me about your family. DEBBIE: We are married. We have been together for 11 years and we have been married for 10 years. We have one child, Alex, who is 5 years old. TNF:  How did you meet your wife? DEBBIE: Our hair dresser introduced us. Stacey was dating his best friend and he […]

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Finding Jewish Heritage As An Adult.

Finding religion

By Carol Rood I was born Jewish.  My father was born Jewish. My mother was born a Southern Baptist but converted to Judaism prior to marrying my father, so I was born Jewish.  Being Jewish is passed through the mother not the father.  You might wonder why, (as I did), Jewishness is passed through the […]

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Spotlight Series: Amy and Valerie

Same sex parents around the country

TNF: Tell me about your family. Valerie: Amy and I married “legally” in New Jersey 12/31/13 but had a lovely renewal/celebration in our home state of PA on May 17, 2014 only days before it was legally recognized! We celebrated on our honeymoon We have one amazing son, Grayson (6yo) and are currently TTC with […]

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