A Gay Dad Asks, Is One Child Not Enough?

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By Henry Amador Our adopting via foster care story continues here in North Carolina. As some of you know, we are licensed to take in two children and have previously expressed our willingness to adopt a sibling group. My husband wants a house full and our son will gladly say that he wants a brother […]

Mother’s Day Through A Gay Dad’s Eyes

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By: Henry Amador Another Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Our fourth since our son was born. As any writer will tell you, especially a gay dad writer, this day gives birth (pun intended) to many articles about how our types of families handle this yearly event. And let me tell you, that there […]

8 Things These Gay Dads Don’t Want To Hear

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By Henry Amador   1. When are you going to tell him he’s adopted and how do you think he’ll take the news? We’re not, we are planning on waiting until he is either eighteen or just senses that he’s different to SURPRISE him with the news. Adoption is not a bad word, we have […]

Norman Rockwell’s Granddaughter Narrates New Lesbian-Themed Tylenol Commercial

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  Tylenol’s new ad campaign “For What Matters Most” features profiles on contemporary families, one with four parents, an African American family and a Chinese-Japanese family. In the ad for the Beser Carr Schneider Musich family, the campaign focuses on the family consisting of a lesbian couple, one of the partner’s ex-husband and his wife. […]

The Trevor Project & Celebrities Take a Stand for LGBTQ Youth

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By Alexandra Temblador Sarah Hyland and Nolan Gould The stars descended on the Hollywood Palladium last night in Los Angeles for TrevorLIVE, the semi-annual charity event for the 16th year anniversary of The Trevor Project. As the nation’s leading organization for crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth, The Trevor Project hosted TrevorLIVE which […]

10 Things A Gay Parent Should Never Do

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By Henry Amador Working as a Holistic Parenting Coach and especially working with LGBTQ families, I have learned that while many parenting issues are universal and effect all parents, there are indeed issues that arise that are unique to gay parents, and deeper still to gay dads. The following list was compiled from some of […]

What I Learned from My One-Year-Old

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By Danny Thomas my one year old taught me something today or stirred something reminded me of something some primal knowledge that my body knows that my heart knows but that my silly samsaric mind forgets as we wrapped up after the shower she looked up at me bundled in her towel and her eyes […]

Raising a Family: Village

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By: Danny Thomas The only thing I can think to write about this week is gratitude. My gosh, we are blessed. What brings it to mind at this particular point in time is the fact that I am being generously afforded the luxury of sitting on the couch and writing this blog by a friend […]

Natalie Portman’s Secret Weapon Against Stretch Marks

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By: Rachel Sarnoff/Ecostilleto Are expensive eco lotions and potions really worth it? When EcoStiletto, our source for sustainable fashion, beauty & lifestyle, heard about Natalie Portman’s secret — albeit expensive — weapon against stretch marks, they had to check it out. According to Pai, their vegan Stretch Mark System—a cream to be used in the morning, and an […]