Social (Media) Friendship: Maybe I Just Don’t Love You All That Much

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By: Amber Leventry I was recently unfriended on social media by a friend. What a fucked up sentence. For starters, social media really isn’t the best place to determine friendships. And would a real friend act in such a juvenile and passive aggressive way to vent their opinion of me? Look, I can be the […]

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

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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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“Moms Night Out, Kill Me Now”

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By Halina Newberry Grant I saw that, Ms. Bartender; I saw that eye-roll and smug smirk you exchanged with the waiter. And I could read your lips when you said – in reference to our table – “Mom’s Night Out” followed by a “kill me now” expression. I love your edgy mullet haircut thing and […]

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45 Big Fat Lies Parents Tell Themselves Every Day

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By: Shannon Ralph I’m a liar. I will readily admit it. I lie to my children. (“Santa only brings new toys to kids who empty the dishwasher.”) I lie to my wife. (“It was on sale.”) I lie to my doctor. (“I walk on the treadmill every day.”) I lie to my mother. (“Thanks for […]

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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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On The Road (To Gay Daddyhood) Again! Part Two, Shaking the Gays Away.

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By Henry Amador: So we began our MAPP classes this past August 26th, 2014. MAPP being the State-required class to license as a Foster or Adoptive parent, Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting. In part one I shared how my husband and I were a part of a very special group when we licensed in […]

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I Used The Leaked Celebrity Nudes Of Jennifer Lawrence To Teach My Kids About Internet Security.

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By Carol Rood A few days ago nude pictures of celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Kate Upton, Lea Michele, Kirsten Dunst, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and others showed up online.  I happened to see them on a friends’ Twitter account.  When I saw them, I was like, “no way […]

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