Self-esteem and the Dreaded Piano

self-esteem in kids

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 […]

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A Lesson in Feminism and Basketball from My Eight-Year-Old Daughter

Women's Basketball

By Shannon Ralph As a born and bred Kentuckian, I am a self-avowed addict, and my drug of choice is basketball. More specifically, University of Kentucky men’s basketball. As such, this time of year—March Madness—is my Christmas. My Easter. My celebration of all that is good and right and holy in the world. My children […]

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Book Review: ‘Heather Has Two Mommies’ Brand-New Edition

Heather Has Two Mommies- New Edition

By Brandy Black My wife and I have written before about our love of the book Heather Has Two Mommies, so we were more than excited to receive an advance copy of the brand-new, hardcover edition of this modern classic! Heather’s favorite number is two. She has two arms, two legs, two pets. She also […]

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My Daughter Will Teach You About Sperm, Not Synthetics

lesbian mother and daughter

By: Amber Leventry I could easily make this a political piece. But I’m not going to. This is about teaching my daughter about the love and biology that made her. Synthetics—fuck you very much D&G—imply that my children were made from something fake. And family’s story, just like many others, is very real. The Hello […]

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Partying With Kids

AlltheKids

  By: Shannon Ralph Being a forty-something woman smack dab in the prime of my child-rearing years, most of my friends have children around the same age as mine. Occasionally, I will make the naively optimistic decision to invite all of my friends—and their children—to my house for dinner. Or a barbecue. Or a game […]

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Celebrate the World of Bugs With Kids

3 kids at Kidspace

By Brandy Black My kids love bugs and worms. I do not.  This is definitely an area where my kids don’t take after me.  When our daughter first held a worm in her tiny fingers I screamed and told her to put it back in the dirt.  My wife had to remind me that children […]

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Mom Decisions I Make Every Day

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By: Shannon Ralph There are numerous decisions that have to be made when one chooses to have children. Some are rather large, crucial decisions—bottle versus breast, to circumcise or not, letting the baby cry it out or co-sleeping. Others are seemingly insignificant—should I share the last Oreo or swallow it whole while hiding behind the […]

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Unplugging While Throwing A Birthday Party

Unplugged and planning a party

By Jillian Lauren My little man turned seven Friday. Add your own cliche about time here. It’ll be true. It’s all true. These milestones never fail to blow me away. Here’s a belated birthday party picture dump, because I was (supposedly) observing the National Day of Unplugging while throwing a party for 80 people. Why […]

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Video: Lesbian Moms Give Tips For Traveling on Planes With Kids

Brandy Black and Susan Howard

By Brandy Black We received a question from one of our viewers asking for tips on plane travel with kids.  Don’t do it!  We joke but I’m actually a firm believer that you should continue your patterns of travel.  Even though it’s tough for us with 3 kids, we do it as often as possible. […]

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Maintaining My Identity While Being A Stay At Home Mom

Stay At Home Mom

By: Amber Leventry   I am sitting in the lobby of a ballet studio as my four year old daughter takes her weekly lesson. My partner and I alternate weeks when taking her so we each have a turn at 45 minutes of kid-free time. Forty-five minutes, every other week. When you become a parent, […]

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