Parenting Coach Q & A: “Your Not My Real Family”

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By: Rebecah Freeling/ Parenting Coach and Behavior Specialist Question: Dear Rebecah- My parents are acting as the surrogate grandparents of a very “spirited,” strong-willed, 6-year-old boy. The boy doesn’t get a lot of structure at home and he’s easily frustrated, and he’s been acting up more and more lately – not just yelling, but also […]

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Spotlight Series: Courtney and Korinne

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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?  COURTNEY: My name is Courtney and my wife, Korinne, and I have been together a little over 5 years. We currently reside in Washington State but my wife serves […]

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One House, Four Adults, Six Donor Siblings. We’ll Always Have Florida

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By: Amber Leventry When I wrote Sperm Banks, Sibling Registries, and Donor Siblings: The Insemination of Family, I introduced you to a very important piece of my journey. As the non-biological mother to my three children, I shared my apprehension of choosing a sperm donor and my hesitation to use the sperm bank’s sibling registry […]

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The List

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By Meika Rouda I am not a fan of New Year’s Resolutions because I always break them but I do resolve this year to get my shit together. I am going to wrap my brain around all those little knit picky things that keep taunting me and eliminate them from my consciousness by taking care […]

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Man Down! A Gay Dad Wants To Wave His White Flag

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By Henry Amador Tired, irritated, angry, distant, envious, tired, overwhelmed, tired, judgmental, did I say tired? These are some of the ways I have been feeling lately and that really has me feeling, well… tired, irritated, angry, distant, envious, overwhelmed, judgmental and tired, really tired. I was recently featured in an article on Buzzfeed about […]

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The Minimum Requirement for An “A” In Parenting

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By Ann Brown There really are no new topics in parenting. It’s the old same themes, just with new details. Or maybe that’s what I tell myself when I’m on a deadline for a parenting article and I have a headache from last night’s extensive “research” for pairing the best wine with each of the […]

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Spotlight Series: Stephanie and Denise

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Spotlight Series sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States. TNF: Tell me about your family.  STEPHANIE: My wife Denise and I were married in California during the brief window gay marriage was legal in 2008. We’d been together for 6 years by that point, but were waiting until it could be […]

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Zak’s Safari: A Children’s Book About Donor-Conceived Kids and Two-Mom Families

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By: Amber Leventry My partner, Amy, and I have three beautiful kids thanks to the generous donation—let’s call a spade a spade—expensive contribution of a sperm donor. And now that our oldest child is almost four years old, we have started to talk to her about that donor and her conception. Why, you might ask? […]

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Foster Adoption: The Boy That Saved His Parents

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By Diane Ponist This week was very emotional and very exciting as many people can imagine with having multiple foster children for the first time with us during this time of year. With all the newness from each child we received this  year, I almost forget the things that got me here. Sitting at home […]

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