Parenting: Love is A Battlefield

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By Meika Rouda I feel like I have become complacent in an abusive relationship but I can’t leave, I can’t get out. No, really I can’t because it happens to be with my children and mom’s don’t leave their kids. I mean they do but I wouldn’t. I need to change the relationship and not […]

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Spotlight Series: Petey and Tony

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Spotlight Series sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States.     TNF: Tell me about your family. How did you meet your partner?  PETEY: We have been together for 3 years but our story actually began 10 years prior. In 2001 we both lived in Sacramento and briefly chatted online. We exchanged photos and […]

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Spotlight Series: Manuel and Jason

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Spotlight Series sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States.     TNF: Tell me about your family. How did you meet your husband/partner?  MANUEL: Jason and I met 4.5 years ago on an online dating site.  Never would I have imagined that I would meet love on Grindr. But I did. And the […]

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How We Used A Salsa Jar To Conceive

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By Christina Soletti In September 2010 our beautiful daughter Beatrice Rinn was born to her two mamas — thanks in part to a salsa jar. Yes, you read that right. Patty and I have been legally married since 2008 — we were one of the 18,000 couples that were able to marry during the short […]

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How Moving Homes Can Affect A Family

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By: Danny Thomas Change… it’s good we need adventures they keep us vital keep us alert keep the devils off our heels. but I’ll tell you what, this change… it is finally getting to me. Last February we found out we were moving from northern Minnesota to upstate New York… I was ecstatic. I was […]

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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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