A Gay Dad’s Father’s Day Promises To His Son And To Himself

Gay dads on the topic of Father's Day

By Henry Amador As I prepare to celebrate my fourth Father’s Day, my mind and its thoughts slowly drift towards my own father (as they always seems to do) as they have done for as long as I can own those thoughts. Much like on Mother’s day accepting that those thoughts are wrapped in the […]

A Gay Father’s Simple Hopes For Justice Sotomayor


By Henry Amador So I would never use the word intelligent to describe myself. I am far from a thinker or an over analytical man. I am much simpler than that, more basic, I’m a feeler. I trust my gut and my instincts and I make every attempt to move away from what what I […]

Spotlight Series: Natalie and Crystal

Lesbian couple from Missouri

Spotlight Series sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States.   TNF: Tell me about your family.  NATALIE: We are a HUGE family of 14.  We have been together almost 8 years, and were finally legally married on May 22, 2014 in Des Moines, IA.  Our twelve children are David John (D.J.) […]

Spotlight Series: Joey and Scott


Spotlight Series sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States. TNF: Tell me about your family?  JOEY: We got married last year in New York. Obviously it’s not legal in Texas, yet. I always say yet. A couple friends and my mom went up for the ceremony. We didn’t say anything about this […]

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

white flag

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 […]

8 Things These Gay Dads Don’t Want To Hear


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 […]

Move Over Kids. Mama Has A Christmas List Too.

mom's letter to santa

By: Amber Leventry Dear Santa, I know it’s been awhile, and I feel like we should catch up or something. Let’s be honest, though. Between kids changing their minds about what they really want for Christmas and at least one of my three kids constantly on the naughty list, neither one of us has time […]

On The Road (To Gay Daddyhood) Again! Part Three, Hoops, Hurdles and The Matching Game.


By: Henry Amador I am happy to say that as I write this articles my husband and I have completed the required classes in the MAPP program, Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting for North Carolina. We received a lovely certificate as our class mates cheered as each of our family names were called. I […]

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


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 […]

Date Nights Are Good For You And Society

Lesbian moms and date night

By: Amber Leventry   My partner and I don’t get out for nearly enough date nights. Not because we don’t want to, but because paying for two babysitters for three kids—a three and a half year old and 14 month old twins—is not in the budget. Nor do we want to abuse the generosity of […]