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Single moms and adoption

By Linda Grant Conceptually, I knew what I was getting into when I made the decision to adopt a child on my own without family nearby for support. But not until I was in the throes of the day-to-day care of an infant, did I realize how hard single motherhood really is. There is no […]

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Single Dad ISO Puke Bucket

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By Hamid Newberry The boys woke at their mom’s house Easter morning, and after diving into their Easter baskets full of toys and candy, I picked them up at noon. This was my first holiday experience since my wife and I separated, so I got to feel the strangeness that comes with two separate celebrations […]

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8 Things These Gay Dads Don’t Want To Hear

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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 […]

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Gift Guide

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  Limited addition Marc Jacobs shrits for sale at the Marc Jacobs accessories store on Bleecker street in NYC. $24 For The Families On The Go Music for Tots As parents we all know how difficult it can be to keep track of your child’s bottles, clothes, shoes, lunch bags etc when you are out […]

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The Challenges of Dating as a Single Parent

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I think I’ve talked about this before.  Its always on my mind. Dating. I don’t even know where to start with it.  Even sitting down to write this I have many long pauses between sentences and thoughts. I should probably start with I never was a big dater, even in high school.  I remember clearly […]

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The Road to Single Motherhood

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By: Melissa Mensavage When it started I was sitting there rubbing my cold, clammy feet together waiting in the crisp, mauve-pink paper vest and sheet laying across my lap. I was wondering how long this was going to take and how soon I could get back to the office when the doctor walked in. We […]

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“When We’re All Dead And Not Here, Who Will Be Here?”

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By Barbara Matousek “What sports did Grandpa Jim like?” my son asks. We are standing in the kitchen and he is pulling the scissors out from the drawer, cutting the plastic wrap off a frozen raspberry fruit bar. “He liked all sports,” I say. Sam hands me the wrapper and I place it in the […]

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