Interview: Wanda Sykes On Kids, Family And Hitting The Road

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A punctual Wanda Sykes called 15 minutes early for her interview and was on the ball immediately. “Was she funny?” “Did she make you laugh?” “Was she as hilarious as she seems?” All of these questions were posed to me by readers after said interview. The truth: Sykes is a down-to-earth mama who does comedy […]

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Spotlight Series: Cari and Denise

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TNF: Tell me about your family. Are you married? Do you have kids? CARI: Denise and I are married, we got married during the controversial court ruling in Utah in December 2013.  We are patiently waiting the case to get through the supreme court so our marriage can be recognized and legal in the state. We […]

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Preparing for Preschool

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By Brandy Black The days move so fast I feel like I can’t see straight.  Suddenly I am the mother of a 6-year-old in 1st grade and 2-year-old twins that are starting preschool. I’ve been waiting for this day since they were born, wanting them to be on their feet, independent and sturdy.  That last […]

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A Lesbian Mom Struggle with the Men’s Restroom

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By: Shannon Ralph “I see penises.” Imagine this line delivered with the same lack of inflection use by the little boy in The Sixth Sense who said “I see dead people.” This is the reaction I received from my son recently when I let him use a public men’s room. Never mind that we were […]

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Spotlight Series: Debbie and Stacey

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TNF: Tell me about your family. DEBBIE: We are married. We have been together for 11 years and we have been married for 10 years. We have one child, Alex, who is 5 years old. TNF:  How did you meet your wife? DEBBIE: Our hair dresser introduced us. Stacey was dating his best friend and he […]

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Parenting Is Not Always Love At First Sight

Do you fall in love with your baby immediately?

By Amber Leventry My twin boys are 14 months old. I fell in love with one of them yesterday and the other today. Please make no mistake or judgment. I have loved them since they were cells dividing, and I have loved them stronger each day since their birth, but yesterday was the first time […]

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Finding Jewish Heritage As An Adult.

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By Carol Rood I was born Jewish.  My father was born Jewish. My mother was born a Southern Baptist but converted to Judaism prior to marrying my father, so I was born Jewish.  Being Jewish is passed through the mother not the father.  You might wonder why, (as I did), Jewishness is passed through the […]

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What I Hate Most About Parenting

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By Brandy Black My biggest fear when finding out that our only child was gaining twin siblings and my wife and I would have 3 children, was my ability to keep that many people safe and happy.  Both times I was pregnant and I’ll admit it, ultra sensitive I worried about all the things that […]

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“I Don’t Have a Birthmark Because I Don’t Have a Dad”

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By Brandy Black “Do you and Mom have birthmarks? “Yes, we both do!” “Do my brother or sister have one?” “No, I don’t think any of you have one actually.” “I know why, because we don’t have a dad.”, my six-year-old daughter says calmly, “all my friends with dads have birthmarks.” “That’s not actually how […]

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