Autistic Son Communicates About Abuse

Diane and Kristin

By Diane Ponist When raising a child with special needs you face struggles that many people could never understand. Of course, there are more rewards than challenges, and we chose our two special needs children. But even with having an advance idea of what to expect, it is still very tough at times. It helps a bit […]

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Spotlight Series: Stef and Tina

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TNF: Where do you live? STEF: We live in a small paniolo (cowboy) town called Makawao, this is on the Island of Maui in Hawaii. TNF: Did you always want to have kids? STEF: Yes from the time we were younger we both felt the desire to have kids. We both wanted lots of kids because we […]

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Spotlight Series: Neya and Heather

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TNF: Tell me about your family.  NEYA: My name is Neya and my partner is Heather. We have been together for a year now (even though it seems longer). We are raising two kids together.  Our son (Elisha;12) is biologically mine and our daughter (Tyler; 6) is adopted. The kids call me “Mommy” and call […]

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Mom Decisions I Make Every Day

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By: Shannon Ralph There are numerous decisions that have to be made when one chooses to have children. Some are rather large, crucial decisions—bottle versus breast, to circumcise or not, letting the baby cry it out or co-sleeping. Others are seemingly insignificant—should I share the last Oreo or swallow it whole while hiding behind the […]

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Alabama Same-Sex Couple’s Marriage Recognized, But Joint Adoption Still Denied

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Cari Searcy and Kimberly McKeand are returning to court in Alabama. After successfully petitioning the Court to require the state to recognize their 2008 same-sex marriage from California, they were then denied a joint adoption based on the same ban on same-sex marriage. The obstacle is a familiar face in Alabama’s legal chaos, Mobile County […]

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Having Kids Has Forced Me To Work Harder To Keep The Spark Alive In My Marriage

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By: Amber Leventry Despite my snarky and exacerbated comments, complaints, and posts about my children, I do love all three of them. But as much as I love my children and as much as you love yours, there needs to be space to vent about our kids. And there needs to be an allowance to […]

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Video: A Heartbreaking Mom Mistake

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By Brandy Black I realize that parenting mistakes are all relative but I made a big mistake last week and in my mind it was unforgivable.  I always worry about being the parent that might forget about a school potluck or arrive late to pick my kids up from school or that I might do […]

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Spotlight Series: Natalie and Crystal

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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.) […]

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