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

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.) […]

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One House, Four Adults, Six Donor Siblings. We’ll Always Have Florida

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By: Amber Leventry When I wrote Sperm Banks, Sibling Registries, and Donor Siblings: The Insemination of Family, I introduced you to a very important piece of my journey. As the non-biological mother to my three children, I shared my apprehension of choosing a sperm donor and my hesitation to use the sperm bank’s sibling registry […]

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Spotlight Series: Ashlie and Tina

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Spotlight Series sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States. TNF: Tell me about your family.  Are you married?  Do you have kids?  How many? How old? ASHLIE: Yes I am married, my wife Tina and I were first married on May 19th, 2007. We just recently remarried this June 7th. We have […]

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Spotlight Series: Ebonee and Mia

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Spotlight Series sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States. TNF: Tell me about your family. Ebonee:  We’ve been married since 2009. We have a 6month old son Kingston Dash. Mia carried and we conceived through IUI. TNF: How did you meet your wife? Ebonee: At one of the Biggest Gay/Lesbian hot […]

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My Daughter Was Asked Why She Has Two Moms. Her Answer Was A Simple Shrug.

Family Photo at Adams Farm Stand, October, 2014

By: Amber Leventry I am a fixer and a problem solver, sometimes to a fault. I want to provide logical explanations. I want to understand. And I want to have all of the answers, not to be right but to make sense of the world around me and ease the worries or confusion of the […]

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