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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An Open Letter Of Lament On Age And Fashion

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By Amber Leventry Dear Confidently Open Queer Female Sales Clerks at the Mall, I see the way you look at me. Not with the confusion of a less aware straight sales clerk, but with a look of pity. With my baseball cap on, short hair sticking out around my ears, you do not think I […]

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Parenting With OCD and Perfectionism: I Have A Weed Problem

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By Amber Leventry I have a weed problem. I also have an impatient and insatiable desire to cross things off of a to-do list. Fine, let’s get back to the weed problem. I’m not talking about the weed you smoke or throw into brownie batter; I am referring to the weeds that infiltrate my lawn […]

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Proud of Pride

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By: K. Pearson Brown The 2014 PRIDE LA Music & Arts Festival held June 6-9 in West Hollywood Park delivered on the promise of its promoters, Christopher Street West, that the event would feature “something for everyone.”  A centerpiece of the festival was Thunderground, an outdoor rollerskating rink complete with a light show and mirror […]

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How Honest Are We On Social Media?

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By Carol Rood I am blessed with a few very good friends.  I also have lots of friends I interact with every day thanks to Social Media.  Of course, just like everyone else, I interact with some more than others. I think Facebook is interesting.  Everyone always wants to brag about their kids’ accomplishments, and […]

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New Children’s Book Depicts Two Gay Princes Marrying

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A new children’s book featuring same-sex marriage has been written by business professor Jeffrey Miles at the University of the Pacific. The Princess and the Treasure is a story of two princes out to save a princess, but end up falling in love with each other. They get married and live happily ever after. “With the […]

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The Road to Parenthood is Not Always Straight: Part 2 Selective Reduction

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By Amber Leventry   Every mom has a unique and memorable birth story for each of their children. But before every birth story is a conception story. Some women and couples are able to conceive a child with ease. Others need time and patience. Some face the heartbreak of a miscarriage. We needed fertility help. […]

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