Man Down! A Gay Dad Wants To Wave His White Flag

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By Henry Amador Tired, irritated, angry, distant, envious, tired, overwhelmed, tired, judgmental, did I say tired? These are some of the ways I have been feeling lately and that really has me feeling, well… tired, irritated, angry, distant, envious, overwhelmed, judgmental and tired, really tired. I was recently featured in an article on Buzzfeed about […]

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 […]

On The Road (To Gay Daddyhood) Again! Part Two, Shaking the Gays Away.

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By Henry Amador: So we began our MAPP classes this past August 26th, 2014. MAPP being the State-required class to license as a Foster or Adoptive parent, Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting. In part one I shared how my husband and I were a part of a very special group when we licensed in […]

Taking/Buying Stock

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By Ann Brown I recently heard that an old boyfriend of mine is getting divorced after twenty-two years of marriage, and he is going to be paying his wife in excess of many, many, many thousands of dollars per month in alimony. I am heartbroken over this news. I could use many thousands of dollars […]

A Pat On The Back.

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By: Danny Thomas here I am… sitting on the end of the bed with a pile of laundry literally looming over my computer. Everything is looming right now; spring, the river, the future, the past, relationships, colleagues… Jennifer and I are occupying the land of loom… it seems to happen with us a lot. oh […]

Work and play. Play and work…

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  By: Danny ThomasI think it’s interesting and not insignificant that Jennifer and I both seem to use the words “work” and “play” interchangeably. we are both students of theatre so that has to be a factor because theatre on some levels, like many arts, if you’re doing it right I think, is a vocation […]

Embracing the Rattling Cage

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By Danny Thomas It’s St. Patrick’s Day… We keep trying to make family traditions for St. Patrick’s Day, none of them stick. In my head it was always a big deal with my family growing up. We certainly always ate a special meal. If not corned beef and cabbage, then something related. Sometimes we went […]

Relationships Are Like Snowflakes…

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By Danny Thomassomething that’s been on my mind as a parent lately… as my third baby turns one… and the others plug along and go through all the things a first grader and pre-schooler should go through, is how different each one of them is, and how different each of our relationships is… and I […]

What I Learned from My One-Year-Old

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By Danny Thomas my one year old taught me something today or stirred something reminded me of something some primal knowledge that my body knows that my heart knows but that my silly samsaric mind forgets as we wrapped up after the shower she looked up at me bundled in her towel and her eyes […]