A Lesbian Mom Struggle with the Men’s Restroom

when is the right age to let your children go in the men's restroom alone?

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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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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6 Things I Want My Children To Learn

Kids and boredom

By Brandy Black We spent time with my parents, or more commonly the grandparents recently and our children have gotten the Black family fever for good old-fashioned board games, card games, things that don’t require a screen, a speaker or a joystick. We taught them how to play slap-jack and surprisingly our two-year-old twins even […]

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3 Ways Parents Make The World Horrible For Other Parents (And How To Stop)

distracted parenting

By Halina Newberry-Grant Being a parent is hard work.Seriously. I expected to be constantly tired when I started having kids, but I was not prepared to be in a constant state of doubt and worry, battling my own imagination, trying to keep thoughts of the worst thing that can possibly happen at any given moment […]

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Summer: Is Camp For The Kids Or The Parents?

summer splash

By: Shannon Ralph I swore I wouldn’t do it. I promised myself I would never be one of those parents. You know the parents I am talking about. The ones who believe summer vacation should be a time of cultural “enrichment” for their children. The parents who sign their kids up for Cantonese lessons over the […]

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Parenting Video Tips: Making Breakfast Fun

making breakfast fun for kids

By Brandy Black I remember some of my most cherished days as a child involved doing something that I had never done before, breaking the mold, changing things up.  One morning my father woke me up and said we were all going on a “around the world day”, the agenda was thai food for lunch […]

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A Gay Dad Confesses:  I Was Recruited by Evangelical Christians When I Was Nine

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The headline pissed me off when I read it in my news feed.   “Evangelical Group Plans to Convert Children as Young As Five at Portland Parks”.  As a dad, an interest group, any interest group, going after kids is unacceptable in my book. As I read the article further, I found out that the evangelical […]

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