The Controlling Parent…

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By James Muscolino I have a grin on my face as I write this because I can hear the shrieks of absolute relief from many of my family members calling out to one another: “He’s finally going to admit that he’s a controlling parent!”  Ha ha!  11 months of being a parent and I never once lied to […]

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A Mother Notes That We Know More About Robin Williams’ Death Than The Death of Michael Brown

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By Carol Rood Robin Williams died on August 11, 2014.  He was a beloved actor and comedian.  The news was even more tragic because he apparently committed suicide and had a history of mental illness.  Depression is a terrible terrible disease.  What people show on the outside is not always how they present themselves, and […]

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On The Road (To Gay Daddyhood) Again!

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By: Henry Amador Today I begin a series of journaling the experiences that my husband Joel and I will be having on the road to becoming second time parents. If these articles shed some insight on what it sometimes takes, or if our footsteps make it easier for another family to follow along than my […]

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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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Spotlight Series: Debbie and Stacey

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TNF: Tell me about your family. DEBBIE: We are married. We have been together for 11 years and we have been married for 10 years. We have one child, Alex, who is 5 years old. TNF:  How did you meet your wife? DEBBIE: Our hair dresser introduced us. Stacey was dating his best friend and he […]

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A Gay Dad’s Requiem for Robin Williams, the Icon of the Modern Father

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By Rob Watson How Robin Williams Influenced Modern Fatherhood More Than Any Other Person in Today’s Culture The shock of the news of his death will be forever carved in my memory.  I heard it from one of my least favorite sources, Fox News.  I was taking care of my elderly parents who insisted on […]

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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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Meal Ideas for Parents: Moroccan Chicken with Potatoes, Peppers and Tomatoes

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By Carol Rood My garden as been growing like crazy this summer.  I am not sure if my thumb got greener over the winter, or I have just learned enough about gardening to be more successful, or it is just magic. I did do some things differently this year: I made the garden bigger, I […]

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Congratulations, It’s A Boy…. Now What?

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By: Henry Amador My son was born four days after my 48th birthday. Growing, I never really thought I would experience fatherhood, why would I? Gay men of that time didn’t aspire to be husbands and daddies, those titles were not generally handed out to us. Like many gay men of my generation, we grew […]

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