Thankful for the Chaos of Parenthood

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By: Shannon Ralph As I am writing this, chaos is reigning supreme in my house. My eight-year-old twins are playing some full-body-contact version of ring-around-the-rosie where every round ends in shrieking and a veritable mountain of skinny arms and legs piled up on the living room rug. My eleven-year-old son is reclined on the couch […]

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Spotlight Series: Maura and Katherine

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Spotlight Series sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States.   TNF: Tell me about your family.  MAURA: My name is Maura, my wife is Katherine. We have been together for 15 years, married for almost 11. We were married in 2004 in a beautiful ceremony on the beach in Zihuatanejo, Mexico, […]

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10 Things A Gay Parent Should Never Do

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By Henry Amador Working as a Holistic Parenting Coach and especially working with LGBTQ families, I have learned that while many parenting issues are universal and effect all parents, there are indeed issues that arise that are unique to gay parents, and deeper still to gay dads. The following list was compiled from some of […]

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Lesbian Moms And Their Oops Baby

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This past Friday my wife and I did something we said we wouldn’t do. We accepted placement on a sixth child. You know how heterosexual couples are at that point where they have had as many children as they planned and then get accidentally pregnant and have their “oops” baby. This is our oops baby. […]

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Why I Want Pope Francis to Write the Requiem for Gabriel Fernandez, the Boy Slaughtered by His Parents for Appearing Gay  

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There is a story that I have felt compelled to write for three months. I have not written it because I have found it difficult to find the words. I have the words. I have the exact words. I have written them before. The story that has nagged at me is the mourning of Gabriel […]

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Move Over Kids. Mama Has A Christmas List Too.

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By: Amber Leventry Dear Santa, I know it’s been awhile, and I feel like we should catch up or something. Let’s be honest, though. Between kids changing their minds about what they really want for Christmas and at least one of my three kids constantly on the naughty list, neither one of us has time […]

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Spotlight Series: Kim and Angelica

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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? BOPAH: Hello! We are Kim and Angelica.  Our online family knows us as Bopah- Angelica and Boatie-Kim.  We have 2 sons.  Isaiah who is 14 and Drake who […]

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13 Breath-Taking Moments And The Gay Dads That Lived Them

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By Henry Amador This time of year always finds me giving thanks. I give thanks for the life I have, the family and friends I have and for the moments that define me. I wanted to reach out to just a few of the dads in my life, a few heroes that have pursued their […]

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Foster Parents: Saving A Child’s Life Isn’t Always Easy

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By Diane Ponist I recently found myself in a battle and learned that someone that was supposed to be on my team, wasn’t.  I thought that everything was going great and it was a walk in the park. Then I learned that  that someone who was “apparently” on my side is raising issues and pointing […]

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An LGBT Perspective On What It Will be Like to Raise Kids in the South

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by Stephen & Adam Podowitz-Thomas The last time you heard from us, we were just about to move across the country from Oakland, California to Raleigh, North Carolina to pursue some exciting new career opportunities and be closer to family.  Now that we’ve been here for about two months, we have settled into our new […]

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