Three Ways To Keep Your Holidays Gay

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By Henry Amador As the new year approaches we often find ourselves feeling a tad overwhelmed, frustrated and oh so weary. It’s as if we are looking at life, at ourselves and all the people we encounter with those horrible magnifying makeup mirrors. Every flaw, every nuance is exaggerated and every feeling seems designed to […]


My Daughter Was Asked Why She Has Two Moms. Her Answer Was A Simple Shrug.

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By: Amber Leventry I am a fixer and a problem solver, sometimes to a fault. I want to provide logical explanations. I want to understand. And I want to have all of the answers, not to be right but to make sense of the world around me and ease the worries or confusion of the […]


Working Mom Jargon 101

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By: Shannon Ralph As a working mom, I often find myself torn between two very different cultures—the corporate culture and the mommy culture. I am a participant in both, but I don’t really seem to entirely fit in with either. When I am at work, I find myself feeling out of touch with my childless […]


Video: Conversations About Gay Parents, Roles in Family and Gay Marriage

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A Gay Dad Coffee Chat With Rob Watson The Next Family is kicking off A Gay Dad Coffee Chat with Rob Watson this week.  He begins his series with an interview with Editor-in-Chief of The Next Family to discuss how family has changed, roles in family, gay parents and what the future of family will look […]


Spotlight Series: James and Brian


Spotlight Series sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States.   TNF: Tell me about your family. JAMES: My partner and I were married in Washington DC and have been together for 6 years. We have one child, a daughter, who is one year old. We would like at least 1 more […]


Foster Adoption: A Child Survives Against All Odds

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By Diane Ponist Have you ever watched the news or a movie where something terrible happens to a child?  You shake your head and it even brings tears to your eyes seeing and hearing the horrible things that have happened to this child.  You think to yourself I couldn’t imagine what I would do,  I would hurt someone if […]


Poor Body Image – It’s Not Just for Girls Anymore!

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By: Shannon Ralph From the moment my daughter was born, I was prepared. I knew how I wanted her to feel about her body and I armed myself with all the resources needed to counteract the hostile views of the female body we are bombarded with on a daily basis. I read numerous articles about […]


A Holiday Book for Daddies and Papas Everywhere

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By: Henry Amador I just had the pleasure of reading The Christmas Truck to my three year old son, He sat enthralled and excited through each and every page. “That little boy has a Daddy and Papa just like me!’ he exclaimed and there is no greater joy for me than when my boy sees his family […]


Spotlight Series: Bill and Chuck


Spotlight Series sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States.     TNF: Tell me about your family. BILL: Chuck and I were married on Oct. 5, 2013, in Minnesota shortly after the state legislature and governor not only fought off a same-sex marriage ban amendment, but also made it legal for […]