10 Things You Should Never Say To A Gay Parent!

Things you should never say to a gay parent

By Carol Rood So I have read a few funny posts lately about “if latinos said the things white people say” and if “asians said the things white people say.” Also, things you shouldn’t say to a lesbian, or a gay dad, and I decided to add my own list of things you shouldn’t say […]

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A Gay Dad’s Open Letter to the Christian Grandmother Proposing Homophobic Themed Books for Teens

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By Rob Watson Laurie Higgins is a Christian grandmother with a limited professional background (according to her bio). She has worked as “cultural analyst” for The Illinois “Family” Institute for six years, and before that was employed in the “writing center” for a high school. I am not exactly sure what the job qualifications are […]

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Social (Media) Friendship: Maybe I Just Don’t Love You All That Much

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By: Amber Leventry I was recently unfriended on social media by a friend. What a fucked up sentence. For starters, social media really isn’t the best place to determine friendships. And would a real friend act in such a juvenile and passive aggressive way to vent their opinion of me? Look, I can be the […]

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Spotlight Series: Lori and Melissa

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    Sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States     Spotlight Series: Lori and Melissa TNF: Tell me about your family. Are you married? Do you have kids?  LORI: Melissa and I have been together since 2002. We are not currently married. We both agree that marriage isn’t something […]

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How to Get Your Tween to Do His Homework in 50 Easy Steps

Getting tweens to do homework

By: Shannon Ralph Homework is the bane of my existence. It’s not that I am necessarily anti-homework. I get it. I see the value of the concept—the otherworldly, ethereal, high level, metaphysical abstraction of it. I understand the need for homework to reinforce the tiny shreds of algebraic knowledge my son’s harried teacher is able […]

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A Gay Dad Says Good-Bye to Joan Rivers

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By Rob Watson The old adage is that celebrities pass away in threes. In the past few weeks, this theory could be said to have been “proven true” with the passing of Robin Williams, Lauren Bacall and Joan Rivers. One can only wonder if when Joan was calling Robin out fondly as one of the […]

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45 Big Fat Lies Parents Tell Themselves Every Day

Lies parents tell themselves

By: Shannon Ralph I’m a liar. I will readily admit it. I lie to my children. (“Santa only brings new toys to kids who empty the dishwasher.”) I lie to my wife. (“It was on sale.”) I lie to my doctor. (“I walk on the treadmill every day.”) I lie to my mother. (“Thanks for […]

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Every Milestone Reached by Year 1…Check!

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By James Muscolino One whole year on August 7th. Can it possibly be that one year has passed since our tiny, quiet bundle miraculously entered into our lives and is now that same one running around our house, scratching up the walls with her push toys, pointing(a.k.a. wanting) at everything in site, and tossing her bath […]

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