Entitled Teens And Young Adults. Are We Ruining The Next Generation?

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By Carol Rood I have 4 children.  2 of them are Karol’s kids, and so they are my “step children”, and 2 of them are my biological children.  The “step kids” are 22 and 19.  The bio kids are 17 and 15. So we have had some experience raising teens. More and more I am […]

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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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Spotlight Series: Kyle and Steve

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TNF:  Tell me about your family. Are you married?  Do you have kids?  KYLE:  Steve and I met in 1997 and have been together for 17 years.  We got married in 2009 in a beautiful, old church in the center of Provincetown, Mass., in front of our very supportive family and friends who had traveled […]

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What I Hate Most About Parenting

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By Brandy Black My biggest fear when finding out that our only child was gaining twin siblings and my wife and I would have 3 children, was my ability to keep that many people safe and happy.  Both times I was pregnant and I’ll admit it, ultra sensitive I worried about all the things that […]

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Sperm Banks, Sibling Registries, and Donor Siblings: The Insemination of Family

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By Amber Leventry I don’t like surprises. I am not fond of change. And I hate the feeling in my stomach when things are out of my control. All three of these crazy-making items collided when we bought baby-making sperm. My biggest hang-up was the knowledge that someone unknown to us could also buy our […]

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11 Things Only Parents of Boys Understand

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By: Shannon Ralph Years ago, when my children were nothing more than an unsuspecting twinkle in my eye, I had a vision of what parenthood would look like. In my vision, there were tea parties and tutus. There were hours spent quietly reading on the couch together. There were Disney princesses and Dora the Explorer. […]

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How Ian Thorpe’s Coming Out Story Impacted This Gay Dad and His Kids

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By Rob Watson Last weekend, Ian Thorpe, who Australian politician Penny Wong called her country’s “greatest Olympian ”, came out as a gay man.  In doing so, he follows in the footsteps of a number of brave public celebrates and a number of athletes from around the globe. There was an aspect to Thorpe’s coming […]

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Video: Two Moms and Their Twins “Who Makes Dinner?”

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By Brandy Black We introduce the twins in our ongoing video series “The Next Living Room” where we discuss all topics of parenting.  Today we discuss who in the house makes dinner. The twins have it all wrong. If you missed any of the other videos, here are a few highlights: Lesbian moms insist on […]

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Hobby Lobby: I Object!

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By Shannon Ralph   There have been many articles written about the recent Supreme Court ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby. Most have scoffed at the premise that one person’s religion trumps another person’s healthcare decisions. Several have justifiably lamented the ridiculousness of a company—a non-human entity—having its “religious liberties” threatened. Some have warned of […]

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