10 Lessons I Want My Son to Learn Before He Becomes a Teenager

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By: Shannon Ralph I have an amazing eleven year old son. He is smart. He makes me laugh every day. He is kind and he is generous. And despite my nightly pleading to the universe to please—for the love of God—slow down time, my son is becoming a man before my very eyes. He is […]

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I Will Not Let My Daughter Carry My Pocket Of Sadness, But My Heart Is In Her Hands

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By: Amber Leventry I carry with me a pocket of sadness. It is no longer debilitating, nor is it something I feel every day. But it’s there. It’s a wound that will never heal and a reminder of the childhood I had and that which I will never allow my own children to experience. This […]

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Gay Husband & Dad: Legal Love Rocks!

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By: Henry Amador My husband and I were married on October 10th 2009 in Boston Mass. In the five years that we have been joined, in the 1,826 days that we have lived and loved together, not a single one of those days had been legally recognized by the State that we called home. Not […]

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Spotlight Series: Petey and Tony

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Spotlight Series sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States.     TNF: Tell me about your family. How did you meet your partner?  PETEY: We have been together for 3 years but our story actually began 10 years prior. In 2001 we both lived in Sacramento and briefly chatted online. We exchanged photos and […]

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On The Road (To Gay Daddyhood) Again! Part Three, Hoops, Hurdles and The Matching Game.

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By: Henry Amador I am happy to say that as I write this articles my husband and I have completed the required classes in the MAPP program, Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting for North Carolina. We received a lovely certificate as our class mates cheered as each of our family names were called. I […]

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When a Homophobic Cousin Attacked a Woman’s Marriage, He Helped Her Understand What True “Family” Means

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Once upon a time there were two cousins, Jessica and Robby. They grew up together in the warm and wet Mississippi back lands. They swam, they fished and Jessica loved and respected her cousin. He gave her the sense of understanding family and loyalty. That sense of family and loyalty was upended completely when Robby […]

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Spotlight Series: Kaila and Lisa

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Spotlight Series sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States.     TNF: Tell me about your family. How did you meet your wife? Do you have kids? KAILA: Lisa and I met almost five years ago. I can’t believe how time is flying. It feels like just yesterday, I was handing her […]

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Daddy Lets Go…As Papa Cuts Corners

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By James Muscolino It’s rare here in Houston to get a cool day so early in fall, let alone an opportunity to take full advantage of it.  Grabbing hold of any family time is so important to us –me, the stay-at-home-dad, and my partner, a business owner.  What better way to spend this beautiful day […]

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