Plan, Hope, and Wait: Fertility Advice for a Friend

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By: Amber Leventry A friend recently asked my partner, Amy, and I for fertility advice. I was prepared to spew the abundant amount of information in my head about ovulation, basal body temperatures, and cervical mucus. Information I never thought I would know, but information I now know so well from our own attempts at […]

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Dads-To-Be: Big Changes and Long Goodbyes

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By Stephen & Adam Podowitz-Thomas How do you leave a place that feels like home and wish farewell to everyone you love there? How do you accept altering a dream that you’ve harbored for years? What does it mean to make such a dramatic change while in the process of trying to adopt? Stephen and […]

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Parenting Video Tips: Making Breakfast Fun

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By Brandy Black I remember some of my most cherished days as a child involved doing something that I had never done before, breaking the mold, changing things up.  One morning my father woke me up and said we were all going on a “around the world day”, the agenda was thai food for lunch […]

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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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