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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“Mandatory Family Fun” Sometimes I Force My Teens To Hang Out With The Parents!

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By Carol Rood I think I am a “normal” average mom, I like to spend time with my family. Occasionally I require them to spend time with me doing what I like to call “Mandatory Family Fun”.  These are days where they are forced to participate in an activity with the family…..WITHOUT any friends along […]

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Enjoying Our National Parks

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We just returned from a trip with my mother to Muir Woods National Monument, while she was visiting us from New Jersey. Muir Woods houses a number of old-growth redwood groves, all situated just a 30-minute drive from San Francisco over the Golden Gate Bridge. Adam’s and my experiences with national park lands started young. […]

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