12 Ways Pinterest Says I am Failing My Children

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By: Shannon Ralph I used to think I was a pretty good parent. In my blissful ignorance, I thought my three children were fairly happy, well-adjusted kids. Like most parents, I managed to muddle my way through their tumultuous early years and felt a sense of unbridled accomplishment at having escaped relatively unscathed. I managed […]

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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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A Boy, A Stick & A Walk in the Woods: Setting Boundaries & Letting Them Go

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By Brent Almond Instead of trying to corral him within the confines of the play area, I decided to follow my son’s lead — and even encouraged him — in exploring beyond its borders. We were once again searching for the bad guy. It doesn’t matter to my memory who it was… but it was […]

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A Gay Dad’s Open Letter to a “Christian” Mother Caught on Tape Wishing Death on Her Disabled Lesbian Daughter

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Video has again captured a “Christian” parent behaving badly. This week, the Facebook and Twitter mega-page Stop-Homophobia broadcast out a post depicting the plight of a lady named Kelly. Public disapproval over who could marry whom was an issue for Kelly’s family early on. Her father is black, and her mother is white. Kelly and her brother […]

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Spotlight Series: Manuel and Jason

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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 husband/partner?  MANUEL: Jason and I met 4.5 years ago on an online dating site.  Never would I have imagined that I would meet love on Grindr. But I did. And the […]

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Emma Watson’s Speech Pissed Me Off, and Here is Why

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By: Shannon Ralph I love Emma Watson. I truly adore her as much as I am capable of adoring a person that I have never met. It may seem odd for a 42-year-old lesbian mom to be a rabid fan of a 24-year-old “Harry Potter girl” (as she described herself in her recent impassioned speech […]

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How We Used A Salsa Jar To Conceive

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By Christina Soletti In September 2010 our beautiful daughter Beatrice Rinn was born to her two mamas — thanks in part to a salsa jar. Yes, you read that right. Patty and I have been legally married since 2008 — we were one of the 18,000 couples that were able to marry during the short […]

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