Spotlight Series: Danael and Jason

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TNF: How did you two meet? Danael: Jason and I met through mutual friends in the fall of 2008. TNF: What made you decide to have kids? Danael: I was previously married to Samuel’s mom.  We divorced in 2008.  I was lucky enough to find an amazing man to be Samuel’s stepdad. TNF: Tell me […]

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50 Secrets about Nine-Year-Old Girls (From a Mom in the Trenches)

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By: Shannon Ralph She wants to be cuddled like the little girl she was not so very long ago. Until she doesn’t. Don’t even think about touching her when she doesn’t! You are her very favorite person in the entire world…ever. Seriously. Until five minutes later when she can’t stand the sound of your shrill […]

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14 Ways to Instill Compassion in Your Children

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By: Shannon Ralph If I’ve learned anything from our national news as of late, it’s that our nation desperately needs a hearty dose of compassion. From burning churches to scorching flags to blistering rhetoric, we are a nation sorely lacking. As a parent, I find the deplorable lack of compassion I see in the news […]

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Adoption: Even When It’s Easy, It’s Really Not

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By Diane Ponist Our 4th of July this year was a little different than in previous years. In the past it’s been a day trip to the Jersey Shore or a simple BBQ at our best friend’s house. But this year we provided respite for sibling brothers needing temporary housing. So we had a total […]

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Meet the Film Maker Who Strives to Save the Lives of Children Who Feel “Different”

Sarah Feeley

Her work includes films about Americans standing up assertively for civil liberties to one about a romantic soul traveling the spectrum between the living and the dead. Sarah Feeley’s professional filmmaking career projects a theme of fluidity, and the assertion that one deserves personal dignity. On March 18, 2015 CNN released her greatest work, an […]

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Dude Ranch: Tanque Verde Inclusive To All

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By Brandy Black I’ve never been to a Dude Ranch before but I really wanted our children to get out of the city and experience ranch life so we ventured to Tanque Verde Ranch in Tucson, Arizona.  I had no idea what to expect accept for extremely hot weather in the dead of summer. The […]

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Video Game Industry Becomes More Inclusive

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By: Shannon Ralph As the parent of three budding young gamers, I have often lamented—along with my 9-year-old daughter—the white, straight maleness of the video game industry. This is an issue that has been discussed ad nauseum in The Washington Post, BBC News, The Huffington Post, and numerous other news franchises and blogs, but little […]

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Spotlight Series: Kevin and David

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By Brandy Black TNF: How did you start your family?   Kevin: David and I went to Disneyland for his 32nd birthday, and after watching the infectious excitement between parents and kids, we were inspired to revisit our kids conversation that led to us making a pact at Sleeping Beauty’s castle. We agreed that the next time […]

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The Great Gay Marriage Anticlimax

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By: Shannon Ralph Friday, June 26th, 2015 was an historic day. A day for jubilation. For contemplation. For commemoration. It was a day when Facebook exploded in rainbow colors and love flooded my Twitter feed. It was a day when my family was finally seen. My family was recognized. Legitimized. Sanctioned and admitted to the […]

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