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Searching for Gay Dads: Parenting in the Shadow of the Plague
Guest blog posts / Life / News & Politics / Portraits

Searching for Gay Dads: Parenting in the Shadow of the Plague

Guest author  Keiko Lane, MFT,, is a psychotherapist in Berkeley, CA focusing on queer family planning with folks of all genders. She also teaches graduate and post-graduate courses on queer and multicultural psychotherapies and the psychodynamics of social justice. A poet and essayist, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ […]

Baba-Hood
Community / Family / Guest blog posts / Parenting

Baba-Hood

Today’s post comes to us from guest author JB over at Ells and Baba. I’m lucky enough to have JB as a friend in real life – which is awesome not only because she’s easy to talk to and fun to be around, but also because it’s always good to connect […]

My Dream
Community / Family / Guest blog posts / Parenting

My Dream

Today’s guest author is RoiAnn Phillips, who blogs at Are You the Babysitter?, where this post originally appeared last September (and how many of us can relate to that question?!). To get further immersed in RoiAnn’s writing and perspective, we can all read her blog, but those of you in the Chicago area […]

Humble Hearts and Bated Breath
Extended family / Guest blog posts / Life

Humble Hearts and Bated Breath

I invited guest author Lindsay Wilhelmi from One Baby, Two Moms to share a post this week – and I’m so glad I did.  Lindsay and I met several years ago on an online message board when we were both trying to conceive our now two year olds.  I really […]

Culture / Guest blog posts

An Interview with Gayby Baby Director Maya Newell

Guest author M co-authors a blog,  Gayby Journey about her quest with K to become mums together. She lives in Sydney, Australia, and originally posted this interview with documentarian Maya Newell on her blog. ~Polly In Australia, there is a great debate going on between conservatives and politicians about gay marriage saying that kids […]

Mama In The Middle
Community / Family / Guest blog posts / Parenting

Mama In The Middle

Guest author Issa is a native New Yorker but an advocate for single moms everywhere. As a single parent life coach, Issa offers support to newly single parents facing a myriad of feelings and challenges, as well as to veteran single parents who may have hit a bump in their […]

Family / Family-building

Making Sense of the Money to Make a Baby

Please welcome guest blogger Nina, from Queercents! “The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.” – George Santayana We’ll blink and find ourselves at the two year mark. Two years of trying. Time is one way we mark this baby-making business. When asked for an update, my partner, Jeanine typically rattles […]