Guest blog posts

Why I Love Being an Openly Gay Autism Parent
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Why I Love Being an Openly Gay Autism Parent

April is, among other things, World Autism Awareness Month, and has been celebrated as such since the 1970s. One in 88 children in America are on the autism spectrum; it affects over 2 million people in the US and tens of millions worldwide. If we were to include their families, […]

Healing after the Boston Marathon Bombings
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Healing after the Boston Marathon Bombings

Guest author Jen Bauer posted this on her blog Adventurous Moms on Tuesday. It was from Jen I first learned about the fund for her Lowell High School student Sydney Corcoran (last Wednesday’s post on it here). Below is a post she said “was not an easy one to write.” […]

Living in Exile
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Living in Exile

Guest author Rebecca Berry writes of her life  as a London-based US expat at Open your eyes.  Hers is the fifth in our ongoing Wednesday series, Lawfully Wedded Life. Do you have a story to tell about marriage, marriage equality, or the lack thereof? Submit yours here. We’ll be running the series through the […]

Your One and Only
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Your One and Only

Guest author Faiqa Khan blogs about diversity at her personal blog Native Born. She also produces an interfaith podcast called Hey! That’s My Hummus! where the talk centers on everything but hummus. A featured blogger on Babble Voices and Aiming Low, Faiqa believes that tolerance is a great start, but acceptance of others is the end game. She […]

Searching for Gay Dads: Parenting in the Shadow of the Plague
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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
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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
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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
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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 […]

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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
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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 […]