Kids

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Don’t Kiss, Don’t Tell

Is there any evidence that prudishness is genetic?

Things we looked forward to as parents
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Things we looked forward to as parents

Buckle up for the road trip of a lifetime–we hope you like the smell of ketchup!

Divorce Sucks: The Birthday Episode
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Divorce Sucks: The Birthday Episode

Divorce sucks and my kids no longer have the kind of mom they once had.

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Saying Goodbye to Childhood

My daughter packed up her stuffed animals, and I’m finding it hard to say goodbye to them.

Photo credit: Scouts for Equality
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The Boy Scouts: Honor, Credo, or Oxymoron

The Boys Scouts of America flagrantly recruits hairless, prepubescent males into their uniform-wearing, male-bonding, rubbing-two-sticks-together-in-the-woods lifestyle.

When Neighbors Aren’t Neighborly
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When Neighbors Aren’t Neighborly

What do you do when your neighbors stop talking to you?

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Where the Boys Are (Hint: My House)

My then-partner/now-husband and I, having tried over and over and harder and harder to conceive an offspring in the traditional manner (it was simply grueling, I tell you), finally gave up the ghost and decided to adopt somebody via the good graces of the New Jersey State Foster System.

Are You an OLP? (Overprotective Lesbian Parent)
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Are You an OLP? (Overprotective Lesbian Parent)

This morning I dropped my ten-year-old son off at school with everything he needed to survive a two-night field trip in California’s Gold Country: two pairs of shorts (he hates pants), two shirts, two pairs each of underwear and socks, minimal toiletries, a jacket that he’s unlikely to wear, four […]

The Gay Card
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The Gay Card

He had been living with us for less than a month that Sunday morning he first stumbled into our bedroom and exclaimed, “Oh. So that’s how you sleep.”

A Tooth in the Hand
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A Tooth in the Hand

Motherhood can be gruesome in an every day sort of way.