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The Summer of Wisecracking and Bickering
Family / Kids / Parenting

The Summer of Wisecracking and Bickering

We’ve had the Summer of Whining and Bickering, then the Summer of Tantrums and Bickering, followed by the Summer of Phobia-Taunting Adventures and Bickering, and now, welcome to the Summer of Wisecracking and Bickering.

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Family / Kids

The P Word

You would think that a family consisting of two sons surrounded by All Dads, All the Time would be able to navigate the craggy terrain of puberty with a bit more aplomb.

Hard Lessons on Hand Me-Downs
Family / Parenting

Hard Lessons on Hand Me-Downs

Our entire family, including the dog, is female. And that makes for a lot of panties, which now makes sorting the laundry an exercise in forensic science.

Baby Fever
Family

Baby Fever

I’m here, I’m queer, and I have serious baby fever.

5 Ways to Work Blogging into Parenting Life
Family / Parenting

5 Ways to Work Blogging into Parenting Life

Blogging and summer vacation don’t mix – or at least they don’t for me. The same seems to be true of some of my favorite bloggers because I have seen a noticeable downturn in blogging as the days of summer in the Northern Hemisphere wear on. My usual weekly stint here is […]

Parenting Lessons from Minecraft
Family / Parenting

Parenting Lessons from Minecraft

Playing Minecraft with my kids tested me in ways that surprised me and I had to relearn a few very valuable parenting lessons.

Surviving Summer
Family / Parenting

Surviving Summer

We are only three weeks into our summer vacation and we have already had some hard days – one last week that ended in tears (mine) – and I’ve realized the issue is our different expectations of summer.

Searching for Forever Families
Family / Family-building

Searching for Forever Families

The Heart Gallery was founded in New Mexico in 2001 by Diane Granito of the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department. Diane initially worked with photographer and adoptive parent Cathy Maier to take photos of children searching for a family. Later, she had the idea to take these portraits […]

Four Lessons I Learned While Surfing
Family / Parenting

Four Lessons I Learned While Surfing

As we approached the surf shack, my eight-year-old son B looked over his shoulder at the ocean and said, “I can’t wait to wipe out!” “That’s a great attitude,” I chuckled. After a fifteen-minute, on-land surf lesson, B waded into the water with his cousin M and two instructors: one […]

Boys are from Mars. Girls are Straight from the Pit of Hell.
Family / Kids

Boys are from Mars. Girls are Straight from the Pit of Hell.

Our family consists of two dads and two sons, or what I’m fond of calling an eight-testicle household. (If you’re getting grossed out, you might as well stop reading now ‘cause it’s probably only gonna get worse from here.) So aside from the occasional nanny, there has been precious little […]