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Weird Gay Parenting Moments
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Weird Gay Parenting Moments

What’s the weirdest situation you’ve been in as a gay parent? Did it involve New Mexico like this one?

He’s Not Your Kid
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He’s Not Your Kid

Going back to school can mean returning to homework. For some, it can also mean returning to the closet.

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Jersey Shore Doesn’t

Times have changed, progress has marched on, barriers have broken down, minds have expanded, and the Jersey shore is still almost exactly the same.

Weird Gay Parenting Moments
Family / Parenting

Weird Gay Parenting Moments

What’s the weirdest situation you’ve been in as a gay parent? Did it involve New Mexico like this one?

This Is Not Bad. This Is Not Good. This Is Change.
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This Is Not Bad. This Is Not Good. This Is Change.

The last time I built an Ikea bookshelf, I was seven months pregnant with K, my almost eight-year-old. Today, I taught him how to place the screw inside the predrilled hole, how to set the drill’s Phillips-head bit into the screw’s crosshatches, and how to pull the orange trigger.   […]

Protective Instincts
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Protective Instincts

An incident on an airplane leads to questions about balancing what we know intellectually and our instincts to protect our children.

Summer Is an Ice Pick
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Summer Is an Ice Pick

Welcome to the Runaway Bunny that is my brain in which I discuss ice sculptures, Ikea towels and chiggers.

I Love Rock and Roll
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I Love Rock and Roll

I once overheard her say to her brother, “I just want to be a different kind of girl.”

The Summer of Wisecracking and Bickering
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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.

Hard Lessons on Hand Me-Downs
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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.