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The Divorce Files: Upsides of Moving Out
Life / Sex & relationships

The Divorce Files: Upsides of Moving Out

Thoughts on divorce: Yes, there will be an after.

10 Simple Snacks for Kids
Culture / Food

10 Simple Snacks for Kids

Tastes great. Less work. These snacks are easy and sure to please picky palates.

Puppy Love ~ A Shout Out to Those Who Love Us On All Fours
Family / Pets

Puppy Love ~ A Shout Out to Those Who Love Us On All Fours

Dogs. When we first meet them, they seem like such odd creatures with hair everywhere and questionable breath. But soon it becomes clear: to look into a dog’s eyes is to see a soul.

Hot Lesbians as Defined by an Actual Lesbian
Identity / Life

Hot Lesbians as Defined by an Actual Lesbian

To say someone is hot is, of course, subjective. When you put hot and lesbian together, you can’t consider physical appearance because to say hot lesbian is to describe a group of people who cannot be defined by physicality alone.

Assigning Hope in Middle School
Family / Parenting / School

Assigning Hope in Middle School

I have been stressed out about middle school since he was in kindergarten.

Be Careful What you Google
Parenting

Be Careful What you Google

The past lives in a search engine and it’s not that I want to keep the past from my children, I just want them to be old enough to face it.

The kids were flower girls in the wedding of some friends about a  
month ago (May 2015) Pictured: Shannon, Cole, Selina and Nat AFTER the  
wedding reception ice cream truck had arrived.
Community / Portraits

VillageQ Community: Homeschooler and Fretter

Meet Shannon and her family who split their time between Chicago and Urbana, Illinois.

LGBT Allies: Small Gestures Make a Big Difference
Life

LGBT Allies: Small Gestures Make a Big Difference

When meeting someone new, we ask the same question: How does this person feel about LGBT people? But the underlying question is: Am I safe?

Dear Parents: Hang Up and Hit Your Kids
Family / Parenting

Dear Parents: Hang Up and Hit Your Kids

Don’t let your kids turn out like Donald Trump.

Schlissel stabs a marcher at the Jerusalem Pride March (Photo: CNN)
News & Politics

Jerusalem Pride 2015 and its Aftermath

Three weeks ago, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man stabbed six people at Jerusalem’s annual LGBTQ pride march. One victim, 16-year old Shira Banki, died of her wounds several days later. The assailant, Yishai Schlissel, was released from jail only a month before the attack, after serving a 10-year sentence for stabbing three people at Jerusalem’s 2005 pride march.