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In a Family, Small Moments Aren’t Always Small
Family

In a Family, Small Moments Aren’t Always Small

My husband’s ex-wife and I have an interesting relationship.

Redefining Family
Extended family / Family

Redefining Family

Sometimes, the way we define family ends up defining us.

Our Lives in Pictures
Family / Kids / Parenting

Our Lives in Pictures

Looking through old pictures made me realize how much having children has changed me.

Home for the Holigays
Extended family / Family

Home for the Holigays

How do people in the LGBT community feel about going home during the holiday season?

Merry Christmas 2014
Grief & loss

How My Christmas Tree Became My Grief Counselor

You know that holiday advice for the broken-of-heart: create new traditions? It doesn’t really work for newly separated co-parents, like Tracie and me, who are trying to follow a different piece of advice: keep the kids’ lives as normal as possible.

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Health & Wellness / Life

Connections Across the Lifespan: New Research

Two recent studies demonstrate the significance of our connections with our families of origin, and also those families that we choose.

When Marriage Equality Activists Break Up
Grief & loss

When Marriage Equality Activists Break Up

I know that the rights and responsibilities we gained are important not only to couples who stay married, but also those who need to separate.

My Boys of Summer
Family / Kids / Parenting

Dear Baseball, Thank You

I might remember Summer 2014 as The Summer My Marriage Broke but I also want to remember My Boys of Summer.

This Is Not Bad. This Is Not Good. This Is Change.
Family / Parenting

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.   […]

Keeping Our Gender Creative Children Healthy
Health & Wellness / Life

Keeping Our Gender Creative Children Healthy

The distinction between gender and sexual orientation continues to be confusing for some. The simplest definition that I have appreciated is that gender is who you are, and sexual orientation is who you want to be with as a partner.