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DIY: melted crayon art
Kids / Parenting

DIY: melted crayon art

Over Christmas, my daughter received a melted crayon art piece for her room. Not only is it a great playful addition to a toddler’s room, it adds a splash of color and was a lot of fun for the teenage family member to make! I thought some do-it-at-home art was […]

Blogs: the solution to weather
Community / Featured blogs

Blogs: the solution to weather

Does the polar vortex have you locked inside? Are you in the southern hemisphere experience gut wrenching heat without a powerful enough AC?  VillageQ has the answer:  new blogs to read!  So, snuggle in with your electronic device of choice and enjoy these new listings.  Don’t for get to check […]

Photo: Adam Jones
Community / Featured blogs

Spring cleaning for the new year

You know how spring cleaning gets you ready for spring?  Apparently, blogroll updating got me ready for 2014!  Thank you to all of our blogs who have been so patient in waiting to be added to the directory.  Our new blog listing intake form should help to expedite this process […]

On convenience, winter, and children
Family / Kids / Parenting

On convenience, winter, and children

Winter is… inconvenient. Or, at least, that’s one word for it. It is inconvenient to stand, frozen (no pun intended) at your car door, as you try to figure out precisely how to access your car keys, which are deep inside your coat pocket, with your clumsy, mittened hands. The […]

Comfort food: Rice pudding
Culture / Food

Comfort food: Rice pudding

Are you one of those people who puts it all out there on the Internet? A blogger who processes online and bares her soul? I am not. But, I do find blogging very therapeutic, a place I return to in search of community and support, a place where I can […]

VQ comes out: Feeling like Judas
Life

VQ comes out: Feeling like Judas

Next up for VQ Comes Out – our series honoring National Coming Out Day and LGBT History month winds down as Clare shares her story – from Drama Club to straight prom dates to coming out as queer while married to a man. ~ The Editors [hr]  How many times have you come out? […]

PHOTO CREDIT: MARIE-LAN NGUYEN
Community / Featured blogs

Looking for a bookend (Meet the newest VQ blog listings)

Old friends, memory brushes the same years, silently sharing the same fears ~ Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, “Old Friends” Isn’t it funny how the internet has changed our patterns of friendship?  Now, instead of hoping to find someone with similar interests in a class or at a job or […]

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis album cover
Culture / Entertainment / News & Politics

Different realities, same love

I left Tirana, Albania, in a bit of a whirlwind for an emergency trip home I hadn’t planned.  I said goodbye to nobody.  Sitting home, in the relative safety of the U.S., I didn’t mention I was gone. A friend posted on my Facebook wall about the protests surrounding Montenegro’s […]

My perfectly typical toddler
Family / Parenting

My perfectly typical toddler

This piece is cross-posted from DADsquared.  Henry is “a leader, an artist, a traveler  a husband, a father, a healer, a life coach, a thinker, a gypsy, a pacifist, a lover, a yogi, a “buddha,” a listener, a Spaniard, a wedding officiant, a philosopher, a nudge, a writer, a fly-on-the-wall, a […]

PHOTO CREDIT: ETHAN LOFTON
Family / Parenting

You can ask

  Ezekiel blogs with Gail, his partner of 12 years, at First Time Second Time.  He is a 35-year-old trans dad of two.  I recently discovered the blog when I was updating our blogrolls, and I am so sad that it is took me this long.  I love First Time […]