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PHOTO CREDIT: DEBORAH GOLDSTEIN
Family / Kids / Parenting

Day trips are better with Chinese food

We did not plan to do much this past long weekend. There were no play dates on the books or trips organized. I had managed to sign up for an event at our middle school to celebrate Martin Luther King. That event would account for two hours of our 72-hour […]

Balancing work and family
Family / Kids / Parenting

Balancing work and family

My daughter, Zeca, likes to play a little game in which she tries to trick me into admitting that I love one of my kids more than the other. She’ll ask a question when I haven’t had coffee yet or when it’s late and I’m tired or when I’m trying […]

"Being fathers is getting our daughters up at 5:30 am making breakfast getting them dressed for school and putting them on the bus by 6:30 .This is a typical day in our household . It's not easy but we enjoy every moment and eveny minute of #fatherhood . #proudfathers #blackfathers #prouddads #gaydads" [PHOTO CREDIT: KORDALENKALEB]
Culture / Media

Instagramming family while Black and gay

Since last September, Kordale and Kaleb have been posting Instagram photos of their everyday lives as they raise their three kids in Atlanta, GA. They bought a beautiful 5-bedroom house, and are leading the fabulously ordinary family life of hard-working, corporate-employed, college grads. With this one exception: because they are both […]

Crafty Dad
Family

Crafty Dad

My kid has been on a dumpling kick. Last time I took her to United Noodles I let her pick out a package of frozen dumplings and we discovered she loves them. “Ummmm…. dumplings!” became the response to the question “what would you like for snack?” She cried great big two-year-old tears […]

Winning the homework wars
Family / Kids / Parenting

Winning the homework wars

 As the end of winter break inched closer, B-Man asked, “Do you like it better when we’re in school or when we’re out of school?” “I love spending time with you guys,” I answered, “and when you’re home, I don’t get much work done. So I like both.” But I […]

PHOTO CREDIT: DEBORAH GOLDSTEIN
Family

Now that I can take her name

With federally recognized marriage comes a plethora of rights and a windfall of financial benefits – not windfall enough to pay for Asher’s bar mitzvah, but enough to make a difference. At least we’re not working with the same inequality deficits before we wed in New Jersey. Now that I’m […]

The Fosters Roundtable: The Honeymoon (Episode 11)
Culture / Entertainment / Media

The Fosters Roundtable: The Honeymoon (Episode 11)

Spoiler alert-o-rama!  These weekly Roundtables are your place for queer family banter about the new ABC Family show The Fosters, and they’re chock-a-block with SPOILERY content.  You’ve been warned! Episode synopsis: Jude and Brandon feel guilty about Callie running away, and other family members are confused about Callie’s actions. Meanwhile, Mariana stumbles upon […]

My fancy daughter.
Family / Life

How will my child break my heart?

The other day, I came upon this heartbreaking story written by a mother whose religious beliefs kept her from accepting her gay son as he was, realizing only too late she had confused fear with faith. I cried reading it. It made me think simultaneously about my own coming out […]

How are gaybies made?
Family / Family-building

How are gaybies made?

Boy, sometimes I think straight, opposite sex, fertile, socionormative couples get all the breaks. Whenever they get the World’s Oldest Question (okay, Second Oldest), they can simply fall back on the classic “Daddy gave Mommy a special hug and then Mommy grew you in her belly.” But what’s the Fischer-Price […]

No Name Calling Week: January 20-24
Family / School

No Name Calling Week: January 20-24

Two of my favorite organizations, Groundspark and GLSEN, are up to something I’m a huge proponent of: celebrating kindness. No Name-Calling Week is happening January 20 through 24th. And one of the great things about it is that you’ll have a precious opportunity to access two of Groundspark’s documentary films for free: […]