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Photo courtesy of Dylan Flunker
Family / Family-building

Baby Makes Four: Making Way for a Second Child

In the five stages of grief around no longer being an only child, we’ve primarily been in “denial” and “bargaining,” while dabbling with “acceptance.”

Photo: Robert Shaffron
Family / Parenting

Dads – They’re Not Just for Babysitting Anymore

It was a little joke that a dad was so inessential to his child’s day-to-day life that when the kid was in his care, it was as though he was “babysitting.”

PHOTO CREDIT: BETSY ARCHER
Family

Marriage Equality Comes to North Carolina

We went to a BBQ, saw some old friends, watched a HUGE bonfire and became legally married in our home state 10 years, 4 months and 19 days after we were married in Massachusetts.

The Consequences of Consequences
Family / Parenting

The Consequences of Consequences

Next time you are rolling up your disciplinary sleeves, remember to ask yourself, “Who really suffers?”

My Kids’ Advice on Coping with Difference
Identity / Life

My Kids’ Advice on Coping with Difference

Does being visibly queer make you nervous sometimes? My kids have some advice that might help.

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.   […]

Protective Instincts
Family / Parenting

Protective Instincts

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

The Summer of Wisecracking and Bickering
Family / Kids / Parenting

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.

5 Ways to Work Blogging into Parenting Life
Family / Parenting

5 Ways to Work Blogging into Parenting Life

Blogging and summer vacation don’t mix – or at least they don’t for me. The same seems to be true of some of my favorite bloggers because I have seen a noticeable downturn in blogging as the days of summer in the Northern Hemisphere wear on. My usual weekly stint here is […]

Four Lessons I Learned While Surfing
Family / Parenting

Four Lessons I Learned While Surfing

As we approached the surf shack, my eight-year-old son B looked over his shoulder at the ocean and said, “I can’t wait to wipe out!” “That’s a great attitude,” I chuckled. After a fifteen-minute, on-land surf lesson, B waded into the water with his cousin M and two instructors: one […]