LGBTQ Children’s Books that go beyond the issues

This post highlights LGBTQ-Inclusive Children’s Books: Trends and Tribulations by Mombian. I love this piece because it speaks to one of the things I’ve found frustrating as a parent: trying to find LGBTQ-inclusive children’s books that go beyond the “issue” of being LGBTQ. Don’t get me wrong: I appreciate that the “issue” books exist — especially to help straight families teach their children about families that might be different than their own. But what I really…

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Parenting a bio child as an adopted parent

  This post highlights RAISING BABY T-REX: MY MOM SAYS WE’RE EXACTLY THE SAME by Kaelyn on Autostraddle First off, I really love Autostraddle. It’s smart and funny and I read it pretty much every day. The author of this piece, KaeLyn, was adopted herself at the age of 17 months. Now she has a daughter who is approaching that age, and her description of what that means to her and the things she was surprised…

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Common Questions about Donor Sperm

  This post highlights “Donor Sperm: The Questions You’ve Always Wanted to Ask” by Meet the Wildes This post is a few years old, but it’s a great one that really resonated with me and it’s timeless, so I’m delighted to finally have a venue to share it. In this post Amber answers — in her straightforward, funny, personable way — some common questions people have (but rarely ask) about her children’s donor. In addition…

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The Story of our Family

  A couple weeks ago Zach Wahls, activist and son of two lesbians, was interviewed on If These Ovaries Could Talk.  He mentioned that his moms ensured he knew from the very beginning that he had a donor. In other words, there was never a moment in his memory when he wondered where he came from or if he had a father. That comment got me thinking for the first time in a while about when Kathryn…

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