Concerns unique to LGBTQ parents

This post highlights The Rolling Tide of LGBTQ Rights: Parenting with Uncertainty by Adventurous Moms. Being a parent is anxiety-provoking no matter who you are. But there are certain concerns unique to being an LGBTQ parent. This blog post captures the fears I think many of us struggle with. She writes: What if gay marriage is overturned? What if the law changes before my adoption of the twins is finalized? What if the adoption of my kids…

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Zach Wahls talks activism and growing up with two moms

This post highlights Viral Sensation, Zach Wahls Talks About His 2 Moms & His Bid for Senate by If These Ovaries Could Talk. For those of you not familiar with this great podcast, here’s how they describe themselves: Two lesbians chat about making babies and non-traditional families. Jaimie Kelton and Robin Hopkins go in-depth with weekly guests about their hopes, fears and setbacks when making a baby with love plus science as well as what it’s…

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Overcoming Addiction

This post highlights HOW ADDICTION HAS CHANGED MY LIFE by Family Is About Love. In this vulnerable piece Frank speaks candidly about his struggle with — and triumph over — addiction, and how that impacts who he is as a father. He writes: Recently, I have been thinking a lot about how I can best use my past experience to educate my son and my students as to the dangers of some drugs out there. I know…

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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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