Elton John's Baby a Danger to "Young Shoppers" in Arkansas?

It’s the height of silly, really, since to look at the magazine, you wouldn’t necessarily even know you were looking at a gay couple and their baby. And, as the GLBT group pointed out, it isn’t exactly Hustler. Let’s face it, Elton John has seen his sexiest days. And even if they did realize they were looking at gay dads, I’m pretty sure no young shoppers were harmed by the magazine cover before the shield was put up or after it was removed. ...more

My whole family is from Arkansas. I have spent, probably, a total of five years there, if you ...more

Oprah's Family Secret...

I'm sure everybody knows by now, Oprah has a sister! Family secrets were exposed today on The Oprah Show by none other than Ms. Winfrey herself. Oprah had hinted in pre-show sound bites that her upcoming Monday Show would expose a secret that left her "speechless". Well, now that's old news already as the show has aired and we all know the deal as far as the family wants to open it up to the eyes of the world. ...more

I get what you're saying, Margaret. I'm hopeful that Patricia and her new family will be happier ...more

Team Crazy Cakes

We checked out all the books on adoption or foster care our library had when our daughter first came home.  Even though she was 9 and going in...more

Mom Survey as answered by my 10 year old daughter

My daughter has been home with us for 8 months.  She is ten years and 1 month old.  She was in foster care between the ages of 4 - 9.  She was abused and neglected by her biologic...more

Motherhood Later

Until kids, I did everything ahead of schedule. Married at 22. Started trying to have a family at 26, with the goal of having 2 mini-me's by age 30. Type A, much? Things didn't turn out exactly the way I planned. Motherhood Later...Than Sooner, a vibrant, worldwide organization dedicated to connecting *ahem* mature moms with each other, wanted to know my story. And asked 27 thought-provoking questions that made me stop, reflect, and give thanks for all life has brought me. I am thrilled to be the Featured Mom on http://www.motherhoodlater.com/ for the month of January....more

Looking for alternative families (lesbian moms)

Hi, I am the marketing director for the website thenextfamily.com (facedbook as well). We are looking for writers for our site. Especially interested in lesbian Moms. If interested please email me at madge@thenextfamily.comWe are an alternative family site with great stories and lots of discussions that would interest any family....more
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The road to LeLe: A true story of the older child adoption process

I have wanted to be a mother my entire life. As soon as I could write, I started making lists of possible names for my future children. Strangely, the names I picked 25 years ago, like Hannah, Emily and Sophia, have become extremely popular in recent years! I desperately wanted a girl, but would throw in a few boys names (Mason was a favorite) "just in case". When I was 20, I fell madly in love with my very own Mr. Wonderful. He was a few years older than me, handsome, funny, smart, kind, very responsible and settled. Our romance was on high speed....more

Adopted Dreams... My Journey...

 Todays post is a little longer than normal, but it is a story of the last 10 years of my life, slightly condensed…It’s still only a 4 min read, so hang in there till the end....more

2011 Ex-plore How You Can Help Eliminate Poverty

  In 2011 Ex-plore how you can help eliminate poverty. “Anyone can make a difference....more

Look Ma, Laces!

If it were up to me, she'd be in Velcro forever.But G told me point blank today "I think I'm ready for shoelaces. Velcro seems just a little, I don't know...babyish."And, poof!  My 9 year old is 3 again, articulating in perfectly spoken English "Is it time to take the rail off my crib?"Is it time?  It must be time.  From the beginning, I have wanted to delay the inevitable.  Adopting my babies when they were one years old, everything seemed to happen too fast - the teeth, the walking, the growing out of onesies and bottles and bjorns.  H...more