Answering the Question that Will Shape Him Forever: "Can Two Girls Love Each Other?"

Caesar waits as I ponder, poking his finger around the container filled with the rainbow colored stars I've already stamped out, for the Mother's Day cards he'll be decorating later. That must have been what prompted the question. He has so many grandmothers, after all. He flushes a bit, I've kept him waiting too long and now he's worried he asked an inappropriate question. He shuffles his feet, and speaks again: "I was just wondering how they love each other and if it's okay." He's only five now, but how I answer this will shape what he knows, what he lives, what he repeats -- forever. ...more
When he was around five, my oldest asked me point blank if boys could marry boys. I said that ...more

The Adoption Journey Begins...With Fingerprinting!

As seen this week on TheNextFamily.com (6/6/2012):“You don’t choose your family.  They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.”  ~Desmond Tutu...more

Join Us for the 7th Annual Blogging for LGBT Families Day on June 1

Bloggers of all sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions are invited to write in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) families this Friday, June 1, on the 7th Annual Blogging for LGBT Families Day....more

Can We 'Get Real' About Sex in Church?

A few weeks ago my close friend Tina called after a difficult week at church. Her pastor was preaching a series about marriage, and he was all about "getting real."From her perspective, "getting real" meant that he was about to talk about sex....more
 @LetThemEatGreat Totally agree with what you're saying here. I had some pretty tumultuous years ...more

And So Here We Go!

As seen this week on TheNextFamily.com (4/18/2012):...more

I Hate You, Mom

As seen this week on TheNextFamily.com (3/28/2012):...more

Mom, I Want a Facebook Page

As seen this week on TheNextFamily.com (3/14/2012):* Please, read this week's blog and share it with others, as it addresses bullying and ways to stop it.  If you, or someone that you know, are dealing with bullying, please note the information at the end of the blog for help....more

It's Just Been One of Those Days

As seen this week on TheNextFamily.com (3/7/2012):So I’m having one of those moments.  Actually, it’s more like a couple of those moments.  The kind, as a parent, where you feel like you have somehow managed to do all of the wrong things and it is now showing in everything that your child does – or does not – do.  I’m also having a bit of parental sadness, now that the oldest has left and is officially property of the United States Navy....more

Million Moms Fight Gay Wedding in Archie Comics

Another day, another misguided moral panic.This time, it’s One Million Moms sending up flares about the fact that some Toys "R" Us stores are selling Archie Comics, featuring a gay wedding. Image: Robin Nelson via ZUMA Press. ...more
When I was a kid, my aunt used to bring her girlfriends to our house for family events.  This ...more

The Indiffence of Good Men

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