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Oh, Behave: The Word 'Gay' Does Not Equal 'Stupid'

I thought my nephew was a linguistic genius when he said he was "being have." His mother had admonished him about something, and she'd told him to "be...This mommy blogger tackles the word "gay" as a substitute for "stupid."

Meant to Be: A Letter to My Daughter on Her Birthday

Long ago, before there was you, when Daddy was not yet Daddy and I was not yet Papa, he and I promised each other that someday we would be parents. We...The doubters didn't stop us: Our course was set.

Parenting On Demand: How Do You Tell the Difference Between a Child's Wants and Needs?

I'm hungry. Can I have some pancakes? Will you help me go to the bathroom? Can I have a playdate after school today? I want to watch "Scooby-Doo" on T...All the research in the world can't prepare you for the onslaught of wants from a child.

A Piece of Unsolicited Parenting Advice: Don't Offer Any

My friend Gwen was taking a stroll, her sleeping 1-year-old daughter Lola pressed to her chest in a baby sling. It was a lovely day, the nicest so far...Is there anything your average parent wants less than unsolicited advice?

Teaching Moments: Mystery Moms and the 'Interrupting Chicken'

"The Interrupting Chicken" by David Ezra Stein
For most of this past year, I had a very intense, life-consuming job that cost me a...
School appearance by two moms raises lots of questions.

'Modern Family' and Me: The Men in the Mirror

Question: Where can I find the following family? Two gay dads -- one slender and uncomfortable offering public displays of affection, the other...Watching "Modern Family" is like looking in a mirror.

Women's Work: Divvying Up the Chores in an All-Girl Household

The little girl tilted her head to one side and thought a minute. "You do?" she asked. "Nope," I replied. "Em does." The girl shook her head ...Today's topic: Who did what? Who did the laundry? Who killed the bugs? Who cooked?

Out In Left Field

Baseball season is here, and, like millions of parents nationwide, I have Little League anxiety this week. But unlike most parents, my angst comes wit...It's hard not to stand out when you're the only girl on the baseball team -- and you have two moms.

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