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Childrenfreude: Why I Take Pleasure in Other Parents' Pain - and You Should, Too!

My daughter, Diva, and I were at a friend's house for a playdate and Rose, her buddy, was in fine form. Just before we got there, Rose's mom had given...Childrenfreude: the secret pleasure of watching bad kids happen to good parents.

Coming Out Again and Again

To be gay is to have a coming out story -- that day when we finally confided in a friend, confessed to a crush, told the family or found ourselves acc...Being a gay mom means coming out over and over and over again.

Independent Spunk Vs. Pretty Princess: A Dad's Lesson in Trusting Positive Parenting

When my daughter was not quite 3, she told my husband and me that she wanted to be a chicken for an upcoming costume party. We thought this was hil...Welcome the first column from our gay dad in our new gay parenting column.

Aussie Lesbian Couple Gives Birth to Quintuplets Without IVF

Five babies equal one big belly. Credit: jupiterimages The odds of having quintuplets are a staggering one in 60 million, but a lesbian ...The preemies ranged in weight from just more than 1.8 pounds to just under 2 pounds,

Gay Parenting: Out of the Closet and In Again

I was delighted when ParentDish asked me to be the mom half of this new column on gay parenting -- reveling at the thought of how mainstream we "alter...Welcome the launch of our first gay-parenting column. But remember, not everyone is celebrating with us.

Lesbian Co-Mother Awarded Visitation by Arkansas Supreme Court

Visitation isn't a given for the non-biological parent in a same-sex partnership. Credit: David McNew, Getty Images A visitation battle...The Arkansas Supreme Court has granted visitation rights to the former partner of a lesbian mother whose child she helped plan for and was the primary caregiver for when she was an infant.

Should Gay Parents Have the Same Rights as Other Parents?

Credit: Emmanuel Dunand, AFP/Getty Images A case in Australia brings up an interesting question: Should gay parents have the same right...When a child is being raised by someone other than their biological parents, who gets to make major decisions?

Teen's Impassioned Speech Supporting Gay Marriage in Iowa Goes Viral

Advocates for same-sex unions may have found a new spokesperson in Zach Wahls. The 19-year-old University of Iowa student delivered an eloquent...The University of Iowa student raised by two moms says his family is really no different from other families.

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