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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 with a gay twist. This is our fourth year of Little League -- and the fourth consecutive year Ann* i...It's hard not to stand out when you're the only girl on the baseball team -- and you have two moms.

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 her one explicit instruction: Stay out of the hair care products in the bathroom, which Rose had be...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 accidentally outed on Facebook. Together, these transitional moments moved us from life before to li...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 hilarious and I found myself snootily proud of her choice. See, my kid's no joiner. Let every other gir...Welcome the first column from our gay dad in our new gay parenting column.

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 "alternative" families have become. In fact, the same week I agreed to write the column, I read an article...Welcome the launch of our first gay-parenting column. But remember, not everyone is celebrating with us.

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