By: Brandy Black
Susan, Sophia and I went away to a resort in Palm Springs for Mother’s Day weekend. The place that we stayed is massive with 44 pools and a many people from all over California staying in casitas throughout the property.
Sophia and I were playing in the pool and 2 six year-olds sharked around us, cooing at Sophia.
“Where’s her daddy?” says one girl.
“She doesn’t have a daddy, she has 2 moms,” I say, smiling.
“What do you mean?” says the other girl “Where’s her daddy?”
“She just doesn’t have one,” I say beginning to get nervous, as this qualifies as my first official conversation with a child on the topic.
Girl one: “But really where’s her daddy?”
Girl two: “Yeah where is he? That’s not possible.”
Me: “She doesn’t have a daddy, she has 2 moms.”
Girl one: “Why do you have a ring on?”
You can’t get anything past these kids.
Me: “Because we are legally married.”
Girl one: “Well, she’s lucky she’s got two moms.”
“Yeah” says Girl Two “Do you have a big house?”
Comments will be approved before showing up.
Originally published on The Seattle Lesbian
By Laura King
Life can get busy. With work, kids, family commitments, friends, chores, and the general chaos of everyday life, it can be near impossible at times to sit down for a cup of tea, let alone squeeze in an hour of exercise regularly. However, all things are possible if you set your mind to them. Those that prioritize their fitness nearly...
With the passage of marriage equality last year, laws have been quickly changing across the United States. LGBT couples with or without children weren’t just given the right of marriage, they were provided new protections and benefits within their families. All of a sudden, LGBT couples and families had to figure out how to file jointly when it came to taxes, how to add...
By Alex Temblador
I recently wrote an article for The Next Family called, “Family-Friendly Films That Feature Adoption and Foster Care,” that shared wonderful family films with adoption or foster care story lines. My reasoning behind doing so was because every family deserves a chance to see similar families like theirs represented in various forms of entertainment.
The same can be said of other...