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How Cancer Unleashed a Dog Book for Children That Features a Same-Sex Couple



By Geri Gale/ The Seattle Lesbian

I am a poet and have been told that people take my work out like they would a snifter of Grand Marnier and sip it because it’s so rich. But everything changed on December 6, 2012, when I was diagnosed with breast cancer – the same day Seattle issued its first same-sex marriage licenses.

I’ve been with my partner, Patty Kunitsugu (a.k.a. PK), for 36 years. When...

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Campus Pride Hosts National Online Fair for LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges


Originally published on The Seattle Lesbian

Campus Pride hosts national online college fair on Thursday, March 17 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST featuring live chats with over 50 college reps, G+ hangout and Twitter Q&A at #LGBTQCollege411. The fair is free to youth and families highlighting LGBTQ-friendly colleges, scholarships and college prep resources. Fair attendees may win up to $5000 in prizes....

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Watch: A Parent’s Nightmare at 5AM

By Brandy Black

Have you ever had an issue with a toy that just wouldn’t stop talking or hearing a sound in your house that you can’t quite place? Here’s what happened to us at 5AM when we thought animals were being attacked outside of our house.

The post Watch: A Parent’s Nightmare at 5AM appeared first on The Next Family.

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Parenting & Kids: The Work is The Goal

By Tanya Ward Goodman

Girl Group Enterprises

It’s Friday night and I’m in a dance studio in Atwater with a bunch of pre-teen girls. My friend, Wesley and I have been leading this group for just over a year and although we bill it as an “empowerment and learning group,” it’s more like a think tank with brains of all ages. We get together, eat a snack and ponder the big and small questions.

“Okay,” I say. “Your goal is...

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A Day In The Life of The Next Family

Early mornings, taking the kids to school, running errands, work, and too much coffee? Sound a bit like your family?

The Next Family decided to document a day in the life of their family (don’t worry it’s only 10 minutes long) to show you just how crazy (and fun!) the life of two moms and three kids can be everyday.

We’re sure that most families can relate — whether you have one or five kids — a...

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Donovan’s Big Day: Not Just Another LGBTQ Themed Children’s Book by Lesléa Newman

By: Amber Leventry

Donovan's Big Day, Cover

Lesléa Newman has written the book on how to celebrate same-sex parents. Literally. And several times. The award-winning author of Heather Has Two Mommieshas seen a lot of change since her groundbreaking and controversial book was published 26 years ago. The children’s book that paved the way for all other children’s books with two moms or two dads has been both banned and...

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18 Easy Ways To Raise Feminist Boys

By Joanna Shroeder


Do parents intend to raise sons who will grow up to be sexists or harm women? Of course not! Most parents hold their little baby boy in their arms and dream of all the good he might do for the world.

But we can’t rely only upon our own dreams to help our boys grow into good men. After all, everywhere they look in society will be examples of how not to be a good man. They’ll see...

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What Not To Say To Prospective Adoptive Parents. And What To Say Back

By Jillian Lauren


Would you walk up to a pregnant woman and tell her about your friend’s cousin’s daughter whose infant died of a rare disease, offer her the unsolicited tale of your hairdresser’s daughter’s home birth gone wrong, tell her about every mother you know visiting her teenager in rehab, etc.? Would you walk up to a woman expecting a baby and volunteer every horrific possibility...

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Dad Makes Awesome Stormtrooper Costume For His Star Wars Loving Daughter


Father Jim Brock saw an online post last year that showed people how to make a Stormtrooper costume out of a children’s toy sold at Walmart. As a guy who’d made his own pretty awesome costumes in the past, he decided to try out the article and make this Stormtrooper costume for his daughter who just so happens to love Kylo Ren.

Four-year-old Autumn was pretty excited about the idea, but she had...

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A Thank You To Kid-Free Friends

By: Amber Leventry


When everyone of my five member family is home, it’s loud, messy, and usually chaotic. It’s great to have such animated, strong-willed, confident kids, but it’s also exhausting. Our three kids, ages five and two and a half, love each other, show each other kindness, and have (short) stretches of time when they play nicely and calmly as a triad. But they are more likely to be...

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New Lego Set Features a Modern Family and Diversity

Lego figurines, including one in a wheelchair are pictured at the Lego booth on January 28, 2016 in Nuernberg during the 67th International Toy Fair. / AFP / dpa / Daniel Karmann / Germany OUT (Photo credit should read DANIEL KARMANN/AFP/Getty Images)

We are proud to announce that Lego has introduced more diversity to their famous toys.

A new line of Legos, Lego City Line, now features a boy in a wheelchair, plus a family with a stay-at-home dad, a working mother, and their Lego baby. The figurine in the wheelchair also comes with a service dog too!

Soren Torp Laursen, president of LEGO Systems, explained to Fortunewhy Lego moved forward with...

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20 (More) Reasons My Daughter Isn’t Speaking to Me

By: Shannon Ralph


A couple of months ago, I published an article entitled 20 Reasons My Daughter Isn’t Speaking to Me. Since that time, in true tween fashion, my nine-year-old daughter has continued her embittered vow of silence. Okay, lets’ be honest. The silence part isn’t so bad. It’s a nice break from the eye-popping, ear-splitting, door-slamming,...

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