Parenting – Tagged "Portland" – Love and Pride

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Spotlight Series: Carey and Michele

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Spotlight Series sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States.

 

 

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TNF: Tell me about your family.  Are you married? Do you have kids?  

CAREY:My name is Carey, my wife is Michele and our 3 year old daughter is Kaeden. We live near Portland, Oregon with our 2 dogs, Xena & Tazer. Michele and I have been together 10 years, had a commitment ceremony in 2006 and...

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Spotlight Series: Andy and Casey

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TNF: Tell me about your family. Are you married?

ANDY: We are not married at this point. It has only been a recent option for us in the state of Oregon. However, in our state we have full rights to our kids through a co-parent adoption.

TNF: Do you have kids? Any specifics about the formation of your family (adoption, biological, via surrogate, etc.)?

ANDY: Our situation was very unique...

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Hotel Monaco Portland: Escape to Luxury

By: Trisha Barnard

Gay Family Travel

 

Hotel Monaco Portland is a unique luxury hotel in downtown Portland just steps away from shopping, restaurants and the beautiful Tom McCall Waterfront Park. The famous Pioneer Square is only a couple blocks away. Hop on to MAX Light Rail and get whisked to the Washington Park Zoo or the gorgeous Japanese Rose Gardens.

Hotel Monaco is full of vibrant colors everywhere....

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On To The Other Stuff

By: Ann Brown

I am wrestling with a problem.

You know how I hate talking on the phone, right? Well, a few weeks ago I sent a letter to a very nice person I met in Sag Harbor after he called and left a message saying how much he enjoyed meeting Robin and me when we were there this summer. The letter came back today, with a stamp saying that there is no mail receptacle at the address to which I...

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Atonement Watch 5771

By: Ann Brown

The countdown continues. I have only until Saturday evening to get all my shit settled with everyone I’ve fucked over this year. I would have gotten on it sooner but I had a lot of ironing to do. And then I wanted to watch Obama’s speech on TV. And then I was hungry and needed to set out some snacks for myself, you know, as fortification for my impending atonement.

It wasn’t easy to...

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NaCl

By: Ann Brown

I’m done with supermarket sushi. It’s expensive and it always makes me sick.

Of course, it could be the shitload of wasabi I put on it. Or the fact that I often eat it only hours after having my morning coffee, which does me in anyway. Strong coffee is the sharp, bold bad boy lover I cannot leave. And wasabi is hot, unprotected sex with him that leaves me sweaty and unable to...

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Of Dead Bunnies, Facebook and Nazis. Again.

By: Ann Brown

So I was listening to NPR the other day and I heard something that made me think.

Generally, it’s not a good idea for me to listen to something that makes me think while I am driving because it is getting more and more difficult to focus on any one thing at a time, and if I have to choose between paying attention to the road and, say, eating, pouring EmergenC powder into my bottle...

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Seek (not) And Ye Shall Find (not)

By: Ann Brown

Fuuuuuck. I lost my blue Mephisto sandal. And my Tacos Del Mar punch card. And the piece of paper onto which I wrote the answer to the secret question that Facebook will ask me in the event that I forget my password.

I cannot find a damn thing in my house.

I’m not going to blame losing these things on menopause or being over-scheduled or El Nino; I do not blame Robin or my dead dog...

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Road Trip 2010: Tale #2 – In Which I Am Egregiously Maimed

By: Ann Brown I was injured in Isla Vista and it was all Robin’s fault. That’s my version, of course, but this is my blog. Be advised that you are expected to side with me because I was your friend first. To fully understand my complaint we need to go back to the morning of The Incident. I was in deep despair, having awakened in our obscenely expensive luxury beachfront room in Pismo Beach to c...

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Road Trip 2010: Tale #1 -In Which Robin Inadvertently Makes An Untoward Advance And We Leave Town Quickly

By: Ann Brown

The first argument of the trip was about whistling.

Robin whistled along to the Bob Marley CD, tapping the rhythm on the steering wheel and, every few measures, on my leg. I smiled at him and joined in on the whistling. Now, you know me; I don’t indulge in insincere gratuitous self-congratulation, preferring, instead, to indulge in insincere gratuitous self-deprecation but I must...

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Saying No To Saying Yes

By: Ann Brown

Did you see the cover of O Magazine last month? Check it out.
“Say YES! to life!” it screams in life-affirming electric blue letters against an energetic neon lime green background.
I might get a subscription to that rag just so I can fucking cancel it.
“Dear O,” my letter will read, “get off my ass, okay? I say YES! to life plenty.”
Not that I owe O any explanation, but:
I say YES!...

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Hand Me A Robe Or Something, Would You?

By: Ann Brown

I am naked in all of my dreams. It’s not a “Hey, everyone, check out my smokin’ hot bod” kind of thing; in my dreams I am not happy about being naked, not one bit happy, but I ultimately accept it as part of the plot and I go about my business, topless, bottomless or all of the above (and below).

I may choose to be clueless about many things in my life but I am pretty realistic...

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