Parenting / Traditions

Making New Traditions: LGBT weddings

By Alex Temblador

Even with the recent legalization of gay marriage in the United States, gay weddings are nothing new. Marriage ceremonies have been held in states and other countries across the world for many years. However, with the legalization of same-sex marriage, there is, of course, a rise in same-sex weddings and with that, we are noticing an evolution of the wedding toward something that...

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New Year’s Traditions Around the World

Like many holidays, New Year’s is celebrated differently around the world. In the spirit of the holiday, we thought we’d show you how some countries will say good-bye to 2015 and hello to 2016.

The United States

In the U.S., there are a variety of ways in which we celebrate New Year’s. Probably the most well-known tradition is to watch the ball drop in New York at midnight. Kissing someone at...

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Reliving Christmas

Jason and Justin are a couple waiting for a match with birthmother to start their family.

Jason and Justin are a couple waiting to match with a birth mother to start their family. They look forward to reliving Christmas with their child.

This time last year Justin and committed to starting our family through adoption. Despite all the hustle and bustle of the season, Justin and I love Christmas. We love to decorate. We love to give gifts. We love spending time with our family — well at...

Jason Holling
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Comedy in a Casserole

By: Amy Wise

Flashback to Thanksgiving 1993…Jamie and I had been husband and wife for just a few months and we were going to our first “married Thanksgiving” at his sister’s house. His sister asked me to bring a dish to share with everyone and I was so excited to be contributing to the Thanksgiving dinner. I was a little nervous because it was our first holiday as a married couple with his...

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Storybook Land

By: Brandy Black

I cooked my first turkey this year. This is a big deal coming from an ex-vegetarian with a flex-a-tarian wife. We screeched and screamed our way through the prepping stages and I think I washed my hands 100 times- they are shriveled and dry now, but…. the turkey was a success. Or at least my guests didn’t complain. So I do believe the basting every 20 minutes for 4 hours (yes it...

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