Category Archives: Parenting

Supremes Sidestep Gay Families

Did they dodge a bullet or did we? I’m not sure, but I’m a bit relieved when the Supreme Court refuses to rule on a gay adoptions case, thus letting stand a ruling that came down in our favor. In … Continue reading

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Father of the Groom

The hubby had a meeting tonight, so Parker and I were at home together. It was nice to have that time because I was out of town for half of last week, but also because the evening held one of … Continue reading

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Learning Their Colors

Rachel points to an interesting article about a study that claims children learn racism by the time they’re three years old. Jane Lane, a co-author of the article and an early-years equality adviser whose publications are recommended by the Government’s … Continue reading

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So, five years ago this mom kidnaps her son, so he won’t “catch teh gay” from her ex-huband/his father. Oh yeah, and according to the kid she forced him to lie about being molested while with his dad. The bright … Continue reading

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Queers’ Kids in the City

It’s funny how things come full circle sometimes. About a year ago, I wrote a post titled "Kids in the Queer City" about an article suggesting that San Francisco’s sizable gay population was "driving families from the city," by somehow … Continue reading

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A Queer(ty) Response

It all started with my brief aside about Queerty’s finger-wagging in the general direction of gay parents whose kids were photographed at the White House egg roll, which was then picked up by AOL’s Worth Repeating blog. The editors at … Continue reading

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Egg Roll Redux

Sorry this didn’t happen sooner, but after such a busy day Parker needed some special TLC. Poor little guy was so tired he didn’t know what to do, so I just finished rocking him to sleep and found a minute … Continue reading

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A Good Enough Gay Parent

When I crossposted the White House egg roll post to my DailyKos diary, I got a response that reminded me of something I blogged about a long time ago, which occurred to me yesterday during out brief encounter with the … Continue reading

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Queer Families in the Crosshairs

I haven’t mentioned it yet, but at the beginning of the year we started the process for our second adoption. (Even before Parker was born, we agreed we wanted two kids, and that we’d do the second adoption after the … Continue reading

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Another Queer Kid in Trouble

There’s been no news on Zach’s story for a while, and there probably won’t be. (And, for his sake, that’s probably for the best.) But there’s yet another gay kid (with a blog) whose parents put him in out-patient reparative … Continue reading

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Raising Cain, Decoding the Boy

I was not a “normal” boy. I accepted this a long time ago, but that was before I was raising a boy of my own. At some point in the last three years, the hubby and I passed from having … Continue reading

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Where the Children Play

I know we’ve come a long way,We’re changing day to day,But tell me, where do the children play? Cat Stevens One of the things I really enjoy about being  a parent is watching Parker play, and how his play has … Continue reading

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Parent Hacks: Every Little Bit Helps

I wasn’t planning to blog about parent hacks, the interesting new parenting blog, but I as I was reading it I came across a link to a "parent hack" that I actually stumbled on myself. Flickr as toddler distractor. This … Continue reading

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Festivus AofG

I hope it’s not too late to get in on the annual Festivus Airing of Grievances. Because I have one that’s been stewing since the eve of the holiday. Mark has a good list going, so I thought I’d chime … Continue reading

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Parker’s Present

Parker’s Present Originally uploaded by TerranceDC. Well, actually his other presents are inside this one. But Thomas the Train is his favorite, so now can actually play inside Thomas. We’re doing gifts on the 24th, because we’re spending the 24th … Continue reading

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