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Purim Children’s Book Features Gay Dads

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It’s Purim, a Jewish holiday of storytelling and costumes that commemorates the deliverance of the Jews in the Persian Empire from a plot to destroy them. It’s also the only Jewish holiday to have a picture book featuring a child with gay dads.

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Resources for Talking with Kids About Racism

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This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day seems weighted with extra meaning in the wake of events in Ferguson, Missouri and elsewhere that have brought increased attention on our country’s racial inequalities. The problem is daunting, with no single or simple solution. One thing we parents can do, however, is to talk with our children about racism and Dr. King’s legacy—not just today, but all year long.

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New Year’s Wishes

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A very happy New Year to all of you and your families! I find a new year is always a good time for reflection, renewal, and reconnection, as my spouse, son, and I all get a few days off to be together without the interruption of work and school.

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Make the Yuletide Gay: Here’s a Lesbian Mom Singing Carols for You

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A very merry Christmas to all of you who celebrate! In honor of the holiday, here’s lesbian mom Melissa Etheridge singing “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” Make the Yuletide gay indeed.

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A Children’s Christmas Book with Two Dads

If you haven’t already gotten a copy of The Christmas Truck, the new holiday-themed book featuring a family with two dads, it’s not (quite) too late. (Christmas has 12 days, after all.) Here’s a video about it to give you a taste, or to bring it to life in a new way if you’ve read it already.

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Finding a Little Light

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I’ve been lighting the Hanukkah candles with my 11-year-old son this week and thinking about how we all could use a little light right now.

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For Hanukkah, Here’s a Funny Jewish Lesbian Mom Talking About Her Family

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A very Happy Hanukkah to all of you starting your celebrations tonight! In honor of the occasion, here’s a very funny video of Jewish comedian and lesbian mom Judy Gold talking about her family.

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A Turkey Baster Awareness Message from a Lesbian Mom

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As a public service announcement today, I feel obligated to inform those who didn’t use assisted reproduction that a turkey baster is not, in fact, the implement of choice. Even when using the do-it-yourself method of insemination at home, a special syringe is the way to go.

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On Thankfulness and Social Justice

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In my family of origin, Thanksgiving is our biggest holiday. It’s an odd holiday for us to be celebrating, though, when I think about it.

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New Christmas Book Features Child with Two Dads

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Many of us are starting our holiday shopping this week, so it’s great to be able to share a fun new Christmas picture book starring a child with two dads!

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November 18: A Very Queer Day

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The week of November 18 should be an LGBT holiday, as I see it, at least in the United States and United Kingdom.

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A Veterans Day for All

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Not only is today Veterans Day, but this month is Military Family Month. I’m celebrating my favorite veteran, my spouse (who shared her story last Veterans Day), but also thinking about the currently serving military families among my extended family and friends.

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Mombian Cooks: Pumpkin Cupcakes with Pumpkin Frosting

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‘Tis the season for all things pumpkin, so I doubled down with these sweet treats of pumpkin-y goodness.

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Get Your “I Love My Mummies” Halloween T-shirts Now!

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Just a reminder that time is running out to get “I Love My Mummies” t-shirts and other kid apparel in the Mombian Store at CafePress before Halloween.

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It’s October! Get Your “I Love My Mummies” T-shirts Today!

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Happy October! It’s time to start panicking about whether to make our kids’ Halloween costumes or pay the outrageous prices for ones in the stores — and it’s also time to get “I Love My Mummies” t-shirts and other kid apparel in the Mombian Store at CafePress.

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Happy Challah Days

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I’m taking the day off today in honor of Rosh Hashanah. A very happy new year to those also celebrating. L’Shana tova! For a good year!

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Show Your Family Pride on Instagram

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Keeping the Pride Month festivities rolling, GLAAD and Instagram just launched #PridePortraits, a new photo campaign that encourages people to post photos of what LGBT pride means to them. Just post a photo to Instagram with the using hashtag #PridePortraits, and you can also get a chance to win behind-the-scenes access to NYC Pride, including exclusive access to the Dance on the Pier featuring a performance by Demi Lovato. Those of us with kids of a certain age could earn “Coolest Parent of the Year” status for that.

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From the Dads: Posts About Fatherhood for Father’s Day

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A very happy Father’s Day (or Fathers’ Day) to all of you who don the title! In honor of the day, I’m highlighting some of the posts from Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day about fatherhood.

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On Memorial Day, a Sign of Progress

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May we all spare a thought today for those who have given their lives in service to our country. On this somber day, it is heartening to see that the military may be moving towards treating fallen lesbian and gay service members the same as any others.

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Watch: “I’ve Got Four Moms”

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While we’re talking about celebrating more than one mom for Mother’s Day, here’s a great song by a man who has four of them.

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What We Did on Mother’s Day

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When I spoke at HuffPo Live last week, the interviewer asked what our son did for us on Mother’s Day. What he does is only part of our family celebration, however. Here’s what our whole day looked like this year.

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To All Types of Mothers on Mothers’ Day

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As I was thinking about what to write for this column, I did what any self-respecting parenting writer would do, and asked my son. “Write about how there are many types of moms,” he suggested. “You know, like how some moms are all girly but you’re not.”

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Viewing Alert: Catch Me on HuffPo Live Today

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If you need a mid-afternoon break today, I hope you’ll catch me at 2:25 p.m. ET on HuffPo Live, discussing “Celebrating Many Moms for Mother’s Day.”

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Our Time at the White House Easter Egg Roll

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My family and I had a truly delightful time at the White House Easter Egg Roll this past Monday. I never thought I’d see anyone do event organizing and crowd management like Disney World, but the White House staff gives them a run for their money.

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Off to the White House Easter Egg Roll!

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I’m very excited. My family and I got tickets to the White House Easter Egg Roll this year, so we’re heading down to D.C. this weekend for the chance to tumble ovoids around the president’s lawn.

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