Category Archives: Holidays

Mother’s Day: What’s In a Name?

Cherry Blossoms

Today is Mother’s Day, which has me thinking about the many ways of being a mother in today’s world, and about the concept of a “parenting identity”—which may or may not correspond with one’s gender identity.

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Purim Children’s Book Features Gay Dads


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

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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


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

Christmas Tree

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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