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Category Archives: Holidays

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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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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Chocolate Cherry Fudge Cake
My Chocolate Cherry Fudge Cake Recipe



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