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Category Archives: Child Development

Child-Raising Books for Queer and Straight Moms Alike

he Sh!t No One Tells You About Baby #2

Dawn Dais knows her sh!t. Really. The author of three “The Sh!t No One Tells You” books on parenting, Dais offers advice with a dose of unfiltered humor and scary realism. She’s a lesbian mom herself, but her books are for and about moms of all sexual orientations.

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Books, Videos, and Articles By People with LGBTQ Parents

My Moms R Gay

I’ve just updated my list of dozens of books, videos, and articles by people with LGBTQ parents—these have been among the most useful resources for helping me think about how to talk with my own son about our family structure.

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What Does Social Science Say About Kids of Lesbian and Gay Parents?

LGBTQ Families

A new policy brief gives us a great summary of the state of social science research about lesbian and gay parents and our children.

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Mazel Tov to My Son


On Saturday, my son became a bar mitzvah, taking on the mantle of Jewish adulthood. I couldn’t be prouder—and I couldn’t be more thankful for the family and friends who came together to support him.

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Tomorrow’s Post Will Be Preempted by my Son’s Bar Mitzvah


I’m about to be the mother of a teenager. A little event we’re having for the occasion on Saturday means I’m going to be too busy actually parenting to be writing about parenting for the next couple of days. Hope you understand.

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