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Category Archives: Parenting

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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Progress and Problems: Same-Sex Parents in China and Italy


Italy has just approved civil unions for same-sex couples—but without adoption rights. And in China, one of the first lesbian couples to start a family through in vitro fertilization tells their story.

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Two New Videos Showcase Family Variety


That’s right: Not one, but two new videos celebrate the wide variety of families today. Have a look.

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Mother’s Day: If You Feel It’s Your Day, then Celebrate


Happy Mother’s Day to anyone and everyone who calls themselves a mother. Mothering is a big concept, so there’s lots of room for all!

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