Tuesday, November 25, 2014

10 Things A Gay Parent Should Never Do.

Working as a Holistic Parenting Coach and especially working with LGBTQ families, I have learned that while many parenting issues are universal and effect all parents, there are indeed issues that arise that are unique to gay parents, and deeper still to gay dads. The following list was compiled from some of that work. It is not meant to be a definitive “how-to” list. There are some lovely treasures here. Take what resonates with your heart and remember to love one another fully, passionately and knowledgeably.

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Photo “Love Is What Really Matters” by Purple Sherbet Photography is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Monday, November 17, 2014

13 Breath-Taking Moments And The Gay Dads That Lived Them

This time of year always finds me giving thanks.
I give thanks for the life I have, the family and friends I have and for the moments that define me.
I wanted to reach out to just a few of the dads in my life, a few heroes that have pursued their dreams to become fathers. They have pursued those dreams against great odds and are opening doors, minds and hearts so that others will follow.
All around this world, the number of gay men choosing to become fathers is increasing, rapidly.
They are setting goals, taking out loans, loosing friends, family and sometimes faith in order to have the honor and the privilege to raise a child.
This journey is aw inspiring and at times emotional beyond comprehension.
The journey, the destination called parenthood comes at a great cost for many of us and yet gives birth to moments of both sheer beauty and devastating pain.
Moments that at their finest and at their saddest, take our breaths away.
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Saturday, November 8, 2014

America: Land of the Free and Home of the Gays

My husband and I recently celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary. Our son and I share a birthday around the same date as well, so my family likes to plan a fun and special getaway to commemorate it all.
This year we decided to visit our nation’s capital, Washington D.C.
It seemed fitting, based on the fact that our marriage is now, finally, legally recognized in our home state of North Carolina and also because of the enormous strides that marriage equality has been making in recent days.
read the full article here