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Lesbian Couple With Baby
One reason? Their children learn tolerance, open-mindedness, and gender-parity early.

Why Lesbians Make The Best Parents

More lesbian moms have been featured on our TV screens recently, from the Disney channel casting their first lesbian couple in one of their hit TV shows, to ABC Family debuting The Fosters, centered on a lesbian couple with a blended family, the attention might be for good reason.

7 Ways To Spice Up Baby-Making Sex
It shouldn't feel like a chore, so don't be afraid to get busy off the schedule!

7 Ways To Spice Up Baby-Making Sex

When the romance disappears from baby making, serious issues can crop up in its place. In one Stanford University study, women with fertility problems were 15 percent more likely to experience sexual dysfunction. They also reported significantly lower satisfaction with their sex lives. To sidestep potential problems, try these expert tips for stoking your fertility and libido simultaneously.

Parenting: Can Your Relationship Survive A New Baby?
Ready to be stressed out of your mind?

Can Your Relationship Survive A Baby?

The arrival of a baby marks the real end to the honeymoon for many couples. Instead of fighting about sex, money, "me time" and more, learn how to nip the damage in the bud, both now and after your little home-wrecker arrives.

kids, sex, violence
The great media debate: Would you rather expose your kids to violence or sex?

Violence Is Better For Kids Than Sex: One Dad's Stance

We've heard it repeated so many times that it's become conventional parenting wisdom. "Kids are allowed to see all the violence and explosions in the world on TV, but show two naked people in bed and it suddenly becomes inappropriate". As a parent, I'm here to say that conventional parenting wisdom is wrong: Depictions of sex in the media are in fact more potentially harmful for your children to view than certain forms of violence. Here's why.

having it all
How would I feel being "just a mom"?

How My Daughter Helped Me Redefine 'Having It All'

I'm about to say something that many people never get to say in their lifetimes: I love my job. Well, I did love my job. There was a time I couldn't imagine leaving. Then I got pregnant. There's so much talk these days about "having it all" — raising a child while working full-time at a fulfilling job. But maybe the issue is not so black and white. I certainly wasn't sure what "having it all" meant for me.

Facebook overshare, parental overshare
I'm a mom, and I'll vent if I want to.

Yes, Potty-Training Mishaps Do Belong On Facebook: So Get Over It

I’m from a huge extended family, so I spent most of my formative years changing diapers, cleaning up vomit and chasing after younger cousins. By the time blogs and social media rolled around, I’d already heard enough for a lifetime. I couldn't understand all the public over-sharing by new parents. Then I took in a teen from the foster care system, and everything changed.

girlfriends with babies
Discrimination can end with you.

How To Raise 'Colorblind' Kids In A Racist World

Kids notice differences in other people. They are not "colorblind" as some adults like to pretend, and thank God, since all of our many differences are such an important part of our individual and cultural identities. And while it's perfectly natural for kids to notices racial differences, they do not naturally judge one set of characteristics as superior or preferred, until some adult teaches them to prefer certain characteristics.

teen waiting tables
How will your child earn money this summer?

How To Help Your Kid Land A Summer Job

Have you sufficiently bored your child with tales of your summer jobs past — peeling potatoes, recycling pop bottles for coins, lifeguard drama or walking bean rows uphill both ways? Probably, but it's only because you know from experience that the benefits of a summer job far outweigh the paycheck anyone receives.

mother, daughter, fashion
She doesn't need a closet full of designer clothes to feel beautiful.

Slave To Fashion? Not Me — And Not My Daughter, Either

Mindless consumerism can lead us to believe our value lies in what we wear. I wanted my daughter to have the freedom to divorce her self-worth from her clothing. But how could I teach her that when here I was — 29-years-old, wallowing in a pile of cheap cotton-poly blends and feeling worthless? It was time to go on a clothing fast. I called it "No Pants 2012."