The Mental Load When There Are Two Moms to Carry the Burden
There's an overwhelming expectation in our society that moms are naturally better caregivers than dads and they're expected to be able to handle more of it as a result. This leads to a mental load imbalance in two-parent heterosexual households. But the reality is gender does not define parenting abilities and raising kids in a same-sex, two-mom household has its own share of burdens to navigate.
Second-Parent Adoption Was the Only Option My Wife Had to Gain Parental Rights of Our Kid
Same-sex couples continue to face hurdles when it comes to building a family. That includes the need for second-parent adoption, which ensures the non-biological parent has legal rights to their child. I know firsthand how difficult and draining that process is. And now, as the Trump administration pushes to remove protections from same-sex couples wanting to adopt, I wonder if the battle will just get worse.
The LGBTQ Community's Struggle for Paid Parental Leave is Very Real
The LGBTQ community tends to suffer even more when it comes to parental leave in America. But with companies like American Express making breakthroughs in their parental leave policies and more acceptance of the LGBTQ community in America, experts are hopeful of a brighter future.
As a Gay Dad I Was Always Intimidated By the Suburbs, Until I Moved There
My partner and I decided to ditch the big city and move to a small suburban town with our two kids. I worried we might not fit in as a family with two dads. But in the end, the change had a positive impact on my parenting and my family.
Retired NFL Player Jeff Rohrer Raising Kids with Ex-Wife and His New Husband Under the Same Roof
Last fall retired Dallas Cowboy Jeff Rohrer became the first-known NFL player to marry a man. Now he's raising his two teenagers with his new husband and his ex-wife — all under the same roof.
Melissa Etheridge Speaks Candidly About the Intricacies of LGBTQ Parenting
As soulfully as she writes her music, the rocker describes the beauty of creating a modern-day family with a lot of love and, yes, a little donated sperm.