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Daddy Squared Pride 2020 Special

As gay parents, we educate our kids on diversity by showing them that there are many different people in the world, and many types of families. But when is the right time to also teach them that there are people in the world who treat each other poorly just because of the color of their […]

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List: 5 Ways to Introduce Race to Your Children Without Making a Big Deal Out of It

Parents talk about “introducing race” to their kids. But kids need no such introduction, it’s already part of their lives. Our job as parents is to make sure it’s available to them. After a week of devastation and depression following the horrible murder of George Floyd, I started seeing on the internet countless articles for […]

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Daddy Squared: Gay Dads Save The World

Starting 4/22 (Earth Day- and it’s no coincidence) every day for 30 days we’re calling one gay dad who is on the frontline of caring for the world during this COVID-19 crisis and hear about his role in healing our world. Subscribe to our podcast (it’s free!): iTunes/ Apple Android Google Podcasts Spotify YouTube TuneIn […]

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3×14 Coming Out AFTER Having Kids

Coming out after being married to a woman and having kids takes a certain bravery and strength. In this Season Finale we bring you two fascinating and new stories of men who tried to force themselves to live a straight life and eventually came to terms with who they really are.   Kade Bartlett comes from a […]

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3×13 Free Range Kids

Have We Parents Gone Nuts? When we were kids our parents let us run around the neighborhood alone at the age of 8 or 9 – some even younger. Now parents accompany their kids to playdates at those ages. Have we become so fixated on our kids’ safety and on the quality of their experiences […]

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Tackling Racial Issues in Surrogacy for Gay Men

Married couple Justin and Didier reflect on their thoughts and the challenges they’ve faced on their surrogacy journey as people of color. Justin and Didier started researching family-building about 4 years ago. They attended monthly and annual conferences of Men Having Babies in New York, which has been an invaluable resource for them. “These proved […]

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3×12 Gay Dads of Color

Do gay dads of color need to be more visible? Is being a gay dad of color a “thing” that needs to be discussed on its own? This week we tackle – ok, perhaps “approach” is the better word – racial issues with two gay dads: actor Joe Aaron Reid and activist Greg Yorgey-Girdy. We talked prejudice and extra-levels […]

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3×11 Gay Adoption: Start Here

If you are a gay man or a couple looking to adopt, the first step you have to figure out which route you want to take. One is adopting through a non-profit agency, an agency that in addition to adoption services also helps dozens of pregnant women without means every year. We spoke with Tara […]

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3×10 Imperfect Parenting

None of us is born a parent, and so we look for the knowledge to “fill the gap.” Facing our kids’ growing pains and wanting them to be kind, empathetic, responsible, attentive kids with  high emotional intelligence and a good sense of problem solving. We turned to psychologist and parenting coach Dr. Courtney Bolton, to […]

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3×09 The Mom Role

Newsflash: “Mom” is not a gender– it’s a role. And “the mom role” can be successfully played in a family of two dads. This week we asked Julia Dennison, executive editor of Parents.com and also a co-parenting single mom of a toddler, to join us for a discussion on gender roles and how they’re changing, […]

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