Shut Up and Listen
May 27 2014 7:21 AM ET

Shut Up and Listen

Frank Lowe

The phrase 'be careful what you wish for' is easily applied to this situation - our parenting writer, Frank Lowe, has a son who had a speech delay at an early age. Now that he is almost 5, he never stops talking. He just keeps going and going and going and going!

Fun With Dick and Mary Jane
May 23 2014 8:23 AM ET

Fun With Dick and Mary Jane

Frank Lowe

Controversial children's books are cropping up like wildflowers. From gay princes getting married to kids going on diets, no idea seems taboo nowadays. A recent book, It's Just a Plant, from the award-winning illustrator of Go the F**k to Sleep, covers a subject that some of us love 420 days a year — pot.

Op-ed: Two Moms, Two Kids, Lots of Coming Out
May 21 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Two Moms, Two Kids, Lots of Coming Out

Lilly Rivera

One couple wonders how many other families spend so much time making sense of who they are to others.

When You're 18, You're Out
May 19 2014 8:15 AM ET

When You're 18, You're Out

Frank Lowe

There seems to be a huge divide between parents who allow their young adult children to live with them at home and those who don't. Our parenting writer, Frank Lowe, has his own theories as to what is the best way to prepare your kids for reality.

Utah AG Gets His Wish, Adoptions Halted for Same-Sex Couples
May 18 2014 11:50 AM ET

Utah AG Gets Wish, Adoptions Halted for Same-Sex Couples

Lucas Grindley

The fight over marriage equality has immediate consequences for families in Utah.

Beloved Character to Come Out in 'How To Train Your Dragon' Sequel
May 17 2014 2:42 PM ET

Beloved Character to Come Out in How To Train Your Dragon

Lucas Grindley

The Viking charged with teaching how to capture and train dragons is also gay.

Parenting: The Gay Advantage
May 16 2014 8:00 AM ET

Parenting: The Gay Advantage

Frank Lowe

All you ever seem to hear about is the disadvantages that gay parents may face. But why focus on these Debbie Downers? There are plenty of advantages too, one of which is never talked about.

I Refuse to Be a Soccer Mom
May 14 2014 11:00 AM ET

I Refuse to Be a Soccer Mom

Frank Lowe

Sometimes being a parent entails working outside of our comfort zones. Find out what happened when our parenting writer, Frank Lowe, suddenly had to take over the role his husband would normally fill.

The Missing Holiday
May 12 2014 11:23 AM ET

The Missing Holiday

Frank Lowe

With all of the acceptance and change happening for the LGBTQ community, why hasn't anyone challenged the most traditional holidays of all — Mother's and Father's Day? Our parenting writer, Frank Lowe, proposes a solution.

WATCH: The Power of a Mother's Love for Her Trans Daughter
May 11 2014 7:18 AM ET

WATCH: The Power of a Mother's Love for Her Trans Daughter

Parker Marie Molloy

Just in time for Mother's Day, Transgender Law Center released the latest in its 'My Authentic Life' series of videos, highlighting a California mother-daughter team.

Op-ed: What My Transgender Child Taught Me About Motherhood
May 11 2014 6:32 AM ET

Op-ed: What My Trans Child Taught Me About Motherhood

Tanya Shapiro

One mother learns the value in listening to her son.

Q&A With @GayAtHomeDad
May 09 2014 1:10 PM ET

Q&A With @GayAtHomeDad

Frank Lowe

Our resident parenting writer, Frank Lowe, takes questions from Twitter and answers them for all to see. This time, he covers everything from gender identity to binky addictions.

#TBT: John Waters Is a Mother Lover
May 08 2014 8:00 AM ET

#TBT: John Waters Is a Mother Lover

Christopher Harrity

For our special pre-Mother's Day Throwback Thursday, we honor John Waters's many irreverent movies about all-American matriarchs.

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