Monday, February 28, 2011

Same-Sex Parenting Article

I do not own the above photo. It was taken from the article on parenting.com

There was an article in Parenting magazine called "Meet the Same Sex Parents Next Door" and was written by one of the ladies above. It's all about how her and her wife deal with raising twins when it's just them...two moms. While they worry that some people will make a fuss, she was surprised that sometimes it didn't happen and she internally freaked out for nothing. It's very interesting to read, as I'm sure I'd be the same. You aren't sure how people are going to react to you and your life...so you get weary, and when you're proven wrong, it's a surprise. A welcome surprise, of course.

You can actually go here to read the whole article and see pictures of their lovely family. What adorable boys, right? I will warn you that not all of the comments left on the site are nice. Some are quite rude and close-minded. Yes, everyone has a right to their opinion but I feel some of what was said was way beyond having a particular view...so be forewarned if you visit and decide to explore the comments. The first one I saw is an example of this, so it might be something you glance over even without wishing to.

In my opinion, I think it was a great article. I actually read it in the magazine first and looked it up to share with everyone here...which is how I saw the comments. I think Parenting magazine should be praised for publishing this, even though many obviously do not agree and no longer wish to read the magazine. That's up to them though. For me, I think it was great.

If you want to read the article and share your own thoughts, feel free to do so. I'll only delete if things get mean or directly attack someone else...other than that, feel free to be honest and engage in discussion.

~Lauren

6 comments:

Kat said...

Great article-- thanks for the heads-up! I did read the first, extremely negative rant comment, but was happy to see so many people's positive responses and little anecdotes. :)

Bethany said...

Grrr... the negative comments got on my last nerve.
The artical was awesome, I'm glad you pointed it out :)

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Kat: You're welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I did appreciate all the lovely comments after the first one as well.

Bethany: I understand what you mean, but yes, the article itself was great. I'm glad you enjoyed it as well and you're quite welcome. :)

-Lauren

Callista said...

Great article thanks for sharing. I found the studies interesting that showed that kids from same-sex parents are more well adjusted. It makes sense what they said. Same sex parents can't accidentally get pregnant so you know every child was planned for and wanted.

I know better than to bother reading the comments on controversial comments. The negative comments make ME sick.

patcakes47 said...

I also think it's great for Parenting Magazine to put this out there. I think everyone fears being judged at some time or another but they are probably great parents.

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esluka said...

Love the positive responses amnd I agree...adorable boys lucky to have so much love in their lives!!
esluka