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New study finds Parent’s relationship most impactful on kids, not their sexual orientation

Gay-Happy-FamilyHey, well now look at this. A study from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and University of Virginia has found that the sexual orientation of an adopted child’s parents isn’t what matters most when raising a child, but rather how the parents worth together is most important.

The study compared  gay, straight, and lesbian couples who had all adopted a child within a few weeks of being born after they’d been parents for three years. The study observed how the couples divided labor, with straight couples defaulting to more traditional roles, and same-sex couples shared the childcare more equally. It was found this difference in childcare did not have any impact on behavioral problems in the children.

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“My daughter is not a princess”

My daughter is not a princess.

She hates pink. She doesn’t like things that sparkle and has no interest in dresses or skirts, in flowers and lace.

She wears dark blue skinny jeans and a teal shirt emblazoned with a Tyrannosaurus Rex in sunglasses playing an electric guitar. She covers her messy, short, brown hair with a black and gray stocking cap and her favorite shoes are high tops that are a vibrant mix of black, blue, yellow and orange.

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Why I got the flu shot this year

Like most Americans I have had mixed feelings about getting the flu shot.  The danger groups of course are children and the elderly and since I don’t fall into either category, and have enjoyed great health all of my life, I just didn’t see the need.  Pile on top of that all the crazy conspiracy theories and doomsday urban legends about putting chemicals in your body I generally just shied away from getting it.  This year I did something different.

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