The Australian Study of Child Health in Same-Sex Families is the world's largest attempt to study how children raised by LGBT couples compare to children raised by heterosexual couples. After studying 500 children across Australia, the verdict is in: these kids are just fiiiine.
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Wow, guys: Jacob Barnett was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism at two, and his parents were told he would never read. According to Neatorama, when he was 3 1/2 his mother took him stargazing, and then to a lecture at a planetarium a few months later. During the lecture Jacob's hand repeatedly shot up, and he began answering questions — totally understanding complex theories about physics and planets.
You've heard about blogging conferences and events, right? Basically, a huge group of bloggers get together in a pre-determined location to do what people do at work conferences — network, hang out, and learn. Or, that's what I've always assumed happens at work conferences, but according to this piece published by the Wall Street Journal, the only thing that happens when you gather a large group of mothers who blog together is a whole bunch of selfies and mini bar raiding.
I have this super awesome talent for thinking of the perfect thing to say hours later. A talent which is not in any way useful — unless you have a blog. In which case you can blog about it and get it all out. So here are three possible, age-appropriate, conversations you can have with your children about rape that I came up with.
I saw my son with a mug of hot cocoa, piled high with marshmallows of course, concentrating furiously over his newest level of Angry Birds. As if in a mental split screen, I also saw him running around the ski lodge, frantically calling for my husband while nearby adults tried to help.
This is the second year the family has spent in Grise Fiord, but Brossier and his family are no strangers to living on a boat in the Arctic. They also spent five years on a boat near Spitsbergen, which is an island near Norway. Brossier’s eldest daughter was only 12 days old when her parents first brought her on board.