We had THE Talk: How I told my Kids About Sexual Orientation

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“Mommy, what’s a lesbian?” my oldest son, who was 7 at the time, asked me.

Never one to shy away from the big questions, I replied, “It’s a woman who likes other women.” Man, I’m good.

“Ohhhhhhhhh! So you’re a lesbian.” he reasoned. OK, maybe not.

“No, honey. I’m not a lesbian.”

“But you said –” Hmm…this is going to be harder than I thought.

“A lesbian is a woman who has romantic feelings for another woman. You know how I feel about Daddy?” he nodded, “It’s a woman who feels like that for another woman. Does that make sense?” [read more…]

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