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4 Responses to Parenting with Two Partners

  1. Jessica | Cloth Diapering Mama  

    Very intriguing post! Shows that we really do NOT know what goes on behind closed doors. So glad that you’re making your situation work, even if it is not traditional and may come up against judgement. Thanks for the great read 😉

  2. Momma Jorje

    I can relate! I lived in a household / relationship with 1 dad, 2 moms, and 3 kids between us. Our kids were already out of diapers and a couple were already in school. It was a challenge to merge our parenting styles.

    I wonder… how do you handle names? Do the kids all call both dads “Dad?” We had “Momma Jorje” and “Momma _____,” but it can be heart wrenching when your child first starts calling someone else Momma.

    Do the kids all feel that they have two dads… do they each know which one is their actual father? or does it just not matter?

    • Dionna  

      Jorje – I have a response from the author for you 🙂

      The kids actually have different last names, so it is very apparent to all concerned what the biological and legal relationships are. They also look very different from one another. But when the last one was born and his older brother referred to him as a “half-brother”, I said, “No. We’ll be having none of that. Everybody is equal in this family.” Each kid has come to some different conclusion regarding naming of the dads. The middle one is most likely to refer to them equally as, “Daddy”, and the youngest tends to say, “Daddy A_____” and “Daddy B____”.

  3. Mama Mo @ Attached at the Nip

    I think my favorite part of this post is the last sentence of the biography… some strange conversations at the library indeed! I love the fact that for your children, it simply is what it is. They know their own family, and their place in it. And that is wonderful.