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May 7, 2015

In this episode of Like a Mother with Emma Johnson I share some thoughts about how you are always ON. If you are dating a dad, want to have children with him one day, and really resent spending time with his kids -- don't be surprised when he stalls on committing to you. You've let him know what kind of mother you'll be, even if you pay lip service to behavior to the contrary. 

This episode's caller is a remarkable mom who wants to answer her curious 11-year-old daughter's questions about homosexuality. Kids at school are pairing up in same-sex couples, and the girl's beloved uncle is gay and married to a man. The caller is cool with gay people but does not support gay marriage. She wants to address her daughter's questions, and also wants the girl to make up her own mind on politics -- not automatically assume her mom's stance.

I love her for her genuine intent to do right by her kid while standing true to her own beliefs. Have a listen - I found this to be both an intellectually fascinating topic, but also a very sweet story about family and love.