When kids get questions about having two moms

Naomi Hanna, Certified Nurse Midwife, shares advice for lesbian parents on how to teach their kids how to respond when they're asked about having two moms
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When kids get questions about having two moms

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When children have two mothers, they are going to be faced with a lot of questions from their peers or from adults who are curious or confused about what this means. It's important that you give your kids some information when this happens. For example, my kids' friends asks them, "Which one is the real mother?" So they come home and say, "What do I say? They ask me which one is my real mom?" Now, they can say, they are both real. One gave birth to me, the other adopted me. They can say, "How many mothers do you have?" That kind of makes the other kid think, "Oh, is it weird to just have one mom?" That turns it around a little bit and they can choose to say, "That's my business," if they don't feel like they want to explain themselves to this person. They can choose to say, "Families are all different, and love it what makes a family." They have learned all the different things that they are comfortable with through trial and error and through our conversations. They were gifted with wonderful books that helped instill this in them from a very young age.

Naomi Hanna, Certified Nurse Midwife, shares advice for lesbian parents on how to teach their kids how to respond when they're asked about having two moms

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Naomi Hannah, CNM

Certified Nurse Midwife

Naomi Hannah is a midwife who has worked in several birth settings: she has been a Doula, a Certified Professional Midwife, a labor and delivery nurse, and is now a Certified Nurse Midwife. Naomi has approached the many facets of birthing from various angles; a birth center, a home birth practice, and currently a hospital-based practice. She lives in Taos, New Mexico, with her partner of 13 years and their two children, Eden who is 10 and Ezra, seven, both born with the help of known donors. Her personal experience and professional skills have made it possible to help other women conceive at home with alternative insemination.  She is also a singer-songwriter who has taught preschool music classes. She enjoys sharing music with her children and watching their musical language unfold. 

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