I Saw Mommy Kissing Mrs. Claus

Nurturers: Same-sex couples who have taken the plunge of all plunges, ventured into their different options of birth canals and now have kids.

Despite barriers to same-sex adoption, this sect of the gay world is becoming more and more popular and is definitely recognizable. In the interest of time, we'll focus on the lesbian family.

You will recognize her by the Subaru wagon, Saturn wagon or minivan she's driving.  From the front her vehicle will look like any other suburban, soccer mom.  It’s only when she cuts you off in traffic on her way to get her kid to school or Baby Gymboree that you'll see the HRC bumper stickers on the back and know she is a lesbian with a family and not the typical Republican mom on her way to shop in Green Hills Mall.

The back of the wagon is likely filled to the brim with the baby strollers, diaper bags, changes of clothes and pack n’ plays that every mother would have. But additionally, there is most likely the softball gear bag, a tool box and a bowling bag that more masculine of the two moms has stowed away. You never know when a softball game may break out.

These ladies tend to give it all to their children and family so give them things just for them as a couple. Certificates for dinner for two at Nashville's Red Restaurant, located at 1515 Church St., or tickets to the Nashville Symphony could offer the moms a nice excuse to get out of the house for some time alone to remind themselves why they decided to get together in the first place.  Visit nashvillesymphony.org for ticket pricing.

Moms on-the-go would likely appreciate a gift that takes some of the work off their plate. Consider giving them certificates for pet grooming from Country Critters Pet Pawlor located at 939 Richards Rd. Antioch.

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Open less than two years, Descanso Resort offers gay men a relaxing and luxurious boutique hotel experience just minutes away from Palm Springs' buzziest restaurants, nightclubs, and shopping. Descanso has quickly established itself as a top destination for sophisticated gay travelers, earning hundreds of 5-star guest reviews and consistently ranking in Trapadvisor's top positions alongside brother properties Santiago Resort and Twin Palms Resort.

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