About Jerry Mahoney

Jerry Mahoney is a stay-home gay dad, writer, sporadic tweeter and a frequent Bowser in Mario Kart. This piece probably appeared originally on his blog, Mommy Man. Jerry is also the author of Mommy Man: How I Went From Mild-Mannered Geek to Gay Superdad, which will be available in May from Taylor Trade Publishing.

How to Talk to Your Children About Gay Parents, By a Gay Parent


Jerry Mahoney offers a list of techniques to teach children about accepting different types of families.

How a Shift in Perspective Put This Dad Onto the Path of Exceptional Fatherhood

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Jerry Mahoney found that wearing his insecurities on his sleeve wasn’t working. Really listening to his 4-year old daughter finally let him see the truth.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Gay People, By a Gay Person

How to Talk to Your Kids About Gay People, By a Gay Person

Chances are, straight parents, one day, your kids will ask you about gay people. Jerry Mahoney has some advice…

My Five Biggest Fears About Surrogacy—and How I Overcame Them

My Five Biggest Fears About Surrogacy---and How I Overcame Them

Jerry Mahoney and his partner weren’t sure about using a surrogate to have a baby, but their fears were quickly put to rest after researching the reality of modern surrogacy

Just a Couple of Gay Dads at Disney World

Just a Couple of Gay Dads at Disney World

Jerry Mahoney wasn’t sure if his two-dad family would be welcome at the “happiest place on Earth.” He was pleasantly surprised.

Five More Secrets I Keep From My Kids

Five More Secrets I Keep From My Kids

Jerry Mahoney countdowns his continuing list of parenting secrets that he hopes his kids never find out about.

Why That Home Depot Proposal Makes Me Want to Hurl

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Jerry Mahoney isn’t buying into this whole “viral video marriage proposal” thing.

My Little Mean Girl


Most little girls want to be Snow White when they grow up. Jerry Mahoney’s Daughter wants to be the Wicked Witch.

The Time Out Challenge: Is It the Most Effective Method?

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Mommy Man Jerry Mahoney argues in favor of time outs and the Supernanny’s superiority

Middle-class White Guy Exposes Six Signs of Dadscrimination


From Katherine Heigl movies to the Great Potty Disparity, writer Jerry Mahoney calls out Mommification

Dad Keeps Secrets for Sanity

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Dad admits to the 10 biggest secrets he keeps from his kids

World War Pee


Jerry Mahoney learns to potty train his twins the hard way. Oh, wait, there is no easy way.

A Gay Dad Wonders…Do My Kids Deserve a Mom?


Jerry Mahoney suggest we look at all of the forces involved in parenting before judging whether single sex parents are “good” or “bad”.

Confession Time: I Quit Potty Training My Kids

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Jerry Mahoney tried every potty training method available with his 3 year-old twins. Finally, he chose happiness in diapers over misery and an Elmo potty.

Saying Goodbye to Our Park

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On their last trip to a neighborhood park, Jerry Mahoney finally gives in and lets his twin toddlers run free

Tell the Truth, You Just Don’t Like Gay People

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The sky isn’t purple, and you’re not eating at Chick-fil-A to support free speech. Jerry Mahoney just wants you to tell the truth.