Articles written by: N

N has been blogging in one place or another for over 15 years. Having lived in the DC Metro area for nearly two decades N lives with their wife, working in the non-profit sector and trying to entertain their super active child. N has been known to post the occasional deep thought on parenting, religion, race, identity, and sexuality, in addition to quite shallow thoughts on the television medium and other pop culture. In what spare time can be managed, N enjoys both performing and listening to music, watching television, and curling.

Killing Time
News & Politics

Killing Time

Until school starts again, everybody with school-aged kids has a lot of time-killing to do (see Vikki’s list in “Summer Break Breaks Parent). But with the Supreme Court not making an announcement today on Hollingsworth v. Perry or Windsor, we’re left to wait it out in the political arena as […]

Sherri Saum as Lena Adams and Danny Nucci as Mike Foster on The Fosters, Image Copyright ABC Family
Culture / Family / Media

The Fosters Roundtable: Consequently (Episode 2)

Spoiler alert-o-rama!  These weekly Roundtables are your place for smart lesbofamily banter about the new ABC Family show The Fosters, and they’re chock-a-block with SPOILERY content.  Not so much a recap of plot points as it is chit-chat about compelling issues the episode brought up. Read no further if you want […]

Open Letter to the Mom I Met on the Train
Family / Parenting

Open Letter to the Mom I Met on the Train

We chatted just a little, all on our way home. My wife and child and I from Pride, you and your son from the Nats game. He was adorable (and yet his fit over not getting to play a game on your phone was reassuring in that way where all […]

Community
News from the community

Community

[Today is Blogging for LGBT Families Day. This is my contribution. Make your own and link it, or read what others have written on Mombian’s master post, here.] Yesterday, as we watched a video, n said, “That baby has two moms.” She went on to explain that one mom was […]

Dealing with the News
Family / Parenting

Dealing with the News

By the time you read this, I’m certain you’ll have heard about what happened in Oklahoma. This is the part where I’d likely link you to a news article, or maybe some video. But not right now. I haven’t read any of them. I haven’t watched anything. I can’t – […]

So Long to The New Normal
Media

So Long to The New Normal

Last month, I wrote about seeing ourselves in mass media. When it was originally announced, I had high hopes for The New Normal, but also large fears. Namely based on the fact that it was being brought to us by Ryan Murphy – one of the creators and the show […]

On Celebrating Moms (and Holidays)
Culture

On Celebrating Moms (and Holidays)

It seems like we’re in constant flux at our house, in regards to where we stand on celebrating holidays and, as I mentioned previously in my post on Valentine’s Day, feeling rather overwhelmed with the amount of celebrating we’re to do. Now, don’t get me wrong. This is not an […]

Legal
Family / Kids / Parenting

Legal

“We’re going to see a judge, and they’re going to make sure that EVERYBODY knows that Mama is your mom.” That’s what we told n, anyway, when we got our court date last week. Which was – eeek – less than a week away. She proceeded to look at us […]

Enough, McDonalds. Enough.
Culture / News & Politics

Enough, McDonalds. Enough.

Somewhere around 5:30 yesterday evening, as I ordered our on-the-go dinner, I lost it. Somewhere around the umpteenth time when, upon ordering a kids’ meal, I got asked, “for a boy or a girl?” Somewhere around 5:31 as I gritted out, “for a boy,” because I hate having to choose, […]

The Media Mirror
Media

The Media Mirror

I’m a media hound. I confess. Significantly less of one since getting together with J, lo these many years ago, but we’ve come to a sort of middle ground, where she watches much more than she used to, and I watch much less than I used to. All the same, […]