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.

Of Rallies and Rolls
Family / News & Politics / Parenting

Of Rallies and Rolls

A huge thanks goes out to those of you who gave advice and words of kindness last week. I said to more than one friend, I’m not sure going made me feel better, but I’m still so glad I went. My daughter n didn’t quite get what all was going on […]

Preparations
News & Politics

Preparations

Tomorrow, I’ll be taking our daughter to her first rally. And, still, one of my very first as well. I’m not really big on things like that, but what can I say? The issue of marriage rights is sort of important to me. And our country’s highest court will be […]

Always Look on the Bright Side?
Culture

Always Look on the Bright Side?

I once had a friend who complained that I didn’t talk to her about my partner J when we were still dating long-distance. So, I did, and then she complained that I talked about being sad that J and I were apart. It occurred to me today that it’s probably […]

Disciplinary Measures
Family / Parenting

Disciplinary Measures

Not for her. For us. . Okay, perhaps that’s a bit extreme. But in lieu of a thoughtful thinky post today, what I have is significantly less hair than I had a few weeks, due to a wicked combination of 3-year-old boundary pushing and a serious lack of sleep (for […]

[Moms] Are Doing it For Themselves
Family / Parenting

[Moms] Are Doing it For Themselves

Or, well, not, as the case may be. Since n has joined our lives, I’ve posted a few times about trying to remember to do things for ourselves; about reconnecting with those activities that make us happy and center us in a way that activities which are child-focused do not. Along […]

Does making assumptions really make an…
Culture

Does making assumptions really make an…

You know the old adage; we all do. To assume is to make an ass out of “u” and me. Co-workers and I were talking this morning, and one of them mentioned a situation by which she was offended. She (I believe – I was listening and participating, but also […]

Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day?
Family / Grief & loss / Life / Parenting

Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day?

Our daughter goes to a school that’s connected with a Temple, and so it is, both by association and intention, a Jewish school. One of the results being that, in addition to not celebrating the obvious holidays like Christmas, they also don’t celebrate the governmental holidays. Halloween, Valentine’s Day, etc. […]

Coming Out In Reverse
Culture

Coming Out In Reverse

Coming In? Earlier this week, I read the post “Inching Closer to Coming out,” on the GayDadProject site, and it really resonated with me. See, despite writing for Lesbian Family, I’m not actually a Lesbian. I identify as Bisexual, though that doesn’t really truly encompass my views. I just really […]

Parties and Presents
Family / Parenting

Parties and Presents

Being new to the school circuit also means being new to the party circuit. Not that we haven’t had, or been to, child birthday parties before, but they’d previously all been with or hosted by people-who-were-our-friends. In other words, people we know pretty well, and whose tastes we know, and […]

Family / Parenting

The Hazards of Being the Biological Mother

Really live in the fact that, while you can see the beauty of your own child, you also see all the terrible things you’ve passed along, as well. . Just a random thought I had this morning. No reason at all. Certainly not because of my daughter sobbing that she […]