Articles written by: Art-Sweet

Community / Featured blogs

Ch-Ch-Changes

Monoharpur I have been on a tidying binge around here, starting with the more time-sensitive TTC category.  Also deleted a bunch of blogs that for whatever reason, no longer existed, or hadn’t been updated since 2007.  I hope wherever you are, my friends, it’s a good place. Moving from TTC – […]

Pride
Community / Portraits

Pride

P’ito tells the New York State Senate what he thinks This was the first time I have been at Pride with my kid, and it was so different. Different from going as a non-parent, different from my expectations… When we were TTC and then waiting for P’ito to come home, […]

Culture / News & Politics

Two Things I Like and One Thing That Makes Me Mad

My Custom Story is a site where you can order totally customized photo board books. What a neat way to make sure our kids see positive images of their families from a very young age! It would be great if they had gay and lesbian families represented in their example […]

Community / Featured blogs

Some Good News

As I’m catching up on blogs… (Who am I kidding? I’m never caught up) I thought I’d share a few pieces of happy news from the past month in the lesbianfamily blogosphere. If you’re not on here and you should be, please comment, and I’ll update: Arrivals: The Muriels welcomed Charlotte […]

Where’s Daddy?
Family / Family-building / Parenting

Where’s Daddy?

Disturbing encounter #1: I am walking down our street in our new city, balancing a very cranky heavy little boy and pushing the container of flesh eating ants or so you’d think from his screams stroller with my remaining pinky finger.  An older couple is leaving their house.  I smile […]

Family / Parenting

Sometimes, I think it would be easier to be the Dad

I have a draft post that I started, oh a couple of weeks ago, called “Ten Things I Have Learned in the First Week Home with My Son.” A mix of the tender and the humorous, the pretty and the very very stinky. Except that one of the things on […]

Community / Featured blogs

Blogs Galore

I am not being a lazy blogger, because all this linking takes a ridiculous amount of time. I have been trawling the lesbian internets for you all and am discovering all sorts of new blogs and blogs with exciting news to share. So check these folks out, and tell them […]

Family / Family-building

Research Subjects Needed for Project on Same-Sex Adoption

This one came through my local queer parenting group… Are you in a committed relationship? Are you planning to adopt for the first time? If so, we need your and your partner’s help! The Transition to Adoptive Parenthood Project (TAPP) is aimed at exploring the transition to adoptive parenthood in […]

An Order of Retail Therapy with a Side of Frustration
Family / Parenting

An Order of Retail Therapy with a Side of Frustration

I have been meaning to write a review of Peggy Drexler’s Raising Boys Without Men, but I never seem to have the time.  So here’s some thoughts on a somewhat tangentially related topic…   In an ultimately futile attempt to distract myself from my most recent bout of adoption anxiety, I decided […]

Books / Culture / Family / Parenting

I’m Curious

How do those of you who have two careers and babies/small children manage it? This has been the subject of some recent heated discussion in the art-sweet/pili household and after trying to organize my thoughts on the issue into a coherent post far too many times, I’ve decided to wimp […]