Articles written by: Deborah Goldstein

Deborah publishes the blog Peaches & Coconuts and pimps herself out to just about anyone in need of lighthearted, parenting content from a Jewish lesbian. Prior to her pursuit of housewifery, Deborah lived in London and earned a respectable wage in media sales. After she and her partner had their first child and moved back to the U.S., Deborah traded regular paychecks and expense accounts for the very non-profit role of mother.

Staceyann Chin Strikes All the Chords in MotherStruck!
Art / Culture / Entertainment

Staceyann Chin Strikes All the Chords in MotherStruck!

From insemination to pregnancy to birth, we are a part of Chin’s journey, experiencing the frustrations, disappointments, and triumphs in every scene. We hold our breath until she gets pregnant, exhaling to laugh at the absurd and comical-grateful for the humor embedded even in the most stressful situations.

Things we looked forward to as parents
Family / Kids / Parenting

Things we looked forward to as parents

Buckle up for the road trip of a lifetime–we hope you like the smell of ketchup!

My Child, My Heart
Health & Wellness / Life

My Child, My Heart

The doctors discovered it immediately out of the womb – a murmur so pronounced that they invited nurses and interns to have a listen because there was no mistaking it.

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Family / Parenting

The Going Rate of a Gift Card

What is the going rate for a kid’s birthday gift card now?

When Picture Day Catches You by Surprise
Family / Parenting

When Picture Day Catches You by Surprise

What could be worse than oversleeping? Your kid telling you it’s Picture Day when you thought it was tomorrow.

Hot Lesbians as Defined by an Actual Lesbian
Identity / Life

Hot Lesbians as Defined by an Actual Lesbian

To say someone is hot is, of course, subjective. When you put hot and lesbian together, you can’t consider physical appearance because to say hot lesbian is to describe a group of people who cannot be defined by physicality alone.

Assigning Hope in Middle School
Family / Parenting / School

Assigning Hope in Middle School

I have been stressed out about middle school since he was in kindergarten.

Meditating with Monks
Family / Parenting

Meditating with Monks

“The who are doing what?” “The monks are making a mandala!” I didn’t know how it would go over. I couldn’t wait to see them myself, Tibetan Buddhist monks creating a sacred cosmogram from colored sand for hours at a time. They’re on tour for a year, and they’re here […]

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Identity / Life

5 Things Queer Women Can Expect at Straight Conferences

Have you ever been the queer girl surrounded by sweater sets at an event? We have some advice for you.

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Family / Parenting

Confessions of a Mother on the Other Side

I need to tell you something that may confuse, might offend, and could easily lead you to judge me harshly. But, I want to explain something to you from the perspective of a parent with older kids.