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.

Illustration: Brian Selznick
Books / Culture

Brian Selznick and Our Funny, Funny Families

On Brian Selznick and his lecture, Love Is a Dangerous Angel: Thoughts on Queerness and Family in Children’s Books

What’s on TV?
Culture / Family / Kids / Media / Parenting

What’s on TV?

Among the many and varied parenting “wars” out there, the one that caught me the most off-guard was the one about television viewing for small children. Now, given my previous posts here, I think it’s safe to say that I am a child of media.  Though I obviously didn’t want […]

I’m Not the Parent Al Gore Wants Me To Be
Family / Kids / Parenting

I’m Not the Parent Al Gore Wants Me To Be

We are not the type of parents who expect our child’s school to take care of teaching her everything. We work on manners. We work on body control. We do our best to work numbers and letters into our everyday activities. But there are some things we’re just not so good […]

Nice is different than good
Family / Kids / Parenting

Nice is different than good

(And now you’ll have that stuck in your head all day, too.) Over the last few weeks, my daughter n has received a few Wizard of Oz toys from the arches that dare not speak their name. And so it came to be that, in the car last week, she […]

Continuing Education
Family / Life / Parenting

Continuing Education

Later this week, I’ll be taking my first class in *mumble* years. (I suppose we did have our Maybe Baby class in there, but as it was basically showing up and shmoozing once a week, I’m not entirely certain that counts. Bonus points for a class where there were often […]

We’re here, and we’re … messy
Family / Life

We’re here, and we’re … messy

Today, September 23, is Bi Visibility Day. Anybody who knows me knows that I’m not really one for days, weeks, months, parades, or whatever it is that simply celebrates a part of what one naturally is. In fact, until Saturday, I hadn’t even heard of Bi Visibility Day. (Apparently it’s […]

The Families of Our Minds
Extended family / Family / Kids

The Families of Our Minds

In a few days, we’re packing up and headed to the beach. I’m more than a little excited, as not only is this our first trip to the beach with n – this will be my first trip to the beach in over a decade. It’s brought up a lot […]

What We Talk about When We Talk about Underwear
Family / Kids / Parenting

What We Talk about When We Talk about Underwear

Today my post is guest written by my wife, J, who also writes with me at our blog, twohotmamas. ~N A while ago, we had a slight problem. Child was obsessed with her Cars pull-up training diapers, and started wearing them to the exclusion of underwear. She’s potty-trained; she doesn’t […]

The Fosters Roundtable: Quinceañera (Episode 4)
Culture / Family

The Fosters Roundtable: Quinceañera (Episode 4)

Spoiler alert-o-rama!  These weekly Roundtables are your place for lesbofamily banter about the new ABC Family show The Fosters, and they’re chock-a-block with SPOILERY content.  You’ve been warned!  Episode Synopsis:  Lena wants Mariana’s quinceañera to be perfect, but Mariana uncovers a secret that may ruin her day. Meanwhile, Lena’s mom visits; […]

We Have a Crush
Culture / Media

We Have a Crush

My wife and I have a crush. Now, we’re usually each crushing on somebody at any given time. I’m not talking co-workers or friends, but celebrity crushes and the like. So that in and of itself isn’t a surprise. The surprising part is that our crushes would overlap as such. […]