Articles written by: Sandra Telep

buy Clomiphene free shipping Sandra is a West Philly Mama (not born and raised, but she does spend most of her days on the playground). She is happily married to her best friend and together they parent a precocious toddler and a vivacious baby. A former professional activist turned stay-at-home-mom, she blogs about parenting as a queer, Latina, feminist reclaiming family values at West Philly Mama.

An Agnostic’s Orthodox Easter
Culture

An Agnostic’s Orthodox Easter

This past Sunday we celebrated Easter.  jb and I both grew up in the Orthodox church which follows the Julian calendar.  While most Christians follow the Gregorian calendar and celebrated Easter back at the end of March, Orthodox Christians are celebrating Easter and Bright Week this week – and we are […]

No Offense Taken
Family / Parenting

No Offense Taken

I recently wrote about how I’ve succumbed to the bow/flower/dress cuteness when dressing my 10 month old daughter, Zoe.  It’s true, I do on occasion festoon her in ridiculous get-ups that are traditionally girly.  More often though, she is dressed in her big-brother’s hand-me-downs.  This is partly because why forgo […]

Adoption Day
Family / Family-building

Adoption Day

[Today we are sharing Lindsay’s post about her family’s adoption day from her blog One Baby Two Moms. Adoption, in its various forms, is a part of many of our stories.  In cases of second-parent adoption when the adopting parent has been a part of the parenting process from conception, […]

When Stereotypes Collide
Culture

When Stereotypes Collide

There are all kinds of lesbian stereotypes out there – most of which I have defied the majority of my life.  Ok, so I did shave my head in college while I was majoring in Women’s Studies  – but generally I have not fallen into those “oh-so-lesbian” cliches.  I didn’t […]

Loopsie Daisy!
Family / Family-building

Loopsie Daisy!

Our daughter, Zoe, was as close to an accidental pregnancy as two lesbians can get.  You see, the first time around – with our son, Leo, we tried to conceive for over two years. We tried on our own, we tried with a doctor’s assistance, we tried with fertility medication, […]

You Look Good In Red
News & Politics

You Look Good In Red

Facebook, Twitter and other spaces on the internet glowed red this week.  Many (many!) people swapped out their usual profile pictures for red equal signs (and a growing number of creative variations of the red-washed HRC logo) in support of marriage equality as the Supreme Court considered the constitutionality of […]

Bracket Picks Revealed
Culture

Bracket Picks Revealed

There is a common misconception that all lesbians are sports fans.  I’ve never (EVER) fit that  stereotype.  Not that I haven’t tried; I feigned an interest for many a crush, but nothing ever stuck.  I still have zero interest in sports, but my partner’s brothers invite me to participate in […]

I Fought the Bow, and the Bow Won
Family / Kids / Parenting

I Fought the Bow, and the Bow Won

I have always been of the school of thought that those huge bows/flowers that people strapped to their babies’ heads were ridiculous.  Are people really that desperate to let people know that the tiny human they are carrying is a girl?  Those things can’t be comfortable.  What purpose do they […]

Kids at a Drag Show?
Family / Kids / Parenting

Kids at a Drag Show?

Today my partner and I took our son (2.5 yrs) and daughter (8 mos) to a show featuring Miss Martha Graham Cracker, a beloved local drag performer.   This show was a response to a rescinded invitation from a child care center in Haddonfield, NJ.  They had initially invited Ms. Graham Cracker to […]

Guerrilla Queer Playdate
Family / Parenting

Guerrilla Queer Playdate

Remember Guerrilla Queer Bar?  In the early 2000’s there was a movement where hundreds of LGBT people (I may have been among them a few times) would descend upon a random bar and make it queer for one night.  It was a phenomenon that was happening in cities across the […]