Articles written by: Sandra Telep

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.

True Story: What’s In A Name?
Family / Parenting

True Story: What’s In A Name?

[Cross-posted from West Philly Mama.] So when Leo (my now two and a half year old) was still just a little sea monkey floating around in my belly jb and I did what so many parents do when they are expecting a little bundle of joy: talked about potential names […]

News & Politics

On Gratitude and Privilege

[Cross-posted from West Philly Mama] Privilege is a touchy subject.  It can be difficult for people to talk about privilege – even progressives often get defensive about it.  At this time of year when so many of us reflect on our good fortunes and all the blessings in our lives, […]

The Why (and Why, and Why) of Marriage
Family / Life / Sex & relationships

The Why (and Why, and Why) of Marriage

[Cross-posted from West Philly Mama.] My brother-in-law (outlaw?), Jared, is getting married this weekend.  It’s all very exciting and there has been no shortage of wedding and marriage talk around our house.  Leo, my two year old, has been asking questions about what marriage is exactly.    This paired with […]

When The Personal Is Political
News & Politics

When The Personal Is Political

With the election season behind us, many people are looking forward to going back to “normal” life.  They are unblocking friends on facebook (who were exiled for too many election related posts), watching TV without being bombarded with campaign ads, and no longer afraid to answer the phone or the […]

Greetings From Sandra At West Philly Mama
Community

Greetings From Sandra At West Philly Mama

  Hi!  I’m Sandra and I’m mama to a two and a half year old son named Leo and a four month old daughter named Zoe.  I co-parent these two precocious kids with my true love, best friend and college sweetheart jb.  jb and I will be celebrating a dozen […]