Articles written by: Susan

Susan is a writer, editor, essayist and blogger (Mama Non Grata), and coeditor of the award-winning anthology And Baby Makes More: Known Donors, Queer Parents and Our Unexpected Families (Insomniac Press, 2009). Her personal essays have been featured in Ms. magazine, Lilithmagazine, Here Come the Brides: Reflections on Lesbian Love and Marriage (Seal Press, 2012), Chasing Rainbows: Exploring Gender-Fluid Parenting Practices (forthcoming, Demeter Press), McGraw-Hill Ryerson’s iLit textbook series, Xtra!, interfaithfamily.com and The Globe & Mail, among others. Susan lives in Thunder Bay, Ontario, with her partner, their two sons, two cats, and approximately a trillion Pokémon cards.

When you have two moms, what’s in a name?
Family / Kids / Parenting

When you have two moms, what’s in a name?

I wrote this post nearly six years ago, when my now eight-year-old was just a toddler and my five-year-old was still in utero. Today, our kids tend to call me and my partner both “Mom” or “Mama” interchangeably. When they want a specific mother, or when they’re talking about one of […]

Your (queer parenting) portal in the night
Family / Parenting

Your (queer parenting) portal in the night

When my older son was born — coming up on eight years ago, gah — I used to pace the halls with him in the wee hours of the morning and fantasize about having some company. I would comfort myself in my sleepless haze by imagining parents like me, tired and […]