Extended family

National Sibling Day for Donor Siblings
Extended family

National Sibling Day for Donor Siblings

Yesterday was National Sibling Day.  Did you know?  I didn’t know until it was too late.  It was too late for me to organize some sort of card exchange or celebratory cupcakes for the boys, allowing them to officially appreciate each other.  I wouldn’t mind establishing an annual tradition of […]

Brothers and Sisters, Sisters and Brothers
Extended family / Family / Kids / Parenting

Brothers and Sisters, Sisters and Brothers

My sister Rachel and I were mortal enemies for the entirety of our childhood.  I can’t tell you why, other than the fact that we were sisters, three years apart in age and miles apart in personalities.  I am the older of the two of us and was naturally born […]

Humble Hearts and Bated Breath
Extended family / Guest blog posts / Life

Humble Hearts and Bated Breath

I invited guest author Lindsay Wilhelmi from One Baby, Two Moms to share a post this week – and I’m so glad I did.  Lindsay and I met several years ago on an online message board when we were both trying to conceive our now two year olds.  I really […]

Complexities Of Family
Extended family

Complexities Of Family

In just a few days I will be sitting down to a Christmas dinner with my family.  Not just my partner and our kids, but also with my parents, my partner’s father, and our siblings.  I realize what a blessing this is.  Many couples have to choose between one side […]

Extended family / Family

Lesbian Families as Role Models (Guest Post)

Reader, thinker, and real life friend Clare sent me (Liza) this message below, and I thought it would be a fabulous guest post here. In the interests of full disclosure, I have been close friends with Clare’s (straight) older sister since I was about 18 and full of radical organizing […]

Extended family / Family

Shoe? Meet the Other Foot.

One of my favorite bloggers outside of the Lesbian Family blogosphere is Isabel, of Hola, Isabel. By simple description, we might be utterly different — she’s a churchgoing west-coaster whose husband is building their second house from scratch! I only recently became a regular churchgoer, live in the south, and […]

Extended family

Obit

 (This post is cross-posted over at Round is Funny) My wife, NSG’s, step-grandfather died last week, and the family has been busily planning a memorial service for him and making plans to fly in from Kentucky, Hawaii, and other far-flung places. The emails have been flying between NSG’s stepmother and […]

Extended family / Family

A Different Kind of Proud Parent

I’ve written about getting more involved in my local queer community here before, and last night I got to experience something new in that arena.  Last night I attended my first PFLAG meeting.  Upon meeting all the lovely folks at the meeting, my first thought was (even though she is […]

Extended family / Family / News & Politics / Parenting

Story Corps Outdoes Itself: Please Listen

Ok, I admit it, I’m a geek. My favorite kind of “music” is NPR. In moments like this morning, I know why. This morning, Morning Edition ran a Story Corps segment that made me cry in my car. While I was driving. The interview was between a 14 year old […]

Extended family / Family / Family-building

First Steps…..On Family:

Webster’s Dictionary lists over 15 definitions for the word “family.”  My favorites are the following: 9. a group of related things or people 10. a group of people who are generally not blood relations but who share common attitudes, interests, or goals and, frequently, live together   While some of […]