Family / Family-building

Expanding Your Family of Two

The thing about being a “family of two” is this little fact, more eloquently expressed by Marcus, a twelve year old who is the main character in Nick Hornby’s novel, “About a boy.” After living through his mother’s failed suicide attempt, Marcus laments the fact that his family is only […]

Family / News & Politics / Parenting

Racializing the family: developing Anti-Oppression parenting philosophies

I have to tell you, writing this first post has been quite a challenge. I’ve been on a no sleep marathon thanks to the arrival of pearly whites in the mouth of our 8 month old. I’m suffering from post-partum brain fog – “honey, can you get me the thingamajiggy […]

Family / News & Politics

Living in a Class Bubble

I spent several hours composing a letter to Heather Poe.  As I wrote it I got angrier and angrier (not at Heather Poe per se, but at the entire situation) and by the time it was finished I was fuming.  I asked Kristin to read the letter before I posted […]

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 […]

Family / Kids / Parenting

Who’s his real mom?

Trista is a hard act to follow, but I have to start somewhere. When Liza invited me to join the team over here at lesbian family dot org, I was both flattered and panicked. What would I write about? Did I have anything new to add to the conversation about […]

Family / Parenting

Call for Papers

Hi all! I am working on an introductory post (trying to follow the amazing one written by Trista!) but I wanted to make sure I sent this around before the deadline. CALL FOR PAPERS Demeter Press is seeking submissions for an edited collection on QUEER PARENTING Publication Date: Fall, 2008 […]

Family / Parenting

Deep Breath… and… PLUNGE! (take two)

I had the most fantastic introductory post written.  Really, it was a thing of beauty.  It started off with the sentences: “In June 2005, I was unemployed, overly isolated, incredibly depressed, and expecting a child with my partner, Kristin.  I’d been these things for quite a while as we had […]

Family / Family-building

Announcement and Brief Update

Announcement! Tomorrow, Monday November 13, the 2006 Weblog Awards open for nominations! Mombian, Lesbian Dad and I have been discussing this for a few weeks, and we hope you’ll agree with our thought that it is time for us to REPRESENT in the parenting blog category! If each one of […]