Family

He’s Not Your Kid
Family / Kids / Parenting

He’s Not Your Kid

Going back to school can mean returning to homework. For some, it can also mean returning to the closet.

Photo Credit: Clare Masson
Kids

DIY: Curlicue Art

Sometimes when parenting, it is hard to see the whole forest when looking at the growing twig that is your kid. In other words, it is hard to step back and just enjoy the totality of that kid’s personality when there are everyday arguments that need to be fought (please […]

When a Wedding Aisle Becomes a Line in the Sand
Extended family / Family

When a Wedding Aisle Becomes a Line in the Sand

I have written before about how Rick and I have gotten married quite a few times, the first time being on June 24, 2000.  What I haven’t written about were the family members who conscientiously objected to our wedding. Bigotry and ignorance, given the sheen of legitimacy by calling them religion, […]

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Family / Parenting

Jersey Shore Doesn’t

Times have changed, progress has marched on, barriers have broken down, minds have expanded, and the Jersey shore is still almost exactly the same.

Weird Gay Parenting Moments
Family / Parenting

Weird Gay Parenting Moments

What’s the weirdest situation you’ve been in as a gay parent? Did it involve New Mexico like this one?

This Is Not Bad. This Is Not Good. This Is Change.
Family / Parenting

This Is Not Bad. This Is Not Good. This Is Change.

The last time I built an Ikea bookshelf, I was seven months pregnant with K, my almost eight-year-old. Today, I taught him how to place the screw inside the predrilled hole, how to set the drill’s Phillips-head bit into the screw’s crosshatches, and how to pull the orange trigger.   […]

Protective Instincts
Family / Parenting

Protective Instincts

An incident on an airplane leads to questions about balancing what we know intellectually and our instincts to protect our children.

Sibling Rivalry, All Grown Up
Extended family / Family / Kids

Sibling Rivalry, All Grown Up

I have a confession to make: I’m teaching myself how to play the guitar.

Summer Is an Ice Pick
Family / Parenting

Summer Is an Ice Pick

Welcome to the Runaway Bunny that is my brain in which I discuss ice sculptures, Ikea towels and chiggers.

I Love Rock and Roll
Family / Kids / Parenting

I Love Rock and Roll

I once overheard her say to her brother, “I just want to be a different kind of girl.”