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Caught in the Middle
Family / Life / Sex & relationships

Caught in the Middle

I do not believe that being bisexual is just a failure to admit that I am gay. But I have been told it is. I do not believe that being bisexual is simply experimenting until I find the right man to settle down with. But I have been told it […]

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 […]

Let There Be Love
Family / Parenting / Sex & relationships

Let There Be Love

Two lady friends came over last night for our weekly writing session where we plod away on various projects, Lesbian Family posts included.  We take a few minutes to catch up before we focus on our screens and ignore each other together.  Last night’s topic was, as you might have […]

Crying through the Legal Wedding
Life / News & Politics / Sex & relationships

Something Old

Cole and I will celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary this summer. We used that as an excuse to stay at a really nice resort this weekend while in Tucson to attend the wedding of one of Cole’s best friends. (In fact, the friend was herself Cole’s “best man”–and pregnant with […]

Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day?
Family / Grief & loss / Life / Parenting

Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day?

Our daughter goes to a school that’s connected with a Temple, and so it is, both by association and intention, a Jewish school. One of the results being that, in addition to not celebrating the obvious holidays like Christmas, they also don’t celebrate the governmental holidays. Halloween, Valentine’s Day, etc. […]

Uninviting Mommy To Moms Night Out
Sex & relationships

Uninviting Mommy To Moms Night Out

The fact that Gabriella and I are queer parents does not play much of a role in our social lives, mostly because we tend not to participate in lesbian sex during social situations.  Gabriella is a bit shy, and I get cold easily, so…  The only time that being queer […]

Open Thread: How Are You Approaching Newtown with Your Kids?
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Open Thread: How Are You Approaching Newtown with Your Kids?

Today is Monday, and all of our  school-aged children who left school last Friday knowing nothing of the horror in Newtown, CT school (if indeed they did) will re-enter their larger school communities.  Many schools, my kids’ school included, will be prepared to address the topic should children bring it […]

Dominating PGS
Life

Dominating PGS

December came too soon this year but I have big plans for this month. Here’s what happens next: 1) My inner Grinch is reborn (circa Dec. 5th) 2) A bunch of year closing events (Dec. 15th to 20th and 26th to 30th) 3) My birthday and the end of the […]

Confession
Sex & relationships

Confession

I often have a hard time coming up with topics to write about here on LesFam not for a lack of things, well, to write about, but because I feel so uncertain that anything I have to say is unique to the lesbian parenting experience. While debating what to write about […]

Interfaith Holidays
Family / Kids / Life / Spirituality & religion

Interfaith Holidays

With Thanksgiving under our belts, we head into what is my most and least favorite time of year. (What can I say? I worked retail too long to not retain that cynicism.) Though I am not a practicing Christian (or, well, a practicing anything), Christmas is one of the few […]