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Leprechaun Trap #15
(Not that I'm counting.)
Family / Parenting

The Lesson of the Leprechaun Trap

Leprechaun traps, homemade science experiments, lemonade stands, vehicles made out of cardboard boxes – I used to love this stuff. Over the past nine years, I’ve amassed volumes of photos of the kids getting crafty, smiling in their paint-covered smocks. But lately, I’m just not that into it.

Embracing the unicorn
Family / Parenting

Embracing the unicorn

This kid. The one who, four years ago, stopped wearing t-shirts with writing on them – even his all-time favorite, “I’m with the band” shirt – because “I don’t want anyone to talk to me about them.” This kid who, for two years running, has chosen the most innocuous Halloween […]

Maybe it's me on the phone. Maybe it isn't.  You'll never know.
Sex & relationships

Perks of same-sex relationships

Here at VillageQ, we don’t recruit. We don’t need to: we figure that our collective awesomeness is enough to pull those of you who might have been hovering over to the Q side without us having to do any real work. That said, I do want to point out one […]

Winning the homework wars
Family / Kids / Parenting

Winning the homework wars

 As the end of winter break inched closer, B-Man asked, “Do you like it better when we’re in school or when we’re out of school?” “I love spending time with you guys,” I answered, “and when you’re home, I don’t get much work done. So I like both.” But I […]

PHOTO SOURCE: POLLY PAGENHART
Life

2013: The Year in VQ Review

A person can get pretty stumped trying to sum up an entire year. Hell, James Joyce used up well over 600 pages just trying to depict one day in a guy’s life. Still, one must try. This year has been a really big one for us VillageQ people, and a […]

VQ Picks: Books
Books / Culture

VQ Picks: Books

You can’t go wrong gifting books to friends and family. Sure, some devout users of e-readers will consider a book to be a quaint reminder of yesteryear, but even Kindle users need something to display on the Billy Bookshelves they bought ten years ago at IKEA or at least something […]

Six Word Stories
Community

Six Word Stories

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season which can be a difficult time of year for many. Sometimes, we need a little levity to make it through the stress of travel and family dinners and tired kids. Towards that end, a few of the VillageQ contributors offered up six […]

Why doesn’t anyone write happy poems?
Family / Kids

Why doesn’t anyone write happy poems?

In Northern California this year, November has missed her stage cue. Seventy degree days and no rain in sight. So yes, the leaves on the trees that border this park have flamed up red, but in the distance, the hills, pocked with dusty oaks, remain scrub brown. Out on the […]

Thanksgiving Starters
Food

Thanksgiving Starters

Thanksgiving is next week which seems impossible since most are still digging out from the Halloween candy avalanche. But, ready or not – here it comes. This week, we we will be sharing some of our contributors’ favorite recipes to get us all ready for Thanksgiving dinner. So, sit back, […]

What we talk about when we talk about sperm donors
Family / Kids

What we talk about when we talk about sperm donors

When my wife Tracie and I chose to conceive our children using an anonymous sperm donor, we entered our family into sparsely documented psychological territory. At the time, the first children to participate in our sperm bank’s donor identity release program were turning eighteen years old, and as the program […]