Post Tagged with: "adoption"

Surprise Genetics
Family / Family-building

Surprise Genetics

When you adopt a child, particularly through the social services system, you get little or no information about the kid’s genetic background. And so every single physical, emotional, mental or spiritual trait they display is a surprise.

Featured Family Portraits
Community / Portraits

Featured Family Portraits

  Last weekend, I volunteered at my daughter’s school for an open house. As I greeted prospective families at the door, I met a few two mom families. I was thankful to be there to greet them, to welcome them, to let them know without even saying anything that their […]

Featured Family Portraits
Community / Portraits

Featured Family Portraits

  How often do your children see families that look like theirs? I tend to think that we see lots of families that look like ours, but really, we don’t. Most of our daughter’s friends don’t have two moms. She doesn’t seem to mind, so we sometimes forget about it. […]

Photo: Brent Moore
Community / Featured blogs

A bit of a crush

Okay. I admit it.  I have a bit of a crush (and, no, VillageQ is not talking about our collective crush on Hart again).  Actually, at times, this new crush has felt like a bit of an obsession. Hasn’t that happened to you to? A time when you think you […]

Back-to-School, or Home-Again, Home-Again
Family / School

Back-to-School, or Home-Again, Home-Again

We are entering our second year of homeschooling. Last year was our exploration year, in which we found out what seemed to work for us and what doesn’t work so well. The main feature of homeschooling—the best and the worst of it, all at once, I think—is its individuality. The […]

He grew in my heart
Family / Kids / Parenting

He grew in my heart

This is cross posted from Mouths of Babes.  Angie is a single mom of four kids under the age of five!  Wow! I struggle to blog with one toddler, so she pretty much amazes me.   Not only that, but the posts are filled with humor, heart, and beautiful photos. […]

Fully updated!
Community / Featured blogs

Fully updated!

Phew! The blog directory is fully updated!  Please let us know if you find a broken link.  And, even more importantly, please share the List Your Blog Here URL so that we can keep growing!  (We’ll post a round-up of blogs new to the listings monthly from here on out.) […]

More Blogs. More Love. Bigger Village.
Community / Featured blogs

More Blogs. More Love. Bigger Village.

One of the reasons I love VillageQ is that I do believe that it takes a village to raise a child.  In part, I believe this because my two-year-old has more energy than anyone ever.  No. Really.  And in part, I believe this because while everyone takes their own path […]

Expansion 2.0
Community / Featured blogs

Expansion 2.0

If I was über-excited about the re-branding to VillageQ, I am head-over-heels excited to the max about our expanding blog directory.  Not only are we expanding in numbers, we are representing so many different and wonderful voices and experiences.  Just start meandering around the directory— you are sure to find […]

GLBT vs. Queer
Culture / Life

GLBT vs. Queer

I have a confession. I really loathe the term “GLBT.” There are several reasons why. I think for me, the most annoying thing about it is its simplistic linear quality; its single dimension. You can pick one of those letters, but at no point do they intersect. This may be […]