Post Tagged with: "Betsy Archer"

When Neighbors Aren’t Neighborly
Family / Kids / Parenting

When Neighbors Aren’t Neighborly

What do you do when your neighbors stop talking to you?

Giving It Away: Saying Goodbye to the Last Vial of Sperm
Family / Family-building

Giving It Away: Saying Goodbye to the Last Vial of Sperm

Back to that one last vial of sperm…we made the decision to keep our last vial of sperm in January. Then, the other day, we decided to give it away. After a long day of barely breathing because the exhaustion was so heavy on our chests, we looked at each […]

Parenting Three Kids and Surviving
Family / Kids / Parenting

Parenting Three Kids and Surviving

Sometimes I want to give the kids back. To whom, I am not sure.

The Night Before
Family / Family-building

Telling Your Child About Their Anonymous Sperm Donor

I rehearsed many different ways to tell him he was created using a sperm donor we don’t know.

PHOTO CREDIT: BETSY ARCHER
Community / News from the community

Living in Marriage Equality Limbo

I feel sad that while this is happening in some states, there are people all across the country who have no idea when their rights will be validated.

Learning to Love
Family / Parenting

Learning to Love

When the twins came five weeks early, I didn’t have time to think about how I felt about them.

PHOTO CREDIT: BETSY ARCHER
Family / Family-building

Finding Mr. Right: Part 2

Picking up where we left off after Finding Mr. Right: Part 1. “Ooooo…How about this one?” S pointed to someone who sounded like a Greek god. I pictured him sitting on a beach somewhere lathered in olive oil, his massive pecs alternating rhythmic contractions. “Not a chance.” At this point, […]

Finding Mr. Right Part 1
Family / Family-building

Finding Mr. Right Part 1

When I was in middle school, I named my future children: Samantha and Alexandra. Sam and Alex for short. They would be soccer players and would have long brown hair like me. They would have my nose and my husband’s eyes. His name would be Jeff, and he would stay […]