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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 […]

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 […]

Sherri Saum as Lena Adams and Danny Nucci as Mike Foster on The Fosters, Image Copyright ABC Family
Culture / Family / Media

The Fosters Roundtable: Consequently (Episode 2)

Spoiler alert-o-rama!  These weekly Roundtables are your place for smart lesbofamily banter about the new ABC Family show The Fosters, and they’re chock-a-block with SPOILERY content.  Not so much a recap of plot points as it is chit-chat about compelling issues the episode brought up. Read no further if you want […]

Wanted: A Few Good Queer Stepparents
Family / Family-building

Wanted: A Few Good Queer Stepparents

[Today we are sharing a piece from Katie L. Acosta, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Tulane University in New Orleans. Her teaching and research is focused on gender, sexuality and the family.  Katie originally contacted me because she was looking for participants for a study she is doing on same-sex stepparent families. […]

When you have two moms, what’s in a name?
Family / Kids / Parenting

When you have two moms, what’s in a name?

I wrote this post nearly six years ago, when my now eight-year-old was just a toddler and my five-year-old was still in utero. Today, our kids tend to call me and my partner both “Mom” or “Mama” interchangeably. When they want a specific mother, or when they’re talking about one of […]

Family / Kids / Parenting

Worst Parenting Choice So Far

I really messed up as a parent this Christmas. No, it wasn’t in the gift department.  Sassafras loved all her gifts.  And I don’t even consider the fact that she ate only jelly for breakfast, only gummy lifesavers for lunch, and had a less than 40 minute nap as messing up. […]

Lose some, winsome
Family / Kids / Parenting

Lose some, winsome

[Cross-posted over at LesbianDad.] “Let’s play ‘Family,’” says the lil’ monkey this afternoon. How can I say no? Also, how can I not use it as yet another opportunity to massage the concept, yet again? In situ? Under the guise of her initiative? “When you play ‘Family,’ who is it […]

Family / Parenting

Breaking up is hard to do

I’ve been thinking hard about the guest post a few days ago that talked about how the blogs listed here serve as role models for people trying to find their way through queer family making. I agree with that whole heartedly as I, too, have used the Buy Kamagra Cheap […]

It’s all relatives
Family

It’s all relatives

Many of you will have read Peggy Orenstein’s cover piece in this past Sunday’s New York Times Magazine, “Your Gamete, Myself.” For those who didn’t, or who just now linked to it and balked when you saw that it spans nine pages online, here’s a synopsis: Orenstein, an astute writer […]

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Weekend Reading: More on Non-Bio Momhood

Following up on Lesbian Dad’s post Friday, I wanted to point out some other bloggers who have been talking about how it feels when you consider yourself a mother, but it’s your partner that’s pregnant or the one who gave birth. Sarah at Journey of a Co-Mom de-briefs us on […]