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Crazed Camper: A Survivor’s Story
Family / Kids / Parenting

Crazed Camper: A Survivor’s Story

It was a hot weekend in the summer of 2007. We had driven from Minnesota through the cornfields of Iowa to the small town of Clear Lake to camp. Miguel had just turned six and Zeca was two and this was our first camping trip as a family of four. […]

Going to Camp
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Going to Camp

I never went to summer camp. Just like we weren’t softball people, we weren’t camp people either. During the summer, we spent weekends at our cabin on the Lake of the Ozarks which is where I learned about poisonous snakes, poison ivy, mosquitos and sunburns. I also learned a lot […]

Get Away
Family / Parenting

Get Away

Sometimes, parents need to get away or maybe I say “some parents” just to make myself feel better and convince myself that I’m not the only one who needs space from my kids. My kids are great. They really are. They are also very present. All the time. All the […]

Full Circle
Family / Parenting

Full Circle

In May, I co-directed the Listen to Your Mother Show in the Twin Cities and was also a cast member. I wrote a piece for the show about my experience as a lesbian mother raising a gender non-conforming daughter which was published on the Huffington Post prior to the show. […]

Gettin’ Hitched
Life / Sex & relationships

Gettin’ Hitched

LesFam Managing Editor Vikki Reich files this report as the last of our regularly scheduled “Lawfully Wedded Life” posts.  Some 37 more states continue to battle for marriage equality, and regardless of how or whether we’re partnered, the law’s recognizing that partnership (or not) will be a source for reflection and posts […]

A Toast To Boring Stories
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A Toast To Boring Stories

About a month ago, I wrote about my daughter’s frustration with tee ball. She couldn’t get a hit and people laughed at her and I comforted her by telling a slightly related story about my own tee ball experience when I was a kid. The moral of that story was […]

NEWSFLASH: Summer Break Breaks Parent
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NEWSFLASH: Summer Break Breaks Parent

My kids’ last day of school was last Friday and, if you watched my vlog last week, you know that summer break has me a little nervous. We spent the weekend at our friends’ cabin so our kids were surrounded by their best friends and were able to swim and […]

“I just want to be like everyone else.”
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“I just want to be like everyone else.”

A scrub jay swoops out of a redwood tree, scoops high into the air above the road I’m driving on, backstrokes its burnished blue wings for a moment, baring its chest to the rising sun, then dives into a shrub across the road. “See?” my poet brain thinks, “Even a […]