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Family / Kids / Parenting

Saying Goodbye to Childhood

My daughter packed up her stuffed animals, and I’m finding it hard to say goodbye to them.

Sex Talk: The Awkwardness of the Mother Is Visited Upon her Sons
Parenting

Sex Talk: The Awkwardness of the Mother Is Visited Upon her Sons

I asked my kids, in the context of a conversation about song lyrics, what they think “sexy” means, and both my sons made it abundantly clear that they are suddenly totally disgusted by any talk about sex, bodies, or puberty.

Are You an OLP? (Overprotective Lesbian Parent)
Family / Kids / Parenting

Are You an OLP? (Overprotective Lesbian Parent)

This morning I dropped my ten-year-old son off at school with everything he needed to survive a two-night field trip in California’s Gold Country: two pairs of shorts (he hates pants), two shirts, two pairs each of underwear and socks, minimal toiletries, a jacket that he’s unlikely to wear, four […]

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.

Hummingbird
Family / Parenting

Hummingbird

My son has been gone for more than two weeks. This is what I am learning about 12 year olds – in the Venn diagram of the relationship between parent and child, the overlap is growing smaller.

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 […]

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.) […]

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 […]

The Fosters Roundtable: Premiere Week
Family / Kids

The Fosters Roundtable: Premiere Week

Spoiler alert-o-rama! We’ll be dishing, dicing, slicing, and debating the new ABC Family drama The Fosters each week, and it’ll be no holds barred! So read no further if you want to watch the show and actually be surprised by what happens! And then come back, read up, and join […]

Some queerspawn reading lists
Books

Some queerspawn reading lists

[Crross-posted over at LesbianDad.] During Banned Books Week, we all get to reflect on the life-saving quality of the books in our lives (Liza did here earlier in the week, and so did I). Continuing the celebration, I wanted to collect in one post a bunch of useful book-ish resources […]