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VillageQ Community: Growing As They Blog

Next up in our VillageQ Community series, let’s meet Kate and Sharon. I feel a little bit bad about how long it took me to post this interview. In fact, it took so long that their baby is due any minute! Please help me make up for this error by leaving lots of words of love for the new mothers in the comments section or over on their blog please.

To participate in our series, please email clare@villageq.com for more information. 


Photo credit: Kate & Sharon of LesBeMums

Photo credit: Kate & Sharon of LesBeMums

Name: Kate & Sharon

Age: 27 & 32

Hometown: Brighton, East Sussex

Social media handles: On Facebook, on Twitter, and the blog, LesBeMums.

Number and ages of kids: At the moment, one on the way (due March 2015).

Number (and type) of pets: 3 (1 dog, 2 cats) – we also have a tropical aquarium.

Relationship status: Married!

Favorite children’s book: We love anything by Jill Murphy as well as most books we had when we were children (Sharon: Puddle Lane books!!). We’ve also recently come across several same-sex parent books such as “And Tango Makes Three” which we love!

Favorite flavor of ice cream: Kate: Toughie. If it’s fancy ice cream, then anything with Cookie Dough in it. If not, then plain vanilla. Sharon: Anything with Chocolate.

How did you create your family?

We went down the at home artificial insemination (AI) route with a known Donor.

How do you balance work and home life?

We know not to mix the two. Apart from “How was your day?” at the dinner table, we don’t chat about work for too long and the work phones are switched off!

What challenges have you faced as a queer family and how did you overcome them?

We haven’t had many issues, per se, it’s more the silly questions that people think are acceptable to ask that bother us. “Who’s going to be the father?” is a popular example. We often find ourselves educating people on correct terminology.

How do you keep the love alive?

Be spontaneous! (We don’t do valentines for this exact reason). We always make sure the other knows how much we love them even if we don’t always say it. Actions often speak louder than words.

What did your parents do well that you want to emulate? What mistakes did they make that you hope to never repeat?

Our mums made us independent very early in life and that’s something we hope to carry on.

Photo credit: Kate & Sharon of LesBeMums

Photo credit: Kate & Sharon of LesBeMums

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3 Comments

  1. Deborah Goldstein says:

    VERY excited for you!! Hope you’ll be updating your blogs with lots of pics of baby. Really enjoyed the lists of things you’ll miss and not miss about pregnancy on your blog, too.

  2. Vikki Reich says:

    I saw on Twitter that they had their baby! Congrats to the new moms!

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