As hobbies go, genealogical research is not exactly on par with snowboarding -- it ranks right up there with stamp collecting in its total lack of "co...I can trace my family's trademark ski nose back three generations but I can't tell my daughter where she got her cute little button nose.
"You have got to support me on this one," Em* told me in no uncertain terms. "She has to wear the dress." Em doesn't put her foot down very often, ...Sometimes a dress is not just a dress.
I thought my nephew was a linguistic genius when he said he was "being have." His mother had admonished him about something, and she'd told him to "be...This mommy blogger tackles the word "gay" as a substitute for "stupid."
I'm hungry. Can I have some pancakes? Will you help me go to the bathroom? Can I have a playdate after school today? I want to watch "Scooby-Doo" on T...All the research in the world can't prepare you for the onslaught of wants from a child.
"The Interrupting Chicken" by David Ezra Stein For most of this past year, I had a very intense, life-consuming job that cost me a...School appearance by two moms raises lots of questions.
The little girl tilted her head to one side and thought a minute. "You do?" she asked. "Nope," I replied. "Em does." The girl shook her head ...Today's topic: Who did what? Who did the laundry? Who killed the bugs? Who cooked?
I was delighted when ParentDish asked me to be the mom half of this new column on gay parenting -- reveling at the thought of how mainstream we "alter...Welcome the launch of our first gay-parenting column. But remember, not everyone is celebrating with us.