The Gay Genealogist: Creating a Modern Family Tree

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.

Picture Daze: How Too Much Comes to Mean Nothing

I think it was the dance recital portrait offer that put me over the edge. For a mere $70, a photographer would take a picture of my 5-year-old in her...The more you have of everything, the less you value anything.

Dress Blues: Gay Moms Learn a Lesson On Gender Norms

"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.

Oh, Behave: The Word 'Gay' Does Not Equal 'Stupid'

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."

Parenting On Demand: How Do You Tell the Difference Between a Child's Wants and Needs?

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.

Teaching Moments: Mystery Moms and the 'Interrupting Chicken'

"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.

Women's Work: Divvying Up the Chores in an All-Girl Household

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?

Out In Left Field

Baseball season is here, and, like millions of parents nationwide, I have Little League anxiety this week. But unlike most parents, my angst comes wit...It's hard not to stand out when you're the only girl on the baseball team -- and you have two moms.

Coming Out Again and Again

To be gay is to have a coming out story -- that day when we finally confided in a friend, confessed to a crush, told the family or found ourselves acc...Being a gay mom means coming out over and over and over again.

Gay Parenting: Out of the Closet and In Again

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.

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