Her Name was Steven

I just saw the CNN documentary (aired March 13 & 14) called "Her Name was Steven," about the transition from male to female of Steven Stanton, former Largo, FL, city manager, who had a picture perfect life as father and husband before making the decision to become a woman. I admit that I often [...]

By | 2010-03-29T06:33:39+00:00 March 29th, 2010|Family|2 Comments

Good Read: Blood Strangers

I've just started reading "Blood Strangers," a memoir by a lesbian mom, Katherine A. Briccetti, a school psychologist, who writes about dealing with the emotional wake created from three generations of fatherless families--her father's closed adoption, her own adoption by her stepfather, and the "second-parent" adoption of her sons by her partner.  The book will [...]

By | 2010-03-17T16:44:05+00:00 March 17th, 2010|Co-Parenting, Family, Motherhood, Parenting|1 Comment

Gay Families Can be Visible in 2010 Census

  3/10/2008 The U.S. Census Bureau - citing the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act - will edit responses on the 2010 census questionnaires and list same-sex couples as "unmarried partners." In other words, we can still be counted. The SF Gay and Lesbian Examiner recommends that same-sex couples check the "married" box on [...]

By | 2010-03-12T09:50:58+00:00 March 12th, 2010|Family, Parenting|0 Comments

Win a Trip to Gay Days Orlando!

  As a major sponsor of Gay Days in Orlando for the past five years, Esurance is giving away a trip for 2 to the 2010 event, happening June 1-7th.   Every year, Gay Days Orlando offers tropical sunshine, limitless fun and unparalleled celebration.   The winner of the free trip will receive:   - A three-night [...]

By | 2010-03-05T11:18:18+00:00 March 5th, 2010|Extended Family, Family, Parenting, Uncategorized|3 Comments

People’s Court – Craigslist Sperm Donor

Judge Marilyn Milian's self-proclaimed favorite case ever.  I feel sorry for the women, as clearly they very much want to get pregnant and have children.  The judge shows compassion about this and encourages them not to give up due to this experience.  I agree with the judge that their contract did not stipulate how many donations the [...]

Goodnight Snow, Goodnight Telluride

All good things come to an end, and so we departed Telluride yesterday for home.  We made the most of our short trip and finished with a whoosh. We began our final day with a snowmobiling tour with Telluride Snowmobiling Adventures, thanks to a few hours timeout arranged by the Peaks Resort with [...]

By | 2010-02-24T15:02:07+00:00 February 24th, 2010|Co-Parenting, Extended Family, Family, Motherhood, Parenting|0 Comments

Off to Telluride! All’s Well That Ends Well?

The view from our room at Peaks Resort in Telluride We got up at 4 am to get ready for our winter vacation in Telluride.  Gay Ski Week here we come!  As we waited in line at LAX to check in for our 6:15 am flight, we tried to get Stephen to take some Motrin as [...]

V-Day Sick Day

After a misdiagnosis as stomach flu, then ongoing fever for three days and a new diagnosis of ear infection in both ears, followed by treatment with an antibiotic that didn't work, followed by a fourth visit to the pediatrician and urgent care, I hope Stephen is now on the mend.  Needless to say [...]

The Real Nanny Diaries

The 2007 Scarlett Johansson movie , The Nanny Diaries, based on the novel of the same name, tells one side of the story -- of the life of a nanny and her awful employers.  Well I have another side to tell. We just got a new nanny, and she's a keeper.  She's a [...]

By | 2010-02-15T15:51:48+00:00 February 15th, 2010|Co-Parenting, Family, Motherhood, Parenting, Uncategorized|0 Comments