Doctor, Lawyer, Trash Man?

 This morning I pinched my finger folding up my son's stroller, and I yelped "Oooww!"  A concerned look immediately crossed my 2.5-year-old son's face and he took my hand into his.    "Are you okay?"  he asked.  "I can make it feel better."   He examined my purpling finger and kissed it and then rubbed it with his [...]

By | 2010-05-28T11:17:32+00:00 May 28th, 2010|Co-Parenting, Family, Motherhood, Motherhood, Parenting|0 Comments

Two Moms, One Special Day: 30 Great Mother’s Day Gifts and Giveaways

Mother’s Day on May 9 is a doubly festive occasion for two-mom households.  Not only do children get to show their love for their two moms, but moms get to show their appreciation to each other as parenting partners.  For the mom, or moms, in your life, show how much you care with one of [...]

The Kids Are All Right Trailer

Trailer for The Kids Are All Right. The Kids Are All Right is the heartfelt new comedy from acclaimed director Lisa Cholodenko, starring Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, and Mark Ruffalo. Two teenaged children (Mia Wasikowska and Josh Hutcherson) get the notion to seek out their biological father and introduce him into the family life that their [...]

This is What?

My partner Kira and I rented Michael Jackson's This Is It documentary and were watching it with my two-year-old son Stephen when he exclaimed, "She's dancing!" He was referring to Michael Jackson. "No, no," I gently corrected, "Michael Jackson is a man.  He's dancing." My son was unmoved.  "No she's not." He continued to watch the show and comment [...]

By | 2010-04-08T20:46:51+00:00 April 8th, 2010|Family, Motherhood, Motherhood, Parenting, Parenting|0 Comments

The Challenge of a Gender-Neutral Easter Egg Hunt

My partner and I are hosting an Easter Egg Hunt for the neighborhood kids, and in the planning process we have learned how pervasive gender-role modeling is for children, and how unintentional it can be.  For starters, we got baskets and prizes for all the children, who are a mix of boys and girls.  We found [...]

“Can Animals be Gay?”

Here's a preview of "Can Animals be Gay?" an article due to run in the New York Times magazine April 4 about same-sex couplings and their roles as "parents" to offspring in the animal world.  The bottom line is that the research on the subject matters confirms that same-sex mating and "parenting" happens in nature.  It's an objective observation.  [...]

By | 2010-03-31T14:37:30+00:00 March 31st, 2010|Co-Parenting, Motherhood, Parenting, Parenting|0 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

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 [...]