Terrible Threes

This morning my little darling, Stephen, who will be three in August, demonstrated just why his age is called "Terrible Twos."  After being told "no" when he wanted to pour more syrup on his already drowning pancakes, he threw a fit and tipped over the breakfast table. A cup of hot coffee landed on the dog, [...]

By | 2010-06-06T12:16:28+00:00 June 6th, 2010|Co-Parenting, Family, Motherhood, Motherhood, Parenting|6 Comments

Who’s the Man?

The question "Who's the man?" comes up a lot for me.  As a mother who has opted to have a baby using a sperm donor, and as a woman in a relationship with another woman, many people have asked, "Who is the man?"Latley I have wondered about this myself. Who really wears the pants in our family? [...]

To Know Him is to Love Him

I just returned from a 13-day trip to the east coast with my 2.5-year-old son Stephen.  During our trip I realized something that, perhaps for many moms is a given, but for me it was a truly amazing and significant discovery:  how well I know my child. Introducing my son to new things, people, surroundings and situations, I realized that  I [...]

By | 2010-05-13T19:24:30+00:00 May 13th, 2010|Co-Parenting, Motherhood, Parenting, Parents|2 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 [...]

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 Upside of Unemployment

Today I took my son to Joey's Gym in Beverly Hills, the best little kid gym out there -- with cool owners who genuinely love kids and their jobs, and I was thinking about how great it is that I got laid off one year ago today. Thanks to being jobless, I get [...]

Santa Cruz Court Set to Hear Unusual Custody Suit

CBS 47 Fresno Sun, 17 Jan 2010 06:48 AM PST SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) A Santa Cruz court is slated to hear a custody dispute between former lesbian partners in which the biological mother has become romantically involved with the sperm donor father of her 10-month-old twins. Kim T. Smith of Santa Cruz has sued [...]