Category Archives: Parenting

Homodramatica, the Excerpt

All right, only a few more days until Homodramatica: Family of Five releases! In the meantime, I’ve posted the Official Excerpt on my website and thought I would include the Introduction here. Happy reading! Introduction For those who may not … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Nonfiction, Parenting, Same-Sex Marriage | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Homodramatica, the Book

I’ve been meaning to collect some of the essays from this blog for a while, specifically to tell the story of my young family’s beginnings. Our origin story, as you will. Not only have I wanted to create something I … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Nonfiction, Parenting, Same-Sex Marriage | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Oh Happy Day(s)

Some people say that the day their child is born is the happiest day of their life. For me, I can honestly say that isn’t the case. The day Alex was born was the day that I found out just … Continue reading

Posted in gay marriage, Non-Biological Motherhood, Parenting, Twins | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

10 Things to Know about Parenting Multiples

Or, How I Learned to Occasionally Dislike Parenting—Like, Really, Really Intensely When Alex was a baby and Kris and I both worked part-time and got plenty of quality time with her, I remember reading a parenting post about how it’s … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Parenting, Twins | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Listening Comprehension

Last weekend, Kris and I took the kids for a walk around the neighborhood after being stuck inside for nearly a week with viral conjunctivitis. That’s right, pink eye. Or, as I like to say, “Conjunctivitis: when your eyes decide … Continue reading

Posted in gay marriage, Non-Biological Motherhood, Parenting | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Thank You For Not Being Afraid – Part 2

I said Part 1 of this two-part post was going to focus on the good, and yet all I did was talk about nearly dying from hypothermia in the Smoky Mountains; failing at mountaineering in the Grand Tetons; and risking … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Hiking, Illness, Parenting, Uncategorized | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Thank You For Not Being Afraid – Part 1

When I began this post weeks ago, Paris hadn’t happened, Chicago hadn’t happened, WWU hadn’t happened, San Bernardino hadn’t happened. I started writing this post because while things in our family have been difficult recently, I am consciously trying not … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Illness, Parenting | Tagged , , | 4 Comments