Tag Archives: non-bio mom

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

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Peace, Love, and Incessant Crying

The twins turned five weeks old yesterday, and I thought I would offer some observations about the experience so far for anyone who might be curious. First off, parenting two newborns is not as hectic as I anticipated it would … Continue reading

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Lions and Vikings and Bears, Oh My

The other day, Kris came home from Target irate. That actually doesn’t happen all that often—she’s from Minneapolis, where Target was born and still resides. (Wait, that sentence sounds as if I think a corporation could be a person…) Also, … Continue reading

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Dispatch from the Gender-Bending Wars

One thing about parenting: Carrying a cute baby out in the public sphere garners far more smiles than I’m used to receiving after twenty years as a gender non-conforming lesbian. My short hair and purposely androgynous clothing–I’m small enough that … Continue reading

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Love Thy Neighbor

Last year, our development decided to change the way our mail gets delivered. As a result, we now have cluster boxes. This presents a challenge anytime a substitute delivery person is called in–many of us have addresses that are identical except … Continue reading

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Interview and Review on EDGE Media Network

While I have been hyper-busy recently learning to be a new parent, an interview and a review of both of my books, Solstice and Leaving L.A., have come online. Kate West, a Seattle writer who contacted me a few months ago about writing the interview … Continue reading

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Priceless

This morning, I rolled over in bed, glanced at the bedside clock, and did the calculation that has become my post-birth morning ritual—six and a half hours of sleep. This is my record so far, made possible by the fact … Continue reading

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