Category Archives: parenting

Girl Things, Boy Things

“May the fourth be with you!” my son and I solemnly greeted each other this past Sunday, May 4th, and then instantly broke into giggles at the play on pop-culture. Grade one and our six year-old has been bitten by … Continue reading

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How Many Tears?

“Mommy, how many needles does it take to make a baby?” My eyes blinked open. I’d nearly nodded off on the acupuncture table. My four year old was literally in my face, his searching blue eyes and button nose clownishly upside … Continue reading

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Rainbow K

“Guess what?” my brand-new kindergartener announces. “Monsieur L is a MAN!” He’s practically shouting at my back as we pedal home from school together, his black and yellow Trail-A-Bike hitched behind my Norco hybrid. This is where he likes to … Continue reading

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Tommy Mommy

“Mama, I have to go PEE-EE-EE!” my son announced at the top of his lungs. He was on the cusp of four, and every trip to the loo was deemed worthy of broadcast with the same volume and intensity as … Continue reading

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Making Up for Lost Time

Confession: my son was conceived in the middle of an on-line graduate class. A class I was teaching, no less, in mid-discussion. Or rather, discussions, as the internet enables me to teach two classes simultaneously. At that fateful moment when … Continue reading

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Raising A Voter

“Mommy, why do we have an orange sign?”my three-year old inquires as we head out the front gate to walk the pugs. Unbeknownst to my son, he’s just asked his first-ever political question. Nothing slips by him unnoticed these days: … Continue reading

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Heavy Lifting

Becoming a new parent – gay or straight, by birth or through adoption – completely and utterly changes your life. This week, I have a guest post featured on the Momoir Blog that looks at the “heavy lifting” that comes … Continue reading

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