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Anarchy, Sports–and Gay Marriage?

This week, gay marriage has been back in national news as the New York state legislature debates passage of a bill legalizing same-sex unions. For Kris and me, it’s been on our minds, too–on Saturday we’ll celebrate the sixth anniversary of our … 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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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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A Company of Women

Birth Junkies and the Not-So-Junkied A few weeks ago I blogged about the changes to Washington state birth certificates that would allow my name to go on our daughter’s birth certificate as a “natural” parent from day one. Well, that … Continue reading

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Celebrating Non-Bio Mom Day in Washington State

This morning my wife called me from her cell phone on her way to work. We’d spoken earlier over breakfast, but she hadn’t yet imbibed her decaf coffee when I left for work. Kris loves her coffee. In fact, I … Continue reading

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