New Dungeons & Dragons Rules Embrace Diverse Gender Identities, Sexual Orientation

Yep, I'm that kind of geek. I first played Dungeons & Dragons — the original edition — back in high school in the early 80s. Now my son plays. I was thrilled, therefore, to discover that the new version of D&D, which officially launches next week, is clearly and deliberately inclusive of a diverse range of gender identities, gender expressions, and sexual orientations....more

Join Us: Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day Is June 2

Yes, it's that time of year again, and you're all invited to join me for the 9th Annual Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day on Monday, June 2! This is a celebration of LGBTQ families whether you’re part of one, know one, or just want to support them....more

An Open Letter to LGBTQ-Friendly Teachers

It's Teacher Appreciation Week, so here's an open letter to all of the many LGBTQ-inclusive and welcoming teachers out there....more

Shame: I Have a "Butch" Fiancée and I Still Pointed a Student to the Wrong Bathroom

Today I felt more shame than I have ever felt before in my life. I felt like a failure to my lesbian and educator identities....more
Wow, powerful stuff going on here! I sometimes wonder if I would be different than I am now if I ...more

TED Ed Kids' Videos Show Welcome (and Unexpected) Inclusion of Same-Sex Couples

As a lesbian mom, I'm always on the lookout for children's books and media that are inclusive of same-sex relationships. I was thrilled, therefore, when I discovered two such videos from TED Ed, the educational branch of the organization that puts on the thought-provoking TED Talks. One of them was particularly unexpected....more

Dumb

I am so dumb. I speak before spoken to, without knowing or understanding implications or meaning. I sing without music or voice. I jump into quicksand blind to the black. I spurn the helping hand in fear, and stay deaf when branches rustle and reach. Only bare Faith…and the Wave… and my Anchor, thrust me back to the edge, so I can claw my way out.I’m sitting across from Pete, not listening. I’m back from Portland. Guilty feeling.He holds a secret while he talks, I can feel it. So I let him go on, as he’s sure to spill. He always does.And then…...more

OPK Testing: The Rubix Cube of Your Lady Parts

Starting on day 3 of my cycle they had me start taking Clomid (what that experience was like):...more

Highest of Fives to Lesbian Moms

I thought it would be a little over the top to say, "Thanks to all of the lesbian moms who pioneered the way in sensible shoes", but I'll do anything for a laugh.  We are in the process of testing hormones and counting follicals (aka slow news day) so we decided to thank some of the celebrity women (and men!) who shared their family with the world....more

Progress!

So on Friday, August, 2nd, we were able to get the full scoop from Nicky's doctor.  She had an infection that was running rampant due to the large amount of sugar in her blood.  This was on top of the diabetes.  The doc said most likely the infection was causing septecemia, causing her blood sugar to rise and fall, and making her dizzy.  In otherwords, Nicky really was sick...(sometimes it is very difficult to convince her she needs to see a doctor when she is not feeling well!)....more
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