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Those first months went by quickly and smoothly, and we anxiously awaited the appointment at which we could find out the baby’s gender.  Erikka had wanted a baby girl since SHE was a little girl, and since we have my two boys, I was really excited at the 50/50 chance of having a girl myself!  I kept telling Erikka that there was nothing wrong with having a boy, if that is what we get, and we both agreed that we will enjoy whatever little darling we are blessed to have....more
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Beginning the Process - Insemination, Here We Come!

This week on TheNextFamily.com (8/3/2011):Over the next few days, we watched things that we normally wouldn’t pay attention to, like physical signs and symptoms in Erikka.  I was fascinated with the whole process.  We had to go in for ultrasounds so that the doctor could watch her follicles (aka eggs) as they grew and prepared to release in ovulation.  It was amazing to watch them get bigger until the point when they were ready to drop. ...more

San Diego Native Avail For Consultation!

Welcome Blogher11 attendees!I live in beautiful San Diego and am available if you are seeking advice on where to visit or what is interesting to see while you are here.    One thing I recommend is you grab a copy of the Reader, which comes out on Wed nights and features most of the events in San Diego including those going on at Balboa Park.   Hit me up if you have a question!  Slukas62@gmail.com  ...more

The impact of homophobia in the professional sports world on young girls and boys (contains adult language)

Within the past 6 weeks, there have been at least 4 incidents of homophobic conduct by professional athletes.  And that's just the incidents which hit the media.  I was given the opportunity by our local paper, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, to respond to gay slurs used by Steelers' linebacker James Harrison in an interview for a national magazine, Men's Journal.  ...more

When the Worst Happens

This week's blog is up on TheNextFamily.com - a little different than previous entries.  I was reminiscing on a rough patch we went through as a family last July.  I find that in every situation, SOMETHING can be learned.  Check it out, and as always, feel free to leave some love.http://thenextfamily.com/2011/07/learning-to-accept-and-forgive-through-... Be the change that you want to be in the world. ~ Gandhi...more

And Here We Go Again!

The adventures continue!  This week's installment of my blog on TheNextFamily.com is up and ready for your reading enjoyment!  Check it out and feel free, as always, to leave some love if you are so inclined!http://thenextfamily.com/2011/07/dont-ask-dont-tell/ Be the change that you want to be in the world. ~ Gandhi...more

Off to the National Equality March!

Yep folks, it's that time again!  My weekly blog is up on TheNextFamily.com and ready for your reading enjoyment....lol!  Check it out, and as always, feel free to leave some love!http://domesticdyke.com/2011/07/07/off-to-the-national-equality-march/ Be the change that you want to be in the world. ~ Gandhi...more

hiding in public

Most of us who come out aren’t doing so because we wish to entertain others, because we crave attention, or because we wish to promote publication of a memoir. Most of us come out after significant personal struggle and a whole lot of soul searching. And sometimes, in the aftermath of a whole lot of damage....more

they will do a lot based on peer pressure, but as they move forward, they do begin to question ...more

Newlyweds take D.C.!

This week's blog is up on TheNextFamily.com - and we're following the D.C. segment of our honeymoon.  Feel free to stop by, check it out, and leave some love if you are so inclined...and thanks for reading!http://thenextfamily.com/2011/06/lesbian-newlyweds/ Be the change that you want to be in the world. ~ Gandhi...more

Newlyweds in New York

The latest installment is up at TheNextFamily.com, as the story of our wedding/honeymoon journey continues!  Feel free to check it out and leave some love, if you are so inclined :)http://thenextfamily.com/2011/06/lesbian-newlyweds-in-new-york/ Be the change that you want to be in the world. ~ Gandhi...more