Children with LGBT parents face numerous legal and social inequalities, according to a major new report from several leading LGBT, children's welfare, and social service organizations. Even for those who support LGBT equality, the facts may surprise you.
Today I was running into Walmart to pick up some photos of what else, baby girl, when I heard a mom hurrying her children out of the store. "Aw, the machine is broken," she told her children. I looked at her and smiled. She gave me a knowing smile back... the toy machine was not in fact broken (of course). I wondered how many dollars the poor woman had spent over the years trying to get that damned claw to grasp (and hold onto) the cheap stuffed animals waiting below; probably too many dollars.
It made me think of the lies we tell our children. And the lies we tell each other and ourselves. ...more
Kam and I had a discussion by text last night that really got me thinking about things I want my husband and me to tell our daughter when she comes along and is old enough to understand. Well, actually, it's something I think about all the time, but it prompted a good discussion with my husband....more
On Monday afternoon I got a text from our twenty-one year old son who attends the University of Puerto Rico. He texted, “Am I the only one out there who doesn’t believe Osama bin Laden is dead?” I responded, “No, because I’m not convinced either.”...more
I don’t swear. My friend, Regina, pointed this out about a year ago. It might seem to be a morally pretentious statement. I don’t have any religious objections to swearing. I’m not really offended by swear words, although when I hear one in conversation I get that “fingernails on a blackboard” feeling....more
Over the holiday season my mother dragged me to every mall and outlet store within the city limits of Edmonton. It was busy, over-crowded, and I felt the energy being sucked from me under the neon mall lights. My mother on the other hand was a deal hunting matriarch on the loose and there was no stopping her....more
Have you ever been in bed at the crack of dawn, and alone with your thoughts just long enough that it scares the bageezees out of you? So goes this post - as the woman I've become and may surely be in years to come has done just that. I'm wishing I had a balance right about now....more
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