Casey Carey-Brown

I am a lesbian mommy blogger living in Boston with my wife and daughter. I write at Life with Roozle about our adventures as a family of three. I also write for Huffington Post Parents and Lesbian Family

Announcing BlogHer '14 Keynote Speaker: Grammy-Nominated Comedian Tig Notaro

I'm thrilled to kick off 2014 in jubilant fashion with another keynote speaker announcement for BlogHer '14: Comedian Tig Notaro will join us at BlogHer '14 and discuss her groundbreaking brand of comedy. ...more
THIS TOTALLY RULES! OMG.more

When 547 Facebook Friends + 832 Twitter Followers = A Negative Number

He was quiet as we rode the elevator up to the third floor. The air was heavy with emotion, as anger and fear seemed to compete for air space alongside sadness and acceptance. We stood back for a moment as the doors opened, aware that the vessel which just lifted us up would also bring us down the moment we stepped out. His eyes filled with tears as he took a deep breath and exited. As we made our way down the hall to the dreary ICU waiting room to be given permission to proceed to room 328, I felt numb as I walked by his side....more
When I came out, my "real life" friends abandoned me. I had no one. I was alone. Scared. ...more

Do You Feel Pressure to Write Amazing Blog Posts?

How often do you not blog because while you have things you could say (and very much want to say), the topic doesn't seem as important nor is the post coming out as brilliantly as other blog posts out there? The comparison game is one of the number killers to "just blogging": that state of writing your blog and deriving joy or peace of heart from it; writing for writing's sake. Too Many Fish to Fry has a post about feeling as if she can only blog if she can "amaze the room." ...more
This is why I blog every day. I couldn't handle that pressure and found that I'm now able to do ...more

When Will We Stop Counting the 9/11s?

It's September 11 again. And I'm dreading it. I want September 11 to go back to being just another day in the early fall. Is this wrong?...more
I don't know. Is anything really ever enough? Is it all just part of us all wanting to do ...more

Why We Shouldn't Be Interested In Raising Safe Christian Kids

"Look mom! No hands," yelled my eight year old Olivia while out on our bike ride together yesterday. Maybe the first thing on my mind should have been warning her of the potential danger of an eight year old, riding a bike two sizes too big with no hands on a public road. But it wasn't. ...more
This is the Christianity I was drawn to. The radical kind that wanted to change the world. I ...more

What Blogging Voice Need Do You Fill?

There was an awesome moment during the BlogHer'13 Anatomy of a Story panel on Saturday when Vikki said, "Everybody needs a gay... and so I always think about, when I write on my blog, that I'm the gay for people that don't have one." People started laughing and tweeting what she said because it was a great sound bite. But more importantly, Vikki spoke to the role we serve as niche bloggers. ...more
It's an honor to be one of your gays, Kathy. I love this post.more

What Blogging Voice Need Do You Fill?

There was an awesome moment during the BlogHer'13 Anatomy of a Story panel on Saturday when Vikki said, "Everybody needs a gay... and so I always think about, when I write on my blog, that I'm the gay for people that don't have one." People started laughing and tweeting what she said because it was a great sound bite. But more importantly, Vikki spoke to the role we serve as niche bloggers. ...more
@JennaHatfield I think there's a way for you to be someone's birth mother, not everyone's birth ...more

Gearing Up for BlogHer '13: Pre-Conference Fears & VOTY Thoughts

BlogHer '13 is right around the corner! With the quickly approaching dates and recent announcements, the number of posts you have been writing in your own spaces has sky-rocketed. As always, we're reading along -- and bringing your words to our readers to help calm their fears, get them excited, and, yes, help calm some fears, too. Let's see what people are saying this week....more
I'M SO EXCITED!more

Unmotivating: How Your Stats Match Up Against Other Writers

Don't just worry about your stats, Gawker tells its writers with the new graph it revealed in June. Worry about your stats as compared to everyone else's stats. To give their writers feedback as to how their pieces perform in relation to other pieces on the site, Gawker has created a graph that visually displays each writer's page views.  AJ Daulerio is not only back at Gawker, but top of the list.  Whereas poor Taylor Berman's purple line is barely on the screen. ...more
To some extent, this is already happening on blogs with a tally of all the FB likes on every ...more

After Miscarriage: 5 Stages of a Missed Due Date

There is no right or wrong way to be sad. We all know this. I also know that there are some kinds of sad that are not talked about as openly as others. Working on my grief for this miscarriage has been both short and long. It vanished for several months, but as the due date for Tartan approaches I am overwhelmed with deep sadness. ...more
So much love to you Dresden.more