I have been thinking a lot about this blog and the direction I see it going. As you can tell, most often these days we just write about being mothers. While I carry my queer identity with me everywhere I go, so much of my thought-space is filled with general parenting dilemmas, challenges and successes, not with the fact that my son came out of my love’s vagina. From time to time, issues around being a non-gestational parent arise and I will write about them. Especially in the beginning, while trying to conceive, throughout pregnancy and when was son was really small, I desperately needed a resource like this. I needed someone else’s experience to help me understand my own. My hope is that you get something from this blog, whether or not you identify as a queer parent or a non-gestational parent or a parent at all.
By sharing with each other, listening and learning from each other’s struggles and successes, we become better parents, better partners, better people. In that light, we want to hear from you. You have been a mostly silent crowd up until now. Why are you reading this blog? What are you getting out of it? What are your successes as a parent you think someone else might learn from? Talk to us people.