Bound for Salon LGBTQ

I’m leaving on a jet plane, but I do know when I’ll be back again.  So, I guess it’s not a very sad departure.  I associate that song with the last night of overnight camp, gasping for air as all… Read moreBound for Salon LGBTQ

Apple picking leads to strange and disturbing hobbies

I am the scrooge of autumn, and I say, “Harvest Humbug to you all!”   As I walked into my preschool class this morning, a teacher greeted with a beaming smile as she exhaled crisp, chilled air as if she was… Read moreApple picking leads to strange and disturbing hobbies

She’s Leaving Home

She left for a business trip today, my lady-friend did, and she will be gone for a week.  7 days.  And nights.  Including a weekend.  There will be no one else to read bedtime stories or entertain early morning risers… Read moreShe’s Leaving Home

Couldn’t Have Been More Proud

For the past 6 years, we’ve all been avoiding New York City Pride.  We tried to take the boys the first year we were here and realized that a preschooler and a baby and all of their accessories in the… Read moreCouldn’t Have Been More Proud

Pride Abounds in North Jersey

When Gabriella’s then-employer told her they wanted her to move back from London to work in the New York office, we started scoping around for a place to call home.  We had no experience being parents in or around New… Read morePride Abounds in North Jersey

Listen To Your Mother NYC: Comment and Win!

Win tickets and become part of a movement!  Hmm, every time I say movement, I think of bowel movement.  But Listen To Your Mother is nothing like a bowel movement.  I take that back.  A good bowel movement can feel… Read moreListen To Your Mother NYC: Comment and Win!

Gay Vs. Straight: The Mommy Round

In a move sure to be heralded by NPR and FOX alike as “dumb,” Nicole of Ninja Mom Blog and myself give you the 2nd in a four part series: Gay vs. Straight! Deborah’s an all-around funny lady, smart-ass and “fake”-married lesbian. Nicole… Read moreGay Vs. Straight: The Mommy Round

Math Maker, Math Maker, Make Me New Math

3rd grade, and they’re doing algebra!  Asher doesn’t know it’s algebra, but I had to use an X and a Y to figure out the answers to his math homework.  And when I say X and Y, I am not… Read moreMath Maker, Math Maker, Make Me New Math

Flipping off the universe

It was a funny morning.  Not funny ha-ha, funny peculiar as in “what is the universe trying to tell me?” funny.  I went to work and then into town to run some errands.  Outside of my local Starbucks, a number… Read moreFlipping off the universe

What preschool teachers do

Employment means that in addition to collecting a paycheck, I’m collecting countless stories, hilarious anecdotes and enlightening observations that I can never share online or in writing or in passing with anyone who knows someone who might know someone –… Read moreWhat preschool teachers do