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Shannon Parker Media

Shannon Parker Media I wanted to dive in a little more in regards to what I’m actually doing and to tell you all a little more about Shannon Parker Media. Sure I have a blog and an online store that I will be promoting very soon and another online store I am still working on but I am also doing web-design, content management, SEO, social media management and technical support for desktops, laptops, tables and cell phones. As you know I own this Lesbian Mom Lifestyle Blog www.lezodyssey.com which I am using as a platform to tell my story and...

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Vulnerability Is a Scary Thing

Vulnerability is a scary thing The first time we kissed I knew I was in trouble….a good trouble of course. Our relationship came completely unexpected and not at the greatest time in our lives. We were both going through very tough breakups but so thankful to have found love when we did. We had first met about 10 years prior, she was a goalie in our hockey league and I played forward on another team. We were both in committed relationships when we met and we really only knew each other on the ice or in the bar after the...

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Growing Up In A Blended Family

Growing Up in a Blended Family I always knew I had a biological father out there somewhere and I had lots of pictures of him but I don’t have a single memory of being with him, I do have a picture of my sister, my mom and my biological father taken sometime around 1979 that I love (see above).  I was born in Edmonton, Alberta in 1977; a few years after being born I was told we moved to British Columbia with my mom and dad, half-brother and half-sister. I’ve never actually called them my half siblings but biologically that...

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Finding Haley

Finding Haley Not a single day went by for 22 years that I did not think about my baby girl. No matter where I went through out those years I always looked at kids and wondered, is it her? I would ask friends of mine that had kids her age if they knew any girls named Haley at school and they would all say no. Ontario Adoption Law I remember the day they changed the Ontario Adoption Law, June 1 2009 birth parents could apply for copies of the adoption order and birth registration and so that was exactly what...

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17 and Pregnant

I found myself in a situation I was completely afraid to be in, I was 17 and pregnant. I was still in my last year of high school playing on the senior girls’ soccer team as a keeper. How could I be pregnant and playing soccer as the starting goalie? I had been dating a boy off and on, from another school. Not the typical boy you wanted to bring home to mom and dad. He was a bad boy, a little rough around the edges but he was fun and we were always up to something wild and crazy....

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Local Photographer – Alisha Neubauer

Local photographer Alisha Neubauer, who has been behind the lens for decades, has an exceptional eye for family, maternity and lifestyle imagery. She likes to get to know the families or people she’s going to photograph so that she can get the perfect setting. She takes time to research the perfect sunlight or the perfect time to set up her location and when her images will give her customers exactly what they were looking for and more. She has also been featured in a magazine called Cottage Life where she received a 2-page spread on Cottage Moments. Instagram Posts Show...

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Being Gay Doesn’t Define You or Does It

Being gay doesn’t define you…..but sometimes it does I am a 40 something year old, lesbian mom of four kids. My two girls go to a French Immersion Catholic School and my two step kids go to an English speaking public school. When we signed our first daughter up for school I immediately asked the principal if it would ever be an issue for my daughter that she had two moms. I was told that it wouldn’t and that there were other gay parents in the school. I will tell you I have yet to meet or see any other...

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Coming Out

After Ellen With the recent Golden Globes and Ellen Degeneres winning the Carol Burnett award I figured why not tell my coming out story. She has set the platform for people around the world to feel ok about coming out. Be true to who you are no matter what. I know I looked up to her when I was coming out, watching her shows, reading her books and even finding content on AfterEllen. While I always knew I was different and that I ‘liked’ girls I continued to date boys into my early 20’s. My first lesbian experience however was...

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Becoming a Lesbian Mom

As a little girl I always knew I was different but growing up in the 80’s and early 90’s I didn’t know anyone that was ‘gay’. If anything, unfortunately, the ‘gay’ people I did know weren’t treated very well. I went through junior high and high school crushing on all kinds of girls but always dating a boy. I hid everything about me for as long as I could. I had a baby when I was 18 Fast forward a few decades and a few broken hearts and in 2012 I married a woman. The marriage happened quickly, as lesbians...

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