Category: Life with Kids

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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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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...