Late summer sprinkler, Berkeley, CA. [image coutesy annz]
I may just have to make an end-of-the-month habit of this. That is, if it proves of any entertainment and/or educational value. Behold, above, the search strings that brought various bedraggled souls, possibly even YOU, dear reader, to this place.
[Non-female reader alert! The word “menstruation” appears no fewer than four times below! You’ve been warned, brother! Skip this now, if you’re a wuss, or read on, if you dare!]
Extree, extree: Baba has The Change o’ Life! It’s the first thing I have ever done earlier than expected.
I was tipped off, by LD reader HeidiB, that AfterEllen’s Linda Villarosa mentioned LesbianDad in a recent piece of hers. I’ve always found Villarosa’s pieces exceedingly intelligent, and now I have even more reason to hold her in high esteem. Welcome, you readers who came here thanks to her! Make yourselves at home, mosey around, maybe check out this “Best Of” page I worked up for a concise view of the range of hoo-ha at this blogular water cooler. For those who didn’t see the Villarosa piece, a wee description follows.
In Outside the Lines: Babes in Momland, she reviews several books by lesbians describing their trips toward motherhood, including Louise Sloan’s Knock Yourself Up and Harlyn Aizley’s Buying Dad. Aizley, who edited the critically acclaimed volume Confessions of the Other Mother, began blogging this spring at Are You My Mothers?*
One of the reasons I don’t blog very often is that I’m at work generating a lot of this stuff. I’m not complaining.
LesbianDad is a personal essay/photography blog. It began as a document of my parenthood but, like life, its ambit has stretched to include much more than I expected. My kids call me "Baba," and together we work toward a world in which amor really does vincit omnia.