Archive | September, 2013

Baby-making seminar for LGBT gals in the Bay Area: UPDATE

Pacific Fertility Center and Swirl Radio are co-hosting a seminar this Wednesday, September 18th in San Francisco,  rescheduling their seminar, and I’ll be a part of it. When it happens. Info below.

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Other speakers on the roster: Michelle Meow, Founder and host of Swirl Radio; Dr. Isabelle Ryan, fertility specialist at Pacific Fertility Center; Peggy Orlin, MFT, a therapist specializing in infertility, third-party family-building, and adoption; and Deborah Wald, Esq., specialist in parentage, adoption, and assisted reproduction law, and one of the most sought-after and respected LGBT family law experts around.

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There she lies

There she lies
Turning nine before my very eyes
Turning nine before my very tired eyes
Effortlessly, in her sleep
Bigger now than she has ever been
Yet half the age she’ll be when she leaves home.

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At the bakery

Fridays, we both take the kids to school, rather than to the bus stop, since the school kicks off the day with a community-wide meeting. Today, after leaving school, we stopped by The Cheese Board, our venerated neighborhood collective cheese shop/bakery.

The man in line in front of us turned around at the sound of my voice, and smiled.

“You’re– you’re so-and-so’s mom.” And then he saw my partner and adds “S.”

“Yes! And you’re Keiko’s dad.” D.

I might have split a hair or two about how in truth I’m more so-and-so’s parent, really; she calls me Baba; we’re naming the liminal space between the falsely dichotemized poles of mother and father, but still, I totally get the shorthand thing – who has time for Althusser before your morning coffee, you know?

Neither of us had had a sip of coffee yet, so that part stayed in my brain.

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