Moms of LGBTQ kids don’t want your well-wishes on Mother’s Day when you conspire against our kids the rest of the year.
If the fruits of your actions are death, how can you claim to be following God?
The best lesson in bravery I could give my son.
I am one of those people who has very strong feelings about naming children. When choosing names for my kids, I was very adamant that the names not be shortened, but that they go by the name given to them. Why give someone a name that you have no intention of using? That just seems […]
In 1988, I met Jesus on a muddy hillside in Pennsylvania. I had caught glimpses before, but there, with the smell of pine needles and the body odor of a few hundred unwashed humans, I saw him clearly and I fell in love. I had been raised in the Church, but it took a long […]
There are lots of posts about responses to hypothetical coming out. But what about when it really happens? Four things to know if your child comes out.
To the Mamas of Black Boys, I don’t know how you do it. How you look fear in the face every morning and go on in spite of it. I get it a little bit – every mama of boys does. We all have fears about parenting these future men. Are we raising them to […]
I was texting with another friend who went through a divorce recently. We were talking about holidays and how much it sucks sorting through the details of pick-ups and drop-offs and all of that yuck. And she texted, “I don’t feel the ‘broken family’ thing usually, but I do at the holidays.” I know what […]
When the nurse asked us if we’d like to hold our son after he was delivered, I had reservations. What if something was horribly wrong? Could I stand to hold the lifeless body of this person who just the day before had been joyfully squirming around inside of me? I told her that I just […]