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Let’s Meet in D.C.!


I’m heading off today to our nation’s capital for the 2014 LGBT Media Journalists Convening in Washington D.C., hosted by the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association and sponsored by the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund. We’ll be networking and discussing the theme of “Honing Our Game” — but we’ll also be having a party on Saturday night, and you’re invited!


Going to Creating Change? See You There!


I’m heading off this week to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s Creating Change conference in Houston, Texas. I’ve never been there before, so I’m pretty excited — doubly so because the city happens to be run by a lesbian mom, Mayor Annise Parker. If you’ll be there, too, please leave a comment!


Happy Bloggiversary: Mombian Is 8


Eight years ago today, I published my first post here at Mombian.


Welcome, New York Magazine Visitors!


A big welcome to any and all of you visiting from the New York magazine site, where Senior Editor Charlotte Cowles interviewed me about this blog and my perspective on being a lesbian mom.


Welcome, Visitors from the New York Times Site!


If you’re visiting here for the first time, welcome! I was surprised and delighted to see a reference to Mombian today in a New York Times article about Mary Bonauto, the intrepid lawyer who led the fight for marriage equality here in my home state of Massachusetts. I know traffic is up because of it, so I want to extend a special greeting to new visitors. Here’s a little more about the site and an invitation to the yearly blogging event here in June.


Join Me in Philly This Weekend!

Photo credit: Rdsmith4

I’m off to the City of Brotherly (and Sisterly) Love this weekend for the 2013 LGBT Media Journalists Convening. The theme of the event is “coalition building,” and we’ll be discussing topics such as aging, immigration, race relations and the labor movement. Amidst the serious stuff, however, will also be some partying, and you’re invited.


See You at Creating Change In Atlanta?


I’m so excited. I’m heading off this week to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s Creating Change conference for the first time while my spouse holds down the fort at home. If any of you are going, too, please feel free to drop me a note so we can say hi and plot a lesbian mom takeover of the universe.


Mombian Named a Top Pregnancy Blog of 2012


Babble, that parenting wonderland, has named Mombian one of its Top 20 Pregnancy Blogs of 2012. I’m honored by the accolade and humbled to be in such good company. A full list of honorees is after the jump.


Be Social!


The best part of running this blog is being part of the larger community of LGBT parent bloggers online. I thought I’d take a moment, therefore, to remind readers that there are several ways to stay in touch with Mombian across the various online channels where you might hang out:


Summer Pause

Photo credit: Lykaestria

I’m going to be taking a couple of days off from blogging so I can have some extra quality time with my family before the new school year hits. Besides, my brain needs to unplug every once in a while.


Happy 7th Birthday, Mombian!

Photo credit: xsomnis

Seven years ago today, roughly two years after the birth of my son, I published my first post here at Mombian. In it, I said the blog was “dedicated to providing relevant, useful, and just plain fun reading for lesbian moms.” I hope I’ve succeeded.


Mombian Wins GLAAD “Outstanding Blog” Award


I’m honored and humbled to announce that Mombian has won the “Outstanding Blog” category in the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards, along with the always informative and prolific Towleroad.


My New Job with the SEED Project on Inclusive Curriculum

Galen Stone Tower at Wellesley College (Photo credit: Dana Rudolph)

There are big changes afoot here at the House of Mombian. I’m delighted to report that I’ve just taken a part-time job as the Online Content Manager for the SEED Project on Inclusive Curriculum, a 26-year-old diversity program that helps educators “examine contemporary scholarship as well as ‘the textbooks of our lives’ in order to inform community conversation about schooling and culture.” It explores gender, race, culture, sexual orientation, and other aspects of identity, and prepares educators to bring their learnings back to their own schools.


I’ve Redecorated! Mombian’s New Look


Welcome to the new look of Mombian! I’ve been moving the furniture around, so come on in and have a seat!

It’s been far too long since I’ve redesigned the site, but I’ve been tweaking and geeking a bit, and I think things are mostly in order now.


Celebrating Five Years of the Mombian Newspaper Column

What a week. I was surprised this morning to see Mombian’s nomination for the GLAAD Awards—but I was already in a celebratory mood because today marks five years of my Mombian newspaper column. (The blog is going on seven.) The column has been a chance for me to delve more deeply and reflectively into some […]


Mombian Nominated for “Outstanding Blog” in GLAAD Media Awards

I am honored to announce that Mombian has just been nominated for “Outstanding Blog” in the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards. I’m truly flattered, especially since I’m in very good company. The other nominees are The Bilerico Project, The New Civil Rights Movement, Rod 2.0, and Towleroad—all sites and bloggers whom I admire and consider […]


In Memoriam

By way of further explanation for my blog absence this week: My father passed away on Monday. It was not unexpected, but no less difficult because of that.


Back in a Few

I’m taking a few days off because of a family emergency. Thanks for your understanding.


And We’re Back

I’m back from a week of vacation, floating around the Mexican Riviera with my spouse, son, and in-laws. As soon as I’ve recovered from a red-eye flight and jet lag, I’ll fire up the posts here again. In the meantime, here’s a slightly related story from the Associated Press about Mexico City’s 1000th same-sex wedding. […]


Summer Vacation

I’m taking a few days to recover and recharge after BlogHer, and to try and assimilate everything that happened there, especially during the great panel session I participated on with Ana Flores of Spanglish Baby, Tracey Friley of One Brown Girl, and moderator Deb Rox of 3 Smart Girlz and Deb on the Rocks. Posting will therefore be a […]


See You at BlogHer!

I’m furiously packing to head off to the big BlogHer conference for women bloggers in San Diego this weekend. If any of you are going (other than Polly of Lesbian Dad and Vikki of Up Popped a Fox, whom I know will be there), drop me a note. I’d love to meet you! I’m also excited to meet my fellow […]


Going to BlogHer? Say Hi!

Hard to believe I’m talking about August already, but I’ll be speaking at the big BlogHer conference for women bloggers at the beginning of August in San Diego. If any of you are going, drop me a note. I’d love to meet you! I’ll be on the “Minding Your Own Business – When diversity is […]


Snowed In–And a Bit of Winter Reading

We’re snowed in outside of Boston here. There’s more than a foot of the white stuff on the ground. Regular blogging will resume when we’ve finished our hot chocolate. In the meantime, if you haven’t read Stephanie Coontz’ recent piece in the Washington Post, “Gay marriage isn’t revolutionary. It’s just next,” go do so. “For […]


Back on Tuesday

My son’s school starts next week, so I’m taking today and Monday off from blogging in order to do all those back-to-school things that need to be done—including, I imagine, a marathon Lego session with said son. (Not that that really has to do with going back to school, but it’s quality time together to […]


Become a Fan

I’ve finally decided to bite the bullet and move all Mombian Facebook goodness over to a Fan page. The Mombian Group has been growing strong—over 260 members at last count—but a Fan page makes a few things easier to manage for me. So: Even if you’re a member of the Group already, please click the […]