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Circling back to Sacramento

Circling back to Sacramento

I spent two years in my early twenties trying to make a life for myself in Sacramento, California. It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. I left and never returned there – until today, a few days before my fiftieth birthday. Today I sat with my three year-old son on the patio at a coffeehouse…
My kid’s carbon footprint keeps me awake at night

My kid’s carbon footprint keeps me awake at night

We all have a carbon footprint. I’m constantly conscious of mine, but that doesn’t equate to me changing my behavior. If my carbon footprint is significant, my son’s carbon footprint must be gargantuan. I shudder to think of all the pollution and waste he’s single-handedly contributed to the planet in only 42-months. Infants may look harmless and cute, but that’s…
Why I write

Why I write

Why do I write about parenting? Why expose my life to scrutiny? It’s my intent to present an unvarnished view of parenthood and life. I realize putting my son’s (and husband’s) name and image out into the world could be problematic. But, online privacy is a myth and the benefits outweigh potential issues. Telling our story is the only way…
Put me in, coach!

Put me in, coach!

Hiring a life coach? My advice to you: be careful what you wish for. I recently determined that I needed, and could afford, a life coach. I could use someone help to be accountable to my goals, I thought. It will be worthwhile to have someone to answer to, I thought. It will motivate me, I thought. Let’s circle back…