Archive for October, 2011

Call for Submissions: October 24th Blog Carnival

The theme is secrets, but not the painful bad kind. What is your deep dark parenting secret, the one you don’t really mention in public. Do you give your three year old a bottle? Do you bribe your kid to cooperate? Do you breast feed your preschooler? Is ice cream a regular on your breakfast menu? Spill your secrets to the world, I bet you’re not actually alone.


10/10 Blog Carnival: Disappointment

pajamamommas: Disappointment
In Loco Parentis: The Opposite of Disappointment
Two Lasses and a Baby: Disappointment
Life with Cheeks: Disappointment Makes Way for Joy
Possible Maybe: Tangled in Disappointment password: lazydog
The Brit Nanny and Me: Disappointment
Opening the Door: On Disappointment
Living Intensely: This is Not the Baby I Ordered
That’s a Lot of Esses: Disappointment
Little Monster and Mommies: The Big D…Disappointment
Family Squared: Disappointment
Two Chicks and a Sweet Pea: Disappointments
Coastal Waves: Disappointment
Love Invents Us: Disappointment
Chunk and Mommy: Disappointment: Blog Carnival
Path 2 Parenthood: disappointment
Cookin’ Up a Baby: Taking a Ride on the Carnival
The Real Gay Agenda: Disappointment

Call for Submissions: October 10th Blog Carnival

The theme is disappointment. The experience of TTC is rife with disappointment, heartbreak: BFNs, fertility issues, money issues. Then pregnancy brings challenges and disappointments: not liking being pregnant,the role of the non-bio mother in birthing classes. Parenting at times feels like a continual exercise in disappointment. Adding a sibling into the mix brings challenges and disappointments, or not being able to add a sibling when you want to. As queer parents we are sometimes disappointed with people who seem not to be able to respect our families, sometimes strangers and sometimes friends. Then there’s the big disappointment of society and how we fit into it. So write away: how has disappointment affected you? How have you overcome it? How does it shape you? We all have our visions and dreams of how things will go, from trying to get pregnant to what it will be like to parent. Then we come up against reality and it’s almost always not what we expected.

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