I Can’t Stop Thinking About My Own Mortality

Dodd-Hise family - San Antonio, August 2012

By Tanya Dodd-Hise I think that I need therapy. No really.  I have been obsessing a little bit about things that I have absolutely no control over.  And what have I been obsessing over, you might ask? My mortality. As everyone knows, I am a new mom again.  Our baby girl is 11 months old. […]

A Lesbian Mom’s Perspective on Chick-Fil-A


By: Tanya Dodd-Hise So we all know and have heard the latest broohaha regarding fast food chain Chick-Fil-A.  Our social network sites have blown up with constant updates, stories, blogs, feeds, protests, counter-protests and such about it.  Most people, by now, are pretty sick of it – at times, myself included.  About a week or […]

An Anniversary Letter From One Wife to Another


July 18, 2012 A Letter to My Beautiful Wife: Wow.  I can’t believe it has been three years since we stood by the beautiful ocean water in Connecticut and promised our lives to each other.  I remember every moment of our trip as if it were yesterday, and would gladly repeat the process over and […]

The Adoption Journey Begins….With Fingerprinting!!


By: Tanya Dodd-Hise “You don’t choose your family.  They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.”  ~Desmond Tutu The time has finally arrived, and the adoption journey has begun.  While we had to wait until Harrison was at least six months old to do it, it ended up being 7 1/2 months […]