The Kid Who Has It All

Mikey and Santa

By: Ted Peterson “What do you want for Christmas?” Santa asked as he gave Mikey a lollipop. “This?” Mikey answered, referencing the sweet. “No, I mean what else, besides the lollipop?” Santa replied, with a ho ho ho. “A Christmas tree for Jimmy, and one for Evan, and one for Bryan,” he said, rattling off […]


Girl Birthday


By: Tanya Ward Goodman My daughter turned six last week.  In keeping with her exacting nature, she had very specific plans for the celebration of this momentous event. First, there were to be two parties: the “kid” party and the “grown-up” party.  The kid party would take place on a weekend.  There would be a […]


Radical Unschooling


By: Julie Gamberg I’ve recently become a fan of The Diet Soap podcast. The podcaster “unschools” his kids, as he mentioned when he had the guest Dayna Martin on his show to discuss her book “Radical Unschooling – A Revolution Has Begun.” Since hearing their talk, I have begun to fret that if I don’t […]


We’re Pregnant


By: Heather Somaini We’re pregnant – pretty amazing words. I was finally able to say them…out loud. We were pregnant. It even sounds cool today five years later. We were so excited. Elated…it had finally happened. It only took six vials of our donor, one operation, and some drugs, but it worked! We told my […]


Wedding Bells, Part 2


By: Brandy Black We got in a fight before our wedding. On the ferry ride over. I can’t remember why. Could it have been the make up? Things were tense. We had been planning a wedding for a year from another state and it was all happening on this overcast day after waiting 2 years […]


Picking a Donor


By: Heather Somaini Picking a donor – it sounds kind of funny – like picking out a car or a toaster. In some ways, they are somewhat similar: color, size, options, sunroof, air-conditioning, bagel-toasting options. The first time I went to the California Cryobank website, I picked out what I thought was a good candidate. […]


Wedding Bells, Part One

Brandy 2

By: Brandy Black Susan and I were engaged for two years. I’d like to say it’s because I’m old-fashioned and wanted to be sure that she was “the one” but really it’s because we wanted to get married in Seattle and there are only 2 guaranteed months of sun (if that), we were on a […]


The Wild


By: Tanya Ward Goodman Still riding the high from my weekend away with The Husband, I packed another bag.  This time, it held swimsuits, goggles, sunscreen, hats, tiny plastic, pastel-colored ponies, a stack of Scooby-Doo DVDs.  We were headed to New Mexico to spend five days with my family.  Just me and the kids. The […]