Who is this Lady?

i am sarah
33. partnered. living in richmond, va. writing this blog first to deal with the heartache of ttc, then to chronicle the path of pregnancy, now to document parenting as two moms. Somewhere along the way I became a part time stay at home mom who runs her own consulting business and juggles the rest.

i have
two dogs. an old old house.

My partner:
A. 36. wonderfully loving.

defyied the odds of biology and made a baby.  Maybe someday we will do it again.

Our Daughter

LJ  born September 2008. a dainty little smidge of a human.


8 responses to “Who is this Lady?

  1. I see I made your blogroll.

    I’m not sure how that happened, though I can trace the internet path – here to Evil Clomid – then to my blog.

    Anyway – I’m glad you thought I was worth adding.

    I thought I’d toss a good luck your way. I don’t know much about the whole process – Erin from Evil Clomid is a good friend and I still get confused when I hear temps and dpo and all that nifty stuff.

    Time for a trip to wikipedia I guess.

    Regardless – good luck in your quest. I wish you two all the best.

  2. I’m so glad you commented on my blog. Congratulations on your pregnancy! I’ll definitely keep reading about your journey.

  3. I love your blog. I would love to keep in touch. My partner and I are TTC from Toronto, Canada and we are blown away by the number of other lesbian parents on the Web (in a good way)
    I am a journalist and she is a cop.

  4. Erin

    Hi, I was doing some research for a study that I am conducting and came across your blog. I found great insight in your blogs and thought you would be a great addition to the research.

    I am a senior at PennState University finishing my Bachelor Degree.I am currently conducting a study that involves Lesbian couples who have conceived or adopted a child together (inclusive are couples that may have separated since). The main focus is on resources available and negotiations of custody for the mothers, legal or personal. My goal is to eventually offer LGBT parents resources and a more thorough understanding of the process involved with becoming parents in states that same-sex marriage is not recognized. If you are willing to be a participant, I can email you the questionnaire. Everything will remain confidential.

    Thank you sincerely for your consideration.

  5. Hi Sarah and Amber,

    I found your blog on lesbianfamily.org — congratulations on your beautiful daughter. I hope you don’t mind me writing to tell you about my book.

    I am coeditor of a new anthology on queer parenting, just released in the United States: And Baby Makes More: Known Donors, Queer Parents and Our Unexpected Families. As Dana Rudolph from Mombian says, it’s “a wonderful collection of essays that explore the perspectives of those who have used a known donor, those who have themselves donated sperm or eggs or been a surrogate, and the children created by these acts. It’s a great read on modern families, no matter how you created yours.”

    We’ve been getting great reviews from the likes of Bay Windows (“And Baby Makes More is a thoughtful, funny, and poignant volume about the variety of ways we define families today.”), Mombian (“… the kind of rich explorations of LGBTQ parenting we need more of today”), The Dominion (“The stories in this collection are loud and inspiring examples of courage, creativity and love and queer parenting. … This book succeeds in the most urgent of the game: creating a space for the stories to be heard.”) and the Gay & Lesbian Review (“… diverse, poignant, and sometimes very funny…. surprising, enlightening and mandatory reading for any lesbians or gay men thinking of embarking on adventures in the wild world of parenthood.”)

    I hope the anthology might be of interest to you, and to your extended circles of family and friends. We’d very much appreciate it if you would pass on the word to anyone you think might enjoy the book, which is available online and at many independent and alternative bookstores. You can find more information as well at my blog: http://mamanongrata.com/?page_id=303.

    All the best for a wonderful Mother’s Day!

    Susan Goldberg

  6. Emily Patterson


    I was wondering if you accept guest posts? I have an article/event that I would like to submit in regards to childhood obesity. It is about dancing and how it can be a fun way for kids to exercise. Primrose Schools is hosting a Dance Off competition (with proceeds going the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals) for families and I think it is something you and your readers would enjoy!

    I look forward to hearing from you!

    Thank you,
    Emily Patterson

  7. Jacqui

    So nice to see another 2 Mom household in Richmond, VA !
    We have a 9 year old son, who is the apple of his Mommy and Mama’s eye to be sure !!!
    I hope to start a blog soon (bucket list), but wanted to thank you for your words, adn thoughts of dealing with the conservative Richmond folks. I have to say, it seems to have gotten better for us in the last few years !
    Best of luck in all you do !!!

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