Thursday, July 11, 2013

Contemplations: Queer Parenting "One of These Things is Not Like the Other"

On Sunday, May 12, 2013 -- Mother's Day, I got to spend the morning with my son and then leave him with a sitter to be a part of the show called, "Listen to Your Mother :: A national series of live shows by local writers in celebration of Mother's Day."

It was an amazing experience to be a part of this show. I met some amazing people/writers and even got to spend some quality time with one of the doula's who was at Avi's birth. This blog has been a chance to write... mostly it is not me as a writer, but me as an Ema (translation: mother). The LTYM show let me highlight the writer that is the mother. It gave me the spark to write again. To really write. There were even discussions with other mom/writers about starting a writing group. But the daily life of being a stay at home mom with a 3 year old has left me little time energy to write and even has taken me away from spending time here on my blog. Truth be told, it is 5 minutes to midnight as I write this. I have found that to be the mother that I want to "show" you on this blog, it means I have to spend less time here. Because being tired doesn't leave me much in the way of patience and bringing my best self to the role of mother. But I digress.

This is a video of my live reading. I hope you enjoy it.


  1. Thank you for sharing your video Jules, you are a wonderful writer and I loved watching you speak :). And I understand about the time spent blogging and the time spent being a SAHM, there is no argument to what takes precedence. I often mistake thinking that now that my kids are little older, I should have more time to blog. But it doesn't work that way. I am happy to say, that for now, it definitely does not work that way :).
    Hugs to you my friend and to your beautiful family...

  2. i've missed you and your voice. being a SAHM, it can be tough to balance what our children need and what we need for ourselves. i hope you can find a wee bit of time occasionally to write here. i do enjoy it so. :)

  3. That was beautiful and insightful. Thank you for sharing. You did a great job and were so comfortable and relaxed! Avi is lucky to have such an eloquent Ema.

  4. Oh sweet Jules, I love you so much! I love you all. When I saw that you were reading at this event I was seriously bummed that I couldn't be there to support you in person. You are beautiful and totally in your element here my friend. I love to see that smile of yours and hear your voice.Thank you for posting this. Now, I'm off to share it. Big big love!!


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