About Me

I’m an over-educated elementary school teacher in Brooklyn. I fancy myself a poet, and went to school for it, but I’ve mostly written blogs and lesson plans for the past few years. I’m already a mom to four-year-old “Cakie.” My partner, A, gave birth to him in August of 2005. In July  2008 I finally had a chance to give birth to a humongous baby brother for Cakie, lovingly called “Trucker.”

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10 responses to “About Me

  1. Amy

    i just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to wish you luck on your journey. we also had a baby, a daughter in nov 05′ and will start the process for #2 in the next few months.

  2. Thanks! And good luck to you. As you probably recall from the first time you tried, it is quite a roller coaster. Maybe I should have a picture of the cyclone (famous coney island roller coaster), instead of the parachute jump!

  3. All the best on your journey. First time poster (I came via your post on the historic NY Assembly vote for marriage equality). Your rational for giving birth instead of adoption is the most sane and honest answer I’ve read. So much so, I may have to steal it. Again, all the best…

  4. Dear oneofhismoms,

    I’m working on an episode of a documentary series about same-sex parenting. If you might be willing to speak with me, I’d be grateful. I can explain more about what we’re doing when we speak.

    Thanks for your time,
    –Michelle Cragmont
    michelle.cragmont@actualreality.tv
    310-202-1272 ext 178

  5. Heather

    Hi There – stumbled across your blog looking for TTC information. Best of luck to you! I have two living children – one from IUI/frozen sperm (over 6 years ago.) I am trying again. This is my first cycle -you know, oh so stressful and I haven’t even started my OPK’s yet! But hey – we will get there 🙂 Anyway, I really hope the injectibles work for you! I will keep checking back.

  6. Hello!

    I wanted to get back to you in regards to your prior request for interview participants.

    I’d be happy to be part of your research and upcoming book.

    Feel free to email me when you get a chance smblack@twcny.rr.com

    We’re actually going to be in Brooklyn this weekend visiting my partner’s dad and brother! He lives in Brighton Beach.

    The past few times we’ve walked down to Coney Island, the aquarium, and all of the local parks. Any other suggestions would be awesome!

    Talk soon,
    Shawna
    http://www.chiutenblack.com

  7. Laurie

    Hi – I’m wondering how to get included to the expectant lesbian mothers group that you wrote about. Any upcoming gatherings?

  8. Emma Zak

    Hello! Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your blog. I stumbled upon it today after Aunt Flo crashed my house uninvited–again–and reading your blog from beginning to end helped to make the tears go away. After two years of TTC, including two failed Clomid cycles, my husband and I will be starting our first injectibles + IUI cycle tomorrow. I am nervous about it but reading about your experiences helped a lot. Thanks so much for sharing. Best of luck with your pregnancy. 🙂

    ~Em

  9. Love your blog. Can’t wait to see the book!

  10. Stephanie

    I am really enjoying your blogs and they are giving me a little more hope and a whole lot of insight. My partner and I have tried to concieve for a while, well with me using a good friend as a donor. Things just have not worked out so we have just decided recently to change it up. Even though my partner never saw herself carrying a child she is willing to give it a shot for me and I am so happy. I do wish that it could be me but I think this will be great. I hope this worksand thank you for giving me some hope and some good tips.

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