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A lesbian mum stumbling through Covid 19

Video chat and hypochondriacs Well we’ve survived week one of lockdown without killing each other. I only know it has been a week because my wife was in the house all of yesterday and the day before and she wasn’t working. Yep – I’ve lost all sense of time already, but my wife would be…
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A lesbian mum stumbling through Covid 19

The world has stopped. As coronavirus sweeps across the planet and rips through the UK, I am at home with our two boys aged 9 and 6. I'm writing to work through these strange times and help me stay sane. Strip tease and silver linings It’s 5.45pm on a Tuesday and I’ve just watched my…
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Babies and sleep regressions: how to survive them

Diane Pawsey is a maternity nurse and holistic sleep coach. She offers home consultations, as well as Skype or telephone consultations helping families throughout the UK and overseas. What are Sleep regressions?! If you are a parent or you work with children, you have most likely heard about sleep regressions. In this article, I will…
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Othermotherhood

Finn Mackay is a feminist activist who doesn’t fit into society’s assumed gender codes. Her partner carried and gave birth to their son, now almost 2 years old. In her guest blog Finn explores her experience of motherhood as a lesbian parent Finn’s blog: finnmackay.wordpress.com It took me over three months to be able to…
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Getting fresh in the flesh: fresh sperm vs defrosted frozen sperm

Alice Ellerby and her lesbian partner want a family one day so they've started looking into their options. As an aerialist and performer Alice was inspired to create Mother Mother, a collaborative show about lesbians' experiences of becoming mothers. In part two of Alice's guest blog she gets a rare opportunity to see life being…
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Same family, different schools

James Williams is a gay dad of two sibling boys aged 10 and 9. He is a writer, actor and director. He writes about his life with his partner as a gay family formed through adoption. Read his blog at 4relativestrangers which is soon to be a book. He was awarded the title of National…
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Unexpected lessons

Olivia reflects on her time at We Are Family, and what she's learnt along the way When I started my Social Media and Marketing internship at We Are Family, I expected to gain more experience in expanding the magazine’s reach and in planning promotional campaigns… Happily, for my future career prospects, (I think) this has…
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Sperm donors: anonymous or not?

This year it is ten years since the laws changed around sperm and egg donor anonymity. Where all sperm and egg donors had been anonymous, they are no longer. Donor-conceived children now have the right to trace their biological donor once they turn 18. So if our sons, who are 5 and 2, had been…
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