Category Archives: Editor’s Blog

Hannah Latham blogs about family life with her wife & their two little boys, and juggling that with her role as editor of We Are Family magazine.

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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Our lesbian parenting story in the tabloids…

Will we be in the gutter? I was interviewed for a tabloid’s Sunday magazine recently. When the request came in we were very wary, but the article celebrates modern day mums and focuses on diversity. They needed a lesbian mum and we felt it was an important place for a positive example of same-sex parenting.…
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Sharing my story

My first official 'talk' to share my story - and the Routes to Parenthood Show Last weekend I got to meet myself 12 years ago - several times! The We Are Family team trekked to Manchester for the Routes to Parenthood show – the second in a new series of regional shows. We had a…
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What is it about marriage?

As Ireland is on the verge of voting on same-sex marriage, Hannah contemplates what marriage and family building means to her So The Republic of Ireland are about to vote on same-sex marriage. The 'No' voters, driven by the Catholic Church, are outraged – they say marriage, the bedrock of family life, should be between…
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Home alone with the little monsters

With her wife away, Hannah experiences work/life balance as a single parent Running a business and bringing up two under-fives is often full-on. Rowena, my partner, is contracted to work four days a week but, in her demanding job, most weeks she seems to cram five days work into four very long days. We have…
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To The Bride and Groom…

Hannah ponders her brother's unusually full immersion in his wedding plans My brother recently got married. It was a big affair in an expensive venue. The hugeness of the occasion took a while to dawn on me. I didn’t realise when they announced it over a year before, nor the evening after the announcement when…
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We’re really excited to finally re-launch our website!

It’s been a few months of blood, sweat and tears for the team here... What with our growing reputation as a trusted voice on LGBT parenting and families, and requests for things we couldn’t quite provide, we knew it was time to bring our website up-to-date, but we never expected to be led down such…
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Our four year old wonders about families

Hannah considers her son's understanding of family One Saturday afternoon I was queuing for lunch at a family restaurant. Noah, our four-year-old, was hanging off my arm in a constantly moving knot: doing that wriggling-jiggling routine familiar to parents of under-fives, as if he has a snake under his skin. Noah looked behind us and…
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