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Confessions of the other mother : nonbiological lesbian moms tell all

Author: Harlyn Aizley
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, ©2006.
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"After author Harlyn Aizley gave birth to her daughter, she watched in unanticipated horror as her partner scooped up the baby and said, "I'm your new mommy!" While they both had worked to find the perfect sperm donor, Aizley had spent nine months carrying the baby and hours in labor, so how could her partner claim to be their child's mommy? Many diapers later, Aizley began to appreciate the complexity of her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Confessions of the other mother.
Boston : Beacon Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)652467515
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harlyn Aizley
ISBN: 0807079634 9780807079638
OCLC Number: 62179148
Description: xiii, 173 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Part I. Birth, babies, and beyond. Watching / Amie Klempnauer Miller --
Trouble with pink / C.J. Ward --
High-femme dad / Shira Spector --
And you are? / Hillary Goodridge --
Confessions of a lesbian dad / Polly Pagenhart --
Nonbreeder / Mimi Hill --
Who's your daddy? / Heather DeRosier --
Betsy loves bobbies / Faith Soloway --
Naked brunch / Fern Bliss --
From the outposts of lesbian parenting / Robin Reagler --
Parenting as a subversive activity / Dawn Beckman --
Life as mama / Suzzane M. Johnson --
Mr. Anonymous / Nancy Abrams --
Part II. Mucking with the stuff : two nonbios become bio, and two bios turn non. TWJL / Judy Gold --
Mommy times two / Cynthia Benton --
Yours, mine, and ours / Isabel Fox --
Two übermoms are better than one / Casandra McIntyre --
Arriving when the show already has started : lesbian "stepmom." Family of the Heart / Mary Cardaras.
Responsibility: edited by Harlyn Aizley.
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"After author Harlyn Aizley gave birth to her daughter, she watched in unanticipated horror as her partner scooped up the baby and said, "I'm your new mommy!" While they both had worked to find the perfect sperm donor, Aizley had spent nine months carrying the baby and hours in labor, so how could her partner claim to be their child's mommy? Many diapers later, Aizley began to appreciate the complexity of her partner's new role as the other mother. Together, they searched for stories about families like their own, in which a woman has chosen to forgo her own birth experience so that she might support her partner in hers. They found very few. Now, in Confessions of the Other Mother, Aizley has put together an exciting collection of personal stories by women like her partner who are creating new parenting roles, redefining motherhood, and reshaping our view of two-parent families. Contributors include Hillary Goodridge, who was one of the lead plaintiffs in the case for same-sex marriage in Massachusetts, stand-up comedian Judy Gold, and psychologist and author Suzanne M. Johnson. This candid peek into a previously unexamined side of lesbian parenting is full of stories that are sometimes humorous, sometimes moving, but at all times celebratory. Each parenting tale sheds light on the many facets of motherhood, offering gay and straight readers alike a deeper understanding of what it means to love and parent in the twenty-first century." -- Publisher's description

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