Thought I would post an intro on the queer parenting board. New mama here, new to the boards and new to parenting. My name is JoAnne and my partner Mary (12 years this month!) and I have a 7 1/2 month old son Ryan. We had a long road to parenting, years of contemplation, then two years (9 tries) later I finally got pregnant using donor insemination with donor sperm and injectables. I started thinking about attachment parenting before getting pregnant but really took it up when I was home on 12 weeks maternity leave. Now we co-sleep, sling, breastfeed, etc. I am loving the boards so far, though we are not apt to follow all of the things it seems others do here. Guess we all do in some respect. We are out to everyone, hate the who's the mom, and tell me about the dad questions, our families are VERY accepting, and we are loving parenting. Until recently I worked as a Director of Religious Education in a UU church, my partner is a RN in the ER. Now I am home, and loving it for the most part, except the Baby's happy hour! Hmm, thats a lot, seems like there is not a bunch of traffic on this board, I hope people come out of the wood work!
Oh, and I have been on a lesbian moms email list (queernet.org if you are interested) for more than 7 years now, its great, more than 200 women from all over the world and we have talked about just about every lesbian, parenting topic you could imagine.