By Mary Malia for YourTango. No girl starts life thinking, "I'm going to be a lesbian mom when I grow up! Until a few years ago, there were no lesbian mom role model images for us to embrace. That's changed as being a lesbian mom has become decidely cool. I'm not sure I ever used the phrase "I'm going to be a lesbian mom! That's my story too.
I'd be willing to bet much of what is wonderful about being a lesbian mom is true for all parenting. But this is what makes my lesbian family so special. The best thing about lesbian parenting is not simultaneous breastfeeding. There is not a lesbian couple I know who wanted to be pregnant at the same time. And while two moms always have a tampon around, can borrow each other's clothes, and can be pretty sure they'll find the toilet seat down, these are things roommates enjoy. They're convenient, yes, but they're not nearly what make lesbian parenting special. In the U.
It was amazing bringing Tere and Izzy home. It was astonishing how long it took us to stop doing that. I guess it was hard to switch from thinking of them as embryos to full-fledged babies.
As a young girl, I knew three things with certainty: I wanted to be a mom , I wanted to be a writer , and I had crushes on other girls. I wrote fiction as a child on that same typewriter, weaving the names of my future children and future wife into the stories and worlds I created. In some ways, my journey to motherhood turned out to be stranger than the fiction I wrote as a child.