I am a 40-year-old lesbian mom of three. I am a displaced Southerner living the dream in balmy Minneapolis, Minnesota. Most days I just struggle to survive life with an exceedingly patient partner, three arguably deranged children, and a needy dog who is my constant shadow. I am amazed on a daily basis at the utter joy and overwhelming frustration that motherhood has brought to my life. It's a roller coaster ride, to say the very least! Of course, I didn't become a parent by accident (obviously), so I have no one to blame for my delightfully blissful, maddeningly chaotic life but myself...and perhaps Ruanita, my partner of 15 years. It's a crazy life, but it's OUR life and I am loving every minute of it.