Voices from the Rainbow: A Journey

By Shaley Howard, PQ Monthly

Traci Leigh Taylor had no idea how much her life would change in 1996 when her son Daniel came out to her. Living in Hillsboro, Ore., with her husband and children, most of what Traci knew …

Queering Parenthood: Bow Ties and Baby Bumps

Beth Mattson (far right) with partner Chris and first-born Charlie. Submitted photo.
By Beth Mattson, PQ Monthly

It was very easy for me to identify as queer when I was living in San Francisco without children of my own. It seemed simple …

Clothing Budgets and How to Maintain a Small One

By Ejiria Walker, PQ Monthly

Being a mother to an ever growing nine year old, I understand the yearly budget needed for new/newer clothing for your children.  I feel like I am buying clothing on a monthly basis. Whether it’s shoes, jeans, cleats, or …

Soothing Spring Hay Fever in Kids

Photo via healthyrevelations.com.
By Ejiria Walker, PQ Monthly

If anyone knows about hay fever, it’s this femme!  I have had allergies since I was a young girl. I have been through it all – allergy injections, elixirs, weekly allergist appointments, and the …

Ending Bullying? It Starts at Home

By Ejiria Walker, PQ Monthly

Bullying.  It was part of growing up, right?  Twenty years ago it was considered an everyday normal thing to be teased and bullied.  It made us tough and able to handle the real world. It was expected …

Queer Mama Memo: Making Healthy Snacks Fun

Engaging children with the process can make healthy snacks more fun. Photo by Lance Cpl. Meloney R. Moses.
By Ejiria Walker, PQ Monthly

With so many options for snacks and treats, it can be difficult to choose which ones we want to …

Queer Mama Medic: Home Remedies for Snotty Kids

Illustration for “The Sailor’s Sick Child,” a poem by Lydia Sigourney in “Poems for the Sea.” Artist unknown.


By Ejiria Walker, PQ Monthly


‘Tis the season for runny noses and fevers. Children get 6-10 colds a year on average, according to the …

Let’s talk about sex, babies

By Erin Rook, PQ Monthly

Beth Mattson’s son is only 18 months old, but she’s already started thinking about how she’ll talk to him about sex.For LGBTQ parents, talking about the birds and the bees can be a little more complicated. …

Gay-at-home mom: Zero to ZOOM


by Aimee Genter-Gilmore, PQ Monthly


It seems like Oscar has been walking forever, but the truth is, he’s only been wobbling around for a couple of months. Sometimes that’s hard to remember when all you see is a BLUR in front …