About Us

This is Lesbemums – a same-sex family blog about life as a two-mum family.

My name is Kate and I am the main contributor to the blog.

I’m 32 and live with my wife, Sharon, near Brighton in East Sussex, UK.

I’m mummy/mum to T.

When I’m not looking after a four year old, I work full-time in Brighton. I’m also a geek and gamer nerd, and love all things to do with gadgets and stationery; to which my speciality is Bullet Journalling. I also enjoy walks with the dog, cooking, travel and photography.

Sharon is 37, works in Brighton, and is Mama to T.

Sharon is definitely the “fun" parent; getting herself into all sorts of trouble with T.

Sharon also enjoys long walks, as well as cooking, watching films, new gadgets and technology, and home life.

Sharon and I met in 2006 and civil partnered in 2012. Our civil partnership was then converted to ‘marriage’ status in 2015.

We found out we were expecting a Beansprout in July 2014 after trying for a baby for two years.

‘Beansprout’ was expected March 2015.

He then arrived in April 2015. You can call him T.

At the moment, he is your typical four year old. He loves food and being outside, and enjoys sports, playing on his scooter, and riding his bicycle. He loves watching films; especially Harry Potter, and having stories read to him. He started school in September.

Our first post introduces us into the world of blogging and TTC (you can find our TTC Journey here), but over time we have written about everything from breastfeeding to weaning, babywearing to walking!

As a same sex family, we have also written several posts about LGBTQ culture and issues, including family related topics such as; building an LGBTQ-inclusive library for your children and things to consider when deciding on suitable schools for your child as an LGBTQ parent.

If you would like to contact or work with us, feel free to visit our work with us page or our contact us page.

19 Comments

Hiya! Just found your blog and just wanted to wish you good luck. My wife and I are just bout to undergo ivf x

lesbemums says:

Hi! Thank you so much. We’re both very excited, if not a little scared. We wish you both all the best and hope everything goes to plan. Do keep us updated! x

Leanne says:

Hi! Just found your blog as my partner and I are about to embark on a similar journey! Have added you to my RSS feed and I look forward to learning from your experiences! Best wishes to you and your family!

lesbemums says:

Hi! Thank you for the lovely message. We both wish you the best of luck in your journey – it’s nerve wrecking but exciting at the same time! X

kirrax says:

Hey.. Great blog. My partner and I are from Australia and are about to start our fertility journey. Very exciting and nervous times for all. 🙂

lesbemums says:

Hi (sorry for delay).
Best of luck with your journey! It’s very exciting but hard work at the sane time.
Hope all goes well.
K

latasia24 says:

Hello! just came across your blog and I would like to say CONGRATS! Im so happy for you two! Im looking forward to reading your blogs!

lesbemums says:

(Apologies for the delay – just saw this) Thank you very very much for your message – not long to go now!

Just found your blog. Congratulations to you. We just started ttc. It’s quite a journey.

lesbemums says:

Thank you very much – its certainly worth the wait. Wishing you the very best of luck!

Katie says:

Hi,

First foremost, congratulations!! My wife and I are also expecting our first, not long after you in fact! Our due date is 3rd April 2015.

I hope everything is going well for you both!

Good luck!

Katie and Trish.

lesbemums says:

Hi. Thank you so much for your lovely message.

Congratulations also, how has the pregnancy been? Its not long to go now, really! Seems to have flown by!

Lovely to meet you. Looking forward to reading updates if you write at all.

K

Katie says:

Hi,

It was hard at first because I had really bad morning sickness, but once that passed, it was much easier! It is a strange feeling when the baby is moving about kicking, but also lovely at the same time! How has yours been? My wife has been great, very supportive and understand, as have all of our family and friends and so that makes a huge difference!

Time has flown by and I think we are mor prepared for the baby than we are for Christmas! We are very lucky as my sister has had two babies and isn’t having anymore and so we have lots of free clothes and furniture and family are wanting to buy quite a few things too!

Hope all the preparation is going well for you!

Katie and Trish.

lesbemums says:

Mine has been great! I feel very lucky as ive heard others can be a nightmare. No sickness, just hunger and tiredness.

Glad all is going well. Thats really nice about all the clothes. We’re pretty much ready for baby and likewise, probably more prepared for that than christmas! Lol. Boxing day will be 3 months to go – cant wait!!

K

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Viki says:

Hiya! I just came across your blog and ah! I’m in love! You guys have such a beautiful family! 🙂 I cannot wait to read more upcoming future posts! 🙂

Kate Everall says:

Awww. Thank you very much for your kind words.

Rachel says:

How things have changed. It has taken time. By sharing your life experiences it could well benefit others.

Just as Prince Harry and Meghan have decided to speak out about what is negatively impacting on their mental health / Wellbeing. As they have mentioned they are in a privileged position, and can speak out. They can financially afford good lawyers / legal support. They will have major choices regarding their future. As now they are parents, they are likely to be considering settling down, and providing a safe, secure, happy upbringing for their child and any addition.

Equality and Diversity is Important.

All children deserve to be loved, nurtured and cared for. Children grow into adults and older adults, and Equality and Diversity is still Important.

Sharing can be beneficial. It can help others to accept and understand.

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