Sunday, July 20, 2008

Contributing Editors

These are the current contributing editors for Bridges. We are constantly adding new categories so please suggest one if it is missing. If there is an opening for your category and you wish to be a contributing editor, please write Melissa. If you have a post you want to have considered for Bridges, please contact the appropriate editor for your category through their personal blog. If your category does not have a contributing editor, please email your submission to Melissa.

Adoption/Infertility/Loss (ALI)

Adoption (Domestic and International)

Lori is the contributing editor for Domestic Adoption. She writes daily at her main blog, Weebles Wobblog. She records her family's adoption story at Drama 2B Mama and reviews products at All Thumbs Reviews.






Crystal is the contributing editor for the Birth/Firstparent Perspective. She parents a pre-teen son and has an open adoption with her daughter's family. She writes at Crystal's Way.






Erin is one of the contributing editors for International Adoption. She writes daily at PCOS Baby where she chronicles life with her children and parenting after adoption from Ethiopia.






Stacey is one of the contributing editors for International Adoption. She writes daily at Is There Any Mommy Out There? where she discusses life with her adoptive, multiracial family.






Andy is the contributing editor for the Adoptee Perspective. She is also a mother through adoption. She writes daily at Today's the Day.







Infertility

Melissa is the editor of Bridges and contributing editor for Parenting after Infertility. She writes about infertility at her main blog, Stirrup Queens, as well as at the daily Lost and Found and Connections Abound. Her writing can also be found at BlogHer.





Kymberli is the contributing editor for Surrogacy (Surrogate Point-of-View). She writes daily at I'm a Smart One where she chronicles her life as a gestational surrogate after her own struggle with infertility.






Luna is the contributing editor for Infertility. She writes daily at Life From Here: Musings from the Edge where she covers her infertility story from loss and IVF to her current journey through domestic adoption.






Loribeth is the contributing editor for Living Child-Free after Infertility or Loss. She writes daily at The Road Less Travelled where she tells the story of her daughter as well as life after the stillbirth and infertility.





Kami is the contributing editor for Donor Eggs. She writes daily at The Other Side where she covers life with her new daughter, LB, the little butterfly.






Tabi is the contributing editor for Surrogacy (Intended Parent). She writes and posts images at The ART of Being Infertile.







Jess is the contributing editor for Donor Insemination. She writes daily at Life in the White House.







Loss


Busted is the contributing editor for Loss. She writes daily at Busted Babymaker where she tells her infertility story as well as the story of the Doodles, her boy/girl twins (Noah and Talia) who were born at 23 weeks due to placental abruption.





Allison is the contributing editor for Neonatal Death. She writes daily at Our Own Creation where she chronicles not only the life and death of her twins, Lennox and Zoe, but her world beyond.






Julia is the contributing editor for Recurrent Pregnancy Loss. She writes daily at Life After Infertility and Loss where she covers all of her children--the ones who are here and the ones who are gone.






Aurelia is the contributing editor for Early Pregnancy Loss. She writes daily at Aurelia Ann. She provides "thoughts-written-out-loud" in words and pictures.






Current Openings in Adoption/Infertility/Loss:
  • Donor Insemination
  • Adoptees
  • Birthparents
  • Donor Conceived
  • Single Parent by Choice
Cancer

WhyMommy is the contributing editor for Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC). She writes at Toddler Planet and heads up Team WhyMommy which has spread the word about IBC. She also blogs at DC Metro Moms Blog, Women in Planetary Science Blog, and, her latest project, Mothers With Cancer.




Laurie is the contributing editor for Breast Cancer. She writes at Not Just About Cancer and she is also a contributor at Mothers With Cancer. Her book, I'm Not Done Yet, is due out in Spring 2009.






Current Openings in Cancer:
  • All cancer categories are open; suggest one
Parenting Children with Special Needs

Robin is the contributing editor for Asperger Syndrome. She writes daily at her personal blog, My Life As It Is, where she writes about her son Adam, Asperger and autism awareness. You can also find her at DC Metro Moms.






Karen is the contributing editor for ADHD. She writes daily at her personal blog, Chez Perky, where she covers not only life with her vroombunctious preschooler, but also triplets.






Miryam is the contributing editor for Bleeding Disorders. She also covers Allergies. She also writes at her personal blog, Breeding Imperfection.






Psychmamma is the contributing editor for Special Medical Needs. She writes at Psychmamma where she covers life with Jenna, her "spunky little two year-old who was born with a triple intestinal atresia." Her blog is also the home of Special Needs Sundays.





Stacie is the contributing editor for Prematurity. She writes regularly at her personal Heeeeere Storkey, Storkey, where she writes about her life, family, and most especially, her twin boys, Sh.awn and Ja.son, who were born at 28 weeks and 3 days due to PPROM.





Current Openings in Parenting Children with Special Needs:
  • Suggest One
Addiction

Cecily is one of the contributing editors for Alcohol and Drug Addiction. She writes daily at her personal blog, Uppercase Woman, where she covers not only her 12 years of sobriety, but life with Tori, writing, and all things feminist.





Topcat is one of the contributing editor for Alcohol and Drug Addiction. She writes daily at Indisputable Topcat where she is parenting after infertility and navigating her husband's cancer.






Becky is the contributing editor for Family Perspective on Addiction. She has recorded part of her story at A Walk in Our Shoes and A Daughter's Journey.






Current Openings in Addiction:
  • Gambling
  • Sex
  • Smoking (trying to quit)
Mental Illness

Helen is the contributing editor for Depression and Borderline Personality Disorder. She also covers Postpartum Depression. She writes daily at Everyday Stranger where she also chronicles life with her twins, Nick and Nora.





Lil is also a contributing editor for Postpartum Depression. She is beginning to write about her experience with prenatal and postpartum depression at There is a Crack in Everything. She also blogs about daily life at From Maiden to Mother.







Current Openings in Mental Illness:
  • Manic-Depression
  • Seasonal Affected Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Please suggest more

General Health

Calliope is the contributing editor for Alzheimer's Disease. She writes daily at Creating Motherhood, where is walks the line between taking care of the older generation while creating the next generation. She lives with and cares for her grandmother who has Alzheimer's.





Neenie is the contributing editor for Bedrest and Preterm Labour. She writes daily at Swim where she covers life with her son who started to come out at 25 weeks, but luckily swam around inside a while she spent 2 1/2 months on hospital bedrest.





Current Openings in General Health:
  • This is a broad category containing a multitude of illnesses and conditions not covered by other categories; suggest one
GLBT

Liza is one of the contributing editors for Parenting. She also writes daily at Liza Was Here and is the founder and a contributor at Lesbian Family.







Lesbian Dad is one of the contributing editors for Parenting. She also write in many other places including her personal blog, Lesbian Dad, and Lesbian Family.






Little Miss Hopeful is one of the contributing editors for Family Building. She also writes at Life Without Caden, which is about life after the death of her son, Caden.






Current Openings in GLBT:
  • Family Building
  • Parenting
  • Relationships
  • Suggest One
Families and Relationships

Jen is the contributing editor for Child of a GLBT Parent. She writes about her family at Kids of Queers.







Current Openings in Families and Relationships:
  • Divorce
  • All Categories Open; suggest one
Body Image

Current Openings in Body Image:
  • All Categories Open; suggest one
Allergies

Current Openings in Allergies:
  • All Categories Open; suggest one
Religion

Current Openings in Religion (editors should write extensively on aspects of their topic):
  • Judaism
  • Catholicism
  • Protestantism (any sect)
  • Islam
  • Hinduism
  • Buddhism
  • Wicca
  • Please suggest more...
Deaf Culture


Current Openings in Deaf Culture:
  • All Categories Open; suggest one

Bridges is always open to adding new categories and new editors--suggest one! Topics should be subjects that are misunderstood by outsiders and poorly portrayed in the media. In other words, if you've always gotten the sense that it wouldn't make great cocktail party conversation, it definitely belongs here on Bridges.

19 comments:

Heather J. said...

I'm happy to help out in the allergies arena. My son has an esophageal disorder called eosinophilic esophagitis (EE for short). He's allergies to milk and soy for sure, but MAY be allergic to wheat, egg, fish, shellfish, peanut, tree nut, beef, and pork; we're currently keeping all 10 items out of his diet.

I don't know what type of commitment you're looking for, but I'm happy to help out with some posts here and there.

You can contact me through either of my blogs. :)

Helen said...

I've been very public about my battles with mental illness and body images. Am happy to contribute here, if you're looking.

Misty said...

What about something on blended families? I have a blog that I write about my day to day life, but I could step up to posting daily and focus it more on the step-family issues... I am both bio-mom and step mom, and my step sons live with us primarily. We have 7 kids all together - with one "ours" who is an IVF baby. Let me know if you're interested in the idea - mitnchris@aol.com

mama o' the matrices said...

Happy also to help out with allergies. I've got two boys with food, environmental and drug allergies, and you can read about that on my blog.

Cecily said...

I would consider the addiction category (12 years sober, alcoholic and addict). What would you need?

Phoebe said...

I would be happy to represent prenatal depression under the mental illness category. There was so little I could find about the topic when I was pregnant, that I wish to get this information out. It would have been so helpful to me if I had known then what I know now. And I'm still learning.

JuliaS said...

NICU as well as postpartum depression categories maybe? Parenting Preemies, developemental delays?

Just some thoughts off the top of my head.

:0)

Cat said...

I don't know if you need a contributor who is having fertility treatment (egg donation) overseas, but if you do let me know and I would be happy to help!
You can email me or contact me through my blog at:
http://ivffriends.com/myblog/

margalit said...

I'd like to write about raising a child with a mental illness. My son is bipolar and it's a very difficult road with many ups and downs.

Neenie/PawsNY said...

would love to contribute to a mish mosh of causes- Infertility, pre-term labor/incompetent cervix, bedrest, pre-term delivery, clueless parenting in general, body image issues, dieting, and post partum pelvic problems! Some stuff may sound dumb or minor but they are all huge issues to me, and I knwo someone out there may benefit as well!

Ashley said...

I'm somewhat new to this blogging thing, but I have far too much experience with early pregnancy loss. 4 chemicals, one at 7 weeks, full round of RPL testing (which I've discussed pretty extensively), and now finally a diagnosis of PCOS and treatment which should in theory help with miscarriages.

Not sure if I'm what you're looking for, but I'm up for the job.

Stacie said...

I'd be willing to help out if there was some type of NICU/preemie (and anything else that comes up in our future)section.

Love, love, love this idea!

Lil said...

hi, i started a blog specifically to write about my experience with post-part depression. it was bad to the extreme (not psychosis) and it's my intention that by opening up without shame, others may as well. to med or not to med, hospitalization, suicide, i went through it all. i've yet to get the meat of it though on this blog as i'm writing it out by hand first, but if you're interested, i will post. in fact this would be a seredipidous springboard...

i can also contribute about helping to raise a blended family.

cony@rogers.com

Dramalish said...

I see your looking for a donor sperm contributor. I've been known to write a post or two about donor sperm. Lemme know...
-D.

Neenie/PawsNY said...

Bedrest/Pre-termlabor/Ic needed as a topic? If so, I'd love to contribute! Let me know!

Little Miss Hopeful said...

GLBT pregnancy loss?

Not sure, and I dont blog extensively about being a lesbian, but...well...I am (lol) and I don't actually know any other gay couples who have experienced loss the way we have - would be interested to meet others...

Jen said...

infertility, miscarriage, death of a child, divorce, single parenthood, caring for disabled mom, raised by a gay dad. Take your pick.

kayla said...

Thank you for posting all of this. My son was born with esophageal atresia and other complications.

tbonegrl said...

I'd be happy to contribute. My preemie twins were just diagnosed with SPD. (sensory processing disorder)