Monthly Archives: June 2011

C.J. Enters the Footwear Industry

I love Nordstrom Rack, though I rarely have the patience for it. If you’ve shopped there with children, you understand.  If you haven’t shopped at Nordstrom Rack with kids, I equate it to shopping at IKEA with only 20 minutes … Continue reading

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The Patron Saint of Gender Creative Kids

Diane Ehrensaft is the patron saint of kids who don’t conform to traditional gender norms. She should be celebrated with a day off of work/school; a Saint Diane medal to be worn by families with gender creative loved ones; a … Continue reading

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Things I Never Thought I’d say to My Son

• Please stop staring at that lady’s hair and eat your breakfast. • Don’t jump on the trampoline with high heels on, you could hurt your ankles. • No, honey, you can’t ask if you can brush her hair, we … Continue reading

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C.J. and Cookie Sitting In a Tree

In C.J.’s preschool class there are about a dozen boys and one girl. Guess who’s C.J.’s BFF? The one little girl who he affectionately calls Cookie. Cookie plus C.J. sitting in a tree… “When you had your parent-teacher conference, did … Continue reading

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Allowing vs. Encouraging

Cheers to ah-mazing New York Times reporter Jan Hoffman for her recent article on parenting gender nonconforming kids. If you haven’t read it yet, check it out: “Boys Will Be Boys? Not in These Families” Share it via The New … Continue reading

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Let’s Not Experiment on the Children

Tears. In. My. Eyes. That’ll teach me to watch CNN. Anderson “Eye Candy” Cooper’s report on “The Sissy Boy Experiment” made my heart break. Snapped right into tiny pieces. “The Sissy Boy Experiment” was experimental therapy conducted on a five-year-old … Continue reading

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What If He Never Has To Step Foot In The Closet

It’s the time of the year again.  Yes, Open House season is upon us.  Time to head to your child’s school to see things made of construction paper, stand in line to talk to his/her teacher and fake-smile at other … Continue reading

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