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C.J.’s Urban Hike To The Broad

The kids had a bunch of days off from school recently because of holidays and the New Year and what not. I was trying to think of things to do with them when my brother suggested we meet him in … Continue reading

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C.J.’s Christmas Wish List 2015

A life-size stuffed animal giraffe (Yes, he still wants this. No, he’s not getting it.) The American Girl Doll Bitty Baby with red hair and green eyes to match his (He might be getting this.) A full size, real life … Continue reading

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How To Annoy Your Brother During A Sleepover

  When you’re in middle school, there’s nothing better than a good sleepover – and there’s nothing worse than your pesky, gender nonconforming little brother annoying you during a sleepover. Chase tries to plan a “Movie Night Sleepover” once every … Continue reading

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The Things My Son Is Thankful For

“Do you have anything for me to do?” C.J. asked me in a moment of boredom. He knows that if he complains that he’s bored I’ll tell him that only boring people can be bored and he’d rather be a … Continue reading

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What It Feels Like To Raise A Gender Nonconforming Child

I feel like I don’t always do a perfect job of explaining what it feels like to raise a gender nonconforming child (even though I’m usually pretty good with words). I recently ran across Emily Perl Kingsley’s essay titled “Welcome … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned From Letting My Son Dress Up As A Girl For Halloween

Halloween is a time when Matt and I are reminded of how much we’ve evolved as parents. From three-year-old C.J. wanting to be Snow White and us convincing him to be a skeleton to now – when I steam his … Continue reading

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Trust Your Mom Gut

  Parents often ask me how they can tell if their child is transgender versus gender nonconforming and if they should be transitioning him/her. Before I reply, I always clarify that I’m not a certified expert on gender or when … Continue reading

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