Tag Archives: gender creative

Should I Let My Gender-Creative Son Have Co-Ed Sleepovers?

“Mom, how come I never get invited to sleepovers?” my first grader asked from the backseat as we drove home from school one day last year. “Hannah had one and then Emma had one and now Olivia is having one and … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 33 Comments

8 Books That Teach Kids About the Fluidity of Gender and the Importance of Acceptance

“Transgender and gender nonconforming people (think Caitlyn Jenner or Ruby Rose) are gaining more visibility as they find the courage to come out and live publicly as the most authentic versions of themselves. Around his third birthday, my son started showing signs … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

My Son’s Funeral Dress

When Nana Grab Bags died on Memorial Day, we immediately started planning her Celebration of Life, mostly because it felt better to be actively doing something as opposed to sitting immobilized unable to do anything. And those were our only … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 52 Comments

Rest In The Most Fabulous Peace, Nana

Two weeks and one day ago, I talked to my mom (C.J.’s Nana Grab Bags) on the phone a little before dinnertime. I called her to announce that C.J. had finally lost the first of his top two front teeth. That … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 88 Comments

Amazing Resource for People Who Are Transgender or Gender Expansive and Their Loved Ones

I recently had the honor of working with PFLAG on their new publication titled Our Trans Loved Ones. It’s an amazing resource for parents, families and friends of people who are transgender and gender expansive. Our Trans Loved Ones is free … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

How I Told My Son His Friends Are Transgender

I still remember the day when I sat in my 7-year-old son’s bedroom and told him that his 9-year-old friend Samuel was no longer a boy, but was now a girl named Sophia. My son, C.J., didn’t say much at … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts | Tagged , , , , , | 21 Comments

C.J. Is Banana Man

I’m lucky to have two kids who love each other, mostly get along, play well together and sometimes hold hands when no one is looking. Lately, their favorite way to pass time is to jump on our trampoline together. Even … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 33 Comments