Tag Archives: gender nonconforming

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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C.J.’s Favorite Things: 3rd Grade Edition (GIVEAWAY!)

C.J. is officially a third grader. So far he does not like third grade as much as second grade because they don’t do as many crafts and when they do crafts “they are boring-er crafts.” He also misses his second … Continue reading

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Telling My Son His Skirts Were Too Short

A while back I recognized a major flaw in my parenting. In letting C.J explore gender, I forgot to set the same boundaries for my feminine son that I would have set for a female child — especially when it … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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