Tag Archives: Gender

Happy 9th Birthday C.J.!

Guess who’s 9 years old today? C.J.! At the very top of his birthday wish list are: All of the mannequins from the front window of the Dior store at South Coast Plaza. A pink diamond pendant necklace from Tiffany. … 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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So Proud: PFLAG Flag Bearer Award

This afternoon was very special and one I’ll never forget. At the 2015 PFLAG National Convention Awards Luncheon, I enjoyed lunch with my husband Matt, PFLAG Executive Director Jody Huckaby, Caitlyn Jenner’s sister Pam Mettler, Betty DeGeneres and others. Then, … 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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