Tag Archives: LGBTQ

Phobic Football

Yay sportsing! Yay football! Yay Super Bowl! Chase likes football. He played flag football for three years and really enjoyed it; but he didn’t enjoy getting teased by his peers for it. Apparently flag football isn’t cool. You know what … Continue reading

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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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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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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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