Tag Archives: LGBTQ

What’s In My Son’s Purse?

C.J. is very nosy and always wants to know what’s inside other people’s purses. Because it is not okay for him to peek inside the satchels of strangers, I’ve started easing his curiosity by showing him the pages inside popular … Continue reading

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Will I See You On Thursday?

This Thursday at 7 p.m., I’ll be speaking at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, about parenting, teaching and promoting advocacy for differently gendered children.  The event is sponsored by The Center School and it’s FREE! Monte Belmonte from 93.9 & 101.5 The … Continue reading

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Friday Fodder: I’m Speaking In Massachusetts Edition

On Thursday (April 10), The Center School in Greenfield, Massachusetts, has invited me to speak about parenting, teaching and promoting advocacy for differently gendered children.   The event begins at 7 p.m. at Smith College and it’s FREE! If you’re in … Continue reading

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My Son’s Hair Stylist Is His Hero

When you have a child with special or unique needs and a stranger treats them amazingly when they don’t have to, it makes you feel so damn good. It gives you hope and restores your faith in humanity. C.J.’s hair … Continue reading

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Friday Fodder: Grayson Can Take His Backpack To School Edition

If you’ve been following the story about North Carolina’s Grayson Bruce, yesterday his school/district issued a reply: Statement from Buncombe County Schools after the meeting: We have appreciated the opportunity to meet with the Bruce family and discuss the issues. … Continue reading

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Friday Fodder: Interview With Matt Edition

First, stop everything you’re doing and read The Mother Company’s interview with my rad hubby, Matt.  A lot of times when they see our son wearing a dress or playing with dolls, people ask “Where’s the kid’s father?!”  To that … Continue reading

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Friday Fodder: Rainbows At Play Edition

One week ago, we launched Rainbows At Play – an online community where families raising gender creative kids and/or allies can connect to playdate and find fierceness in numbers.  The response has been overwhelming, exhausting and exhilarating. In the first … Continue reading

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Friday Fodder: HRC and Me Edition

I was honored when the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) asked me to write about my reactions to the “Supporting and Caring for Our Gender Expansive Youth” report they released yesterday.  The report compiles findings from their recent Youth Survey and … Continue reading

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My Son Has Discovered Figure Skating

In mid-January, one of my friends posted on my Facebook wall: Friend:  I was watching that viral video of Jason Brown ice skating, and I had this sudden realization that your son is about to experience Olympic-level ice skating. Me: … Continue reading

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We Don’t Know It’s A Good Day Until It’s Over

The other day I was at the house of one of my favorite neighbors. We were discussing our children. Her kids are all in their 20s and her youngest is autistic. She has read my book and blog and was … Continue reading

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