Tag Archives: Orange County

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 Christmas Wish List 2015

A life-size stuffed animal giraffe (Yes, he still wants this. No, he’s not getting it.) The American Girl Doll Bitty Baby with red hair and green eyes to match his (He might be getting this.) A full size, real life … 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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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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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

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C.J.’s Birthday Part I: The Playdate

C.J.’s eighth birthday was on February 1, which was also Super Bowl Sunday, which a lot of people thought was really cool, except for C.J. Luckily, Katy Perry’s halftime show made the day bearable for him. Because of the NFL’s … Continue reading

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