Tag Archives: Raising My Rainbow

Friday Fodder: I See A Need Edition

Okay, I’m thinking out loud here.  I see a need.  I’ve seen it for more than a year now.  I’m often contacted by adults raising a gender creative child who are looking for other gender creative families to playdate with.  … Continue reading

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My Advice For Raising A Gender Creative Son

Back in September, I wrote an essay for Parents.com containing my advice for raising a gender creative boy.   I got wordy – as I tend to do – and the word count of my original essay was edited down.  I get … Continue reading

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What It’s Like Be Friends With Us

One of my very best friends in the whole wide world is Marie.  If you’ve read my book, she’s in there.  She’s the one who, after I mentioned the idea of starting this blog once, would never let me not … Continue reading

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C.J. At Play

C.J. and Chase had two weeks off for winter break.  They were a long two weeks, as they tend to be when the kids are out of school.  Over the break, Chase — who has considered a future behind the … Continue reading

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Reflections: Raising My Rainbow Turns 3!

It’s hard to believe that I’ve been blogging for three years now.  Back then, I had a three-almost-four-year-old boy who worried me because he liked everything intended for a she. I started this blog to connect with other families raising … Continue reading

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My Son Is Getting An American Girl Doll For Christmas

My 2013 Christmas post is up at Salon.com!  If you celebrate Christmas, I hope that you are having the merriest one ever. If you don’t celebrate Christmas, I hope that you are having a super awesome day.  xoxo, Lori (and … Continue reading

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When The Boys’ Room Isn’t Safe For A Boy

My son is six and a half years old.  He’s been potty trained with nary an accident since exactly his third birthday. Last week, in his first grade classroom, he peed his pants.  He sat in his urine until the … Continue reading

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Raising My Rainbow Named One of the Best Books of 2013!

I’m pinching myself.  Again. Publishers Weekly has named Raising My Rainbow one of their Best Books of 2013 in the lifestyle category! Chosen from the nearly 9,000 reviews, PW’s 101 Best Books of 2013 span all the adult genres — nonfiction; … Continue reading

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My Son Chooses to Be Alice (in Wonderland)

My Halloween post is up, but not here, at TheAtlantic.com.  “My son C.J. is going to be Alice, of Alice In Wonderland, for Halloween. More specifically, he will be Tim Burton’s Alice because, at nearly seven years old, he’s starting … Continue reading

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See Us Online and In Person

On Thursday, the television show The Doctors aired an amazing segment on our family, blog and book.  It was more in-depth and informative than any interview we’ve done before and they handled the topic with such empathy, support and compassion.   … Continue reading

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