Tag Archives: Raising My Rainbow

Introducing Rainbows At Play!

It all started years ago when we went looking for other families like our own — families raising gender bending boys who like wearing skirts and playing with dolls. We came up with nothing…until we found each other.  Every day … 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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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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