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My Son’s Christmas Dress

It was the most sincere display of appreciation that my five-year-old son has ever shown.  He looked me straight in the eyes and said a very mature and worldly “thank you.”  The words were full of honesty, relief, happiness and … Continue reading

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If There Were Ever A Day To “Let Kids Be Kids” It Would Be Today

Dear C.J.’s Mom,Tomorrow 20 children will not wake up and have a choice as to what shoes to put on. If there was ever a day in history where people who love and advocate for children should come together and … Continue reading

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Show and Tell Anxiety

It’s hard to show and tell at school when it has increasingly become a place where you have to hide and keep secrets. C.J. taught me that this week. C.J. is this week’s “Special Bear” in his kindergarten class. It’s … Continue reading

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Parenting Lessons from Brangelina

“We are SO Brangelina right now,” I announced as I walked into the house carrying four full grocery bags on each arm.  I load them on my arms like heaving bangle bracelets that cut off my circulation because I’m too … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Insult My Son By Giving Him a Ken Doll

Nana Grab Bags really screwed up this time.  And, C.J. has to remind her at regular intervals so that she doesn’t forget her mistake. Yesterday afternoon she arrived at our house with two Easter baskets overflowing with ridiculousness, one for … Continue reading

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Ronald McDonald Needs to Have a Word With His Peeps

If you read my blog post from March 14 (Happy Meal with a Side of Gender Issues To Go Please), you know that when raising a fabulously effeminate son even ordering a Happy Meal can be a production.  That’s because … Continue reading

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Happy Meal With a Side of Gender Issues To Go Please

C.J. doesn’t want a Tonka Garage Truck, he wants a My Little Pony. C.J. doesn’t want a Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 Fused car, he wants a Barbie: A Fairy Secret doll. C.J. doesn’t want a Young Justice action figure, … Continue reading

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