Tag Archives: gender nonconforming

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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What I’ve Learned From Letting My Son Dress Up As A Girl For Halloween

Halloween is a time when Matt and I are reminded of how much we’ve evolved as parents. From three-year-old C.J. wanting to be Snow White and us convincing him to be a skeleton to now – when I steam his … Continue reading

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So Proud: PFLAG Flag Bearer Award

This afternoon was very special and one I’ll never forget. At the 2015 PFLAG National Convention Awards Luncheon, I enjoyed lunch with my husband Matt, PFLAG Executive Director Jody Huckaby, Caitlyn Jenner’s sister Pam Mettler, Betty DeGeneres and others. Then, … Continue reading

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Trust Your Mom Gut

  Parents often ask me how they can tell if their child is transgender versus gender nonconforming and if they should be transitioning him/her. Before I reply, I always clarify that I’m not a certified expert on gender or when … Continue reading

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C.J.’s Favorite Things: 3rd Grade Edition (GIVEAWAY!)

C.J. is officially a third grader. So far he does not like third grade as much as second grade because they don’t do as many crafts and when they do crafts “they are boring-er crafts.” He also misses his second … Continue reading

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Telling My Son His Skirts Were Too Short

A while back I recognized a major flaw in my parenting. In letting C.J explore gender, I forgot to set the same boundaries for my feminine son that I would have set for a female child — especially when it … 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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