Tag Archives: Orange County

Back to School Blues…and Pinks

All summer, every summer, I can’t wait for school to start again. When the kids are in school, there are less “I’m bored” complaints, less money spent, less full layers of sunscreen to apply/reapply, less sand everywhere and there’s more … Continue reading

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The Father Of My Children Has Changed

A year ago Matt was badly injured while he was on duty. He has been at home trying to heal and adjust ever since. Being married to a police officer, I knew that this was a possibility, that he could … Continue reading

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Dress Code Debacle

It’s end-of-the-school-year season around here. For middle school and high school students, that means there are lots of events happening for which the youth are expected to look extra nice and fancy. Which also means it’s a time when schools … Continue reading

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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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