Category Archives: Parenting

Accounting for: October

October is old news now. Since I ended the month away from home, this is my first chance to reflect and to catch up with all of you. Thanks to everyone who checked my homepage, or your feeds, for my

Accounting for: October

October is old news now. Since I ended the month away from home, this is my first chance to reflect and to catch up with all of you. Thanks to everyone who checked my homepage, or your feeds, for my

Dear Old Lady

My mom is in her mid-70s and has recently developed two major health problems. She has significant hearing loss which is not corrected by a hearing aid. She has arthritis in her hip and is on a waiting list for

Dear Old Lady

My mom is in her mid-70s and has recently developed two major health problems. She has significant hearing loss which is not corrected by a hearing aid. She has arthritis in her hip and is on a waiting list for

January: It’s a Wrap!

I had a January vacation, which I’ve never done before. My adult child, Link, was here for a 10-day visit and we stayed home together. I may have even enjoyed it more than Link’s usual Christmas trips home because we

January: It’s a Wrap!

I had a January vacation, which I’ve never done before. My adult child, Link, was here for a 10-day visit and we stayed home together. I may have even enjoyed it more than Link’s usual Christmas trips home because we

Link’s Story (Trans Parent series continued)

I haven’t written lately about my young person, whom I refer to as Link. I have written a few posts about Link’s evolution as a genderqueer and transgender person, and have noted that Link is struggling. Since Link left home

Link’s Story (Trans Parent series continued)

I haven’t written lately about my young person, whom I refer to as Link. I have written a few posts about Link’s evolution as a genderqueer and transgender person, and have noted that Link is struggling. Since Link left home

How Do They Know?

We teach our kids values, either on purpose or by default. Sometimes it’s a case of “Do as I say, not as I do!” It’s not always serious moral values we want to impart. Maybe it’s the love of watching

How Do They Know?

We teach our kids values, either on purpose or by default. Sometimes it’s a case of “Do as I say, not as I do!” It’s not always serious moral values we want to impart. Maybe it’s the love of watching

Parenting a Trans Kid: Book Reviews

When I first knew my teenager was genderqueer and possibly transgender, I was desperate for information. As a parent, I had no idea how to support my transgender kid, other than just love them. I knew I would make some significant mistakes

Parenting a Trans Kid: Book Reviews

When I first knew my teenager was genderqueer and possibly transgender, I was desperate for information. As a parent, I had no idea how to support my transgender kid, other than just love them. I knew I would make some significant mistakes

My Trans Parent Story, Part 3

In my last two posts about my genderqueer and transgender “child,” Link (age 21) I focused on the transitions they were going through and what all the gender terminology means. I didn’t say much about my own reactions other than

My Trans Parent Story, Part 3

In my last two posts about my genderqueer and transgender “child,” Link (age 21) I focused on the transitions they were going through and what all the gender terminology means. I didn’t say much about my own reactions other than