Category Archives: Parenting

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

My Trans Parent Story, Part 2

I haven’t said much that’s personal about my child, Link, since my last post in April. Last week we finally visited Link (age 20) in Toronto and I sussed out what’s happening on the Gender Identity Frontier 🙂 Link came

My Trans Parent Story, Part 2

I haven’t said much that’s personal about my child, Link, since my last post in April. Last week we finally visited Link (age 20) in Toronto and I sussed out what’s happening on the Gender Identity Frontier 🙂 Link came

Salty Like a Sailor

The first time I swore, I was 11 years old. My best friend convinced me I was a goody-two-shoes and I should debase the way I spoke. She encouraged me to practice at her house when no one else was

Salty Like a Sailor

The first time I swore, I was 11 years old. My best friend convinced me I was a goody-two-shoes and I should debase the way I spoke. She encouraged me to practice at her house when no one else was

See the Ability

And now for something completely different. Recently Meredith from the blog Looking Up with Down Syndrome, a kick-ass parenting blog, nominated me for a Liebster Award. Instead of answering the list of Liebster questions, I thought I would post about

See the Ability

And now for something completely different. Recently Meredith from the blog Looking Up with Down Syndrome, a kick-ass parenting blog, nominated me for a Liebster Award. Instead of answering the list of Liebster questions, I thought I would post about

Am I Musical?

When it comes to being musical, I believe I am thoroughly average. How about you? This is my musical history: My mom identifies as being non-musical. However, she saw Johnny Cash in 1958 so she has good taste! My dad

Am I Musical?

When it comes to being musical, I believe I am thoroughly average. How about you? This is my musical history: My mom identifies as being non-musical. However, she saw Johnny Cash in 1958 so she has good taste! My dad

Back Story: 12 Months of Celebration

This year I wanted to spread out entertainment and good times all year instead of having “good months” and “bad months.” In particular, I was accustomed to holing up from January to March, and going all-out in September and October.

Back Story: 12 Months of Celebration

This year I wanted to spread out entertainment and good times all year instead of having “good months” and “bad months.” In particular, I was accustomed to holing up from January to March, and going all-out in September and October.

Is Your Time Your Own?

And now for something completely different 🙂 I’ve noticed lately that I spend much less time than I used to on “random nuisances.” Cleaning up after spilling coffee down my shirt Going back to the grocery store for something I

Is Your Time Your Own?

And now for something completely different 🙂 I’ve noticed lately that I spend much less time than I used to on “random nuisances.” Cleaning up after spilling coffee down my shirt Going back to the grocery store for something I

My Trans Parent Story, Part 1

What if your son didn’t want to be a boy any more? What if your daughter didn’t want to be a girl any more? And they meant it! How would it affect your family? Some of the parent reactions I

My Trans Parent Story, Part 1

What if your son didn’t want to be a boy any more? What if your daughter didn’t want to be a girl any more? And they meant it! How would it affect your family? Some of the parent reactions I

My Inner Child

Take any grown-up, and someone, somewhere will trace every one of their interests, talents, and traits back to childhood. A lawyer? She always could argue her way out of any situation! A mechanic? He was always taking things apart! Although

My Inner Child

Take any grown-up, and someone, somewhere will trace every one of their interests, talents, and traits back to childhood. A lawyer? She always could argue her way out of any situation! A mechanic? He was always taking things apart! Although