Posts Tagged: parenting

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

Housework: Like or Loathe?

I like the feeling of a clean and orderly house: it makes my brain feel clean and orderly, too. And not just cleaning, but organizing and doing all the other tasks that beg to be done. I jump into some

Housework: Like or Loathe?

I like the feeling of a clean and orderly house: it makes my brain feel clean and orderly, too. And not just cleaning, but organizing and doing all the other tasks that beg to be done. I jump into some

The Circle, Semi-Circle or Spiral of Life

When I was little, I wanted to grow up and get married and be a mommy. I imagined I would live near my parents and we’d all be one big happy family. I saw my older cousins living at home

The Circle, Semi-Circle or Spiral of Life

When I was little, I wanted to grow up and get married and be a mommy. I imagined I would live near my parents and we’d all be one big happy family. I saw my older cousins living at home

How to Find New Music You Like Online

This post is dedicated to those whose musical journeys were interrupted by life…especially parents! It’s probably not news to you that most people develop their musical tastes in high school and continue to listen to the same music for the

How to Find New Music You Like Online

This post is dedicated to those whose musical journeys were interrupted by life…especially parents! It’s probably not news to you that most people develop their musical tastes in high school and continue to listen to the same music for the

Sly Tips for Buying a Book for a Child

I like buying books as gifts – for any occasion. I’ve even given books of poetry for weddings! I am often complimented on my choice of books for children, given for births, birthdays, grading, and so on. My favourite occasion is giving

Sly Tips for Buying a Book for a Child

I like buying books as gifts – for any occasion. I’ve even given books of poetry for weddings! I am often complimented on my choice of books for children, given for births, birthdays, grading, and so on. My favourite occasion is giving

Parenting a Gay or Transgender Child

The media would have you believe that all gay, lesbian and transgender kids are different since early childhood. The boys love to dress up in girls’ clothes, wear make-up and jewellery, and get their hair done; the girls play rough,

Parenting a Gay or Transgender Child

The media would have you believe that all gay, lesbian and transgender kids are different since early childhood. The boys love to dress up in girls’ clothes, wear make-up and jewellery, and get their hair done; the girls play rough,

How to Talk to Boys and Girls – and Their Parents

If you have children, or work with children every day, I challenge you to make it through one day without referring to the sex of any child. I am betting most could not make it through one hour. First, there

How to Talk to Boys and Girls – and Their Parents

If you have children, or work with children every day, I challenge you to make it through one day without referring to the sex of any child. I am betting most could not make it through one hour. First, there

Parenting a Girl, a Boy…or a Child?

Parents-to-be think incessantly about the gender of their child. They imagine how their little girl will look and act, and how they will raise a girl. They imagine how their little boy will look and act, and how they will

Parenting a Girl, a Boy…or a Child?

Parents-to-be think incessantly about the gender of their child. They imagine how their little girl will look and act, and how they will raise a girl. They imagine how their little boy will look and act, and how they will