“My tooth! I lost my tooth!” She bounced up and down.
I’ve always been one for the reclamation of dirty words, but it’s a challenging concept to explain to a kiddo.
Ambivalent parents not only care deeply about their their children, they also care deeply about their own mental and physical health, their relationships other adults, and the sustainability and future of their family unit.
I’m sitting at the table in the a small co-op style home in Roslindale, MA. My kids are far away in Maine because it’s the morning after The Femme Show‘s Tenth Anniversary Opening Night. Although I would love to bring them to the show, it happens after bedtime, like most shows do, so they stay…
I know a simple 60-minute workout buys me hours of presence and play with my children. After months of making excuses, I finally had the courage to get out of my head and back into my body.
Ain’t nothing wrong with glittery, but it’s the prices and the gender assumptions based on sex I don’t care for.
You taught me how to be a better mom to your sister. Perhaps this is the most important lesson of all.
a baby’s gender is really a reflection of the parents’ hang-ups and beliefs about gender.
There are so many good queerish (queerish meaning, stories that represent LGBTQ characters or challenge heteronormative stereotypes and/or gender binaries) books out there for all families to read.
As Mr. Trump lines up his racist and conservative Good ‘Ol Boys network, queer families like ours are coping, organizing, and scrambling to find the best suggestions on how to talk to our kids post-election.
It’s still really important that we act like leaders today.
We don’t know how to discuss it imperfectly so we just don’t. We’ve been socialized to believe that it’s too complicated to break down for our kids. And we have the privilege to not prioritize it in the day to day momentum of parenting.