Over the course of the past year and a half, my nearly 6-year-old son has gone from rocking barrettes, ponytails… Read more Children’s books that inspire: Sparkle Boy
The other day, I pulled into our neighbors driveway to pick something up with my 5-year-old son in the car.… Read more “But Mom, trucks are for boys”
When I came to pick up my 5-year-old from school the other day, I was delighted to run into one… Read more My 5-year-old told another boy “ponytails are for girls”
When my son was three, he like so many other little people, became fixated on the Disney movie Frozen. It… Read more A tale of two princesses: my 3 year old son vs. my 3 year old daughter
This past weekend we took our children to see Santa Claus at the Botanical Gardens in Atlanta, Georgia. As we… Read more Gender norm busting with Santa and my 4-year-old son
The first time I put my daughter’s hair in a ponytail, my son, who was 3 at the time, asked… Read more Parents: how do we teach our kids to recognize, celebrate and defend differences in themselves and others?
Last year, I shared my concerns and internal struggle to make space for my then 3-year-old son’s wish to dress as Elsa from… Read more Halloween costumes and gender norms: my son as Elsa vs. my daughter as Darth Vader
I’ve been writing about gender norms and gender identity a lot lately, mostly due to the fact that my nearly 4-year-old preschooler… Read more We should have bought my son the pink shoes