Over the past several years, I’ve chronicled our family’s journey to support our now 6-year-old son to express himself in… Read more A slice of humble pie: when your 3-year-old reveals you’re still attached to traditional gender norms
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
A few weeks ago, my husband and I lingered at our table after dinner, chatting about the day while our… Read more When your 5-year-old challenges you to break beyond the gender binary
Recently, my 4-year-old son pulled out Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, by Tom Lichtenheld, from his book shelf, a title we had… Read more Questioning media with my 4-year-old son: Why are all the trucks in this story boys?
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
If I could describe my mental state following the election in one word, I’d choose “scattered”. At first, there was a lot… Read more Raising kids to recognize and embrace difference is a way to resist Trump’s hate-filled agenda
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?