To say we are nervous about Michael leaving the protective bubble of our current day care/preschool and entering the big world of elementary in a couple short weeks is an understatement. We want our sparkle boy to be accepted and appreciated for who he is and not bullied into hiding his true identity. This story… Continue reading A Simple Gesture,An Amazing Teacher
Two amazing parents I follow on social media have recently shared their child's struggles with finding a place in varying daily childhood activities. Personally, I have been struggling with the same concepts as I prepare for my twins to enter kindergarten this fall. Again and again I see children split into two categories, whether in… Continue reading Why We Need To Stop Separating Boys and Girls
This past week was Michael's first therapy session. I was so nervous for like two days before it I couldn't stand it. I don't even know why! I guess no one thinks it's quite "normal" to take a 5 year old to therapy and most parents never think they will need to take their young… Continue reading Michael Goes to Therapy
I went to bed with my soul hurting last night. Hurt and confused. Raising a gender non-conforming child is perhaps one of the hardest things a parent can deal with. I’ve been through so much in the short 5+ years I’ve been a parent, it never seems to end, this one is up there. I… Continue reading What color is gender?
I could not even begin to tell you how many times I've heard phrases like "wow twins, you must be busy", "I couldn't imagine twins", or "they must keep you busy". I usually just smile politely and say yes but know it my mind that no matter what my heart is full and that's what… Continue reading One Way I Relate to “This Is Us”
Last night as I was laying in bed trying to go to sleep I had a quick reflection of my life's journey to parenthood and as a parent. I started wondering if it all was some sort of cruel joke. It's not a secret we struggled to get pregnant and needed IVF to conceive. But let's… Continue reading Why me God?