Articles written by: Levi Sable

Levi Sable is the stay-at-home-dad of Jetpack, whose (highly appropriate) nickname was coined while he was bean-sized. Levi’s home base is Queer Dads Blog, where he rants about how precocious his kid is, gender, sexuality, and (very occasionally) politics. In his copious spare time, he is a speculative fiction writer, a full-time caregiver to his adult disabled sister, and a gardener. Levi Sable lives in a small house in Madison, Wisconsin, with his partner, small child, sister, three cats, dog, and two ferrets.

He’s Not Your Kid
Family / Kids / Parenting

He’s Not Your Kid

Going back to school can mean returning to homework. For some, it can also mean returning to the closet.

Raccoon Summer
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Raccoon Summer

Lessons learned from raising raccoons.

#justice4jane
News & Politics

#justice4jane

We are slowly toppling the marriage inequalities in our states. Imagine what we could do if we used that power to help our LGBTQIA children.

5 Things You Should Know About Trans Parenthood
Identity / Life

5 Things You Should Know About Trans Parenthood

Like so many things, being a trans parent can be murky and complicated. And it’s a very individual experience.

Happy National Poetry Month! Go Read Some Verse.
Books / Culture

Happy National Poetry Month! Go Read Some Verse.

Somewhere in my house, in a box, there’s one of those diaries with the wrap-around lock and two tiny aluminum keys. Well, there used to be keys, now lost in the landfill of time. The diary was once made of faux-leather, which wore out and was replaced with duct tape (super trendy). It’s full of poetry that I wrote in middle and high school.

PHOTO CREDIT: LEVI SABLE
Family / Kids / Parenting

The explicit and implicit aspects of the Gap Girl

I pull the sweatshirt off the shelf because I see rainbows and sparkles, two of Jetpack’s favorite wardrobe flavors. He squeals. “I LOVE IT!” He tugs it carefully off the hanger and then discards the hanger on the floor. (Of course). He starts to put it on, while I flip […]

Tell a fairytale today
Family / Kids

Tell a fairytale today

February 26th was “Tell A Fairytale Day.” Fairytales occupy a special place in society, stories that are understood culturally and even cross-culturally. They are older than written communication. How can we tell stories to our children and help them tell their own?

6 Things I’d Rather Do than Celebrate the Holidays
Family / Life

6 Things I’d Rather Do than Celebrate the Holidays

1. Eat a disappointing meal Rural Minnesota. Autumn. Pregnant. You order Perkins’ new Chicken Pot Pie. You eat about half of it and then begin hunting and pecking and then the realization hits –  you’ve been served a white-gravy-filled pie crust. There are no carrots, no peas, and none of […]

Never Forget the Nail Polish: Queering Up the Costume Asile
Culture / Kids

Never Forget the Nail Polish: Queering Up the Costume Asile

Before I even knew that transition was a thing, when I was but a wee queer, my best friend* lived across the street. He and his sister had more or less free rein of their basement. There were a lot of Legos, and a lot of discarded wedding and prom […]

Getting Bi
Family / Life

Getting Bi

So what do you do when you’re at Pride, and the people at the next organization’s table are also your neighbors* — the neighbors that abuse their dogs? What if they’re the sole souls at the “Republicans for Equality” table? What if your four-year-old won’t stop playing with their kids, […]