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Culturally Queer
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Culturally Queer

I remember the first time we talked with our son about the word “queer”. We were on our way to the Rainbow Families Conference (yes, we were still trying to be Super Gay 24/7 then) and I asked if anyone had ever used the word at school. He was 6 […]

Don’t Be The Boy Who…
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Don’t Be The Boy Who…

Our son is 11 (almost 12) which means we are beginning to experience those tween years you hear so much about. The transition from kid to pre-teen is an interesting one and comes with its own set of smells – namely deodorant, body spray and cologne. Miguel started wearing deodorant […]

My Funny Vlogentine
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My Funny Vlogentine

It’s that time of the month again! No…not that time of the month – I don’t keep track of your cycles! I can’t even keep track of my own! No, it’s time for my monthly unscripted rambling mess of a vlog! I must confess…I did two takes and used the […]

Raising a Toddler in a Gendered World
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Raising a Toddler in a Gendered World

[I originally published this post about a year and a half ago over on West Philly Mama.  Much of it still holds true, but it’s only gotten harder to dodge the constant gender messaging.  He’s now at an age where he is noticing gender and asking questions about biological sex […]

If You Give A Kid A Muffin…
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If You Give A Kid A Muffin…

Last weekend, my son asked me to make cranberry orange muffins for him because they were going to be doing standardized testing all week at school and could take a special snack to have while filling in little ovals with #2 pencils. Well, he didn’t say the ovals and pencil […]

The Eternal “Flame”
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The Eternal “Flame”

On December 31, my neighborhood inaugurated a new tradition: decorating our front yards with luminarias, paper bag lanterns lit by candles, a sign of welcome to neighbors and friends. Always up for activities that foster beauty and community, I opted in. Because the email suggesting the luminarias had arrived within […]

Watching History With Our Kids
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Watching History With Our Kids

We hijacked the television from the children on Monday so that we could all watch the inauguration.  It was not a choice, much to the boys’ dismay.  After a few tongue clicks and throaty exhales, they seemed open enough to the idea of watching something other than animation or a […]

Comic from BackyardChikens.com
Culture / Family / Food / Kids

Tried and true: Recipes for kids with the sniffles

Originally, when I agreed to blog here, I agreed to blog once a month. But then, I had an idea: what if I blogged twice a month and one of those posts was more of a question or resource center? Of course, this idea will only work if you all […]

A Swedish toy-shop company is attempting to deflect allegations of sexism by producing a "gender neutral" Christmas catalogue featuring boys with dolls and gun-toting girls.
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Gender-free parenting?

(This blog post is cross-posted from Clare Says where it was mostly ignored, except by someone who emailed to say I should post it on Lesbian Family.) I am not sure exactly how we got on the subject, but my husband asked if I would treat our child different if […]

To watch with the little ones
Culture / Kids / Media

To watch with the little ones

Here are some short animations featuring LGBT families produced by Paka Paka, which is Argentina’s first public educational tv channel for kids run by the Ministry of Education, to watch with the little ones and since there is no dialog, it doesn’t matter what language you speak. 1) Mi Familia, […]