Kids

Use With Caution
Kids / Parenting

Think Twice before You Put That Elf on That Shelf

Parents beware! Keeping the magic of the holiday season alive for our kids is exhausting.

Saying Good-bye to Friends
Family / Kids

Saying Good-bye to Friends

And just as I took the last sip of tea and just as I was considering whether I had time to boil more water for a top up, Levi ran into the kitchen, his eyes wide and hands covered in dirt.

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Family / Kids

Rivalry, Sibling

Being a gay family, I had hoped that somehow we could escape the whole Brother-on-Brother violence thing.

A Mother Reacts to Anti-Trans Opposition to MSHSL Proposal
Family / Kids

A Mother Reacts to Anti-Trans Opposition to MSHSL Proposal

Participating on a high school team of one’s affirmed gender should not have to be viewed as a battle to overcome.

rainbow troll probably does not have lice, thankfully
Family / Kids

The OTHER L-word: Lice!

Maybe they’re hiding in the sheets, or Rock ‘N Roll Elmo, or…

My Boys of Summer
Family / Kids / Parenting

Dear Baseball, Thank You

I might remember Summer 2014 as The Summer My Marriage Broke but I also want to remember My Boys of Summer.

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Family / Kids / Parenting

The Boys in the Bathroom

Why in hell can’t boys hit the center of the toilet?

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.

Photo Credit: Clare Masson
Kids

DIY: Curlicue Art

Sometimes when parenting, it is hard to see the whole forest when looking at the growing twig that is your kid. In other words, it is hard to step back and just enjoy the totality of that kid’s personality when there are everyday arguments that need to be fought (please […]

Sibling Rivalry, All Grown Up
Extended family / Family / Kids

Sibling Rivalry, All Grown Up

I have a confession to make: I’m teaching myself how to play the guitar.