Post Tagged with: "gender"

Kids at a Drag Show?
Family / Kids / Parenting

Kids at a Drag Show?

Today my partner and I took our son (2.5 yrs) and daughter (8 mos) to a show featuring Miss Martha Graham Cracker, a beloved local drag performer.   This show was a response to a rescinded invitation from a child care center in Haddonfield, NJ.  They had initially invited Ms. Graham Cracker to […]

Baba-Hood
Community / Family / Guest blog posts / Parenting

Baba-Hood

Today’s post comes to us from guest author JB over at Ells and Baba. I’m lucky enough to have JB as a friend in real life – which is awesome not only because she’s easy to talk to and fun to be around, but also because it’s always good to connect […]

Bent Gender Doesn’t Break
Family / Parenting

Bent Gender Doesn’t Break

Recently, I have been challenged on my lesbianism by people who say I’m really “genderqueer” and on my gender queerness, by people who say I’m too girly. Oh, the oversimplifications we deal with as queers! My partner and I have always tried to raise our kids with a complex understanding […]

Raising a Toddler in a Gendered World
Culture / Family / Kids

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 […]

The Odd Couple Living in My House
Family / Kids / Parenting

The Odd Couple Living in My House

Even before our ultrasound, we were confident that we were having a boy.  We had collected all sorts of non-scientific data and hearsay to determine that IUI (intrauterine insemination) yielded more boys. We had no girls’ names at the ready.  We assumed, wrongly or rightly, that we would have a […]

The Closet Of Parenthood
Family / Parenting

The Closet Of Parenthood

I don’t “look queer” – whatever that means.  When I’m one of 10-20 moms chasing after a toddler at the playground (or a music class or in the pediatrician’s waiting room) and I’m dressed in jeans and t-shirt with comfortable walking shoes and my hair is pulled back in a […]

U R 2 Old, the lesfam version
Family / Parenting

U R 2 Old, the lesfam version

[Note (A): This dittie is cross-posted at LesbianDad. Note (B): A thousand apologies, Lesbian Family readers, for the EPIC HIATUS we’ve all taken from posting here! The dozen or so folks who’ve written in with blogs to be added to the LF blog listings will see action soon! And thanks […]