Tag Archives: parenting

Children Should Not Be a Debate

I’ve reposted and commented on posts from Raising My Rainbow, by Lori about her family and her gender-noncoforming son, C.J. It’s a wonderfully written — funny, touching, informative — chronicle of their day-to-day journey and the hurdles they face (and … Continue reading

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Raising My Rainbow: I Don’t Expect To Be A Grandmother

Another great piece by Raising My Rainbow, shedding great light on the mine fields of parental expectations and the childhood experiences that can influence them. As always, the humility and openness with which C.J.’s mom writes about her struggles and … Continue reading

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Happiness Is… Being Yourself, Being Accepted, Being Loved… Being Fabulous!

C.J.’s Birthday Party Success brings a smile to my face. Wishing everyone out there exactly the kind of birthdays you want — be they sparkly, camouflaged, rainbow, pinwheels, or whatever — surrounded by people you love!

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Short Collective Memory (as if we need more proof)

Sunday, like many others in they Philadelphia area, I had a television show interrupted by an Amber alert. A five-year-old girl was missing from her school. Thankfully, she was found…at 4:00 AM, cold and alone in a playground. The rest … Continue reading

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Keep It Up, Raising My Rainbow Turns Two

Reflections: Raising My Rainbow Turns Two It’s impressive when a bog lasts for two years; it’s especially impressive when as well-written, informative and, above all, touching and inspirational as Raising My Rainbow reaches such a milestone.  My hope for Raising … Continue reading

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Simply Gay — In A Not-So-Simple Society

I read recently — and sadly — of another suicide by a gay teen. Josh Pacheco of Michigan took his own life in January and his mom believes it was in response to incessant bullying because he was gay. Once … Continue reading

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