While sitting together on the couch recently, my child said, “Mom, I think I’m gender fluid.” I immediately responded by saying, “Oh, that’s cool, do you want me to use different pronouns?” They said yes to please start using they/them but that some days they may ask me to use she/her or he/him. I must… Read More My Child Came Out to Me as Gender Fluid
My daughter and I have always had a close bond. She’s been my little buddy, especially after getting divorced many years ago. It’s been me and her, forever and always. But lately, I feel like I only get glimpses into the sweet, loving kid she was before she hit the pre-teen years. Everything I say… Read More The Stress of the Pre-Teen Years
We’ve been talking quite a bit lately about weight and food here on the blog. I’ll admit that from the time I wake up in the morning to the time I fall asleep at night, my weight and my struggle with food is always on my mind. You see, I have a sugar addiction. I… Read More Sugar: I love you, I hate you.
I’ve been wanting to write about this topic for a while. As a fat person, who gained weight only in recent years, I’m noticing more and more microaggressions about my weight. Just so we are all on the same page, “microaggressions are the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or… Read More Fat Microaggressions