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
“What a cute little boy!” says an unfamiliar voice behind me in the cereal isle. I turn to see an older woman peering into my baby carriage. “Thank you!” I beam, “She’s actually a girl. Not that it matters.” The woman looks confused and gestures toward the baby, who is wearing striped pajamas. “Oh, I’m… Read More Toddler underwear is bullshit
Quick, read this phrase and tell me what immediately springs to mind: “Women in STEM.” Where did your brain go? Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I doubt your first thought was “women are well-represented in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines and professions, not to mention the fact that they hold leadership… Read More The New Challenge In Raising Our Girls Is Innocent and Well-Intentioned Sexism
Last year my then 2-year-old decided to be an electrician for Halloween (like her daddy). I was over-the-moon about this! Working in the field of women’s rights, I know that girls are often steered away from non-traditional jobs/fields even though they are more likely to provide higher wages and better economic stability. So when my… Read More Letting My Daughter Make Her Own Choices (Even When This Makes Me Cringe)
First of all, until I read this article on LinkedIn, I had no idea who Judith Sherven was. I still don’t really know. She’s some kind of psychologist, apparently. Since her work does not seem to appear in any parenting-oriented blogs, I am thinking this highly offensive article she posted was probably a misguided… Read More A Working Mom’s Rebuttal to Judith Sherven’s “Mommy Manager Syndrome”: Five Ways Moms Rock at Workplace Management and Business Leadership
First let me say I am a militant Mom o’ Boys. I love being the mother of sons, and get pretty frosted when people make comments about what they think I have missed by not having daughters. I had one former friend who invited me to come over to polish her baby daughter’s nails, as… Read More Is there a difference between sons and daughters?
I had planned to write on a different topic this week, but when Sarah shared her fantastic piece on gendered clothing for young children, I just had to continue the important conversation. As a mom of both girls and a boy, one of whom is showing tendencies towards gender non-conformity, and a member of the LGBT… Read More Gender Bender
Have you seen this girl? She is beautiful. Not just because she has blonde hair, the cutest button nose, and eyes you could melt in, but because SHE is beautiful. She is smart, spunky, adventurous, loving, thoughtful, sassy, and determined. She brings with her laughter and love, a bit of frustration, and a whole lot… Read More She is Beautiful