Christmas with my… daughter!

I didn’t think I was going to have a daughter.  Six years ago today, I was extremely pregnant, waddling through the holidays and singing Christmas carols to the little boy in my tummy.  I was planning, imagining, and eagerly anticipating the year and the lifetime ahead as the mother of a son. My husband and…

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It’s time for a drink

The email subject line says this: “Drinks? Please!” It is from a woman I met earlier this year through our support group for parents of gender-nonconforming and transgender kids.  My five-year-old transgender daughter, M., was the same age as her son, Lucas.  We were both looking ahead to kindergarten with trepidation.  My kiddo had made…

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My daughter has an erection

Cognitive dissonance, anyone? Yes, life is interesting when your five-year-old daughter has a penis. It’s Monday night. She huffs, annoyed.  She’s in the bath playing with her rubber ducks. “I hate it when my penis sticks up like that.” I look into the bath water. Yup, she’s got a little erection going on. OK, Mom,…