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…

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…

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,…