“Trans is totally normal!”

Dear friends, Just checking in to let you know I’m OK (though still hacking my way through a fairly dense forest), and to wish you a Happy Pride Month! I also wanted to share this drawing that my daughter M. made – see below. (She gave me permission to share it with you, by the…

An update from Marlo: Here be dragons

Dear friends, I wanted to check in with an update, as it’s been a fairly long stretch since you’ve heard anything from me. First and foremost: My kiddo is doing GREAT. So far, she’s told a handful of friends at her new school that she’s trans, and thus far they (and their parents, whom I…

New podcast episode: Eleven

It’s official: She’s a tween. It seemed like a good time to sit down and ask my 11-year-old about her world, and get a snapshot of what she thinks and how she’s doing. We covered some pretty typical tween girl stuff: Gossip, fashion, cliques.  And we also covered some not-so-typical stuff, including what puberty looks…

New podcast episode: THE TELL

A few weeks after starting fifth grade at a new school, my daughter came home and announced, “I have a new best friend and I’m going to tell her in a month that I’m transgender.” In the meantime, her new stepdad is giving her poker lessons. Hear all about it in the latest episode of…

New podcast: Playdates with Christians

This latest episode gives you an update on our new life here in the suburbs and some of the challenges we’re encountering.  I get some helpful advice from a new friend from the Bible Belt.  You’ll also hear how my daughter is faring in her new school, plus: Wedding audio! Listen here:  http://www.howtobeagirlpodcast.com/episodes/episode-xxvii-playdates-with-christians

New podcast episode: New School

My daughter starts fifth grade at a new school next month.  It’s a fresh start, where no one knows that she’s transgender. How do I handle this? How do I advise her?  Should she keep her transgender status to herself or be more open? After you listen to this episode, I could really use your advice: What…