Archive For The “Parenting” Category

Coming Out Trans To Your Children

Coming Out Trans To Your Children

Currently I am at our journey together with my kids through my evolution from “Dad” to “Mom.” I figured I’d post a recap here, along with some additional insights. I’ll start by discussing some important pre-requisite considerations you should keep in mind before you ever open your mouth. Things To Consider Your Parenting Style My parenting…

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Parents Threatening a Transgender Child Caused an Entire School District to Shut Down

Parents Threatening a Transgender Child Caused an Entire School District to Shut Down

All schools in Achille, Oklahoma were closed for several days out of safety concerns. Content Warning: Violent threats against a trans child below. An entire school district in Oklahoma is closed until Wednesday, after a group of parents posted horrifying, violent threats against a 12-year-old transgender child on Facebook. The graphic remarks were posted to a Facebook…

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At Work, Dads Get a Bonus, but Moms Get a Penalty. WTF?

At Work, Dads Get a Bonus, but Moms Get a Penalty. WTF?

Each May, families around the country celebrate Mother’s Day, honoring the special women in their lives. Yet after all the praise we heap on moms, did you know that many can expect barriers in the workforce? Mothers typically are paid only 71 cents for every dollar fathers are paid. It’s called the “motherhood penalty,” and it’s…

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An Honest Conversation With A Successful Business Owner Who’s Also A Single Mother Of 2

An Honest Conversation With A Successful Business Owner Who’s Also A Single Mother Of 2

As much as I love being careful with my money and finding new and inventive ways to budget and save, one of my biggest expenses has always been beauty treatments. I know that some women do their own manicures and color their own hair, but I am happy to pay someone to do it for…

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Anna Kendrick of ‘A Simple Favor’ thinks mommy bloggers are ‘creepy’

Anna Kendrick of ‘A Simple Favor’ thinks mommy bloggers are ‘creepy’

Anna Kendrick plays a mom vlogger in the upcoming movie “A Simple Favor.” (Photo: Jon Kopaloff, FilmMagic) Actress Anna Kendrick spent a lot of time on mom blogs to prepare for her role in “A Simple Favor,” which she stars in alongside Blake Lively. The actress, who has no children, researched mommy bloggers because she plays one in the thriller…

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Millennials Aren’t Having Kids. That’s A Problem For Baby Boomer Real Estate & Retirement

Millennials Aren’t Having Kids. That’s A Problem For Baby Boomer Real Estate & Retirement

After 30-plus years in her career, Donna is counting down the months until retirement. She gleefully shares with me everything she has planned for when she can do whatever she wants, whenever she wants. But in the middle of her excitement, something turns her mood. She clenches her fists and asks me demandingly, “Where are…

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Viral Thread Nails What Happens When Women Don’t Have Control Of Their Bodies

Viral Thread Nails What Happens When Women Don’t Have Control Of Their Bodies

A viral thread perfectly explains the serious, heartbreaking effects of restricting reproductive rights Roe v. Wade currently hangs in the balance as senators deliberate over appointing Brett Kavanaugh, a judge with a seemingly anti-abortion track record, to Supreme Court. This is a seriously scary prospect, and one women’s viral Twitter thread perfectly breaks down all of…

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What 30 Really Looks Like: Debating Having Kids

What 30 Really Looks Like: Debating Having Kids

We’re back again with our second installment of What 30 Really Looks Like, just in time for the new year. My birthday is three weeks away, and with the big 2-9 on the horizon, it’s a topic I’m thinking about more and more lately. Where am I? What do I want more of? What do…

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The Guilt of NOT Wanting Children

The Guilt of NOT Wanting Children

I have never seen myself as a mother. I know a lot of women who shared that sentiment prior to having children, but I deeply question if my view will change (although not opposed if it does). The thing is, being unsure of wanting kids took a really long time to admit. When asked in the past, I always…

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The White People Can’t Keep Their Hands Out Of My Black Kids’ Hair

The White People Can’t Keep Their Hands Out Of My Black Kids’ Hair

It was serene day at the zoo. I took turns with my husband carrying our then infant son and preschool age daughter while our oldest daughter walked alongside us. As we exited an exhibit and paused to discuss where to go next, it happened. Again. A white woman, probably in her late fifties or early…

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