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Knock On Wood

I can’t remember exactly when it became my mantra, but somewhere along the line I abandoned all reason, turned my back on logic, and succumbed to superstition.  The kind of superstition learned on the playgrounds of my childhood, where chanting … Continue reading

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Can You Hear Me Now?

I usually flinch when people marvel at how accepting we are towards Sam, because that wasn’t always the case.  As a young child he told us he was really a boy until he was blue in the face, but we … Continue reading

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The Dance

The wedding invitation came addressed to our entire family, a detail that made me cringe.  A daughter of dear friends was getting married and the honor of our presence was requested, or so the invitation proclaimed.  Deep down I knew … Continue reading

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Birthday Boy

  Sixteen years ago today my life changed infinitely for the better because you came into this world. A beautiful, healthy, 9 pound 11 ounce baby who has taught me more about life and the definition of goodness, than any other … Continue reading

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Bedecked

Editor’s Note:  A special thanks to Victoria Redel for allowing me to share her beautiful poem, which I am sure will tug at the heartstrings of parents far and wide.  Touchingly penned, her words capture what many of us have … Continue reading

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Facing Fear…And Having Dinner With Him

In my defense, I was still in a state of denial.  Well sort of.  Sam was 10 years old and deep down we knew what we were dealing with, we just hadn’t said it out loud that often, and when … Continue reading

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Words of Advice From A Mom

Editor’s Note…One of the best support systems I have is an online group comprised of parents who are also raising gender variant (GV) children.  Known only by our first names and the state from which we reside, I have come … Continue reading

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‘Like’ What You Read!

Greetings to all my Transparenthood Readers!   I entered an essay contest (writing a story about our experience raising a transgender child) put on by the Oakland, CA Children’s Hospital and just learned that I am one of 18 semi-finalists … Continue reading

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Along Came Molly

The decision was made by unanimous family vote around the dinner table.  So united were we, that there was no need to invoke the parent’s-vote-counts-as-two clause, as was sometimes the case with these types of decisions.  Yes, we were all … Continue reading

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The Magic In A Name

“The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there…”  Or so the story goes.  And while this is probably true in most homes around the globe tonight, it was not the … Continue reading

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