Having Kids: Taking it One Day at a Time

A video popped up on my Facebook memories today and I can't believe the impact it has had on me. It's of my youngest doing therapy in our home a few years ago. The emotions that filled me were insane. This was a time in our lives when so much was unknown. We finally received a medical diagnosis for what he had. 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome. And now we were just trying to figure out what it all meant. While I watched the video I was shocked to remember the way…

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What I Need the World to Know About Raising a Gender Nonconforming Child

When my husband and I decided to have kids we didn't put all that much thought into it. Because we had been drunk for ten years. But we have learned that there is never really anything that can prepare you for having children. You just do it and figure it out as you go along. I'm pretty sure this is what everyone does. It's a total crap shoot. You're not guaranteed anything. Everyone just goes into it hoping for the best. The day we had our first born son was…

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