My Babies Were Born This Way: Raising Gender-riffic Kids

Since becoming a mother, I have learned that all I really care about is that my kids are happy. And healthy. I can only do so much in the healthy department. But, at this stage of the game, I pretty much control their happiness. When it comes to what my kids want to wear in the morning, I have learned that I really don’t give a rats ass what they wear. And I don’t give an even bigger rats ass what people think about what my kids wear. This is…

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Please Stop Telling Kids What to Wear and Who to Be. Just Let Them Be Kids.

My cousin Shelly called me last night to tell me about a story she saw on the news. There is a little girl in Indiana that wanted to make her first communion wearing a suit instead of a dress. You heard me. This little 9 year-old girl had the gall to want to wear pants. Pants. In public. On one of the holiest days of her life. She was told she could not wear the suit because she has a vagina and she would have to wear a dress or…

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I am Ashamed to Admit I’m Guilty of Fat Shaming.

The other night I posted a meme on my Facebook page. It was of a two toddlers wearing the same outfit. And the caption was how the model looks in the outfit and then how the other baby looks in the same outfit. I thought it was cute. I thought both girls looked adorable. And every woman can relate. We never look like the model when we buy the same outfit. It was funny. Then I got a comment that I should be ashamed of myself. And like every time…

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What to Really Expect When You’re Expecting. The Lost Chapters.

When I was a little girl I always dreamed of getting married and having kids. I wanted to have five kids. I just couldn't wait to be a mom. I thought it would be so fun and that I'd be really good at it. When I was pregnant with my kids I read every single what to expect book there was out there. I was prepared. Knowledge is power and I was full of both. All the books I read were great, but I think they forgot a few chapters.…

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Different is the New Normal

I have a friend who is changing the world. One kind gesture at a time. Her name is Kerry and she is an absolute inspiration to me as a woman, as a mom, and as a friend. I met Kerry at a play school class for kids with special needs. My son was born with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome. 22q is a chromosomal disorder that results in poor development of several body systems.The syndrome can cause heart defects, poor immune system function, a cleft palate, and low levels of calcium in the…

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