Ages 10-12 (Tween)Ages 13-17 (Teen)Ages 6-9LGBTQSex and Sexuality

Resources for parents of kids who don’t fit the heterosexual cisgender model

Let’s say that you’ve just found out that your child is LGBTQIA. Unless you live somewhere significantly more utopian than I do (in which case you don’t need this post), it means that your kid is likely to face some tough times. If you are reading this post, then I’m …

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Fredericksburg Agricultural Fair
Ages 13-17 (Teen)Media & TechnologySex and Sexuality

Internet Meme Demolition Derby: An Application To Date My Son(s)

As the chill bony hands of Old Man Winter settle onto your holiday weary shoulders… as the snow drifts pile and the Christmas credit card bills accumulate… escape with us for a moment. Let your mind wander back to the halcyon days of summer. Friendly smells tempt you, cotton candy, funnel cakes …

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Sex and SexualityUncategorized

The Talk: or, how a grade-school gossip chain can ruin all your plans

Greetings, Grounded Parents! My name is Ginny Brown, and while I’m not a parent yet, I’ve been working with children and families for my entire life: from being a big sister/lieutenant Mom, to being a full-time live-in nanny in a few different families, to teaching parent/child classes and assisting in …

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Ages 13-17 (Teen)Media & TechnologySex and Sexuality

Internet Meme Demolition Derby: Ten Rules For Dating My Daughter

Back in Ye’ Olden Days of the Internet the email listserv was the preferred method of disseminating crackpot conspiracy theories, junk science, apocalyptic prophecies and nonsensical grandmotherly “advice”.  But listservs were clumsy devices, with slow response times and undependable circulation. Plus your intended audience needed to actually click on the …

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BabiesPregnancy & ChildbirthPseudoscienceSex and Sexuality

F#[email protected] the Birth Experience

A couple of years ago I wrote an essay about how my perception of the “birth experience” had changed from the birth of my first kidlet by c-section to the event of my triumphant VBAC. Spoiler alert: VBAC, SHMEEBAC. That essay eventually became a story that I told onstage — …

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