Weekend Reads: Transgender Kids, Black Girls in Books, and 99 Red Balloons on Red Balloons

Welcome Weekly Readers. February is almost over, but because it’s a Leap Year we have an extra day of it… Thanks Obama!

A very interesting post about why this mom thinks kids should do chores that aren’t 100% safe.

Here are some picture books that celebrate who you are.

Speaking of books, read and listen to the story of Marley Dias, an 11 year old who set out to find 1000 books about black girls. She was very successful… #1000blackgirlbooks

New research finds that transgender kids who have “socially transitioned”, living their lives as the gender they identify with, had positive mental health outcomes.

Lego strikes another blow for inclusion, at least in the mini universe, with the very first Stay at Home Dad Minifigure.

I love YouTube…


Featured Image Credit Andrea Cipriani Mecchi

Louis Doench

Lou Doench is a 52 year old father of three. Twelve years ago he married the coolest woman in the world and gave up the lucrative career of being a photography student to become a stay at home husband and Dad, or SAHD. An atheist geek, or a geeky atheist if you prefer, Lou likes reading, photography, video gaming, disc golf, baseball and Dr. Who. He has been playing Dungeons and Dragons since 1976. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is also an excellent home cook, not that his children would know because they only eat Mac & Cheese. Follow Lou on Twitter @blotzphoto or check out his photography at

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