parenting

For now, I’m a boy, and I’m a mama, and those seemingly contradictory truths are things I can accept about myself.

When I Realized I Was Trans, I Still Wanted To Be Mama

When I finally realized I was trans, it was after almost a year and a half of therapy, a lot of trauma, and after becoming a parent. Read...
David Minerva Clover    |   06.12.18   |   SHARE
Yes, we should be criticizing these straight, cisgender dads. We’ve been far too easy on them for too long.

We're Too Easy On (Straight, Cisgender) Dads

Yes, we should be criticizing these straight, cisgender dads. We’ve been far too easy on them for too long. It’s straight out of the patriarchy Read...
David Minerva Clover    |   06.8.18   |   SHARE
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Photo By Dr. François S. Clemmons [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Things I Learned Binge-Watching Mister Rogers With A Toddler

I learned binge-watching Mister Rogers that he wasn’t just being comforting, he was rephrasing many of the things I was hearing in therapy. Read...
David Minerva Clover    |   06.6.18   |   SHARE
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First, I tell her the love story, and also the heartbreak story, and she listens, even if she's heard so much of this before.

How My Alcoholic Ex Strengthened My Relationship With Our Daughter

As long as I give my daughter the space to talk, I feel like my alcoholic ex can strengthened my relationship with her. I hope she knows that I'm Read...
Rachel Sarah    |   06.5.18   |   SHARE
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art by Julia Green

Mommamental: Stop Shaming Your Kids For Masturbating

Stop shaming your kids for masturbating! I know this all might sound so unbelievably awkward to you, but encourage your kids to masturbate. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   05.31.18   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: 3 Examples Of How Children Experience Fatphobia

Even children experience fatphobia. Children deserve to be treated with care and responsibility, free from the stigma we grew up knowing. Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   05.31.18   |   SHARE
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Be careful what you wish for! I'm raising an outgoing kid and I'm reserved.

Raising An Outgoing Kid When You're Reserved

Be careful what you wish for because at eight years old my son is exactly like his father in this aspect. I'm now raising an outgoing kid and I'm Read...
Leolin Bowen    |   05.24.18   |   SHARE
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Parenting With Your Child's Love Language In Mind​

It’s important parents learn how to speak their child’s love language fluently. It makes a strong foundation for a growing and blossoming Read...
Mariana Plata    |   05.24.18   |   SHARE
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