His Mom's Journey

My journey with a transgender son

The Beginning, Part 3 of 3

In my Part 2 post, I write about how I shared our situation with my very close friends and family.  It's so important to have friends and family to support you, even if they don't totally understand the situation. Here is... Continue Reading →


The Beginning, Part 2 of 3

So here is Part 2 of my first year... In my Part 1 post, I shared how I spent a lot of time trying to convince TN it would be ok (and better) to just live the life of a... Continue Reading →

The Beginning, Part 1 of 3

Since I started this blog about 3 years after TN came out to us, my posts have been mostly focused on more recent topics. Let me take a step back and recall the first year. I want other parents to... Continue Reading →

Can my trans son have a real career?

One of the fears I mentioned in my very first post was would my kid be able to have a normal life with a decent career?  Now, don't get me wrong, my kids don't have to follow in my steps... Continue Reading →


When TN starting dressing very male, cut his hair, and was "passing" for a boy, the bathroom question became important. We would be in a restaurant and the waiter, would say "he" or "what would you like, buddy?" while taking... Continue Reading →

Just Starting: Drinking from a firehose

So in the beginning of this process, I did tons of research and started looking into groups for support.   I wanted TN to know that he wasn't alone and perhaps forge some friendships with like teens that may not... Continue Reading →

Bitter/Sweet: Legal Name & Gender Marker Change

We have much to do in 2016.   It's taken 3 years for me to get to the point where I'm comfortable doing them, but this year I'd like to change TN's name and his gender marker on his legal... Continue Reading →

Don’t Mess with the Mama Bears

Sorry for the 2nd other person blog post, but I think it's helpful to share what others write - and many times they say it far more eloquently than I ever could! I'm in the closed Facebook group that she... Continue Reading →

Same-sex Relationships & My God

I've mentioned in the past that I'm part of a secret FaceBook group comprised of approx 1000 Christian moms of LGBT kids (and the "kids" range from young to adults).   A woman in the group shared what Wendy Gritter... Continue Reading →

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