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When Your Aunt Becomes Your Uncle

How I Told My Son about My Transgender Brother   As parents we all know that babies definitely do not come with instruction manuals. We can read all of the baby books in the world but nothing really prepares us for the reality of having children until we are thrown into the fire. And we…

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The Discussion

One day I was talking to my “sister” on the phone about her upcoming marriage. At the time she was engaged to her partner, a woman. My son was aware that his aunt was living with another woman. However, because we lived many kilometers away from each other it was not a situation he was…

Week Forty Two of Project Happy: A New Name

This week’s Project Happy is short but sweet! I am very excited and proud to say my brother has legally changed his name! Plus, he was able to change his gender from female to male! I am so proud of him for being who he truly is. I do not know what I would do…

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Ignorance is NOT Bliss

Ignorance is NOT Bliss – Educate Yourself Before You Speak Out The other day I became extremely disappointed in someone. Someone who I used to consider a good friend. Someone I grew up with and who knows everything my family and I have gone through these past number of years. A few days ago my…

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Real Life Cookie Monster

I am a real life cookie monster. My Grandma H made the best cookies. She had a talent for baking. But the best cookies she made were her classic Jam Jam cookies.

Week Twenty Two of Project Happy: Brotherly Love

Weirdly enough I do not remember much of this week for some reason. As I am typing this post it all seems like a blur. But one thing touched my heart this week – well it’s two things really – my boys. Amidst all of the chaos of school, sports, and daily living, came a…

Are You Kidding Me?

As I told you a few weeks ago my brother is transitioning to become a male. When he was home a few weeks ago something outrageous happened. My brother went to the local gas station/convenience store to fill up the car. While he was inside the store he saw the lady who used to cut…

My Brother Used To Be My Sister

Yes, you read the title right. My brother used to be my sister. My “sister” was born two and a half years after me. After my “sister’s” birth my parents were told by the doctor that they had a healthy baby boy.  The doctor had to correct himself a few moments later when they realized…