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Suburban Butch Dad Report: Chop Wood…

I’m a doer, a fixer, a problem solver.  That’s great when the problems confronting me are solvable, but it’s a source of stress otherwise. For example, I’m ‘between gigs’ aka unemployed.  It’s not a problem that I can solve quickly, … Continue reading

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Suburban Butch Dad Report: Trans acceptance in fifth grade

I’ve been having some proud papa moments with my Elder Spawn lately.  She and I have had lots of conversations about what it means to be transgender, genderqueer and gay/lesbian/bi/queer.  As she’s gotten older and more savvy, these conversations have … Continue reading

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Suburban Butch Dad Report: grab bag

Reaching into the Suburban Butch Dad bag, I pull out …. Clean up, clean up, everybody, everywhere.. clean up, clean up, everybody do their share Yes, it was time to get some things done in terms of organizing and clean … Continue reading

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Suburban Butch Dad Report: talking trans to our kids

I saw a link to this article on Twitter yesterday (thanks, LivingSexuality) and my immediate reaction was, Duh! Of course! Should We Introduce Children to the Concept of Transgender People? This is a pretty short post on The Huffington Post … Continue reading

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SBDR: follow-up

Just a quick addition to my recent Suburban Butch Dad Report on not always being the hero.  It occurred to me that to say I don’t cry in front of others is not completely accurate.  I tear up for movies, … Continue reading

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Suburban Butch Dad Report: learning how not to be the hero

When my wife and I got serious about becoming parents, we got lots of advice and heard lots of war stories from parenting veterans.  We had time to think about how we’d discipline, promote healthy habits and deal with tricky … Continue reading

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Suburban Butch Dad Report: closing out 2010

As the last week of 2010 meanders along, I’m busy with holiday related activities, my family and fulfilling my personal goals.  We had a pretty good Christmas with a holiday party on the Eve, then family brunch at our house … Continue reading

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Suburban Butch Dad Report: family time

The day after the day after Thanksgiving was very enjoyable here in Casa de Kyle.  First, we got to sleep in until about 9:00 before the baby decided it was time to get up and play.  The day continued to … Continue reading

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Letter to my fellow parents: Gender Policing contributes to bullying

[Ed. Note: I posted this to my vanilla FB page and wanted to share it with my blog readers as well] I’m posting this in recognition of Spirit Day:  Spirit Day honors the teenagers who have taken their own lives … Continue reading

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my wife and I

I received this comment on a post I did a few days ago.  In that post I talked about event drop, and how I was dealing with the double-dose I received recently.  Katie B didn’t really address my post, but … Continue reading

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