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Suburban Butch Dad Report: ElderSpawn Keeps Her Options Open

I had a very quick conversation with my ElderSpawn a couple of mornings ago about some rumors going around about her.  This is the first I’d heard and I wanted to dig deeper into it, but she was literally on … Continue reading

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Suburban Butch Dad Report: Passing on the Family Business of Speaking Up For Yourself

I would like to share a Proud Parenting Moment concerning my Elder Spawn.  Tonight she stood up for her beliefs and for what she wanted, in the face of opposition by some privileged, spoiled popular girls on her soccer team. … Continue reading

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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: Bachelor Time

[ed note:  wrote this on Wednesday, but obviously didn’t get it posted right away… so thar be updates amongst it] This evening I’ll drive my family up to the airport, help them get into the security and kiss them goodbye. … Continue reading

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Suburban Butch Dad Report: yard work

I got some much needed time in the yard today.  Much needed because my yard and garden have gone to the weeds and much needed because weeding and working outside are good for me.  I love the way physical work … 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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