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Introduction! Mom to 3 boys (7, 5, 3) who are named after comic book characters. It's not all stereotypical, but yes life is busy and full of poop jokes. I've worked at a large evangelical charity for 7 years, but will be transitioning out in April as I won't sign their non-inclusive code of conduct anymore. I'm equal parts sad and happy about this. Married 11 years to my hockey writer husband (go, Pettersson... I mean Canucks!). We play DnD and love board games, movies, and TV.

Depression 

Been thinking about love lately, specifically as it relates to the idea of "impact always trumps intent." I could claim I'm acting or speaking out of love, but if my actions or words aren't received as love, well then they aren't actually loving are they.

Anxiety in kids 

Gender expression 

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LGBTQ+ & church 

My Spotify playlist, in case I'm not the only one who needs some Christmas Cheer today. lol

open.spotify.com/playlist/3Fv8

Stressful morning dropping kids off at school, stressful work meeting in half an hour. Listening to Christmas music to calm me down. Never thought I was one of those Year round Christmas music people, but it's working. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

We ended up getting a set of Snazaroo (water based) face paints from Michael's and a NXY make up sealing spray from a drug store. He's been playing around for a few days and enjoying it. So far so good!

My son likes to draw on his face (and arms and torso, lol) so I told him I'd look into getting some face paint or makeup that's actually made for going on skin instead of using markers or ball point pen.

Now I'm on the hunt for face paint and/or makeup that's going to be least likely to stain his clothes. Any suggestions?

Introduction! Mom to 3 boys (7, 5, 3) who are named after comic book characters. It's not all stereotypical, but yes life is busy and full of poop jokes. I've worked at a large evangelical charity for 7 years, but will be transitioning out in April as I won't sign their non-inclusive code of conduct anymore. I'm equal parts sad and happy about this. Married 11 years to my hockey writer husband (go, Pettersson... I mean Canucks!). We play DnD and love board games, movies, and TV.

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On the fourth day he created the grain in the fields.
On the fifth day he created the sheep in the pastures and wood of the forrest.
On the sixth day he realised there were still no bricks and offerred 2 grain to trade.
Realising there was noone to trade with he created Man, who produced bricks and took the deal for grain.
On the seventh day finally God was able to build a settlement.
Then he surveyed all he had made and thought I should go for the longest road.

Talking about Valentines Day stuff with my 7yo:

Me: Do you know who Cupid is?

7yo: Yeah, one of Santa's reindeer.

😅 Well, he's not wrong! lol

Is there anything more exhausting than trying to convince a Christian (who just learned you are LGBTQ+ affirming) that you yourself are also a Christian. I feel hungover from a conversation last night that started with them asking, "You say you're a Christian, but what kind? Are you a Bible-believing Christian?" I realize now that I'm still operating under the belief that you must always be able to defend your faith to anyone. But must I really? Do I owe that to anyone?

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