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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 

I left my job a month ago. I'm a stay at home parent for the time being. I miss working. I miss being away from my house (and family, if I'm allowed to say that). I am terrified I'm going to get trapped in this role. I worry that by letting go of my work, I've given up ground somehow. That I'll have to fight twice as hard to get it back. I cry every day. I'm functioning, but sometimes just barely. I'm seeing my doctor on Monday to talk about my mental health. Wish me luck.

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 

My 5 yo is suddenly afraid of bees. Everything is in bloom here, so the bugs and bees are out. But it's not lost on me that this new fear started the same day that they had to back to school after spring break. Something is going on with him, deeper than this new fear of bees. Just processing this I guess. Wish me luck as I talk to his teacher tomorrow. This is all new territory for me as a parent.

Gender expression 

Hi, fellow parents of gender creative/GNC kids. I've noticed that all it takes for one of my sons to get misgendered is for him to have ONE feminine coded things about him. Long curly hair, grey leggings, pink shoes, purple bike helmet. Seems all it takes to be "masculine" is a complete lack of anything "feminine." I only have boys, so I'm only coming at it from the one perspective. Curious what other parents have noticed about how and when their kids get misgendered.

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LGBTQ+ & church 

I'm trying to find an article/blog post I saw once where the premise was that we don't need to "build bridges" between the LGBTQ+ community and the church because there are already LGBTQ+ people in the church. It was specifically addressing not using that metaphor anymore and then expanded on that idea. Anyone happen to have this bookmarked or can help me google it because I can't seem to find it now. Thanks!

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

open.spotify.com/playlist/3Fv8

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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!

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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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