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5 Podcasts: Transgender and LGBTQIA

Originally, this was going to be a list of marijuana-related podcasts. For now, the pot podcasts are going to be on the back burner. ūüėČ The subjects of what it means to be transgender and to be gay have been topics at my house lately. I can’t be the only one with inquisitive kids. Who wants to be the parent that doesn’t have any answers? Not me. I don’t know what it means to be transgender or gay exactly. Technically, yes. I understand definitions. Really, I have no idea what to say. So I thought doing some research on transgender podcasts would be helpful. It’s a starting point at least. Some of the podcasts might be interesting to you as well.

  1. How to be a Girl podcast.  http://www.howtobeagirlpodcast.com/

This mom, Marlo Mack, rocks. She does the podcast with her young transgender daughter. They are just trying to figure it out together. Mack also has a blog over here: https://gendermom.wordpress.com/

2. The Gender Rebels https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/httpgenderrebelspodbeancomfeed/the-gender-rebels/e/51638508

They have the answers to questions you didn’t even know you had about transgender issues.¬†¬†

3. Public Trans Podcast. https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/public-trans

Mac and Ave discuss trans issues during your morning commute. Also available on iTunes. 

4. TransPanTastic. https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/transpantastic

I’m looking forward to listening to more of the adventures of George and Jess. They are a transgender couple with children and all of the drama.¬†

 

5. Ok 2 Be LGBT. https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/ok-2-be-lgbt

Molly and Kim talk about LGBT issues, news, and pop culture. They are hilarious. 

 

weekend coffee share:¬†i’m lazy and a little crazy edition

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Cute Mugs and Things

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that

 

  • it’s hot. I’m ok with being hot but my coffee is not.
  • I quit my job again. I’ve also been struggling with how to put that on job applications. People frown upon it when you say, “I hated it. My boss was a bitch.” It’s the truth but people don’t want to hire people that say it out loud.
  • So I’ve been blogging more, hanging out with the kids and being poor. Plus, Netflix. Lots of Netflix.
  • I got through the current season of Orange is the New Black, all five seasons of Breaking Bad, most of The Keepers, a few episodes of the¬†Queen of the South.¬†
  • Honestly, it has been worth being broke to drive my kids around to band and tennis. The struggle to get my younger two off of their iPads is a real thing. I read an article that said iPads and tablets are like cocaine to kids. I believe it completely.
  • ChoreMonster is the best app in the world. Whatever gets my kids to do something besides play Minecraft is my favorite. If you’re a parent, you should look into it.
  • At the moment, my kids are at their grandma’s house getting spoiled and not doing any chores or reading any books.
  • My oldest kid brought her bunny over for a few weeks. I’ve been feeding him and trying to keep the cat away. There may have been a picture or two taken.
  • I’ve been on Pinterest a lot.
  • Old post about Pinterest
  • I made a Jason Momoa board.
  • Here it is.
  • Holley’s Jason Momoa board
  • I’ve done a few reviews. Visit my review page to see what’s new.
  • Chasing Destino’s Reviews

 

  • My hair was out of control. I was starting to look like Mario Lopez but not as handsome. Still, better than Screech. There was this curly mohawk mullet thing going on. So I got a haircut.

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  • I finally got another job. My prediction is that it will be boring. It’s fine. If boring pays the bills, then boring is fine.
  • The plan besides work is to keep reading books, keep doing stuff like exercising, scrapbooking, blogging and creative stuff. It’s difficult to maintain a balance sometimes. What else am I going to do?
  • My boyfriend will appreciate it if I find a new place for the scrapbook stuff. (It’s probably not ¬†happening anytime soon. If I put it away, then I won’t finish it ever.)
  • What have you guys been doing?

 

I was almost too lazy to post the link.

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Weekend Coffee Share Courtesy of Nerd in the Brain

Who Do You Trust? #NaBloPoMo

Do you have people whose opinion  you trust implicitly?

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In real life, I trust about ten people. In the internet world, there are maybe five bloggers that I trust.

When it involves babysitting, there are about three people on the list – who are already on the top ten list.

I used to trust everybody. I thought that everyone told the truth. Trusting people didn’t work out so well.People lie all of the time.

Even my kids lie when asked about the whereabouts of my tweezers. The tweezers reappeared yesterday after a few weeks of asking who has the tweezers. They were under a set of shelves. ¬†It wasn’t who the child that I thought would steal my tweezers.

So here we are . . . a regular Debbie Doubter with out of control eyebrows.

 

WeekendCoffeeShare: I forgot to buy coffee

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If we were having coffee, we would not be having coffee. Someone keeps forgetting to buy it. (Me) Someone bought raspberry ice tea and bottled water. (Also me)

There have been a few soccer games and practices. Soccer moms and dads can be intense and obnoxious.
I’m a officially soccer mom now. Not so intense. Maybe a little obnoxious.

Last week, we went to free comic book day. It was pretty awesome.

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Someone needs to go back to the store and buy coffee. (Any volunteers?)

Lose the Cape: Never Will I Ever

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Never will I ever . . . blame the holidays for my lack of motivation.

I never used to think that I would blame the holidays for not getting anything done. It seemed like a cop out. However, that was way before having children.

I should have had this post done last month. I should have had the book finished last month.

Then the holidays and the aforementioned lack of motivation. Time was also not on my side. I decided to do things like go to work, make Christmas cookies and try to remember where I hid the presents. Typical things that people do, right?

Unfortunately, I have an ebook version, which was on my kid’s tablet. This meant that I had to borrow the tablet more than she liked. It was another reminder that I like real books rather than ebooks. Luckily, this book is available in both forms.

However, I did finally finish the book. It was really enjoyable and funny. Also, it’s nice to know that I’m not alone in being an imperfect parent. My favorite was the article about Gwyneth Paltrow. I don’t want to give it away. You should read it for yourself.

This is the book that you should give to new parents as a companion to “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.” Seriously, who expects to have perfect children and be perfect parents? People who don’t have children yet. They need to read this book.

Lose the Cape: Never Will I Ever (and then I had kids)

 

 

Christmas Decorating: #BlogHer

Do you decorate for the winter holidays?

The kids and I decorated the tree yesterday. Sort of. They started to decorate and then they started wrestling. I was going to save the one daughter that was trapped but I couldn’t stop laughing. It was funnier than it sounds. Or I’m a terrible mother.

I did have to make them stop before they knocked the tree over or anyone peed their pants. See, I’m not so bad.

Apparently, I didn’t pack up very carefully last year because many of my decorations broke. There’s an angel with ¬†broken wings. Frosty has fallen but he didn’t melt.¬†He might have been drunk. The Elf on the Shelf threw a party and there is tinsel and shattered ornaments everywhere.
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(It’s ok. I’m more than happy to get new stuff, including a lid and another box. We’re totally going to make “The Nightmare Before Christmas” theme happen sooner than later, I swear. We have a white Christmas tree so that is half the battle. Most of the time, the garland is red but one of the kids found the purple and now the tree has a hodge podge of colors. Nothing matches but no one seems to mind. Well, maybe me. I like things to match. ¬†I don’t think the decorating police will care. If they do, then I’ll send my kids to challenge them to a wrestling match.