I’m hosting an open house for the holidays, and have invited my friends, as well as friends and families of my young child. Inevitably, that means some adults that I don’t know very well are invited, but I’m hoping to get to know them better. I’m also looking forward to hanging out with my friends… Continue reading Someone Wants Some Free Babysitting
There is a girl in my daughter’s 1st class, let’s call her Jane. We’ve had some issues with Jane making other kids feel less than. She puts them on ‘good lists’ and ‘bad lists.’ She calls out other’s flaws like speech impediments and slowing running. There are often tears. She is a bully. None of… Continue reading Confronting a Colleague (At Your Child’s School)
My 7 year old was invited to a Disney princess themed costume birthday party. She has her heart set on going as Moana. We’re white and I’m concerned about cultural appropriation. Should I make her choose a white princess? I assume other kids will likely be there and dressed as Jasmine, Pocahontas, Tiana, Mulan, etc.… Continue reading Picking a Disney Princess Costume
Everything is going really well. Like, REALLY well. My work is great, my boss is supportive, I finally make good money. My personal hobbies have been extremely rewarding and I’ve found a lot of success and new opportunities. But I find that when people ask, “How are you?” the expected answer is “Oh, fine. How… Continue reading Life Is Good
My housemate does not believe that you could be assigned the wrong gender at birth. He’s liberal in every other way. He was a Bernie supporter. Pro equality. Is LGB friendly. Even understands people who are gender queer. He isn’t overly religious. He hasn’t had negative interactions with people in the trans community. He isn’t… Continue reading Your Friend is Transphobic
I understand that for an Uber driver getting a less than stellar review can be huge. So what do you do if you have a less than stellar Uber ride?
I’m fairly active on social media, particularly Twitter, and even some dating sites. I get a lot of messages from people that aren’t always welcome. Sometimes there are criticisms and accusations about the things I’ve said I like, but then there are also advances that get rapidly visually explicit and disturbing even when I try… Continue reading Getting Unwelcome Responses on Social Media
When someone tries to give me parenting advice…
How do I not be a jerk when I invite people over for an early dinner, because I have young kids and still want to be social, but want to kick them out by 8PM because we are all exhausted…
How do you deal with a former coworker who is a super nice person, but not great at their job, asking you to write a LinkedIn recommendation for them?