My husband, Steve, was so blown away by Connor’s three episodes that he suggested a recap episode to highlight the emotional journey and lessons learned from our (the parent) perspective. We also thought it would be great for all of the resources mentioned to live in one place.

In this episode I share:

  • An in-depth look at specific moments during our journey
  • Which decisions were fantastic and which were underwhelming at best
  • Specific takeaways and thoughts to ponder
  • A look into my soul the soul of my family

Resources, resources, resources!!!

Need help finding a therapist for your child or yourself? THIS is a great place to start!


Support groups for you and your child:

  • Freed Hearts
  • The Trevor Project
  • National Council on Family Relations
  • Colage


Education – this is a sample – go to my website for MUCH more!

  • GSA Network
  • The Family Acceptance Project
  • Advocates for LGBTQ Youth


Understanding Mental Health and Substance Use Specific to your LGBTQ child

  • Mental Heath – HERE and HERE
  • Substance Use and Abuse – HERE and HERE


How to find an Educational Consultant – HERE

Newport Academy

Want to start a gratitude practice – THIS article and THIS book have valuable guidance

My favorite meditation teacher and website

On making mistakes – This article and this Brene Brown YouTube video

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Remember that you are not alone on this journey!

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