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What are quality blinds for your home- important considerations

When you feel that your home is not getting the desired level of privacy, you need to look for high-quality blinds that will meet the intended purpose. There are a large number of designs, styles, and variety blinds that are available in the market but you need to select the one that will meet your preferences. But before selecting the best kind of blinds, you will need to find out what are quality motorised blinds for your home. This is especially important because you need to get an option that will offer a large number of benefits for your interiors. Additionally, you need to look for a unique, beautiful, and functional blind so that it will enhance the beauty of your living space. The selection of the blinds should also complement the existing décor of your living space so that you will get the best kind of look. With a large variety of options that are available, you should look for the best one so that you will get the best kind of interior look.

 

When selecting the best quality blinds for your home, you need to look for an option that will offer you the right amount of style, privacy, and look. You have to take into account the function and price of the blinds so that it will be used for functional as well as decorative purposes. You should also consider the right color, shapes, sizes, and materials of the blinds that you intended to install at your property. The style of blinds that you select should be based on the other interior elements so that you will get privacy while enjoying the outside view. Well designed blinds will function according to your requirements so that your windows will get the best kind of coverings for ensuring …

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Where to buy protein powder in Australia

If you are wondering where to buy protein powder in Australia then you are at the right place as we would be discussing about it here. However, you need to know few essential things about protein powder before buying them. The first thing that you need to make sure before buying protein powder is what your purpose for buying it is. Protein powder has been gaining popularity very rapidly and more and more people are getting to know about the various benefits that they provide. Many people take protein powder before or after exercising or some even consume them as a meal. There are many people who take protein powder for helping their muscle to recover quickly and there are also some that take them for increasing their energy level.

 

Another important thing that you should know while taking protein powder is that taking adequate amount of it is very essential for building muscle mass. So, for whatever reason you are taking protein powder, you need to first find out how much protein powder would be suitable for you. At least 1 gram of protein is required daily for every pound of the body weight. As there are some people who find it difficult to get the required amount of protein from their foods, they tend to rely upon protein powder. So, you need to know how much protein you are getting from your foods so that you can have the remaining amount from the protein powder.

 

As for the question where to buy protein powder in Australia, you need to know that they are easily available online. There is a wide range of protein powder options to choose from at the online stores. Though the options are endless, however, all of them might not be of good …

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Best Bedtime Story Books For Kids

Reading bedtime story books to children at an early age would greatly motivate them to learn to read at an early age. Moreover, it is definitely a great way for relaxing and making your child happy. Parents undoubtedly want the best for their child so one of the best things that they can do for the betterment and happiness of their child is to motivate them so that they themselves wants to learn how to read from an early age. The bedtime stories would not only draw their interest into reading but that would also stimulate their imagination. Reading bedtime story books to a child is also a great way for him/her to fall asleep easily. Moreover, it also gives the parents an opportunity to spend a quality time with their children. So, you shouldn’t waste more time and try to buy the best bedtime story books for your child.

There are many bedtime story books available for children of different age groups. So, you can buy them and make your child happy. You would find them in various stores near you. You can also try browsing the online stores for the best bedtime story books. There are many online stores that have been selling many good bedtime story books of various price ranges. So, you can have a look at them and buy the ones that would be most suitable for your child. There are many reputed online stores that have great deals and offers on a regular basis. So, you can visit those stores and buy the best and see for children’s bedtime story books at discounted prices. You don’t have to worry about the quality of the story books if you are buying from the reputed online stores as they would never compromise on the quality of …

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Benefits of looking for the retirement houses for sale at The Village

The number of senior citizens is increasing considerably and this is the reason for the rise in popularity of retirement houses. These retirement houses have been gaining prominence among senior citizens who want to live a peaceful life after their retirement. They will have a space from where they can work even after retiring so that these retirement homes will offer a perfect getaway from the hustle bustle of the city lives. Therefore, if you are interested in buying these homes, you will need to look for the best retirement houses for sale at The village so that you will have an amazing experience.

 

When your retirement age is approaching, you have the option of selecting from the wide range of options that are available for you and your family. There are some of the best retirement villages and properties that are available at a lower price so that you will have the best experience of your life. You will need to select the best retirement house for your golden years so that you will get the property of your choice till your retirement. This is the best way of having a place where you will have carefree senior years so that you will get everything that you need for an enjoyable retirement lives.

 

Retirement houses are the independent and peaceful living space that have all the amenities and facilities that you need. You will get complete peace of mind that you will spend the best moments of your life in these houses that enables you to love your life with complete freedom. You will enjoy the change in your living space as these houses are designed for meeting the needs of your old age. You can make changes to your property according to your old age needs …

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Tim’s Story

This is a parent story from a father in the US.

I am the single parent of DW Trantham, a 14-year-old male to female transgender activist.

First off, I will tell you that DW was born a girl. She did not at any time like boy’s toys or clothes. I assumed, early on, that her female tendencies meant she was gay. At that time, I was unaware of even the term “transgender”……

Click here to see the  full article at the Personal Stories Project…

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One year on – a tween ‘transition’

It has been a year since I gave my 11 year old child my consent to change her name.
I imagine that most parents would think changing the name they chose for their baby would feel like a very big deal, but at the time it was the lesser of the many concerns I was desperately working to wrap my mind around. You see my daughter didn’t just want to change the name that was on her birth certificate. She wanted me to see her as she saw herself, and acknowledge that her gender wasn’t the same as the sex that she’d been assigned on the first day of her life, and which had been printed in black ink on that same document, ‘MALE’.
Last year I chose to finally really hear her. I chose to believe that she knew who she was – that she knows herself better than I do, and better than the doctor who looked between her legs at birth and said ‘It’s a boy’. I needed to trust that she knew her gender identity in the same way that her identical twin brother knew his. I had slowly come to the realisation that I never questioned or doubted her brother in knowing that he was a boy, as his sex aligns with his gender identity. There was an obvious double standard in the way I responded to them.
It wasn’t an easy decision – it had been coming for years, gradually building momentum, until the day came when I breathed in deeply and acknowledged that this wasn’t ‘just a phase’ as I’d hoped it would be, that I couldn’t make her fit in a boy-shaped box, and that to do so would be unkind and potentially very harmful for her. But I could love her, …

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Rosana’s Story

My name is Rosana, I live in Sydney’s Inner West, and I’m the proud mother of a gender diverse young person. I am keen to share our story because my child’s journey has not been straightforward, even by trans* standards. I hope that in telling our story it helps all parents of trans* kids, but I especially want to reach out to those parents whose children do not present or ‘come out’ as typically ‘male-to-female’ or ‘female-to-male’ trans-identified.

My child, Oliver, or Ollie as we mostly call him, is 16-years-old and identifies as a ‘genderqueer’/transgender person. If you’re new to this, bear with me, I’ll explain the terminology as I go on. Suffice to say, for now, that Ollie is a ‘female-to-male’ young trans* person.

Nonetheless, Ollie is the kind of kid that resists labels, and in his case, the most prominent feature of their gender identity is ‘NOT GIRL’. The pronouns we use for him are ‘he’ and the gender neutral pronoun ‘they’, as Ollie is a non-binary gendered person, who does not identify completely as either male or female. I am trying to describe my child as they feel themselves to be in order to show other parents that not all children fall neatly within the male/female divide. Some kids, as do adults, identify somewhere on the gender spectrum other than the absolute opposites of male and female. That’s where the ‘genderqueer’ term comes in. Ollie ‘queers’ gender by identifying mostly as male, but not entirely. However, he does prefer to be ‘read’ as male, prefers a male name, male or gender neutral pronouns, male clothing, hairstyle etc, but may wear the odd girlish thing, like a flower in his hair, or occasionally even a skirt, although these things are never worn in a feminine way. There is

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Tom’s Story

I have long had the belief since I was very young, and growing up in a country that wasn’t my original home land, that to get through life you shouldn’t make waves or rock the boat and stay below the radar.

Since having children this philosophy has been changed. My wife and children have taught me that there is no shame in being who you are. If you want to dye your hair purple, green, pink or all the colours of the rainbow, you should, without the fear of being judged or bullied or victimised or being outcast. Unless what you are doing is compromising the safety of others and yourself, then you should be who you are with no reservations.

People need to get a real perspective on life. We need to be able to celebrate life in all its diversity not be fearful of the different or unknown.

I have watched as both my children have achieved above and beyond what I thought they were capable. I have watched as my daughter left home and through health issues and minimal employment, made a home for herself and her partner. I have watched my son, in front of a large unknown audience, bare his personal struggles with life as he has been dealt out and come through with his head held high and confident in who he is.

I owe my family a debt of gratitude for opening up my eyes and mind into believing that, no matter who you are, if you are a good person and have sympathy, tolerance and compassion for every other good person out there, you should be able to walk through life without fear.

Life is too short to think that your way of seeing things is the only way. That society says …

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Catherine’s Story

Catherine’s Story

When my daughter was growing up it never crossed my mind that she had any issues with her gender. I have no stories to share about her insisting she was a boy, no stories of my struggles to persuade her to wear girls clothing, no stories of how she was a tomboy or played on the boys soccer team. I have nothing like that to share. My stories are of a beautiful and creative little girl who loved her princess dolls, her My Little Ponies, her coloured hair clips, bows and fairy wings and the silver glitter star she made into a magic wand.

It was never on my radar that my daughter could be transgender nor that one day when she was in her early 20’s our lives would be turned completely upside down. I cannot remember clearly how my daughter told me he was a boy, or whether he used the word transgender. The panic that I felt at that moment thinking there must be something terribly wrong with my child has wiped some of my memories of that day. But I will never forget the anguish I saw in my sons face. I knew whatever he was struggling with, it was massive.

I didn’t know what I should do and I turned to a diagnostic manual which at that time was the DSM IV. I looked up gender and I came away worried that my son could be suffering a disorder and be mentally ill. I saw a psychologist specialising in gender issues and I told her about my son and how he behaved and dressed like a girl. But I also told her about the distress my son felt during puberty, his anxiety and discomfort with his female anatomy and of his breast binding. …

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Lisa’s Story

Lisa’s Story

My name is Lisa, I have two children, the youngest being a 19 year old transman.

I had suspected my child was transgender from an early age, the signs were small but enough to concern me. I became more concerned as my child approached puberty, I had the talk, “You know your body is going to change, are you ok with that?”. I even taped an Oprah show on trans kids and showed my child to see if that sparked any conversation, but no, it didn’t. Puberty was early, around 11 years of age and awkward. By the age of 14, my child came out as lesbian. I remember that conversation well because of my stupid response, “Oh thank goodness. I thought you were going to ask for a penis”. I was thinking being lesbian is easier than being transgender.

1 year later, that stupid statement came back to bite me when my child told me that the issue was indeed gender. Even though I had suspected it for years, I still went into panic, he was about to start year 10 and I felt that transition would be easier after school, if I could just hold him off it would be safer. Not much was said and I sort of just sat on it for about 6 months. I ended up with a very unhappy child. He did all the research online as to what to do and where to go, came to us with the information, and so the journey began.

I was so weighed down by fear in the beginning, it was hard to function. My husband seemed to have a better grip on it than me but his mind didn’t think as much about the negative things that occupied mine, “will my child be

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