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Our Family - Christmas 2013

Goodbye 2013, Hello 2014!

2013 was an adventure in so many different ways. We started the year with a positive pregnancy test, quickly followed by an ultrasound that showed two babies. TWO BABIES! We knew the moment we saw those little hearts beating that life was about to change. Little did we know just how much. In many ways, […]

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Addie with her Love Leaf baby book

Book Review: Love Leaf Baby Books for LGBT Families

Kendra and I have yet to put together a baby book for Addison. We keep meaning to… we have great intentions… we just haven’t made the time. But I suppose we really should get to it so she doesn’t have to look up all her milestones on our Facebook status updates and tweets… Part of […]

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Our wedding day

From 13 Colonies to 13 States – the New American Revolution?

Yesterday was an incredible day – I am still reeling. Kendra and I woke up to the softly padding footsteps of our daughter, Addison. As she crawled into our bed, I turned to my wife and whispered, “Happy Birthday.” Addie followed suit. Not long after, my nieces and nephew who were spending the night awoke, […]

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Blogging for LGBT Families Day 2013

2013 Blogging for LGBT Families Day: Getting Creative

For Addison’s second birthday, my Auntie Debbie gave her a set of Fisher Price Little People. It was a bride and groom with a fancy carriage and wedding cake… and a second bride and groom, because she wanted Addison to be able to mix and match – two brides, two grooms, or a bride and […]

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Transfer Day

Trying to Conceive, Round Two: Part II

This is the second post in our story of trying for baby number two. Click here to read the first post. With so many failed attempts, a miscarriage, and a chemical pregnancy, Kendra and I were not sure we wanted to continue trying for another child. Her body was paying a huge price physically, and […]

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Our same-sex marriage

Praying for Justice and Equality this Pesach

Today and tomorrow will be important day in U.S. History. This morning the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments for and against Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage in California after it had been legalized, leaving many gay and lesbian couples in limbo. Tomorrow, they will hear arguments for and against the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which was enacted […]

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Rainbow balloons at Boston Pride 2012.

Boston Pride 2012: A Mom’s Perspective

Kendra and I have always loved going to Pride. What’s not to love? Rainbow flags everywhere, block parties, and lots of gay people! Before we started dating, we went to Pride to check out the ladies. After we got together, we went because we enjoyed being part of the fun. We haven’t been very often […]

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Mama, Mommy, and Addison

Blogging for LGBT Families Day 2012 – A Non-Bio Mom’s wish…

It’s hard to believe a year has already past since I wrote a post for the 2011 Blogging for LGBT Families Day. In some ways, our entrance into the world of parenting was rather unremarkable. Kendra and I settled into family life quite easily, facing no external opposition or discrimination, only love and support. However, […]

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Celebrating with the judge after the adoption was official!

Adopting My Own Daughter – GLBT Adoption

Today was a special day for us – my adoption of Addison became official! It seems a bit ludicrous that I had to adopt my own child, but it was a necessary and important legal act to protect all of us. Why? Because even though my marriage to Kendra is legal in Massachusetts, and my […]

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Our hotel in Nashville, TN

Sometimes it pays to be gay!

Before we left on our road trip, our friend Meg told us about Priceline.com. It’s not that we’d never heard of it before… the commercials are funny, but I tend to not take advice from William Shatner. However, Meg had nothing but good experiences with Priceline, so we decided to give it a try when […]

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