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Fate? Coincidence? Or a Sign From the Universe?

Scanning through the radio stations on my drive home tonight, a song caught my ear. I had no idea what it was, but the sound was vaguely reminiscent of one of my old favorites – Suzanne Vega. The song set off a chain of thoughts in my head, as often happens when I am exhausted and just trying to make […]

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An Open Letter to Medical Professionals from a Lesbian Mom

Sometimes I wonder if sharing our conception stories with others in such a public venue is a good idea. Then I get emails like this (shared with permission from the author): I have been enjoying checking out your blog.  I too found your story inspiring and it came just at the right time.  I’ve been […]

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#PutYourHeartToPaper With Hallmark for Mother's Day

#PutYourHeartToPaper With Hallmark for Mother’s Day

We love cards in this house. Kendra has been known to come home from browsing the Hallmark aisle at CVS with anywhere from ten to twenty new cards. Heck, we even have a fancy card box to categorize them by occasion. So when Hallmark asked us to be part of their #PutYourHeartToPaper campaign, we couldn’t resist. […]

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A Small Town Mystery

A Small Town Mystery

A few weeks ago, as the snow finally melted from the sidewalks, we were inspired to find adventure in the everyday by the Hike it Baby 30 Challenge. I started taking the kids on walks around our small town when we couldn’t make it to the trailhead. On our first walk, we found some peculiar graffiti […]

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Do It Yourself Raised Garden Beds

Do It Yourself Raised Garden Beds!

We love gardening with our kids – it’s a great family activity! Yet for many people, gardening seems like an impossibility, often because they lack yard space, or their soil is contaminated. Once solution is to install a raised garden bed. Raised garden beds have many benefits – they can allow you to garden in a small […]

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How to Find Adventure in the Everyday

How to Find Adventure in the Everyday

Once upon a time, before we had kids, on the spur of the moment Kendra and I would pull on our hiking boots, grab our backpacks, and head off to hike in the woods. Nowadays, our window of opportunity is a lot smaller thanks to nap times, early intervention appointments, and different work schedules. Not […]

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Tubbs Snowshoes Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer

Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer!

When I was a kid, cancer seemed like a foreign subject – something rare and tragic. It wasn’t until it touched my own family that I realized the insidiousness of the disease… too often there are no symptoms of the chaos occurring at the cellular level until treatment is no longer an option. Quality screening and early treatment make survival […]

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Family photo - 2014

Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015!

It’s hard to believe another year has passed. Time really does seem to go by faster the older you get! We kicked off 2014 in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, where we’d spent the holiday hunkered down in cabins and snowshoeing with our friends Meg and Marcy. Unlike this winter, snow was abundant last […]

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From surgery to stool samples

From Surgery to Stool Samples

We started our morning at Boston Children’s Hospital by meeting with a cardiac surgical fellow who described in horrifying detail exactly what they will do during Evan’s open heart surgery to repair his cardiac defects. Being the ever-curious person that I am, I’d done a bit of Googling prior to our pre-op appointment, but nothing prepared me […]

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When LGBT Microaggressions Add Up

When LGBT Microaggressions Add Up

Today I got a call from the nurse practitioner that will be working with us when Evan has his sedated echo next week. It was a typical pre-op phone call, mostly to rule out any risks and confirm Evan’s medical history. Easy-peasy. Until two questions in he asked, “So, are you the biological parent?” I […]

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