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Evan's Heart - Skirting the Line

Skirting the Line: Evan’s Heart

Evan had his latest heart checkup last week. Not much has changed since his last one – at least, not physically. He still has three cardiac defects – a right aortic arch, double-chambered right ventricle, and most pressing, a ventricular septal defect (VSD). For now his heart, as his cardiologist describes it, is “skirting the […]

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The Rolling Tide of LGBTQ Rights: Parenting with Uncertainty

Aside from getting married, becoming a parent was both the most amazing, and terrifying moment of my life. Suddenly my wife, Kendra, and I were responsible for a tiny little baby. I kept expecting the nurses at the hospital to give us an instruction booklet, but they sent us home with nothing but love. Since […]

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Snowshoeing on Weir Hill

Adventures in Snowshoeing on Weir Hill

It’s hard to believe we were hiking in shorts and t-shirts just over a week ago, and today we romped with our snowshoes in six inches of snow. We watched the snow fall all day yesterday, hoping for that perfect mix of enough snowfall paired with a sunny post-storm morning. As soon as the kids woke up, they […]

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Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!

2016 was a rather quiet year for us… though busier in some ways, with lots of milestones for the little ones. Addison turned six, started first grade, lost her first tooth, and had surgery to remove her tonsils and adenoids. She has a love of all things teal, American Girl dolls, and making art. The twins celebrated […]

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Mice on Main

Finding the Mice on Main in Greenville, SC!

There is a neat little scavenger hunt in Greenville, South Carolina that we have wanted to do with the kids for years – finding the Mice on Main – nine small bronze sculptures hidden along Main Street in downtown Greenville. The story behind the mice is pretty neat – in 2000, a local kid, Jimmy Ryan, […]

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Lake Conestee Nature Park

Hiking and Birdwatching at Lake Conestee Nature Park

We are down south for the holidays, and with the great weather, we couldn’t help but head out on a hike! Kendra’s parents and brother took us to a great little spot, the Lake Conestee Nature Park in Greenville, South Carolina, to birdwatch and explore with all of our little ones.  The history of the […]

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The Enduring Love of a Grandmother

It’s hard to believe it’s already been two weeks since my grandmother, Dorothy C. Campbell, passed. She was an amazing woman – mother to eight children, grandmother to 20, and great-grandmother to another 20. Somehow, even with so many of us to love, she managed to make each of us feel special to her. I have […]

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Finding Love in the Green Mountains

Finding Love in the Green Mountains

We took the kids hiking yesterday, hitting up one of our favorite trails from last summer – the Robert Frost Interpretive Trail in Ripton, Vermont. The trail is unique in that Robert Frost’s poetry is scattered throughout. It’s especially suited to kids because it’s a short loop (1 mile) with almost no elevation change, lots of […]

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10 Tips for Stay at Home Parents

10 Tips for Stay at Home Parents

Ha ha ha haaaa! Yeah, I’ve got nothing. Spending 15 hours a day with your kids, every day, is flipping hard. Sorry if you clicked on this post with the hope that I actually have 10 tips for stay at home parents. Last summer I probably would have had some pearls of wisdom for you. I was […]

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11th blogging for LGBT families

The Donor Talk: When Kids Have a Sperm Donor

All three of our kids were conceived using sperm from the same anonymous open donor. We had a lot of reasons for choosing our donor, ranging from the frivolous (like me, his favorite sports team is the Red Sox and he loves mint chocolate chip ice cream), to the more practical, such as traits we […]

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