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12th blogging lgbtq families day

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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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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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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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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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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twins turn one!

Happy Birthday Evan & Kate! The Twins Are One!

It’s hard to believe we are moms to one year old twins! So much has happened this past year – good, tough, and in between. These two have continued to shake things up since they came into the world with a bang on August 21, 2013! We had quite a few false alarms with the twins. […]

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Celebrating LGBTQfamilies with Mombian, Residence Inn, and the Family Equality Council

Blogging for LGBTQ Families 2014: We’re an Ordinary Two-Mom Family

When I first started participating in this event just three years ago, my wife Kendra and I were new moms, and only five states recognized same-sex marriage. Now that number has grown to 19, the federal government recognizes same-sex marriages, and we became a family of five when our twins were born last August. While […]

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Our 3 kids

Learning to Savor the Moments

Six months. It’s been six months since we became a family of five. It’s been amazing. And so hard. We’re outnumbered by our kids, and with infant twins, someone always needs something. It’s hard not to feel guilty when needs go unmet or attention is diverted. Every minute I savor holding Evan, snuggling him and making […]

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Mama and the kids

Why We’re Filing a Joint Tax Return After 7 Years of Marriage

Kendra and I have been married for almost seven years; yet today, we did something for the very first time as a married couple. We filed a joint federal tax return. Though this may not seem like an exciting adventure, for us, it marked an amazing milestone. When the Supreme Court struck down the Defense […]

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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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