If you haven't noticed, we've been pretty quiet on here lately and I'm going to bear it all right now and tell you why. After many months of discussion, research and soul searching, we made the decision to end our time homeschooling Oliver, our oldest. We decided this for several reasons, but primarily because we want to be sure that Oliver
We’re always sharing the positive side of family travel and being two dads, right? Every now and then we add a dose of reality by looping everyone in on what it’s like to be an LGBT family in unpleasant places or awkward situations, but did you know that even in a world as progressive as ours is today our family
Disclosure: I have received information about #HowWeFamily from the makers of TYLENOL. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post. Last year Father’s Day was a struggle to figure out. We were both worn out from life, with Chris working bunch over in Seattle in the week before, and me being here at home managing the chaos of a
Disclosure: I have received information about #HowWeFamily from the makers of TYLENOL. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post. Strangely we’re always asked how we celebrate Mother’s Day. Um… like any other family does? We have moms. We have women in our family who are moms. We celebrate them. “Oh, but one of you doesn’t get to have
Originally written for GaysWithKids.com When people ask us where our favorite places to return to for family travel are, we’re pretty quick with our answers: Cabo San Lucas, Disneyland, Georgia/Florida… Georgia and Florida? Like, the South? Yes, it’s true. We’ve written before about how the South is changing and how it’s worth giving a second chance, and we hold to that.
Originally written for the Smart GayLife Before we had two kids, we were bold with our travel choices. We could throw caution out the window and road trip through rural Mexico and get stopped and searched by armed military. We could visit friends in San Francisco and stay out until 3am. We could trek through Canada in the frozen winter… but now
"The best laid plans of man…" I hate that phrase. It is so heavy with impossibility. But it’s true. Recently, we wrote an article about traveling in Europe and that by the time we got to Venice we were tired of being foiled at every turn, so we just had to go with the flow and be okay with it.
Having two dads isn’t the norm. It’s true. But gosh, it would be nice if we ran into more families like ours out there. We do what we can to raise our kids just like any other parents do, but as they grow, we’ve got an extra step of calling out our family situation. We don’t do it so they
Originally written for GaysWithKids.com It’s funny. As I think about traveling as a gay man or as part of a gay family, I try to consider what makes our travels gay. Yeah, um, it’s just that we’re gay; nothing else. I was sitting here analyzing our adventures and writing and realized that our journeys aren’t any different than what a straight
Holidays are a strange phenomenon. We set aside a day to specifically think about a topic and then gather with people to celebrate it, aka cook food we don’t normally. Christmas makes sense because clearly you’re either celebrating the birth of Jesus or you’re celebrating your own sense of how well you know others by how much they appreciate the
We are heading out on our first camping trip as a family of four in just one month. We’ve booked a cabin halfway to our destination to break up the drive, and we’ve booked our reservations in Yellowstone National Park (camping for four nights). That’s it. We have no other reservations anywhere. Why not (I know, we seem like planners?) Well,
I'm used to individual parenting. I mean, I'm home alone with the kids most of the time and I'm fine dealing with random tantrums and epic breakdowns with no logic behind them. When I'm on the road though and I'm staying in somebody else's house, yeah no. At home I'm the epitome of patience and have all the time in
We’re big on aquariums in our house. We have a local one that’s free and open only 4 days a week…and we go EVERY week. Seattle has one that’s a boat ride away and we’ve been pass holders. Tacoma has one that is paired with a zoo and that’s just a quick drive away. And we travel. Did you know
I remember each person’s reaction when we told them that we were having a baby. Most people were shocked, followed by full of joy and wow and OMG. There were those that just couldn’t process it because, I mean, gay guys raising a baby? And then there was one reaction that really stuck with me. It wasn’t positive or negative,
Once upon a time… Back in 2009 one of our friends randomly mentioned to us “Hey, do you guys want kids? Cuz my cousin mentioned that she’d be interested in being a surrogate in the future…” Well, we met and it was a perfect fit. She was amazing, she had sarcastic wit, and she possessed a very scientific view of conceiving
Fifteen years ago today I graduated high school. It was not thrilling, but just another day that meant that life continued on, but without school. I had no clue what was going to happen for me. That was my life: no clear direction. Why do I mention that it’s been 15 years since high school? Well, I never thought that