Back when we decided to start a family, same-sex couples with kids were a relatively new thing. We didn’t have a lot of role models and relied on family and friends for parenting advice. It wasn’t always easy traipsing into restaurants with two strollers and diaper bags over our shoulders. There were often side glances and the occasional naive but rude questions like “Where’s the mom?” or “Dads night out huh?”
But the good has monumentally outweighed the uncomfortable moments, and we’re proud to have raised two smart, kind, creative and strong young women. There have been a few stories along the way, and some major whoppers! Like the time Sophia wrote a letter to President Obama about having two dads, and he wrote back to her with the sweetest personal note. Or that one time in a foreign country when they removed us from our plane home and accused us of smuggling babies. Don’t worry, it all worked out and we only had to spend a week in jail (kidding!)
We started this blog to help families like ours and, well – any family really – navigate this strange and wonderful world we live in. It’s our goal to inspire, entertain, educate and help us all leave the world better than we found it.
So there are our stories – expressed by the four of us – as we travel, navigate, experience and grow.
And laugh. Because you just gotta laugh!