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A Gay Dad Defends His Family

Posted by Kara Baskin September 21, 2012 09:00 AM

Over the weekend, my friend Mark posted a story about his family on Facebook. But this wasn't your typical cute anecdote, family photo, or gripe about spit-up. Mark and his partner, Austin, adopted two children from foster care. Mark was upset by comments made in the Telegraph by the actor Rupert Everett, who declared that he "can’t think of anything worse” than a gay couple raising a child. Around this time, Boston Spirit reported that presidential hopeful Mitt Romney reportedly told a group of gay parents that "I didn’t know you had families." Well, lucky for us, they do. I think Mark is a hero. Here's why.

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A Mom's September Wish List

Posted by Kara Baskin September 7, 2012 12:00 PM

It’s fall, and I’m on the hunt for cashmere turtlenecks and shortcuts. Sure, I uploaded cute vacation snapshots on Facebook of Andy frolicking in the summer surf, but behind the scenes I’m kind of edgy. I humbly ask someone to invent the following devices to make all of our back-to-reality lives simpler. If you have any to add, chime in. After all, Spanx and screw-top wine was invented, right? There’s hope yet.

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Kara Baskin (@kcbaskin) is a Boston-based writer, editor, and mom to Andy. She thinks Sriracha and garlic make everything tastier. She loves Steely Dan and "Murder, She Wrote." Her More »

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