|This Father’s Day, Todd and I received one of the best gifts any person, father or not, can receive — the gift of overwhelming love and support.
Earlier this year, we were approached by representatives from JCPenney about our family being part of their Father’s Day catalog celebrating the diversity of real-life dads. We instantly agreed, knowing that this would be a great opportunity to “normalize” families like ours in the minds of millions of everyday Americans. Little did we know that it would create the media frenzy that it has, or a tidal wave of love and support.
Since the beautiful two-page photo spread of us laughing and tickling our children Claire and Mason went public, our picture has spread like wildfire across social media, has been flashed on TV screens in just about every media market in the country and has been covered by international press, including CNN, MSNBC, Time magazine and London’s Daily Mail.