Articles written by: Clare Masson

Clare started blogging in 2004 when she realized that no one read those long rambling emails she wrote as a Peace Corps volunteer in Moldova. Somehow no one reading words in the vacuum of cyberspace felt much safer than people ignoring direct messages. She blogs at Musings from inside, outside, and underneath about living overseas (Chile, Cambodia, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Thailand, and Albania (current home), her daughter (aka Little Elephant), food, and generally anything else that crosses her mind. Opinions expressed are solely her own and do not express the views or opinions of her employer

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VillageQ Community: IVF to Mommyhood

We are keen for our children to experience the joys of being a part of our family. We can’t wait for our child go for Sunday lunch and family meals out all together!

VillageQ Community: Life in the Big Apple
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VillageQ Community: Life in the Big Apple

We have been together for 23 years and still chugging along. I want my son to know that the institution of marriage is an important one.

PHOTO CREDIT: Catie Ronquillo
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VillageQ Community: Texas Allies

I really thought pigs would fly before marriage equality would happen here in Texas, but thank goodness for the smart-minded folks of the Supreme Court.

Credit - Chad McClarnon
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VillageQ Community: The Sweetest Sweetness I know

We are too often the only queer family in whatever space we occupy. While this has not led to overt discrimination or even much detectable tension, it is a significant internal challenge.

VillageQ Community: Single Mom by Choice
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VillageQ Community: Single Mom by Choice

Meet Lindsay and her daughter, Evelyn, who live in Toronto.

10 Simple Snacks for Kids
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10 Simple Snacks for Kids

Tastes great. Less work. These snacks are easy and sure to please picky palates.

The kids were flower girls in the wedding of some friends about a  
month ago (May 2015) Pictured: Shannon, Cole, Selina and Nat AFTER the  
wedding reception ice cream truck had arrived.
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VillageQ Community: Homeschooler and Fretter

Meet Shannon and her family who split their time between Chicago and Urbana, Illinois.

Photo Credit: Jerry Mahoney
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VillageQ Community: Gay Superdad

Next up on the VillageQ community series, I have the pleasure of introducing Jerry and his super family. I didn’t know Jerry at all before we started talking, but I really enjoyed how he could explain life as a gay dad as both the most mundane thing in the world and […]

Photo Credit: Moira
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VillageQ Community: On Divorcing and Finding Empathy

It’s challenging to be a blogger (and a person) going through a divorce. I don’t want to spew my bitterness all over or over-share, but I also resent the pressure to publicly do the “conscious uncoupling” thing.

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VillageQ Community: 15 Wedding Anniversaries Later

Nearly seventeen years and fifteen wedding anniversaries later, I’m still falling in love with him.That’s how I created my family ~ I fell.