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boston globe magazine
May 8, 2011
Marc and Amy Vachon (Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe)

Equal time

More moms and dads say they want to share parenting duties equally. This Mother’s Day, one new mom turns to an old pro to find out: Why is it still so hard to do?

Issue highlights

coupling: stories about relationships

Getting our balance

Why we no longer do it my way.
dinner with cupid

Listen up

Can these two music-loving engineers get in synch?
Miss Conduct

The nervous girlfriend

Solving a meet-the-parents paradox, plus finding a home for baby gear without snooping.

The price of tea

Is the new museum worth the cost?
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Consumers have embraced food grown near where they live as the best thing since sliced artisanal bread.
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An end, hope for a new beginning

For Wellesley photographer Michael Casey, whose first wife, Neilie, died on American Airlines Flight 11 on September 11, 2001, the killing of Osama bin Laden brings relief, not closure.
First Person
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An Italian feast for Mom
Make her day special with a simple, flavorful meal.
Tales From the City
A (stop) sign of spring
A runner springs to the aid of an injured goose, and a mother gets a lesson in computer jargon.
On the Block
Water ways
These three single-family homes have private docks.
Style Watch
A matter of scale
Right-sized modern furnishings create a new feel and flow in this 100-year-old South End row house.
Letters to the Globe Magazine editor
Readers discuss the dangers of concussions in soccer and "The Guy Code."

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Steve Carrell

Kickin' back with Steve Carell in Marshfield

This summer, the star returns to Massachusetts for some much-needed R & R.
James Reeb

Letter from Selma

Revisiting the 1965 murder of a white Boston minister that helped usher in the Voting Rights Act.
Home-birth battle

Home-birth battle

Massachusetts doesn't regulate midwives. Now one brave – and unlikely – advocate is fighting for change.
Your Home: Solutions for small spaces

Your Home: Solutions for small spaces

The professionals share space-saving tips for every room in your home.