By Brandy Black The best parts of my day are the mommy moments. I collect them, holding the treasures close. Hearing I love you out of my daughter’s tiny high pitched voice for the first time. The time my oldest daughter told me, during a late night chat when the house was heavy with sleep, that […]
By Alex Temblador Not all LGBT parents in the U.S. can put both parents’ names on their children’s birth certificate. And even if they can, many lawyers still advise that gay couples go through second parent adoptions as a means to protect their parental rights to their children. Brandy and Susan from The Next Family […]
By: Shannon Ralph I recently came across a quote that made me chuckle. “Not completely unsurprisingly, 56% of fathers say they share household chores and responsibilities equally with their partners, while only 46% of mothers agree.” For years, I’ve heard friends and relatives lament the lack of help their husbands provide when it comes to […]
By Brandy Black Stars were aligned when I met my wife, there were many coincidences that continued to bring us together. Here we share how it all unfolded. If you would like to see more, subscribe to our channel.
The Next Family: How did you start your family? Angie: Kami and I had been together for about fours years before we started trying to have a family. We used a sperm bank and found a donor that had physical characteristics that resembled me as well as had traits that we felt represented our family. Kami did […]
By Brandy Black It’s no secret that thousands of people are complaining about the amount of paper that Restoration Hardware uses in their multiple massive catalogues. In this week’s vlog, I rant about my frustration with the fact that they are still aren’t fixing this issue and I might do a little shopping while complaining. […]
By Brandy Black As part of our ongoing family vlogs, Susan and I discuss how we feel about staying at exclusive resorts and how to keep the spontaneity and spark alive in a marriage.
By: Shannon Ralph I adore my son. I love him with all my heart. I do, however, find myself sometimes marveling at the unparalleled anomaly that is a 12-year-old boy. Not yet a teen. No longer a little kid. My son is taller than me. Hairier. His feet are huge. His socks smell. He’s opinionated. […]
By Brandy Black After the release of our The Art of Coming Out on YouTube article on The Next Family, my wife and I felt compelled to talk about life after coming out.
By The Seattle Lesbian Tuesday the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) launched its #Equality4Families campaign to raise awareness about the need to reform state laws so that they fully protect LGBT parents’ rights to care for their children. The campaign launch comes on the heels of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court freedom to marry victory, […]