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 Brandy Black I was recently asked to attend a meeting at the White House on helping children explore, learn, and dream without limits. The discussion centered around breaking down gender stereotypes in media and toys. After going through 3 levels of security, I was in the White House! There were researchers, influencers, parents, toy […]
By Brandy Black I love exposing our kids to music, old, new, classical, country, ok well not much country but it has always been important to me that they develop a love and appreciation for music. Music shapes my mood and instills memories of moments in time for me that I will never forget. My […]
When Brandy and Susan went on the hunt for preschools for their daughter, they had to consider the fact that they were a two-mom family. In Los Angeles, it is easier than most cities because there are quite a few LGBTQ families but they still had to carefully consider where they were putting their kids and have […]
By Brandy Black Our family recently enjoyed a dreamy Hawaiian family vacation at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa…but we made our kids “work” for it first! You see, I started realizing that our children were becoming spoiled. But, rather than give up on the experiences and vacations that I adore and look so forward […]
By Brandy Black Coming out doesn’t just happen once, it is sometimes a daily occurrence for gay parents in particular. In this video we talk about our vow to be honest about who we are to everyone. It all began with our honeymoon.
We did a Chopped Cooking challenge with our kids using Pillsbury Cinnamon rolls.
By Brandy Black My wife and I share our story of wedding planning and how we kept the traditional wedding components while making them our own. Share your wedding story with us.
By Brandy Black In our weekly LGBTQ View we discuss the pressure of Valentine’s Day and some of our favorite love videos for the month. There might be a bit of bickering mixed in too.
By Alex Temblador “How did you have your children?” is a pretty awkward question for any parent to answer, though it’s a question most often directed to gay parents, along with many other invasive ones. Brandy Black, editor-in-chief of The Next Family, and her wife Susan Howard have been on the receiving end of many […]