WATCH: When Things Go Wrong on Summer Vacation

Kids fighting- The Next Family

By Brandy Black Some kids have gone back to school and some families are still wrapping up summer family vacations.  As parents, it seems that a vacation never really ends up being what you want it.  At least for us, something inevitably goes wrong, although usually it’s the kids and not me. As part of […]

Tylenol’s National Ad Campaign Redefines “Family”

Tylenol HowWeFamily Campaign

By Brandy Black When I founded The Next Family brand, my vision was to create a place inclusive to ALL types of families, not just those headed up by two moms, like mine.  Until very recently, television and magazines had only presented us with a myopic view of family: one man + one woman = […]

OliviaHas2Moms & Why LGBT Youth Need LGBT Families On YouTube


By Alex Temblador If you’re a fan of The Next Family’s YouTube Channel, you may have noticed that editor-in-chief, Brandy Black, recently met up with the YouTube family sensation, OliviaHas2Moms, at VidCon and produced a stellar interview. OliviaHas2Moms is a YouTube Channel featuring two moms, Ebony and Denise, and their daughter Olivia. They currently have […]

Dude Ranch: Tanque Verde Inclusive To All


By Brandy Black I’ve never been to a Dude Ranch before but I really wanted our children to get out of the city and experience ranch life so we ventured to Tanque Verde Ranch in Tucson, Arizona.  I had no idea what to expect accept for extremely hot weather in the dead of summer. The […]

Lesbian Moms On Date Night In Vegas

lesbian moms date night in Vegas

By Brandy Black Susan and I make date nights mandatory.  We even indulged on our family trip to Vegas.  Here’s a snippet of our time out. Warning this video contains explicit language. Not for the kids. Here are some more tips for things to do in Vegas: Take the kids to the Aquarium at Mandalay […]

Lesbian Moms Speak Out About Talking To Their Daughter About “Sex”

Talking to your kids about sex

By Brandy Black I recently posted a video with my 7-year-old daughter and in it she explains how her two moms had a baby.  There was some controversy around it being “inappropriate” for people to talk about “sex” at this age. First of all, it wasn’t sex but more of a biology based explanation of […]