This last Saturday, The Next Family hosted our second annual beach party event on Santa Monica Beach in Los Angeles in honor of Pride Month and International Family Equality Day. I have to admit — it was an amazing day! Our attendees ranged from two-mom families to two-dad families, multiracial families, families from Los Angeles […]
By Brandy Black We wait and wait for date night, I count down the hours the day of, excited to have a moment with my wife to not talk about kid’s schedules, meal planning, doctors visits and everything else that grows in bubbles on our family chalkboard. The dates usually start a little bumpy, letting […]
The Next Family has partnered with Family Equality Council and our premiere sponsor, Babble for a Beach Party in honor of International Family Equality Day! Parents, kids and parents-to-be are all welcome for music, dancing, beach games and a performance for the kids. Lunch and swag bags will be provided. There is no cost to […]
By Brandy Black It has been one year since I have taken my wife and kids on a video journey to share our family story with YouTube and our readers. There weren’t that many families like ours in the YouTube space and we thought it would be an opportunity to help share and normalize LGBT […]
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 […]
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 Have you ever had an issue with a toy that just wouldn’t stop talking or hearing a sound in your house that you can’t quite place? Here’s what happened to us at 5AM when we thought animals were being attacked outside of our house.
Preparing your relationship for kids is not easy and getting through the first 2 years after having children is even more challenging. Brandy and Susan from The Next Family know this all too well, which is why they created a video for new parents or couples considering having a baby together. In this video, both […]
By Brandy Black The addiction to Girl Scout Cookies is real. We couldn’t resist trying the gluten free cookies out on our kids.
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.