By: Amber Leventry My daughter will be five in a couple of weeks, though lately I’m convinced she will be turning 15. Door slamming, screaming, name calling, declarations of injustice and her dislike for me and her other mama have made me wonder where we went wrong as parents. What happened to our sweet baby […]
By Brandy Black You’ve heard it a million times and probably said it a million more: a vacation with kids isn’t really a vacation. We all want our children to experience and discover all that the big, wide world has to offer. And there’s something undeniably special about the family bonding that traveling […]
By: Shannon Ralph My wife and I are planning a European trip. We are not now, nor have we ever been, seasoned world travelers. We do not have current passports. We do not possess a single frequent flyer mile between us. Our foreign country experience to date has been limited to Canadian border towns and […]
By: Amber Leventry I tend to look for meaning in everything; it’s part of my over analyzing and anxious way of understanding the world. Much like interpreting my horoscope or a fortune inside of a cookie, I try to find lessons and knowledge hidden in many places. One of my favorite places to find understanding […]
By: Shannon Ralph My Dearest Lucas, This weekend I became the proud parent of a teenager. You—the first person in the world to ever call me mommy—just turned 13. It was a momentous occasion, of course, celebrated with nine boys, tons of junk food, and a loud and rowdy game of Dungeons and Dragons. I […]
Modern Family Surrogacy proudly supports the LGBT community in their surrogacy journey to parenthood. The Next Family: How did you start your family? Dell: We were actually together almost 4 years before we got a phone call one morning from Robert’s mother. She expressed that she was ready to be a grandmother. She said […]
By: Shannon Ralph Dear Vice President Biden, I love you! I love you! Wow. That was not how I intended to start this letter. My intention was to write a serious letter expressing my sincere regards for your tireless and admirable work as our vice president over the last seven years. The “I love you” […]
By Brandy Black We continue our weekly vlog and news series with one of our favorite commercials promoting gay marriage in Australia and we discuss the word of the year for 2015. If you would like to watch more videos, subscribe to The Next Family YouTube Channel.
By Brandy Black Our 7-year-old daughter explains to her younger siblings what MLK Day is and how Martin Luther King had dreams for people on The Next Family channel. For more videos, subscribe to The Next Family channel.
By: Amber Leventry I didn’t win the Powerball. Not even a little bit. Not that I expected to win, because who really wants $1.5 BILLION, but I had wanted to at least recoup the $6 I had spent on tickets for the last two drawings. Nope. Not one numbered ball matched my Quick Pick numbers. […]