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 […]
The journey to parenthood is a joyous one, but for some couples, it comes with a lot of questions, concerns, and choices. For those couples who choose to move forward with IVF, Brandy and Susan at The Next Family shared some tips and advice on how to pick a donor. The moms begin with all […]
In their latest YouTube video, Brandy and Susan of The Next Family discussed an important aspect of same-sex parenting: what kids call their parents. They begin by sharing their own personal story of trying to name themselves as “Mama B” and “Mama S” and then quickly realized how difficult that would be for kids. It […]
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.
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 […]
Early mornings, taking the kids to school, running errands, work, and too much coffee? Sound a bit like your family? The Next Family decided to document a day in the life of their family (don’t worry it’s only 10 minutes long) to show you just how crazy (and fun!) the life of two moms and […]
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 I got the opportunity to work with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in putting together online Valentine’s Day cards for the sick kids at CHLA. Thank you to those that participated after our post on social media. The children’s faces lit up when they received the heartfelt cards. I sat down with my […]
By Brandy Black The addiction to Girl Scout Cookies is real. We couldn’t resist trying the gluten free cookies out on our kids.