By Brandy Black Summer is in full swing, the kids are going to bed late, sleeping in and the routine has fully derailed! We have created new family traditions, Friday Family Happy Hour and living room movies–we are bringing back old favorites like “Herbie Fully Loaded”. The moms have created our own tradition of Monday […]
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 […]
By Brandy Black In our ongoing weekly video series, Susan and I have a fight after going to the beach with our kids. If you would like to watch more of this video series, check out our YouTube channel.
By Brandy Black Each year we go to our local children’s museum, Kidspace and get caterpillars for the kids. We hope and pray that we can keep them all alive so that the children can watch them become butterflies and release them into the world. My wife also gets a batch for all of our […]
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 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 […]
By: Shannon Ralph I recently came across a quote that made me chuckle. “Not completely unsurprisingly, 56% of fathers say they share household chores and responsibilities equally with their partners, while only 46% of mothers agree.” For years, I’ve heard friends and relatives lament the lack of help their husbands provide when it comes to […]
By Brandy Black Stars were aligned when I met my wife, there were many coincidences that continued to bring us together. Here we share how it all unfolded. If you would like to see more, subscribe to our channel.
The Next Family: How did you start your family? Angie: Kami and I had been together for about fours years before we started trying to have a family. We used a sperm bank and found a donor that had physical characteristics that resembled me as well as had traits that we felt represented our family. Kami did […]
By Brandy Black It’s no secret that thousands of people are complaining about the amount of paper that Restoration Hardware uses in their multiple massive catalogues. In this week’s vlog, I rant about my frustration with the fact that they are still aren’t fixing this issue and I might do a little shopping while complaining. […]