By Susan Howard At the dog park with the new puppy, Percy and my three kids I tend to make friends. There is something about dogs and their lack of pretension that allows we humans a chance to open up look each other in the eye and talk. Such was the case with a women […]
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 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 […]
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.
By Brandy Black My wife and I share our story of wedding planning and how we kept the traditional wedding components while making them our own. Share your wedding story with us.
By Brandy Black In our weekly LGBTQ View we discuss the pressure of Valentine’s Day and some of our favorite love videos for the month. There might be a bit of bickering mixed in too.
By Alex Temblador “How did you have your children?” is a pretty awkward question for any parent to answer, though it’s a question most often directed to gay parents, along with many other invasive ones. Brandy Black, editor-in-chief of The Next Family, and her wife Susan Howard have been on the receiving end of many […]
By Brandy Black I always thought the marriage proposal thing was tricky with two women. Who proposes? There are no rules so we can make them up as we go along. Here is how my wife and I handled our proposal. We’d love to hear your story. Subscribe to our channel for more videos from […]
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.