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 Brandy Black Some kids have gone back to school and some families are still wrapping up summer family vacations. As parents, it seems that a vacation never really ends up being what you want it. At least for us, something inevitably goes wrong, although usually it’s the kids and not me. As part of […]
Spotlight Series sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States. TNF: Tell me about your family. CHRISTINE: Nichole and I have been together 7 1/2 years. We have 3 kids- a 10-year-old named Briana and 2 1/2-year-old twins named Grayson and Camden. Briana was 3 when Nichole and I started dating, which was […]
Spotlight Series sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States. TNF: Tell me about your family. CHRIS: My wife and I have been together more than 13 years, since October 2001. When we met, she was in the Army National Guard and I was in the Air National Guard. I was […]
Sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States Spotlight Series: Lori and Melissa TNF: Tell me about your family. Are you married? Do you have kids? LORI: Melissa and I have been together since 2002. We are not currently married. We both agree that marriage isn’t something […]
By: Brandy The Next Family team is challenging you to post a photo to Facebook or Instagram each day this month. We will be collecting images that you post and hashtag #tnfphotoaday and will post on the site what you have shared with us. Our theme is fall and family. Take the time to capture […]
By: Brandy Black The Next Family joined the LGBTQ Family program through the L.A Gay and Lesbian center . We had a great time, there was plenty of delicious food, crafts tables for the kids and luau dancers, what more could we ask for? Check out some of our photos and if you were there, […]
By Trey Darnell Hurry up and wait. I am not sure there is a better phrase to describe the adoption process. There is no known equation to determine how long the wait might last. The time spent waiting has the potential to lead some down a path of self-reflection and endless questioning. I often see […]
We at The Next Family are thrilled with the lively reader response to recent advice articles in our Parenting section. It’s a powerful topic; people are invested, offering up informed opinions and feedback. There are obviously two (or more) sides to every parenting issue, but it has come to my attention that slight confusion is […]