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Lesbian Moms: What Do Your Kids Call You?

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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 then turned to “Mama” and “Mom,” only to once again be changed to “Mama” and...

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Watch: A Parent’s Nightmare at 5AM

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.

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Watch: How Parenting Changes Your Relationship

By Brandy Black

Preparing your relationship for kids is not easy and getting through the first 2 years after having children even more challenging.  Here are some tips from two moms on how parenting has changed their relationship and what we would have done differently.  

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Watch: Two Moms & Girl Scout Cookie Arrival

By Brandy Black

The addiction to Girl Scout Cookies is real.  We couldn’t resist trying the gluten free cookies out on our kids.

 

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WATCH: Two Moms Come Out On Their Honeymoon

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.

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Watch: Lesbian Moms Tell Their Wedding Story

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.

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Watch: Is Valentine’s Day For Straight People?

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.

 

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Straight Parents Answer Questions That Gay Parents Get Asked

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“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 awkward and uncomfortable questions or statements related to their family. The...

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Watch: A 7-Year-Old-Explains MLK Day

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.

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Watch Two Moms at Disney’s Aulani in Hawaii: How We Always Cross Paths

These moms are on vacation in Hawaii at Disney’s Aulani Resort. After dropping off the kids at a fun, supervised , they found a beautiful rocky place to film a vlog, right next to the ocean no less. In this video, Susan and Brandy talk about the odd coincidences that occur in their life and the most recent one that happened during Brandy’s half-marathon run. It’s a cute story, and it doesn’t hurt...

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Watch: All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Mommies

By Brandy Black

Here is another episode of our Two Moms, Three Kids series on YouTube.

Music By Susan Howard

If you would like to watch more of our YouTube videos, subscribe to our channel and Happy Holidays.

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Spotlight Series: Two Moms Bridget and Karrie

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The Next Family: How did you start your family?
Bridget: Karrie had 3 boys from her previous marriage and I had 2 boys from my previous marriage.
The Next Family: How did you two meet?
Bridget: We both were employed at the same place and had a few mutual friends at work.
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The Next Family: Did you always want to have kids?
Bridget:Not exactly. However our boys came at perfect timing for...
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