About The Next Family

The Next Family is an online magazine for today's modern parent -- a way to remind people that the Next Generation of families already exists in larger numbers than the old model of a “family unit”.

Dreaming of Adoption

As they start their journey towards adoption, Brad and Justin tell us their story.

How Involved Should You Really Get in Your Child’s School?

Can you walk the line between helicopter parent and no-show parent?

How Our Differences Make Us Whole

Peace on earth or peace in your relationship, both require an appreciation for our differences.

What Coming Out With Confidence Looks Like

These parents celebrate their son’s coming out in best way possible.

The Perks Of Being An Older Gay Dad

One dad reflects on how his age is a big strength in his role as a father.

The First 4 Surprises of Parenting

Becoming a parent for the first time comes with it’s share of surprises. Here are 4 that stand out.

Mom Encourages Her Son’s Creative Interests in Makeup

Letting a child be themself is a sign of a truly loving parent.

When The To-Do List Becomes To-Didn’t

It’s funny how the longer your to-do list, the harder it is to finish any one task.

The Stages of Grief After A Divorce

The stages of grief not only apply to divorce, but they can help you know what to expect.

Diary Of A Working Dad

A look behind the scenes of a multi-tasking dad.

A Refreshing, Transgender Take on the Cinderella Story

Pop’n’Olly, a YouTube channel that provides LGBT educational videos for children, parents, and teachers, has just released a wonderful transgender Cinderella story.

Parenting Consultant: Everyone Learns Differently

Once we accept the fact that it’s okay for people to be different, we can reframe how we view education and learning.

Gay Dad Defends His Son’s Halloween Costume

These dads responded to a hateful comment with a reminder that it’s okay to be different.

Challenging Gender Stereotypes through Children’s Books

“Made by Raffi” is a children’s book about a boy who knits, and you’ve got to read it.

How To Feel When My Brother Doesn’t Look Anything Like Me

Kids don’t have to understand race to recognize differences in how they look. So why shouldn’t we talk about it?

Meet Ground-Breaking Transgender Parents

Diane and Fernando announce their pregnancy and excitement for growing their family.