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”.

Same Sex Couples are Showing up Everywhere, and It’s About Time

Ads featuring LGBT couples are usually isolated to online spots. This one however, is going full force.

The Art of Coming Out on YouTube

You can call it a fad or a trend, but it’s still amazing.

Gaycation: The Global Gay Experience

Ellen Page documents how gay people live around the world with “Gaycation.”

The Minimum Requirement for An “A” In Parenting

With so many expectations for parents today, one mom is curious what’s really required to be a good parent.

Same-Sex Adoption Wins Big At The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court’s reversal of a decision to deny adoptive parents their rights is a big win for same sex couples.

Sexuality: What’s In A Label?

I hate labels. I’ve said that before right? So instead of a label I’ll just describe myself. I am a woman who is involved in the most emotionally and sexually rewarding relationship I have even been in.

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.