There's no wrong way to make a family. This clothing line gets that.

Scott Culley and Joshua Haynes are two dads who grew tired of the clothing options available for their 3-year-old daughter.

"We went clothes shopping, and everything in the store was geared toward moms and dads," Culley explained to Upworthy.

There wasn't anything inherently wrong with that, he explained, but the couple didn't really see their own family reflected in the options available.


Photo courtesy of Scott Culley, used with permission.

When it came to the styles that were more inclusive? Let's just say ... Culley wasn't a fan.

"Things for [kids of] gay couples were covered in rainbows, they were poorly designed, and they were stupid,” he said with a laugh.

About a year ago, the couple decided to do something about it — because if no one else was making the types of clothing they wanted to see on their daughter, why shouldn't they be the ones to make it happen?

With that in mind, Culley launched Gayby, an apparel brand that specializes in clothes for kids from LGBT families.

The brand — aimed at families with children "adopted by, born to, or raised by one or more [LGBT] persons" — is cute, clever, and designed with diversity in mind.

The line, for instance, puts its own twist on catchy phrases.

"KEEP CALM: They are both my moms." Photo courtesy of Red Turtle Photography, used with permission.

Gayby offers clothes that make it known that lesbian aunts are, of course, the best aunts.

"I <3 my lesbiaunt." Photo courtesy of Red Turtle Photography, used with permission.

And clothes that send love to all the birth moms out there who deserve a shout-out.

"I <3 my birth mother." Photo courtesy of Red Turtle Photography, used with permission.

Creating an array of everyday clothing kids could wear was key, according to Culley, because — although rainbows are great — LGBT families deserve more options than that.

"They’re not shirts to only wear during [LGBT] Pride," he said.

Gayby isn't meant to be cute for the sake of being cute — it's helping represent families that often feel excluded.

"Being out there and being visible is so important to reaching equality," Culley said. "This is just a way of subtly putting it out there — just making [LGBT families] part of the everyday."

On some of the products, the design's queerness is a bit more subtle — like this gay penguins onesie, for instance.

Photo courtesy of Gayby, used with permission.

On others, the messaging makes light of the several hoops many LGBT families have to jump through in order to have children of their own.

Photo courtesy of Gayby, used with permission.

But the underlying message of every Gayby product is clear: There's no wrong way to create a family.

Photo courtesy of Gayby, used with permission.

Fortunately, it's a message that's catching on across the U.S.

In recent years, the LGBT rights movement has produced a wave of progress on issues like marriage equality and gay adoption (although recent anti-LGBT laws in places like Mississippi and North Carolina serve as reminders the work's far from over).

Gayby isn't meant to be political, Culley noted, but the brand is "adding to the movement" toward equality in a positive way.

Gayby is just getting off the ground, but the response has been terrific thus far.

"There’s always going to be a few naysayers," Culley said of the values behind the Gayby brand, which officially launched this week. But nearly everybody's "had really good things to say, which is fantastic, and gives us the encouragement to keep on going."

Every family should be able to find clothes that reflect their unique love, and Gayby's doing just that — one adorable onesie at a time.

Cats are notoriously weird. Everyone who's had cats knows that they each have their own unique quirks, idiosyncrasies, preferences, habits, and flat-out WTFness.

But even those of us who have experience with bizarre cat behavior are blown away by the antics this "cat dad" is able to get away with.

Kareem and Fifi are the cat parents of Chase, Skye, and Millie—literally the most chill kitties ever. They share their family life on TikTok as @dontstopmeowing, and their videos have been viewed millions of times. When you see them, you'll understand why.

Take Chase's spa days, for example. It may seem unreal at first, but watch what happens when Fifi tries to take away his cucumber slices.

When she puts them back on his eyes? WHAT?! What cat would let you put them on once, much less get mad when you take them off?

This cat. Chase is living his best life.

But apparently, it's not just Chase. Skye and Millie have also joined in "spaw day." How on earth does one couple end up with three hilariously malleable cats?

Oh, and if you think they must have been sedated or something, look at how wide awake they are during bath time. That's right, bath time. Most cats hate water, but apparently, these three couldn't care less. How?

They'll literally do anything. The Don't Stop Meowing channel is filled with videos like this. Cats wearing glasses. Cats wearing hats. Cats driving cars. It's unbelievable yet highly watchable entertainment.

If you're worried that Kareem gets all the love and Fifi constantly gets the shaft, that seems to be a bit for show. Look at Chase and Fifi's conversation about her leaving town for a business trip:

The whole channel is worth checking out. Ever seen a cat being carried in a baby carrier at the grocery store? A cat buckled into a car seat? Three cats sitting through storytime? It's all there. (Just a heads up: A few of the videos have explicit language, so parents might want to do a preview before watching with little ones.) You can follow the couple and their cats on all their social media channels, including Instagram and YouTube if TikTok isn't your thing, here.

If you weren't a cat person before, these videos might change your mind. Fair warning, however: Getting a cat because you want them to do things like this would be a mistake. Cats do what they want to do, and no one can predict what weird traits they will have. Even if you raise them from kittenhood, they're still unpredictable and weird.

And honestly, we wouldn't have them any other way.

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We're redefining what normal means in these uncertain times, and although this is different for all of us, love continues to transform us for the better.

Love is what united Marie-Claire and David Archbold, who met while taking a photography class. "We went into the darkroom to see what developed," they joke—and after a decade of marriage, they know firsthand the deep commitment and connection romantic love requires.

All photos courtesy of Marie-Claire and David Archbold

However, their relationship became even sweeter when they adopted James: a little boy with a huge heart.

In the United States alone, there are roughly 122,000 children awaiting adoption according to the latest report from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services. While the goal is always for a child to be parented by and stay with their biological family, that is not always a possibility. This is where adoption offers hope—not only does it create new families, it gives birth parents an avenue through which to see their child flourish when they are not able to parent. For the right families, it's a beautiful thing.

The Archbolds knew early on that adoption was an option for them. David has three daughters from a previous marriage, but knowing their family was not yet complete, the couple embarked on a two-year journey to find their match. When the adoption agency called and told them about James, they were elated. From the moment they met him, the Archbolds knew he was meant to be part of their family. David locked eyes with the brown-eyed baby and they stared at each other in quiet wonder for such a long time that the whole room fell silent. "He still looks at me like that," said David.

The connection was mutual and instantaneous—love at first sight. The Archbolds knew that James was meant to be a part of their family. However, they faced significant challenges requiring an even deeper level of commitment due to James' medical condition.

James was born with congenital hyperinsulinism, a rare condition that causes his body to overproduce insulin, and within 2 months of his birth, he had to have surgery to remove 90% of his pancreas. There was a steep learning curve for the Archbolds, but they were already in love, and knew they were committed to the ongoing care that'd be required of bringing James into their lives. After lots of research and encouragement from James' medical team, they finally brought their son home.

Today, three-year-old James is thriving, filled with infectious joy that bubbles over and touches every person who comes in contact with him. "Part of love is when people recognize that they need to be with each other," said his adoptive grandfather. And because the Archbolds opted for an open adoption, there are even more people to love and support James as he grows.

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