extended family

All about how to stay connected, strengthen ties and talk politics with your big, happy extended family.

  • Kelsie Tyler
    Published 2 years ago
    Family

    Family

    Family. You think that it is all happy memories and great moments when you think of that word. But for a majority of people it is quite the opposite. Whether it's to a small extent or a huge one.
  • Crystal Greer
    Published 2 years ago
    Family of Blankets

    Family of Blankets

    I was on Facebook a year ago and I came across this post from a lady that was starting a GoFundMe page and the post was saying that this family had lost their home from a fire. Well I clicked on the lady's profile and she had a video of her going through her home explaining each room. I wasn't into the video but for 10 seconds and I was in tears. What tugged at my heart was this family picture at the end of the hall. It was kind of scary. It was like the fire didn't touch that part of the house. The family was starting completely over from the ground up. I heard that they were living in a motel, and then they stayed with friends.
  • Lauren P.
    Published 2 years ago
    Super Woman

    Super Woman

    "Lauren, I need your help,” she weakly said, as she passed me a box of a couple dozen bottles of pills. I was all of six years old and my Nana passed me the large slotted, weekly pill organizer.
  • Kevin McClintock
    Published 2 years ago
    My D*d Was a Bastard

    My D*d Was a Bastard

    1920s Kesh must have been a great place to be a bastard.
  • Jessie B
    Published 2 years ago
    Grief: Not Something You Just Get Over

    Grief: Not Something You Just Get Over

    Our friends, family, colleagues, and perhaps even random strangers tell us that time heals all wounds, and that you need to suck it up and get over it. But grief, as I have come to know for a fact, is a process. You don't just get over it.
  • Kristy Loxton
    Published 2 years ago
    Top 7 Ways to Be a Kick-Ass Step-parent

    Top 7 Ways to Be a Kick-Ass Step-parent

    I’ve never been a fan of absolutes, but people seem to be drawn to listicles (myself included), so here is a concise list of knowledge I’ve acquired as a result of both my education in Humanistic and Clinical Psychology and my experience as a step-mother of two beautiful young human beings.
  • Peggy Rice
    Published 2 years ago
    Close Knit Families

    Close Knit Families

    A close knit family is always right there for each other. When children are born, the parents raise their little ones to be close and grow to love each other. They are always together and when you have seen one child in a family, they are always there.
  • Krow Fischer
    Published 2 years ago
    On Being an Elder

    On Being an Elder

    I had a moment with my almost three year old grandson yesterday.
  • Claire Raymond
    Published 2 years ago
    How To Cope When You Hate Your In-Laws
  • Sebastian Greene
    Published 2 years ago
    My Grandmother and Me

    My Grandmother and Me

    "I just don't see why you have to do this to yourself," my grandmother complained again, taking another bite of her burrito.
  • Claire Raymond
    Published 2 years ago
    How To Cope with a Drug Addict In the Family

    How To Cope with a Drug Addict In the Family

    According to research conducted by the Orlando Recover Center, the children of those suffering with an addiction are 8 times more likely to develop an addiction themselves. In fact, biology and genetics make up 50% of the risk factor for any kind of chemical dependency.