extended family

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

Spi Di17 hours ago
Godparents - The Orthodox Version
Here you are visiting your best friend's house. Both she and her spouse are excited to have you there. There is a special reason for you to be there today. She is pregnant with either a boy/girl. Her ...
Lucig Aroyan14 days ago
How an 84-Year-Old Woman Changed My Life
Just over a month ago, my family and I immigrated to Toronto, Canada, a city where we have no relatives except one: Aunt Rose, an 84-year-old lady who lives all by herself. Aunt Rose was kind enough t...
Nathonia Smith20 days ago
How I Define Family
Family. That group we are born into once we are removed from our mother’s womb. Individually, we are related by blood and along with others who share that same bloodline, we are considered family whet...
Bri Pinson25 days ago
Monster in Law Pt.2
Welcome back to "How to betray your child 101". A step by step guide on how to ruin you relationship with your son and daughter in law. Brought to you by, the actions of my very own mother in law. Now...
Bri Pinsona month ago
Monster in Law Pt.1
So the other day I saw an article on Facebook with the headline "Why it's OKAY to cut toxic family members from your life." Without even reading the article, my mother in law came right to mind. Now I...
Domestic Violence Shelter for Those Escaping Families
Domestic violence is a reality in the world today, but not everybody has the strength to get away from an abusive family, especially if you have a disability. I want to help disabled people on SSI sta...
Lynn Adamsa month ago
Call the Monster-in-Law
We have all heard so many horror stories. We all are terrified of one part of a relationship. The parents. For the men, it is usually fear of the dad or the brothers. You have heard some pretty intere...
Ann Kinga month ago
Hope You Can Live With Yourself
Sometimes you just have to cut people out of your lives and move on. I have tried with all of my might to remain considerate and polite throughout the handling of my husband's estate. Now it seems tha...
Michaela Martin2 months ago
Home
When I was born, I was born into a family very different from others. I was born into a Christian family, but not just any Christian family. No, I was a pastor’s kid. My grandfather, whom I call Poppy...
Ashleigh Flynn2 months ago
Family Isn't Always Blood
"They're like a sister to me!" We live in a world where the term "family" is getting harder and harder to explain. For some, their family includes their grandparents, aunts, and uncles, cousins -- eve...
M W2 months ago
When Your Time as Their Nanny is Over
I have been a nanny and babysitter for seven years. Seven years of meeting little ones and falling in love with them almost immediately. Seven years of “hello” and seven years of “goodbye”, although s...
Lauren S.2 months ago
Some of the Most Poignant or Humorous Conversations I Ever Had
This paragraph is hard for me to write. A Facebook messenger conversation I had recently with an old friend that I haven't seen or even texted in years sparked so many emotions and thoughts for me. It...
Lauren Haley2 months ago
Turning Two Worlds Into One
Ever since I can remember, I have dreamed of becoming a mother. When I was little I would cater to my baby dolls as if they were real life, fragile babies. I couldn't wait until I could have kids of m...
Taylor P3 months ago
Truths? Some of My Feels into Your Daily Reads
This is great...I’ve really wanted to share how I feel sort of anonymously? But like kind of also like an autobiography type deal? I’m not a writer by any means, I just.. truth? Let’s say truth. I’m g...
Maya Price4 months ago
Brown Girl: No, I'm Not Adopted
When I was in kindergarten, a girl in my class told me that if my mommy is really white and my daddy is really black, I should be grey instead of beige. At five years old, this comment wasn't particul...
Rae.b Havener4 months ago
Our Roots
Our Roots, What We Are Built On When people ask your family history, where you come from and the fundamentals on how you were raised, one thing pops into mind. Our roots, the basis of all foundations....
Rebecca Law5 months ago
Chapter 2: A Somewhat Dad
Uncle Vaughn was handsome tall, funny, and loved me. My mother dated him before she decided to get married. In Trinidad we call men that are older than us uncles. She dated a few people but, he was th...
Kelsey Lange5 months ago
Signs Your BFF Is Going to Be an Amazing Aunt
It takes a special friend to mold into the role of also being your children's future aunt. As life changes, friends come and go, but your best friend is there for you no matter what. These are the top...