extended family

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

Megan Beech2 days ago
Family Differences
I love my family, don’t get me wrong. I consider them to be one of the most important things in my life—maybe even the most important thing! My family has carried me through everything—my depression, ...
Bethany Sneed3 days ago
Getting Kicked Out
Getting Kicked Out: A story about how I got kicked out of my boyfriend's family and how life went downhill from there. Few things first: Learn from my mistakes, don't let people take advantage of you,...
Melody Rauscher12 days ago
What Makes a Family
This holiday season, everyone talks and talks about family. Bonding with family, visiting family, etc. It always gets me thinking about what a family is. Who are my aunts, my uncles, my cousins, my gr...
Michaela Beam13 days ago
So You Want to Meet My Family?
So you want to meet my family? I'm not saying it's a bad idea I'm just saying you have to be really, really, really sure. You see there's a few things you need to know, and please don't hold this agai...
Jenn Gaskins19 days ago
The "Other" Side of Step Parenting
Let’s face it… Parenting is not easy. I must hear that in some form or another at least once a week if not more. Now I do not entirely disagree, there are sometimes when it is difficult but I was bles...
A Christmas Card
It was Christmas Eve morning. Chris was going to spend Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. Kelton. Mr. Kelton was technically Officer Kelton or just Paul. Everyone had a take on it because two years ago Chris...
Barry Wicka month ago
Marriage Made from Heaven
Marriage Made From Heaven -In-Laws from Hell... Remember when you saw "the one" that special someone you wanted to get to know better. The person that you thought about all day long. That person you j...
Hailey Elizabetha month ago
The Crazy Chaos of Critical Family Members
From the time I was a kid, I would constantly be dealing with my dad being very critical of everything I did. I realized after I moved out and started my own life and cut my dad out that he was trying...
Sarah Seddona month ago
Why I Love Christmas
It seems to be fashionable nowadays to dread Christmas. Often I read amusing articles with tales of nightmare families and a stressful time shopping and cooking for the big event. This is so far remov...
Nora Lanea month ago
Coparenting
As a young girl I loved the idea of being a mother and I still do. I worked at a store and this man would come in almost every morning I was working and would have to go through my line, he wouldn’t g...
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Kayla 2 months ago
Relationship After Baby!
Ever wonder what life after a baby with your hubby will be like? Well let me tell you. It's the most amazing experience you can experience together as a family and it brings you closer and closer. As ...
Mother Superior2 months ago
Tired as a Mother...
I'm tired, and not like the normal tired. The tired of being a mom, tired of being a student, tired of being a wife, tired of being tired. I'm busy, like always, if I'm not taking care of kids, gettin...
Felicity Yvette2 months ago
A Family Christmas?
Families are complicated. We all know that. We all wish we could change something about our families. Whether we just wish our fathers would tell less dad jokes or our mums would finally learn how to ...
Courtney Schmale2 months ago
Numbers
Everyone has a story. Our minds sometimes forget chunks of those stories that belong to us. Sometimes we can’t stop our brains from protecting us. I’ve always thought that if no-one is around to prote...
Samantha Reid2 months ago
Step-Mothers: They Aren't All Bad
Step-mothers have been made out to be villains throughout fiction. They are the people that we love to hate in every Disney movie that we watched growing up. Snow White and Cinderella are the most not...
Benjamin House2 months ago
The Thanksgiving Rock Throwing Incident
Okay, let me state first that the following story was quite true so I changed some names around. Though I have to admit I'm better remembering details than names, so I should be covered. This was Than...
Step MOMster
When I met my boyfriend, I knew he had children. I knew their ages and knew their names but I didn't know them. When he and I met, it wasn't supposed to end up how it has; it was supposed to be friend...