extended family

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

Brittney Heath6 days ago
A Light In the Dark
Dear Naomi, When you were born, I felt the entire universe change and things started to align, I felt myself change. I was no longer just a normal person living her everyday life, just another number ...
Maurice Bernier9 days ago
The Most Beautiful Baby​ in the World!
There a few, but most important events in my life that gave me great joy, a joy that made me feel like I was the king of the universe. These were times that, if I did something else at that point, I w...
Alison G11 days ago
Relocating to a Remote Community
I'm from a huge town called Hamilton. Squished into southern Ontario with a population of at least 500,000. Not once did I think moving up north would change my life. As a 20 something female, I was l...
Ellie Brookes14 days ago
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. I us...
Crystal Greera month ago
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 l...
Lauren P.a month ago
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. “Make...
Kevin McClintocka month ago
My D*d Was a Bastard
1920s Kesh must have been a great place to be a bastard. Despite its railway station, it was a small rural community that more probably resembled the 19th (or even 18th) century than it did the 20th. ...
JB
Jessie B2 months ago
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...
Kristy Loxton2 months ago
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 ...
Peggy Rice2 months ago
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 hav...
Krow Fischer2 months ago
On Being an Elder
I had a moment with my almost three year old grandson yesterday. I was taking him to the car for our ‘Granny day out’ and he hauled off and hit me across the face, hard. I was shocked and surprised as...
Claire Raymond2 months ago
How To Cope When You Hate Your In-Laws
Nobody gets along with everybody. It's human nature to dislike or even hate someone and sometimes that someone is an in-law (or in-laws). But hating your in-laws can make for some very difficult and u...
Sebastian Greene2 months ago
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. "Because I hate the way people treat me," I reply. She didn't see how peopl...
Claire Raymond2 months ago
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 geneti...