extended family

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

M Wa day 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.9 days 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 Haley14 days 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 Pa month 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 Price2 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 Havener2 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 Law3 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 Lange3 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...
Laura Smith3 months ago
It's Me or Her (But Not in Those Words)
Me and my partner have been together eight months, but have known each other over two years now. We began dating, and have flown quite quickly into the love thing. His family is scattered all around t...
Aim B3 months ago
Appreciate Your Mom Figure ❤️❤️❤️
As humans in this day and age, it is important to be brought up in a selfless, yet self-loving. Loyal, yet reasonable. Understanding, yet understandable and imaginative, yet realistic. And who better ...
Lilliana Backman4 months ago
10 Signs Your Mother-In-Law Hates You
Ah yes... mother-in-laws. You either have a mother-in-law that loves you dearly, or a mother-in-law that hates your guts. There are even times when your mother-in-law hates you for no apparent reason....
Charlene Ellison4 months ago
Dysfunctional Family
I married a man with two kids and an ex-wife. I have not experienced giving birth to a baby, but I accept his kids as if they were my own. Although, I was never given a manual on the do's or don’ts of...
J.S. Mellanby4 months ago
Big or Small: The Importance of Family to Me
The way I see a family may be different to other people. I see a family as the people you can always call home, wherever you may be in the world. These people don't necessarily need to be blood-relate...
Winter Nichelle4 months ago
My Broken Family
My childhood was never normal. My dad was a construction worker and my mom was a CNA. They brought in enough income to keep our family afloat. I was the oldest of 3 children. I loved each of my parent...
Selena Villegas5 months ago
If You Come...
If you come to one of my family parties (which is almost every weekend), you will be welcomed with open arms. Immediately, you will be by who ever's house it is, shake hands with everyone in the room,...
Megan Beech5 months 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 Sneed5 months 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 Rauscher5 months 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...