extended family

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

Iria Vasquez-Paez6 months ago
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 Adams6 months 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 King7 months 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 Martin7 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 Smith7 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 W7 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.7 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 Haley7 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 P8 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 Price9 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 Havener9 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 Law10 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 Lange10 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 Smith10 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 B10 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 Backman10 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 Ellison10 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. Mellanbya year 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...