extended family

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

Kevin McClintock2 years 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. ...
Jessie B2 years 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 years 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 years 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 years 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 years 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 years 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 years 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...