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Saturdays with Mom
Our Saturday’s were always very regimented; even when I was a little girl. She would wake up every Saturday morning at 9 AM and make her way over to the coffee pot. She would grumble to herself and fu...
Haley Sweers5 days ago
I Pulled the Trigger at 9 Years Old
I'm trying to remember the time in my life when chaos first started. Ironically, this story connects to my life now in so many ways. If you read my profile bio, you already know I'm in love with a guy...
Moving
When I was 12 I lived in a small town called Ruch, Oregon. Ruch was mainly farming country. Lots of hicks and horses. It got cold in the winter, smoky in the summer, and it was perfect. My brother, my...
Crystal Greer10 days ago
Little Girl Lost
I was only a year and half when my parents got divorced. It was just my mom and me. I have a lot of memories of when I was little but most of those memories are through pictures and stories. I am not ...
Kimberly Denesse13 days ago
In The Time Of My Parents
The other day, I heard my Mother laughing and it reminded me of my Grandmother. Immediately, I was taken back to those afternoons after school that were spent with my Grandparents, the holidays when w...
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Yelicse 17 days ago
Mexican-American
It's hard to ignore everything going on around me. My parents migrated here for the American dream, I was born and raised here but let's start from the beginning? My mother was born in Jalisco, Mexico...
Cara Sandy20 days ago
The Sandy Boys
Hi! I am The Sandy Boys' mummy! It all started a few months ago whilst The Sandy Boys, Leighton Sandy, five years old, Louis Sandy, three years old, and Chad Sandy, eighteen months old, were watching YouTube. The Sandy Boys love watching YouTube so much! But my eldest asked me if we could make a video of our own. I told him we could but didn't really have any idea of what they could do. Our first video was in the back garden of my husband's (Daddy Sandy) nan and granddad. They have a big garden ...
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...
Mel Pearcea month ago
It Might Be Worth Something One Day!
I hate those words. Look, my family grew up poor. My father's family was made up of six kids all born within a span of less than ten years. Grandpa was a GM worker. There wasn't a hell of a lot of mon...
Broken Families and Deception
What’s family and why does it even exist? Does family still have value and importance? Is family something we all need or even truly want? These are only just a few questions I ponder in my own reflec...
Peter Rosea month ago
How Well Do You Know Your Parents?
How well do you know your parents? I do not mean their names and age but know how they spent their youth? What is their favorite color? What do they really like to eat? How many lovers did they have? ...
Dollface Killah2 months ago
Family Elements
Family has a connection like no other. The members of our families are connected to us through blood, through love, and through sheer will power at times. Families all have their ups and downs, their ...
Madeline Foster2 months ago
I Am Nine of Nine (Plus One), Victims of Circumstance
The best stories I have ever written come from interviewing people who live extraordinary lives. Sometimes their stories are too familiar. Perhaps it is because they have a parallel to my own life. Be...
Carol Townend2 months ago
Losing My Stepdad at Christmas
Losing someone you are close to is never easy. Boxing Day will always be a sad memory for me, as that was the day my Stepdad sadly past away. My Mother told me on the phone she was heartbroken and I c...
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...
Oskie Woskie2 months ago
Oskie Woskie
The black, red and white Nike Air Windrunners sat on the shelf of a nondescript shoe store in the Pineville mall. The year was 1990 and soon to be 10 year old Omar was a rising 5th grader at Finely Ro...
Dear Father
What to say about my relationship with my father? For one, I can say it is a vicious cycle of ups and downs. It’s very toxic. Everything was okay until I was in high school. That’s when everything sta...
Bryan RJ Delorme2 months ago
The Broken Home
Years ago, my aunty passed away from Lupis, the disease of a thousand faces. It weakens your immune system so you can't fight off illnesses or viruses very well. I was really close to her; she was lik...