immediate family

Blood makes you related, loyalty makes you family.

Randi Dubé2 days ago
What If..
Everyone has their own story, with a different beginning, middle, and end. As you grow up, you picture how your life will be ten or fifteen years down the road. Then as those ten or fifteen years cree...
Dawn M9 days ago
Her Story: My Father Was a Drug Addict
Growing up as a child, I never had a good family. I knew my parents argued a lot about money and when they got too loud, I'd hide in my mother's closet. I figured this was normal because I never seen ...
Jodi Roberts10 days ago
Learning to Let Go
About a year after graduating high school I went off to college. Oh my gosh, I loved it! I had high hopes and big dreams to fulfill. I was following the plan. You know the one. School, career, marry t...
Alex Duncan11 days ago
A Special Life
I am a 27-year-old mother of two, married to a 21-year-old special needs man. This is a new discovery and the wound it cut into our home life is very fresh and still bleeding. My 21-year-old husband i...
Tessa McGarity14 days ago
Victim, Survivor or Fighter?
This is not a story for the weak minded or for those of a softer nature. This is the short biography of a women who has struggled through more hardship in her young life than most have gone through in...
Sadee Frye19 days ago
Bad Luck Like a Lightning Storm
It was June 2014. My family finally had enough of my maternal aunt causing us nothing more than grief with her criminal activities in my maternal grandmother's home. My stepfather, late in the night, ...
Lisa Pantoja24 days ago
Does Time REALLY Heal All Wounds?
When I was 18-years-old, I met my daughter’s father. We dated and although our relationship was very tumultuous (he was abusive), we planned and had our daughter. I was 20 when she was born; young and...
Alexa Baughn24 days ago
Dear Family
Dear Mom, I don’t understand why you hold grudges for so long, aren’t you tired of being angry? You stay mad at your brother as if he really hurt you. If he did why don’t you tell him? Put your pride ...
Carrie Hranaca month ago
Caring for Our Mothers
Recently, my mother, age 52, has undergone two spinal surgeries on her neck since March 8. The first was to correct bulging discs that were pinching nerves, causing numbness in her fingers, and after ...
Rich Monettia month ago
Joseph Holland of Somers Keeps Perseverance in the Family
A 125 pound Pop Warner Football player probably feels pretty good about his chances on the gridiron. But when a league weight limit is leveled and permanently sidelines that youngster from participati...
Ada Zuba2 months ago
How to Be Polish
Here is a list of to do's to fit into a Polish family:
denise knight3 months ago
My Favorite Men
On January 2, 2018, in the early morning hours, my wonderful father took his last breath. This man was our family patriarch. He took the role of father and husband seriously. He was hard-working, fait...
Rebecca Sharrock3 months ago
Childhood Memories of Easter
Both Christmas and Easter have an equally important story to celebrate. However when we compare the gift and spending aspects of the two festivities, we generally perceive Easter as being the lesser c...
Emma Shelley3 months ago
Childhood's Worst Nightmare
Thinking back to when I was young, my childhood wasn't the greatest. It was more like Hell, but on Earth. I was young and fragile, I wasn't supposed to see the things that I've seen, not at a very you...
Growth: In & Out
Is a four-year difference in age too big of a gap for some? Perhaps. Let's say in a perfect world that this is the absolute ideal age gap for all pairs of people: couples, parents, friends, colleagues...
Lindsey. 3 months ago
From Having Nothing to Loving Photography
I was born in Newcastle, UK. I never had the best upbringing in life. I know a lot of people who had a worse upbringing than myself but this is my story. I remember being 10-years-old, and my father c...
Nova .3 months ago
The Family That Preys
Not all families pray.
Jade Varley3 months ago
Two Sides of the Same Coin
Prologue Any psychologist or sociologist will explain a "normal" family unit as being a mother and father with two children, preferably a boy and a girl, who coexist peacefully together in a house wit...