immediate family

Blood makes you related, loyalty makes you family.

Jodi Robertsa year 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 Duncana year 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 McGaritya year 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 Fryea year 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 Pantojaa year 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 Baughna year 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 year 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 year 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 Zubaa year ago
How to Be Polish
Here is a list of to do's to fit into a Polish family:
denise knighta year 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...
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 Shelleya year 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. a year 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 .a year ago
The Family That Preys
Not all families pray.
Jade Varleya year 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...
Aurea Gonzaleza year ago
Broken Promises
The foreign lady grabbed me and my sister and pulled us away from Mommy. I didn’t want to leave. I looked at her sad and confused as she promised, “I’ll get you back.” I am 2. My new foster mommy took...
Helen Browera year ago
Seven for What Used to Be Ten
He stood at the entrance of the massive roll up doors, telling my mother that there were seven items on the list and only seven. We had already flustered his feathers by letting me tag along, then my ...