siblings

Siblings are the only enemy you can't live without.

Thanksgiving
Dear Diary, Tomorrow is Thanksgiving or as some call it “Turkey day.” It's the holiday where we give thanks for all we have. The house should be filled with family and friends. The sound of my younger...
Cooch Malodour16 days ago
Tiny Little Miracles
Mesmerized, wide eyed, with all of the curiosity and fear of an eight-year-old boy, lying on my belly, propping my head up with my left hand, slowly, achingly moving the right one forward just a hair ...
Madelyn Nolan18 days ago
My Journey Through CPS/DCF (Part 1)
I’ve decided to begin… this. I don’t know what this will turn out to be, however these events have had a hold on my life for too long, so I’m going to document them to the best of my ability. I’m sorr...
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Piper Jones19 days ago
The Breakout: How I Finally Conquered the Stigma of the Older-Sibling Shadow
We all know about middle child syndrome: the center of three or more children feeling invisible due to an overabundance of attention directed at both the oldest and the youngest. This is 100 percent r...
M M20 days ago
Growing up with a Sibling with Down-Syndrome...
I knew from the start, I had to fight for my sister. When I was six, in the hospital room my mother had told me that my sister was born different. To me, that didn't matter. I had the little sister I ...
Ashley Magoona month ago
Open Letter to My Brother
To my brother... There was a time we used to be close. A time when I meant something to you. Okay, so I was a senior in high school with a job who also avoided being home at all costs, but I did show ...
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Vanessa Hampton2 months ago
Sisters
My parents got divorced when I was 18 months old so I never met my real father until I was about 30 years old. My step dad raised me and I have always considered him my dad now and til I die. However,...
Ashley Davison3 months ago
Narcissistic Siblings and the Pain You Feel from Them
Growing up in a dysfunctional household puts you at a risk for not having a very close relationship with siblings. It is shown that many siblings that come from abusive and dysfunctional homes do not ...
Crystal Greer3 months 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...
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Linnea Ruzzo3 months ago
Starting Over
"Wow! You started all over, didn't you?!" That's something I hear often when people ask me how old my kids are. My daughters are 15, 13, two-and-a-half, and one. I really did space them out, didn't I?...
Imani Patterson4 months ago
A Caged Dove's Song
Everyone has dreams, no matter how big and outrageous they may be. Yet some people have dreams that are simple and not as far fetched as some. That’s me and my sister Faith. I want to be the greatest ...
Jacquelyn Miccolis4 months ago
My Life As An Identical Twin
So, let me start out by telling you that I am an identical twin. This means my sister and I were born on the same day and are the same age, with approx. 5 minutes in the difference. We may look alike,...
Favorite Memory
When I was four years old, about the time any other kid would be bragging about being four and a half, I was told by my parents that my mother was pregnant, I knew what this was because my cat had alr...
Krow Fischer4 months 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...
Rachel David4 months ago
What It's Like to Be A Twin
I am not an individual. True, I think in singular, learn in singular, speak in singular and do in singular. But I am not an individual. No, to the outside world I am a part of a whole. For the first e...
Chelsea Pullano4 months ago
What It's Like to Be the Oldest Child, According to Science
The oldest children in families often have shared experiences about what it's like being the oldest child. Very often, they may say things like "Well, our kid brother/sister got away with stuff mom/da...
Danielle Banner4 months ago
How Does Birth Order Shape Your Personality?
For many, the argument of nature vs nurture comes up a lot, in that people question whether or not the nature of your birth or what follows really will shape your personality and life. However, many m...
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Zachery Lee4 months ago
On My Way
So I guess we'll start from the beginning, where things really started going downhill. My parents separated when I was 13; now I have plenty of good stories to tell from even before this time, but I w...