family

Family unites us; but it's also a challenge. All about fighting to stay together, and loving every moment of it.

Always
"You know I'm surprised that you decided to move to Colorado since you love Texas so much." "Hey I love traveling and living in other states. Besides you can't stand the heat and Colorado is as best p...
Sean Malakowsky7 days ago
128 Days
The plug has been pulled. 20 years of a life filled with consistency and stability upended in 80 minutes, it doesn’t seem right. I doubt that any kind of warning would have made this easier though. Ma...
Winnie Rugamba12 days ago
Sometimes Leaving Home Is the Only Way to Find Home
I think I was around 10 years old when I learned about my family members that lived in different parts of the world: Canada, the U.S., and Europe. Some happened to be part of my nuclear family, close ...
Michelle Schultz12 days ago
To Those Who Don't Consider Their Hometown "Home"
With the holidays coming up it's hard not to think about going "home" for the holidays. But not all of us consider our hometown to be "home." The town I grew up in was a prison for me, not always. It ...
Deviant Devour13 days ago
Coping with Toxic People; Friends, Lovers, and Even Family
Our mother and father were at one point our sole caregivers. Our self worth/significance was based upon how well nurtured we were. Neglect and abuse have a direct effect on the brain. If you came from...
Signing Off
This last week has made me realise something—work does NOT equal life. We talk often of a "work-life" balance. And then most of us completely fuck this off in one direction or other and the scales are...
Finding Yourself a Pearl
At 18 do you know where life is going to take you? Of course not. The world is your oyster; everything is in front of you and nothing is impossible. The words of a well known American writer describe ...
Chloe Gilholy16 days ago
Fishman Chapter Six
Kathleen left everything to Ruth when she died. She had already given me all her video games before she became poorly. It’s been years since I stood in front of this house. I can feel an eerie breeze ...
Hadrian Welsh20 days ago
Them
Deteriorating mental state. Mental instability. Mentally incapable. Travis wished he was any of the above, so he could have at least something to blame for his downward spiral of a life instead of his...
Our Children Need a Village
I see parents struggling in various ways almost everywhere I look these days. Lately I've seen young couples tiredly pushing their double-strollers with exhausted looks on their faces, single moms desperately trying to hold it all together, and weekend dads who seek to be a greater part of their kids' lives. No matter what the situation, the common thread in modern-day life is a sense of isolation and a lack of real, loving, community support. The video talks about building your own village, and...
Kathryn Cobba month ago
Much to Do About Nothing
There aren't many times in my life where I've felt inexplicably numb. In fact, I've always had a plan if I were ever in trouble, but this time I was coming up blank. Torn shirt, smudged lipstick, brok...
Secrets
It was an unusually warm Saturday morning for it to be February, but I was still excited to take the bus ride to my sister's house to see my nephew Carter. He was only two weeks old, but I had plans o...
x Raiinnsa month ago
My Amazing Life
I used to read books about love and happy endings, I still do read books about that, sci-fi fantasy books to be exact. I used to live in these books, and like most people it's what I dreamed of and wh...
Bed
It's Wednesday in cloudy Washington, IL. The rains drops are spaced out just enough to make me wonder if it's over. I'm lying in my bed and have been since 8 AM. Am I sick? No. Am I catching up on sle...
Sammy Armstrong2 months ago
Family
Many people would say that you have to be blood related to be family, but they are wrong. Your friends and the people you care about are your family. We grow up with a difficult childhood in which we ...
Kat Jay2 months ago
A Mother Who Doesn't Love Me
Everybody’s reaction when I tell them my Mum doesn’t love me is the same: “Of course she does!”; “Oh, don’t be silly”; “It may not seem like she doesn't but she’s your Mum. She loves you.” This doesn’...
Michelle Schultz2 months ago
Friends from the Block
It's the fall of 2002. I pull on my flare jeans and my Rugrats t-shirt and grab my bike and walk next door. My best friend's mom answers the door and I ask if her kids can come outside and play. It wa...
Abby W3 months ago
Relationships Killed My Dreams
Since I graduated high school, all I've wanted to do was study abroad. Freshman year of college I walked into the study abroad office and decided that I would be studying abroad in Scotland during the...