family

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

Taylor Morden5 days ago
My Crazy Love Story
A few months ago, I was going through a TED talk stage (again lol) and came across one done by Leslie Morgan Steiner. She was speaking about domestic violence, and, more specifically, why abused women...
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Sasha Cordero9 days ago
Instagram, Half-sisters, and Lies, Oh My!
Remember the movie The Parent Trap? Young and innocent Lindsay Lohan goes to summer camp and has a chance encounter with her twin sister she never even knew she had. A classic. While I may not be a li...
Robyn Welborne10 days ago
Memories
It is a frosty, mid-Autumn morning when I make the journey to my father’s house. We live almost a whole hour and thirty minutes apart. On the travel there, I give myself the usual pep talk about why a...
Melyna Phan10 days ago
Labrador & Shih Tzu
Dogs. They’re man’s best friend. These little creatures are adorable. They come in a variety of breeds. We have the Pit Bull (that are not a problem by the way, the owners are), the Husky, the Spaniel...
It Wasn't Me, It Was His Finances
For years finances have been known to be the root of many relationship troubles. It's like the big elephant in the room that seems to never go away. What's worse is that often times we as women don't ...
Crystal Burgeson23 days ago
'Stop Hitting My Mommy!'
“Stop hitting my mommy!” Those words. Those. Words. I will never forget the first time I heard those words. I can remember every single detail from that exact moment. I wish I wasn't able to. I was so...
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Jessi Davis24 days ago
4 Years and a Moment
How many mistakes do you usually make before you decide things need to change? How long does it take you to realize something's gotta give? Sometimes it takes us years to fully take responsibility for...
Stella Stampera month ago
Is It Even Possible to End Bullying?
What’s happened to get me thinking - My beloved grandad passed in the summer of 2016, he was the epitome of a gentle giant. The kindest of souls. He would do anything for his family, his grandkids esp...
How Relationships Change After Kids (And Why You Might Get Divorced)
According to a number of studies, having a baby is the most stressful event that regularly happens to couples — and that's a statistic that flies in the face of common beliefs. The truth is that havin...
Claire Rowlands2 months ago
Traditionally Nontraditional
My life story is a wild ride and I'm sure I'll end up writing about more of it in the future, but right now, this is the story of me - circa 2017. Let's start at the beginning, I met my current partne...
Rosalie .2 months ago
Leaving Toxic Friendships
Boy, do I have a story. For the sake of this article or whatever you want to call it, I’ll be changing the name of the person I’m talking about because, you know, privacy reasons. My cousin Tina and I...
Susan Milota2 months ago
My Story
Let me start off by introducing myself. My name is Susan. I'm a 19 year old girl who is currently living in the Holy City. I was born November 27, 1997 on a Thanksgiving morning. I'm adopted into a wo...
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Ashley Boyd3 months ago
Is Happiness Real?
Back in the day, couples stayed home. They stayed together in the evenings with their families. Spouses were close & they talked about their days & enjoyed each other’s company. Parents played with th...
Vanessa Dias4 months ago
Strong Women Are Not That Strong
Almost a decade ago, in my first year as a Psychology undergraduate student, a colleague of mine said to me, "You are good at picking up the big fights, but you never go for the little ones." It took ...
Sandra Baker4 months ago
9 and 1 Ways to Make the Best Impression on His Parents
As a rule of thumb, it’s important that you’ve been together at least six months and that you’re both comfortable talking about each other’s parents. If he seems hesitant about the idea, or you’re unn...
Kelsey Camren4 months ago
Merbabe Makin' Waves
It's about to get real with this first post so I hope you're ready!
Maurice Bernier4 months ago
The Ultimate Superheroes!
I don't know about anyone else, when I was just barely older than the sandwich I ate two weeks ago, I started reading some comic books. I did not read that many, but I did have a small group of superh...
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Phillip Woodford4 months ago
A Mancrisis – the Crises in Manhood
The existentialist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir, in The Second Sex, described the situation of women as “One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.” In essence, ignoring the biological factors, d...