family

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

Katie Gillispie16 days ago
For the Hurt, Broken Soul
Lately, a lot has been happening in my life. I wanted to share this story because I am hopeful that it will help someone, somewhere. I know that someone, somewhere has to be going through at least som...
Rick Beneteau20 days ago
Angels Abound!
It was the day before Cameron’s ninth birthday. I expected to hear an excited voice on the other end of the phone in Windsor, but there were only sobs and tears. Cameron’s classmate, Destiny, had died...
Rick Beneteaua month ago
My Big Fat Greek Encounter
Late again! My new doctor that is, who I met last year in the emergency ward after suffering a rather nasty concussion while curling. If you're not familiar with this winter sport, curling is akin to ...
Jason White2 months ago
Raising Generations
When my grandson was born, I felt I was too young to be called grandpa. I was a very young first-time father and was only 35 when my grandson was born. So, when I made that declaration, my daughter as...
Mariah morales2 months ago
Mommy Is a Monster
In 2002, my “mother” got pregnant for the sixth time. She had kept three of the kids, put one up for adoption, and the other lived with the dad. She wanted to get an abortion so she could keep doing d...
Good Reads2 months ago
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
I'm not sure if it's a "me thing," or if over time I caused myself to become the person I am today. I keep searching for love, and usually it starts off well, and then ends up like everything else in ...
Maelyn Jeffers2 months ago
Bad Hair Day
One of the things I stand against entirely is parent’s disciplining their children by giving them embarrassing haircuts. I feel this way based on experience, and the day I had to go to school with one...
Pascal SinClaire3 months ago
The Reality of Living in My World (Ch. 5)
"I adelfí sou tha érthei sýntoma edó! Your sister will be here anytime now!" a woman shouted running back and forth as servants tried to clean around her, "This is a first in what? Fifty? Sixty years?...
Angel 🌹🌹🌹3 months ago
Escaping My Past... Part Three
Age 13 I wake up. My mouth dry and my head throbbing from silently screaming for hours the previous night. I stare at my surroundings. I am in my closet. It’s nearly pitch black. I look down at my arm...
Angel 🌹🌹🌹3 months ago
Escaping My Past... Part Two
Confusion. A few months later... AM: I wake up and it dawns on me that I am still confused as to why he left. I couldn't wrap my brain around the reason... why? Why did he leave? Was it because of me?...
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Karla Quezon3 months ago
My Mother, Myself
As another Mother's Day passes in the United States, I got another opportunity to reflect on my relationship with mother. I am not sure what it is about this holiday, but each year it passes, I am ove...
Tyree Lola3 months ago
Abuse Was A Tragedy
Hello Everyone. My name is Tyreeon. I'm a 17 year old female made up of African and Honduran descent. I wanted to discuss a topic amongst many topics that I have had trouble with, and I'm sure others ...
Amber Gant3 months ago
Caged
Her mind buzzed with excitement and worry, unsure of what path to take next. As if in a knee jerk reflex, she decided to walk to the art gallery and distract herself for the afternoon until she was tr...
Henri Goulding4 months ago
A Teenager's First Heartbreak
I’m sure nearly all of us can relate to the pain of a first heartbreak. Mine happened when I was 17 and the heartbreak lasted into me turning 18. He was my first boyfriend, my first kiss, my first… he...
Sonia Schmitt5 months ago
Quinces
My father actively avoided my mother for the next couple of weeks. In fact, when school returned, he learned my mother’s route and took heed to never walk in the same hallway. As the local paperboy, h...
Sonia Schmitt6 months ago
Quinces
For my mother, her fifteenth birthday was not only a mark into womanhood with her quinceañera celebrating the transition, but also the dread of missing her period. My mother was a June baby, and thus ...
SYMO🌀 7 months ago
Dumbass Gets Smacked by Reality
Life really knows how to smack the shit out of you. Being a human is hard, shit, being a human in America is really hard. Breathing is even a difficult task it seems these days. I'm an 18 year old, no...
Amy Tripp8 months ago
He Saved Our Lives
I was once married to a man who I thought I had wanted to spend the rest of my life with. Well that feeling was mutual until I fell pregnant with both our kids. When it came to him being faithful at f...