family

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

Cheeky Minx2 years ago
What We Need to Hear
Are you a friend or family member of someone with Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder or PMDD? When a loved one is living with PMDD, the sad truth is that you’re living with it too. Our condition is a ser...
Ange S2 years ago
Being Me
There's something that's been bothering me for a while now. A stigma forced upon me by society's expectations, crushing my self worth and causing my heart to drop to the bottom of my stomach, while I ...
Allison Saia2 years ago
Hot Tea
To my husband: The hot tea is sitting on my nightstand. It always tastes better when you make it. You know just how I like it: Yorkshire tea, milk, and two Splendas. There is something very comforting...
Who Gets the Last Laugh?
There is a tune which is popular among Hasidim of Breslov, Oz V’Hadar Levusha. Its words come from Proverbs 31:25, Her clothing is of strength and splendor, and she will laugh on the last day. There is a story told among Breslovers as to how this moving tune came to be composed.
Janine Addison2 years ago
Light Issues
Being on this planet for about 40 years, I had a lot of different things I went through growing up. Being a black girl with natural red head and light skin was considered somewhat of an anomaly during...
Liz LaPoint2 years ago
On Love and Tacos
When I began eating a vegetarian diet in 2001, my live-in boyfriend at the time did not. We had both come upon information about how much healthier it was to substitute vegetable proteins for meat, th...
Vanny Flame2 years ago
Breaking Free
Sadly the family we are born into dictates a lot about who we are and how we will function later on in life and in society. Some will come from open minded households that allow them to seek unending ...
Liz LaPoint2 years ago
Why Do Some People Date Their Lookalikes?
Maybe it’s me, being the product of a white American father and a black Ethiopian mother, but I find it extremely weird when I see couples who look like they’re related. And I’m not talking just super...
Terry Osterhout2 years ago
10 Relationship Secrets...
I am married to model and advice blogger, Liz LaPoint, and occasionally people will ask me what it is like, how I landed such a smart and sexy catch, and what my secret for keeping her is? Now, I am h...
Nikki Gaskins2 years ago
Grieving Mom Releases Inspirational New Book After Teen Daughter Killed In Car Wreck
URBANA, ILLINOIS—Approximately 42,000 children die each year in the United States, according to the National Center for Child Death Review Policy and Practice. That means each year more than 80,000 pa...
Dubraska Lima2 years ago
Are We Selfish?
Being out of college made reality hit hard. While I was in High School and even in college I was always around people, always with “friends,” but when that stage of my life ended, everything was diffe...
Alicia Springer2 years ago
How To Not Hate Your Husband After Kids
According to multiple studies, having a child is the third most traumatic and life-changing event that a young person can experience. It's filled with more chaos and turmoil than being locked up, gett...
Deepa S2 years ago
5 Ways To Deal With An Irritating In-Law
5 Ways to Deal With an Irritating in Law The relationship between a mother-in-law and daughter-in-law has always been a subject of discussion. Before discussing how to resolve the problems, it is bett...
Race and Racial Impersonation: Three Views in Three Books
The national dialogue on race, already fraught enough before the Trump presidency and even more so now, will soon feature three new books with which to settle an argument, or start one, about an intri...
Colin Mochrie On Supporting His Transgender Daughter
Whose Line Is It Anyway? performer Colin Mochrie has shown how what has been a difficult process for so many families should be handled. In January 2017, Mochrie tweeted that he was grateful for the s...
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Rebecca Prouse2 years ago
Language and Family
I've been considering what I'm an expert on. I guess I'm an expert in family, and a failure to understand them. You see, I come from a bilingual family. Well, my mum's bilingual. She's German. My fath...
Divorced Dad2 years ago
I Love My Ex-Wife
This piece originally appeared in The Huffington Post. I love my ex-wife. Seriously. You wouldn’t think that would be such a shocking statement, or even a particularly unusual one — after all, we were...