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129 results for 'family'

Never Too Old

By Deborah Horton, published on Dec 17, 2010

...add more powdered sugar until you get the desired consistency. Fill a piping bag with the icing to pipe out into different shapes. (Or use a plastic sandwich bag, with the tip of one corner of the bag cut off.) Keep the icing covered while you work with it or it will dry out.

In our family, we take the Royal icing, and we make a lot of it, and divide a little into separate bowls and then color it with food color, red and green for Christmas, and some blue too. We then ice the entire cookies with a thin coat and before it dries completely, we sprinkle it with colored sugar... (more)

Tags: christmas, family, relationships, cookies, baking, christmas traditions, holiday traditions, gingerbread men

Natural Progression

By Deborah Horton, published on Dec 6, 2010

As the mother of 3 teenage boys, I've learned a lot of things over the years. One of the main things is that no matter how much I want to manage or influence my kids choices that the natural progression of things leads to my letting go and to their making mistakes. It is the way of life and it is the way that they learn.

When children are small, parents can shape their actions and choices. They can determine what they do, where they go, what things they receive. They can to a large extent determine how well they do in school as children are more apt to respond to parental involvement... (more)

Tags: parenting, family, relationships, children, kids, growing up

Family Hmmm mmm

By Frank - icare2be, published on Dec 1, 2010

Just the word brings forth emotions,Memories and hopes for the future.

It is within family where life isExperienced most intensely.

Within this grouping you will Have contact with for the rest of you days.

Acceptance, forgiveness. love, All feelings are felt intensely.

Common history breeds familiarity.

They know you - You know them.Not the image butThe real you beneath.

Under the cloak of the family.There all good and bad Is remembered and shared.

With a bit of humorAgain and Again..Hmm....mmmmFamily

Just a peek underneath the covers... (more)

Tags: family, love, life, journal, poems, thoughts, musings, ramblings, prose, reminiscing, personal philosophy

Oh Dearest Mother

By Frank - icare2be, published on Nov 17, 2010

Oh dear me, Oh dearest Mother,

You have gone from here to there.I know it was not of your choosing.You're right, it is was not fair.We, family and friends, all losing.

I would have you very closewith moments of sharing.My heart warms and glowswith memory of garage sale-ing.

I know you would rather beHere with me and others too.Our time together was the key.My life improved because of you

My friends, yes, more than one.Chats morning and evening.They feel the nearness of their loved one.Their words, the veil between them thinning.Today, I share my dreams. My thoughts,... (more)

Tags: family, love, life, journal, poems, thoughts, musings, ramblings, prose, spirituality, reminiscing

I Knock but the Door Opens Not

By Frank - icare2be, published on Oct 25, 2010

...end is nigh.

Waiting for release so intense. The suffering so great. "Please help me! I want to die."My heart breaks as Mom's has.How can I answer this question?

The answer has been."I do not know, but let me hold your handand wait with you."

Let us again share our memories.Retell family stories.Relive pain and joys. Celebrate the good times.

We do not controlThe timing, nor the place.We can, only be, patient.We can only wait.Keep searching, Learn Acceptance.Keep knocking. Learn patience.Joy awaits.

A deep breath.And then no more.Good bye, my heart.


Tags: poetry, family, love, death, life, mother, dieing

What if he is Autistic?

By Ian Crates, published on Sep 6, 2010

Ryan is a typical three and a half year old boy. He runs around the house dragging a well chewed teddy bear behind him. He fights with, and screams at his sister, who is 15 months his senior. He jumps up and dances around when Yo Gabba Gabba comes on the TV.

Ryan also doesn't talk. His recognisable vocabulary comprises of 'Dada, Mama, Papa and Joojoo'. That is almost one word for each of his years. We know he understands as many words as the average boy his age. He listens, comprehends and does what is asked of him. We see and feel his frustration at not being able to communicate because... (more)

Tags: family, autism, fatherhood

What's Good For Me ...

By Theresa H Hall, published on Aug 30, 2010


I heaved a tremendous sigh and fought back tears of resentment. I never had to eat anything I didn't want before. Even when we went on vacation and I ordered (I always ended up doing this, so my Father told me), the most expensive meal on the menu, I ate what I wanted and the rest of the family ate whatever I couldn't finish. Now Sister wanted me to do something against my will. I was just a little kid and she had authority over me. My parents had told me to do as I was told. Okay, I took a bite and wanted to spit it out. I chewed and chewed and the more I chewed the bigger it got!... (more)

Tags: family, love, harmony

Man Tears, What Tears?

By Frank - icare2be, published on Aug 26, 2010

...about the future hurts, but the breaks, sprains, migraines, or back problems have not brought the tears. Tears come rolling forth at moments when love is exquisitely expressed or demonstrated. Tears are the rare jewels of my soul seeping out unbidden.

As an explanation, I grew up in a family where tears were not tolerated for physical illness or pain. “If you are going to cry, go to your room,” were the words I heard. Other words were, “We don’t have time for this. Get on with it.” or “That did not hurt that much.” So, each of us learned to “suck it up” and get... (more)

Tags: family, growing up, manly tears, crying, family story

It Was Never About The Drinking

By Ray Colon, published on Aug 18, 2010

We used to do it just to get nice. It was part of the seduction.

With the children tucked into their beds, you’d change into something sexy. Over some drinks, we'd talk, laugh, and share what was on our minds. The cocktails were no more than rewards at the end of a difficult day, a way to dispel inhibitions, or just a part of unwinding. Nothing complicated. No deeper meaning. It was as simple as that: grown people doing grown up things.

It was never about the drinking… until it was.

Looking back, I can’t pinpoint the moment that it all went wrong. There were signs... (more)

Tags: parenting, family, relationships, alcohol, family issues

Climbing the Family Tree

By Jon Hosier, published on Aug 17, 2010

This is one man's story.

I took this project on partly out of curiosity and partly to leave a monument to my family and the kin to come. I did not know how it was going to go. I started off the same way any of you would. or and; I used them all. The next thing you know I have some basic crappy information of family members I already knew and a sizeable dent in my debit account. My faith in the project’s success had been momentarily derailed.

I started to wonder if searching public records could yield a more promising result. The... (more)

Tags: family, family tree, ancestry, genealogy, people search, people searching, finding family, lineage, kin, family line, public records, public records search, ancestry record search

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