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Family/Relationships - Family
02/07/2013
Working with My Brothers to Aid our Mother My mother developed dementia and memory problems, and since I'm the only one in the same town, it was up to me to care for her. However, I included my brothers in all decisions and we worked together to get the best health care and living conditions she could afford. More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentBehaviorFamilyFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentFamily/Relationships - FamilyHealth careHelpingRelaltivesRelationshipsRelativesSiblingsTaking care of parents
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01/24/2013
One Person Can Make a Difference for Generations If I could go back in time to witness a family event, I would go back to 1908, lower Manhattan, New York. My grandmother, the daughter of Irish immigrants was put into a catholic orphanage. More >>

Tags: AbuseChild AbuseFamily/Relationships - FamilyRelationshipsRelativesReligion
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01/17/2013
Taking a Difficult Situation and Making Lemonade I'm reflecting today on the many events that have impacted my life over the past year and wanted to share with you what an incredible man I have in my life. My husband has two siblings who have had "issues" with their father over the past few years. More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentAttitudeDisrespectFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentFamily/Relationships - FamilyFatherMarriageParentingRelationshipsRelativesSiblings
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12/21/2012
Celebrating Christmas Eve or Christmas Day It was December 23rd, 1954. We had just arrived in Santa Ana, California, after spending a year living in "West" Germany, as refugees from what was then, "East" Germany. I was barely 9 years old, but I remember it very clearly. More >>

Tags: ChristmasChristmas EveFamily/Relationships - FamilyHolidaysRelationshipsRelativesTraditions
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12/20/2012
Yes Nick, There Really is a Santa Claus When my son, Nick was in 3rd grade as usual we spent Christmas Eve visiting at my in-laws. All the local family was there for the evening. My sister, Lynne, was expected to arrive at my house on Christmas morning, but... More >>

Tags: ChristmasChristmas EveFamily/Relationships - FamilyHolidaysRelationshipsRelativesSanta Claus
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12/20/2012
Strangers Became Family This Christmas After we were first married, we moved about 300 miles away to New Mexico. On Christmas Eve, my wife and I started to drive back to stay with her (not-so-nice) parents over the holidays. More >>

Tags: ChristmasChristmas EveFamily/Relationships - FamilyHolidaysRelationshipsRelatives
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12/13/2012
Not Everything Is Forgivable I am really ticked off that so many experts, shrinks, religious leaders, and medical doctors say that if you've been wronged, regardless of how severely, you must forgive the person who wronged you or you are considered a bad person who will never heal. More >>

Tags: Family/Relationships - FamilyForgivenessFriendshipsPersonal ResponsibilityRelationshipsRelativesReligionResponsibilitySocial Issues
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12/07/2012
Christmas Gift Ideas My husband and I are really trying to give gifts of self this Christmas, partly because we're on a tight budget and partly because it's more in the true spirit of Christmas. More >>

Tags: Christmas presentsFamily/Relationships - FamilyFinancesHolidaysRelationshipsRelatives
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12/05/2012
Career vs. Time at Home I really didn't give it much thought but always knew I needed to be home and my family would always come first...When I got back from Vietnam, I was married and just started in my career as an air conditioning and heating service technician. More >>

Tags: CareerFamily/Relationships - FamilyGrandchildrenGrandparentsJobMarriageMilitaryRelationshipsRelatives
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12/04/2012
Recognizing The Struggle We spoke a few weeks back regarding my wife's mother who hasn't spoken to us since last Christmas because she didn't like the way we split our time up. I mentioned to you I was worried my wife would slip back into old habits and call her mother. More >>

Tags: Family/Relationships - FamilyFollow up on a CallIn-LawsMarriageMother-in-lawRead On-AirRelationshipsRelativesResponse to a Call
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