Scallywag

In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.

~ Dalai Lama ~

Posts related to family

There's more to family than most people think.

Your Incredibly Extended Family

February 12th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 41 secs

More in common than we thought.

More in common than we thought.

What if everyone you see out in the street was not a complete stranger but part of your family? It might seem a strange idea, given how different people can look and be. Not to mention how indifferent they seem to our set of needs. To consider them even remotely as family seems like a quantum leap. Read the rest of this entry »

It's true. We need each other.

Helping Granny

September 24th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 44 secs

Helping each other cope is what meaningful support is all about.

Helping each other cope is what meaningful support is all about.

Today was a difficult day. Ruth’s Mum (Granny) got a place in a country retirement village down the road and as of today, she no longer lives with Granddad. Read the rest of this entry »

The essence of family is connectness.

Family Practice

September 11th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 8 secs

Family doesn't have to be great to be good.

Family doesn’t have to be great to be good.

If there is a training ground for relationships it would have to be family. Unlike the formal environments of school, church, and work, families are able to make up the rules as they go. Read the rest of this entry »

Does your family move fast?

Run Family Run

April 8th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 18 secs

Kicking back with family is an important activity.

How fast can your family go? It seems these days the pace of daily life is getting so quick we are starting to miss out on the basics. Read the rest of this entry »

What happens when your family goes crazy?

Family Going Crazy

March 17th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 29 secs

How do you handle family tensions?

What happens when your family goes crazy? I guess most families do have their irrational moments, though they might not care to admit them. Read the rest of this entry »

Simple things build family.

Bring Back Family

March 8th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 3 mins, 46 secs

Family experience is made from simple times shared together.

Unlike so many sites that glamorize family life and gild the lily about how wonderful everything always is, I like to add a bit of balance. Like websites that awfulize family life, reinforcing extremes gets attention. But most families manage somewhere in between with extremes more the exception not the norm. Read the rest of this entry »

What do you think of when you say "family"?

Family: Can’t Live With ‘Em…

March 3rd, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 19 secs

Family deserves all the effort you put into it.

Think “family” and instantly a host of feelings rise up. Some are full of sunshine, happy moments, and affection. Whilst, others symbolize deep despair, anger, and frustration. Read the rest of this entry »

What is a happy family anyway?

How To Have A Happy Family

February 15th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 27 secs

What’s a happy family look like?

Having a happy family is easy. Simply tell your kids that unless they cooperate you’ll write them out of your Will. Read the rest of this entry »

You will always be part of a family.

We Are Family

January 15th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 22 secs

Family means we belong.

You are somebody’s daughter or someone’s son and you will always be part of a family. Read the rest of this entry »

Family offers us a full on personal development course.

Family Test You Out

December 30th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 45 secs

Your family are offering a free daily workout…

So what do you discover when your family tests you out? Are you more gracious? More accepting? Or, ready to scream the house down and slam every door, whether they need it or not? Read the rest of this entry »