Welcome to "Family Reunion", the weekly recap for the Family Ties group. We increased to 240 members this week. Additionally, we moved up to 1594 posts! Welcome to all new members, and thanks to those who posted! Keep in mind that any member of the group can invite other members to join. We are currently the 13th "Most Active" group on ActiveRain.
Below is a selection of my some of my favorite posts to appear within the group over the past week or so, including one of my own. If you like any of the posts below, please consider subscribing to the author's blog. I personally subscribe to ALL of the bloggers included here.
Trying to help my friend David somehow – Please read! by Jason Crouch
I usually put my own posts at the bottom of the list, but this one is for one of my best friends in the world, who still needs help, along with his wife. Please take a minute to read this if you haven't already. I realize that this was here last week, but I felt the need to keep it "front and center" for now.
Update for those who are interested: This is the hardest post that I have ever written – An Update on my friend David
Don't miss Brad's incredible reunion tale! I am anxious to hear how things turned out.
YouTube Debut for Little Miss Indi in Colorado by Mike Jones
The few seconds of video that Mike shared of his new baby granddaughter made me want another baby in our house. Enjoy!
Want to get to know your kids? Spend time with them! by Todd Clark
This one is pretty self-explanatory. Todd's straightforward post is a must-read for parents with kids still in the house.
Lessons From My Father On Business Ethics by Patricia Kennedy
I liked Pat's post about some simple lessons that she learned along with her brother while growing up on the golf course.
Happy Birthday, Jamie Caulk by Missy Caulk
Missy takes a minute to wish her son a very happy birthday a couple of days ago. He is serving in the US Navy.
When It Rains It Pours- But This Too Shall Pass. by Katerina Gasset
This is a highly personal post about Katerina's family and the issues they are presently dealing with.
On another note, as a fellow homeschooler myself, I enjoyed seeing a homeschooled kid win the most prestigious college football award this year.
Top 5 Things about Being Pregnant and in Real Estate by Elena Thurston
This is a hilarious post about the benefits of being "with child" while selling homes.
You can't really get much more family than this. Liz has FIVE family members on her team.
I Want To Be A Realtor When I Grow Up by Susan Walters
This is a terrific and well-deserved featured post. It will probably give you some food for thought.
When does the pain end? by Danny Thornton
This is an absolutely heartbreaking post about a teenage kid that Danny used to coach in youth basketball.
Georgia On My Mind by Paul Stanley Slaybaugh (unmasked!)
This is probably the favorite post by Paul that I have yet seen. It's more photos than text, but I really felt like I was there with his family on their recent trip to visit his sister.
If you haven't joined or even visited the group yet, here is the description that I wrote there to give you some idea of what we are all about:
First question: Is this a fan club for the 80's sitcom? No. I just wanted to think of something memorable for this group. This is meant to be a fun place to escape the daily drama of the real estate industry. Please feel free to post any family stories or lessons here. We envision this as a great place to share funny stories about kids, marriage, siblings, parenting, or anything family-related. Posts may relate business to family life, or they may be about striking a healthy balance between career and life. Welcome to Family Ties!
So come on over and check it out! We're like one big happy family in this great group! If you aren't visiting this group, I can assure you are missing out on some terrific writing. I look forward to seeing you there. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!