Welcome to Family Reunion, the weekly recap for the AR Family Ties group. YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO JOIN THE GROUP if you haven't already done so.
We increased to 281 members this week. Additionally, we moved up to 1897 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.
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.
Kay had a pretty stressful time in mid-March, and she shares some great advice for all of us on how to prevent tragedy from striking.
My Miracle of Forgiveness by Vanessa Stalets
Vanessa's post gave me chills, and she hit on one of the most important aspects of any successful relationship, with family or with friends.
I Don't Want to Move to a New House…. by Mana Tulberg
Mana has composed a lovely post about a client's child who didn't want to move from their current home. This is masterfully written and enjoyable.
She also posted a hilarious video that made me laugh pretty hard:
Is Anybody Home? by Jennifer Bukaty
This is a shocking and tragic story that illustrates how far-reaching yet still intensely personal the foreclosure crisis really is.
Give'em room to grow…in the end it is just business by Rebecca Levinson
Rebecca's post about losing her terrific nanny (who had a baby of her own) was heartfelt and poignant.
The ABC's of Stress Relief! by Marchel Peterson
Marchel has written a great post about how to handle stress, then she gives an account of some of her own recent stressful life events.
My most special and beautiful date by Todd Clark
Todd is one of the best dads on ActiveRain. This is another terrific post from my friend.
On Board the McCormick Ranch Railroad: video! by Paul Slaybaugh
Join the Slaybaughs on their train adventure. You will probably laugh as the video speeds up and the voices get crazy-fast. Paul condensed a 20-minute ride into about 8 minutes.
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!