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Re: [CHAT] We are family

This has been such an awesome convo guys!! Thanks so much

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@SJG hugs and kisses all way around! The same way I am to my parents I'll be to my kids.
@stonepixie I guess being more involved, or at least more knowledgeable in politics is a good thing. If only the news wasn't so full of phonies and useless stories that overshadow the important stuff.

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@EloiseRose it's not too late to get involved! I'm currently balancing my attention between forums and QandA. But not too much multi-tasking, I don't have my twitter account open.

My entire life can be described in one sentence: It didn't go as planned and that's okay. ツ

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@stonepixie i have Q and A on in the background... i know every second word :/

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Hey guys its nearly wrap up time for tonight! I just wanted to say thanks so much for jumping on and contributing! Tonight we had a great and uplifting chat about families. It was really positive and I loved hearing all your stories. There’s some links below for fact sheets about families,



But feel free to keep chatting and sharing your stories. 

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@EloiseRose That is how I felt when I started getting into it. I'm still not knowing some things now. I find myself asking some of my political savy friends what something means.

My entire life can be described in one sentence: It didn't go as planned and that's okay. ツ

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Thanks @EloiseRose and @SJG for facilitating tonight. And everyone else for joining in. Makes it that much more fun!  

My entire life can be described in one sentence: It didn't go as planned and that's okay. ツ

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So here’s the summary of all things family!!!


  1. Given that a nuclear family is considered a mother a father, and two children, how does yours differ from this?
  • Step siblings
  • Multiple children
  • Step parents

 2. Given these differences what makes your family special to you?


  • Siblings/family living overseas
  • DIY loving family
  • Being an Aunt
  • Dysfunctional yet supportive
  • Pets treated as children!
  • Growing up with grandparents close by


  1. What types of things do you and your family do together?
  • Play cards
  • Read comics
  • Family meals!
  • Dream about going on the block J
  • Work on the farm
  • Cooking
  • Playing music/having sing along’s
  • Shopping!
  • Travel
  • Go to the beach


4. Do you have any weird, unusual or cool family traditions?



  • Watching Disney movies
  • Ugly birthday hat!!!
  • Dancing around the house
  • Secret Santa/Easter egg hunts
  • Beach walks with ice-creams
  • Pop up Christmas books!
  • Driving around to see the lights at Christmas


5. How do you 'get along' with siblings in law/brothers in law/ step parents/ family friends, when you don't really get along with them?


  • Try to engage in conversation on topics you know they enjoy
  • Suggest activities you can both enjoy
  • Avoid the situation if you know it will set you off
  • ‘Smile and wave’
  • Don’t take things personally
  • Bite your tongue
  • Don’t assume that the relationship will end
  • Get outside help
  • Avoid the person if necessary

 6. What kind of traditions, values or talents do you want to hand down?


  • Art and music!
  • Affection
  • Big family gatherings
  • Love of science and activism
  • Freedom of choice
  • Honesty
  • Creativity
  • Teach children to be loving and affectionate
  • Card games
  • Raise/educate children about politics
  • Harry Potter love!

 7. Do you have any friends that are more like family than friends?


  • Yes and they add good different vibes to the family.
  • Best friends become family
  • Joining other families is a great thing when our own is lost.
  • College dorms become family
  • Yes until they got a bf/gf


8. In the future do you want a family? If so why/why not?  what do you want your family to look like? Big or small, quiet or loud?


  • Big! Lots of kids so we can play on the beach
  • No kids, maybe pets..
  • Adoption!
  • Possibly but no idea just yet
  • Large, dysfunctional and loving J
  • A close family that nurtures and loves
  • Adopted pets!!!!
  • Lots of cats (crazy cat ladies all round)
  • A family of all kinds of animals (practically a zoo)


Thanks so much for a great night guys!!! 

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Thanks for an awesome chat everyone!
*Time for self-care*


We reflected on the joys of 2019

Remember you're amazing just as you are Heart

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Awesome summary @SJG  !!!!


Thanks everyone for coming tonight Smiley Happy


Bye for now !