Real Stories “In Their Own Words” category

I Hate You Dad, But I Love What You Taught Me

February 6, 2020

I wasn’t born with hatred. Instead I inherited it from the one man in my life who I am supposed to look up to. This is the short story of why I hate my dad, and why I love what he taught me.

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Is The Risk Worth The Stress?

October 16, 2019

Growing up my mom would always tell me: “enjoy these years. They are the most stress-free years of your life.” But with the constant barrage of…

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The Phone Call That Forever Changed My Life, And What I Did About it!

May 25, 2019

When was the last time you took a phone call that made your heart skip a beat and literally stop the momentum of your life in its tracks? Rebecca decided to share that very moment with us today!

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Never Be Afraid To Try, Even At The Risk Of Losing Everything

May 7, 2019

If you currently find yourself at a dead end in life, this story about an entrepreneur’s decision will likely resonate with more than just a few of you.

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What Bits of Wisdom Will You Whisper In Your Child’s Ears Tonight?

April 26, 2019

There is nothing more precious than watching your little one sleep. From the moment your children are brought into this world, there is something magical about seeing them close…

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My Dad Is My Rock. But That Rock Is Starting To Crumble, And So Am I

February 12, 2019

No matter how you slice it, parents play a vital role in our lives. This is a story about why it’s important to cherish those special moments with your parents now. Because as it is for me, the day will come where all you’ll have left are memories.

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What Seniors Need to Know to Help Them Sleep Better Tonight

November 4, 2018

When you can determine why you’re having a hard time sleeping, you can address those issues and start getting the sleep you need!

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Three Life Lessons That Kicked My Ass, And What I Learned From Them

July 31, 2018

What are the life lessons that we can help pass down to our children? Here are my top three. What are yours?

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Want To Be Labeled A Hero? Here’s Why You May Regret It!

February 13, 2018

Last Thanksgiving will go down in history as a weekend I won’t soon forget. Now being labeled a ‘hero’, I have come to understand why this is a status I just don’t want.

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Stories of Sacrifice: Researching Your Veteran Ancestor

February 6, 2018

The American Civil War was a horrific and bloody conflict, pitting brother against brother in some instances. Despite the deep political schisms that tore families apart, some stories attest to…

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How To Celebrate Family History Month, Even If Your Family Is Broken

October 12, 2017

October is officially designated as Family History Month in the United States. It is a time to create memories with family, and to remember our roots, and our heritage, But what if we come from a broken family. What if we don’t have any blood relatives to celebrate with? I believe we can still find a way to celebrate family, and here’s why.

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This One Piece Of Advice From My Dad Became A Phrase I Will Always Remember

October 3, 2017

Capturing the true character of a person can be difficult with simple descriptive words. Describing their physical features and mentioning where…

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Hands-Off Parenting: A New Norm That Will Leave Your Children Wanting More

September 26, 2017

When I became a parent, I was introduced to a whole new world. I went from hanging out with friends at 2:00 AM to getting no sleep while changing diapers. Instead of enjoying lunch in the city with my…

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If You Let Fear Choose Your Destiny, You May Never Know What Real Change Can Bring

July 20, 2017

It doesn’t matter how unhappy you are life. If you want change but you let fear hold you back, you will never know what it’s like to live. Check out how Nancy Seibel conquered those fears, and see what her advice is to others who fear any type of life change.

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What Would You Say To Your Children If Death Was Knocking On Your Door

June 26, 2017

“Live life to its fullest.” “Make the best of any situation.” “Cherish time with family and friends.” These are the bits of wisdom we all try to instill and pass down to our children. But what if I asked you to dig deeper? If death was knocking on your door sooner than you expected, what would you really want to pass on to your children?

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Failure Or Not, Why Our Children Will Always Find Their Way

May 9, 2017

My daughter is in third grade and generally excels in most subjects. She is a quick learner and likes to take on new projects. She recently brought home some test…

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How I Found My Elusive Ancestor

April 23, 2017

My ancestor Eleanor Scrivener, who had married Edward Campion on July 2, 1795 in Potterspury, Northamptonshire, England had always been something of a…

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Why You Should Never Apologize for Your Success

October 14, 2016

This particular story hit me deep, part in frustration, and part because it made me aware that surrounding yourself with the right people is crucial to…

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One Bumpy Ride – Dad’s Tale Of The Old Corduroy Roads

August 14, 2016

Have you ever heard of a road made of corduroy? Neither had I…until recently. I immediately thought of the obnoxious sound corduroy pants make when you are…

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7-Year-Old Boy Will Leave You Speechless With His “Old Soul” Words Of Wisdom

May 31, 2016

I am certainly not the first parent in the world to be surprised at some of the things a child says. But on very rare occasions, their words will resonate so deeply as to remain with you for the rest of your life. And that is exactly what happened to me a few days ago.

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