Take A Good Ole Family Vacation

Take A Good Ole Family Vacation Life gets busy, work is always demanding, and there are way too many things that demand our time and attention each day. Sure, we all say that we place a high priority on our families, but how many of our schedules and planners would reflect that our families are at the top of our lists? Not too many I suspect. One of the best ways to take a break from the demands of life and focus on what truly matters, your family, is to plan a family vacation. The thought of a family vacation brings up many mixed ideas and emotions for people. Some think back to their childhood and the early camping trips …

Family Journals

Family Journals Keeping a journal or diary, cannot only be beneficial to you as an individual, but it can also be a benefit to your family. Do you remember the family vacation to Disneyland when you were 12? What about your parent’s 20-year anniversary? Or your birthday party when you turned 15? The new house you moved into in 8th grade? High school graduation? All those family memories from family events — all those moments in time, now past. A family journal is a book, or a series of books, where family members can journal about any event that has taken place. For example, there could be one individual journal that you take to every family reunion to capture current …

Creating a Family Tree

Creating a Family Tree My mother is your grandmother and my sister is your aunt….is this how you teach your kids about your family? How each of us relates to each other and who is a mother to whom? Why not use a family tree to elaborate on how each of us is connected to each other? A family tree is not only exceptionally useful as a teaching tool for kids, but it gives us a whole new perspective in life too. Building a family tree can also be a fun lazy-Sunday-afternoon activity with the kids. Building a family tree can be simple, depending on the kind of family tree you want to build. An elaborate one will take a …

The Family Tree: Primer of Genealogy

The Family Tree: Primer of Genealogy Who’s who is the most common query when relatives get together. Each and everyone start to identify the connection of every individual in the so-called family circle. A family tree serves as a guide for an individual to distinguish the family connection between persons. To show the relationship among relatives, there are important factors that should be incorporated in your family tree: ? Name of the person ? Date of birth ? Other pertinent information such as the physical address and employment You will have to distinguish the relationship through: 1. Marriage 2. Extra-marital Unions 3. Progeniture If it involves your own family, a family tree is a trouble-free task. However, if it involves …