Tag: family

How Kimberly B Found Her Father After 29 Years Apart

Imagine being separated from your family. Years go by without contact. You wonder where they live, if they’re doing well, and if they ever think about you. This Wednesday is National Tell A Story Day. To get in the spirit, we’re happy to share a real-life story with an ending that filled our hearts with Read More…

A Positive Attitude Could Help You Live Longer

Want to live longer? A positive attitude may be the key. The age-old question about whether your glass is half-full or half-empty might be more important than we thought. Some people have a natural ability to stay positive and bounce back from hard times. Turns out these people are also likely to live longer. Do Read More…

Living Longer: American Life Expectancy Increases

It’s a scientific fact – we’re living longer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Americans are now living an average of 78.2 years. That number rises annually. We’re also improving our survival rate. In 2009 we lost fewer Americans to common conditions like heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Congratulations, we’re learning how Read More…

7 Ways To Celebrate Random Acts Of Kindness Day

When was the last time you did something nice for “no reason”? We all have the ability to brighten someone’s day. To bring a smile to the face a family member, friend or even a stranger. But how often do we try? February 17 is Random Acts of Kindness Day. It’s a 24-hour period dedicated Read More…

How To Keep Your Address Book Up-To-Date

Life moves at an unrelentingly fast pace. Everything around us changes constantly. It can be tough to keep up. How many times have you changed your contact information? Probably several. People move, update their phone numbers and adopt the latest technologies. It’s easy to lose track of someone.

A Daughter Found After 23 Years

It was a nightmare that no parent should have to endure. In 1987 the daughter of Joy White and Carol Tyson was kidnapped. Taken right out of Harlem Hospital when she was less than one month old. Newborn Carlina White had a fever. When it hit 104 degrees, her parents immediately took her to the Read More…

A Reunion For Sisters

Even when Carmen was just a little girl, she always wondered why her mother seemed so sad. Carmen would ask now and then, but was always told things were fine. Deep down, however, Carmen knew they weren’t. At an early age, Carmen learned the difficult truth. Her grandmother died of cancer when her mother was Read More…

Discovering Roots Day

Roots Day happens every December 23. It’s a day when everyone is encouraged to learn more about their ancestors. Genealogy is the study of us. When we understand the people who came before us, we discover more about who we are today. The quest to unveil our past has become more than a hobby. It Read More…

One Guy’s Run

In honor of Family Stories and Inspirational Role Models Month, we’re excited to share the incredible tale of Guy Fessenden. 54-year-old Guy is a dedicated father who would do anything for his family. Including run 100 marathons in 140 days.

Family Stories Month

November is the owner of an often-overlooked celebration known as Family Stories Month. It’s a simple thing, really. Just a time to reflect on the silly, funny, serious and sometimes terrifying stories that help define our family units. Family Stories These are the stories of us. They can make us laugh, cry and experience every Read More…