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Family Ties Group Recap - Week of April 21st - April 28th, 2008

Welcome the weekly recap for the ActiveRain Family Ties group.  YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO JOIN THE GROUP if you haven't already done so.

We increased to 302 members this week.  Additionally, we moved up to 2127 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.


It's just like riding a bike. Observation from the 6 1/2 year old in my life.  by Rebecca Levinson

Rebecca shares some insight from her young son - all of us would do well to listen to him!




When you suspect abuse..........What you can do to make a difference by Melissa Grant

Melissa sheds some light on a very difficult topic.  WARNING: The video is not for the faint of heart, but I would recommend watching it.




A pair of brown shoes?!   by Jesse Clifton

Jesse writes a special post about his AR "family".  Don't miss the "Tonight Show" clip with George Gobel and Johnny Carson.






My Top Ten ~ Reasons I love Today by Sarah Eubanks

Sarah shares the top ten things she loves about her lovely daughter Breana, who just turned 10 this week.




Tuesday came and went, but it's still not Finland... by Susan Walters

I may have mentioned this before already, but if you haven't discovered Susan's blog yet, you are missing out on a terrific writer.  This post is about her daughter's solo travels in Europe.  Great stuff!




Fifteen Years Ago Today!!!     by Fran Gaspari

Simply put, Fran is a great blogger.  This post about his 15 year wedding anniversary was touching.






Leaving the Nest  by Sharon Yeary

Sharon's younger child, Jessica, is going to be a senior in high school this next year.  As a mom and businesswoman who was hoping to be further along in her career, Sharon is at a turning point.






Mama Says "NO BLOGGING!"   by Brad Andersohn

My guess is that many of us can relate to Brad's post about having blogging withdrawals.





Just Because   by Steve Sheer

Steve's 11 year old son is recovering from two recent surgeries.  Stop by and give Steve a word of support.






I don't have all the answers...just questions by John MacArthur

John is another talented and interesting man that I enjoy reading.  Don't miss this special post about his family, which segues into a commentary on child abuse.





The Wit and Wisdom of My Nine-Year Old Son 


My daughter's 7th birthday party was today

by Jason Crouch



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!



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