Family relationships

In the context of human society, a family is a group of people related either by consanguinity (by recognized birth), affinity (by marriage or other relationship), or co-residence or some combination of these. Members of the immediate family may include spouses, parents, brothers, sisters, sons, and daughters. Members of the extended family may include grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, and siblings-in-law.
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  • Thomas Rhett's Daughter Is Adorable, But What Is She Wearing?!
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    Thomas Rhett's Daughter Is Adorable, But What Is She Wearing?!

    Thomas Rhett's daughter, Willa Gray, may win the prize for the Cutest Kid Ever to Dress as a Jellyfish Mermaid Princess — uh, if there is such a thing, that is. Rhett's wife, Lauren Akins, turned to Instagram on Friday (May 25) to share a video of a fun mother-daughter excursion to the local aquarium. She started shooting video as they were leaving, and they're standing by what appears to be the gift shop as she calls to her daughter off-camera, saying, "Come over here, baby." She and another woman off camera begin to giggle as Willa makes her grand entrance, emerging from the gift shop dressed in an adorable long, flowing mermaid costume that is topped off with a giant silver fish head, complete

  • Prince William and Kate Middleton: Fascinating Details You’d Be Surprised to Learn About Their Relationship
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    Prince William and Kate Middleton: Fascinating Details You’d Be Surprised to Learn About Their Relationship

    Think you know everything about the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge? Some details about their relationship may surprise you.

  • She met her husband's love-child at her son's school!
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    She met her husband's love-child at her son's school!

    As Maureen's six-year-old son Ben, waved a letter from his school at his mum, she eagerly opened it to find out why her son was so excited. Her son came first in arts and his parents were invited to the end-of-year presentation of prizes. “Your child's first recognition of their academic prowess is supposed to be a happy moment, an unforgettable milestone in their life. But I'll certainly never forget my son, Ben's first,” recalled Maureen. “Because it was the day I found out the truth about Segun my husband. “It started with such excitement. Ben was so happy getting on his smart uniform. He looked really grown-up and I was really proud of him. The school had organised a few photographers parents

  • Ask Amy: She's all about receiving and never giving
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    Ask Amy: She's all about receiving and never giving

    DEAR AMY: My adopted adult daughter is an only child who, because of her wealthy grandfather, was given too much: private tennis lessons, piano and flute lessons, private school, music camp, car, college, a gift of a grand piano, etc. Her father and I were teachers who believed in hard work, commitment to ideals and responsibility to others. My daughter is married with no children. She does not believe in acknowledging other peoples' special events (birthdays, holidays), and brushes off not doing so by saying, “We don't celebrate birthdays, etc., anymore.” She and her husband enjoy receiving gifts and accolades, but are not forthcoming to other people. Their free time is spent exercising, gorging

  • He found a baby 36 years ago on a cold, snowy KC porch. Now he wants to find her again
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    He found a baby 36 years ago on a cold, snowy KC porch. Now he wants to find her again

    Bob Hopkins hung up his phone and couldn't wait to get going. It was 1982 and he had just bought a new snow plow to go on the front of his red Jeep, figuring he could make some extra money over the winter. And Kansas City had just seen the biggest snowfall of the season. Now the first customer was calling. Hopkins and his partner, Bob Whisnant, headed to a stately brick house near the entrance to Janssen Place, a Central Hyde Park neighborhood dotted with historic mansions. But just as they started pulling in the driveway behind the house at 3538 Cherry St., Whisnant ordered Hopkins to stop. "Something was moving on the back porch," Hopkins said. "It was something yellow. I got out of the vehicle

  • Alicia Silverstone Files for Divorce from Husband Christopher Jarecki After 20 Years Together
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    Alicia Silverstone Files for Divorce from Husband Christopher Jarecki After 20 Years Together

    Alicia Silverstone has filed for divorce from Christopher Jarecki three months after announcing their split.

  • Dear Fart Putty, I Hate You
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    Dear Fart Putty, I Hate You

    Buying for our daughter was easy — the girl's never seen a gift she didn't love — but my picky son had one, and only one, request for his homecoming present: fart putty, one of the most obnoxious kid items I've encountered to date, which basically takes slime and trumps it by adding an ability to make fart noises. Because of the aforementioned guilt, combined with a week away's ability to make a parent forget what it's like living with children in general, we ordered a five-pack of the stuff on Amazon, scheduled to arrive at our house shortly after we did. Fart putty basically takes slime and trumps it by adding an ability to make fart noises. All of that lasted about 15 seconds before our son asked where his fart putty was.

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    If These 22 Things Described Your Relationship, You Should Be HAPPY You Broke Up

    Nobody ever jumps for joy after going through a breakup - we're not going to pretend that you should in any way be celebrating the end of your relationship with Champagne and toasts. Even when everyone around you says that you made the right choice, it can still be hard to let go.

  • Prince Harry's Ex Cressida Bonas Reveals Her One Worry About Attending the Royal Wedding
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    Prince Harry's Ex Cressida Bonas Reveals Her One Worry About Attending the Royal Wedding

    What Made Prince Harry's Ex Cressida Bonas Worry About Royal Wedding

  • Awkward Moments That Can Happen At Interracial Weddings
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    Awkward Moments That Can Happen At Interracial Weddings

    When Bishop Michael Curry stepped up to the podium to deliver a sermon at the Royal Wedding this past weekend, most of the guests who'd been to a Black American church service knew what to expect. The rest of the crowd, however, (Royal family included) were not prepared. Bishop Curry gave us all a word May 19 with his poignant message on the strength and influence of love at the Royal Wedding, pointing out how a little love can indeed change the world. Meghan Markle (aka the Duchess of Sussex) and her new husband, Prince Harry (or The Duke of Sussex), connected over their love of philanthropic work. The message was on point for the couple, but most of the guests seemed a bit lost and it was thoroughly

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    The 1 Thing I Didn't See Coming When I Had a Son

    Almost three years after our daughter was born, we added a son to our family, much to my husband, brother, and father's delight. At first, I didn't really get their enthusiasm about adding to the male ranks of our family (silly, I guess, considering how excited I had been when we found out our firstborn was a girl).