Understanding Family Relationship Terminology

It’s a blessing when families grow. Generations are built, traditions are started, and lineages continue on. It brings more birthdays and family photos need to be captured zoomed out. While changes are occurring, it can sometimes be confusing to keep track of the family tree and how everyone is connected.

Below is a quick-hit list of what the correct terminology is for each member of your extended family all of the way up the great-grandparents’ …

Looks Like We Have Been Playing Monopoly All Wrong!

(PCM) The holidays bring families together and what better way to spend some quality family togetherness than breaking out a good ol’ game of Monopoly. You know the one that usually ends in a stalemate with siblings screaming at one another and the board getting tossed across the room. Well, it seems that the classic way in which most families play Monopoly is all wrong and by actually following the rules printed in the box,…

Wills vs Trusts Which Do You Need?

What Are Wills and Trusts and Which Do You Need?

Everyone has heard the terms “wills” and “trusts,” but not everyone knows the differences between the two. Both are useful when planning your estate (such as for elder members of your family) that serve different purposes, and both can work together to create a complete plan.

The main difference between a will and a trust is that a will only goes into effect …

Today I met Richard, Somebody to Talk To.

by Michael Munson

(Three years ago) Today I met Richard. He approached me while I was walking in the city and I assumed he was looking for money so I handed him all the loose change I had in my jacket. I was in “the zone”. Zigzagging through the busy sidewalk after working out and on my way to the subway.

He looked at me a little hurt and said “I really don’t want anything

Ash Wednesday and Lent

Picture, in your mind, a beautiful ballroom.  Men in tuxedos and women in gowns.  An orchestra is playing beautiful music while the men and women dance the waltz and other folk dances.  There is a sumptuous buffet laid out with every kind of delicacy and delicious pastry that that the mind of a master chef can conjure.  People are dancing and eating and talking and laughing.  Suddenly the bell in the high tower begins to …

Philadelphia Families Gear Up to Race for Children and Adults With Autism

Caring Families Race for Autism Cares Foundation’s Race for Resources on Saturday, November, 3 at picturesque Bucks County (PA) Community College

  Being the mother of a child with autism is often both a great joy and a tremendous challenge. Just ask Linda Kuepper and Jacqui Makowski, the loving mothers of sons with autism, who know how vital the right support can be in their lives.

These moms, along with their friends, neighbors, and extended families, …

Learning About Compassion From New Amsterdam’s Dr. Eric Manheimer

New Amsterdam’s Dr. Eric Manheimer is a Renaissance Man With Great Vision For Humanity

Throughout his career, Dr. Eric Manheimer, a distinguished physician, has provided much more than top-notch medical care by giving his patients large doses of compassion.

Now, Dr. Manheimer, a noted physician, author, and family man, is witnessing the fruits of his labor come to life with the season debut of New Amsterdam, the new television drama inspired by his years of …

Sarah Jane “Salty” Sands Ferguson is in A League of Her Own

Inspiring Professional Girls Baseball Player Helps Girls and Young Women Follow Their Life Passion

Growing up in small-town Orangeville, Pennsylvania, Sarah Jane “Salty” Sands Ferguson was an avid baseball fan who fondly remembers attending her first game at the tender age of four.Ferguson was instantly smitten and vowed to become a pro baseball player, not caring about the fact that at the time girls were not allowed to play pro ball.

She was extremely …

Falling in Love with Author Kevin Kwan and his Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians is an Engaging and Hilarious Film About Zany Families and Young LoveEven though Kevin Kwan is an international best-selling author whose brilliant romantic comedy is opening on the big screen, this master wordsmith still has family members who don’t quite understanding his high-profile writing career.

All of this makes a great deal of sense when it comes to his mega-hit 2013 novel Crazy Rich Asians, and the colorful, romantic and poignant …

A True Friend Ann Cavanaugh Francis Brightened Our World

Loving Tribute for Ann Cavanaugh Francis Who Left the World a Brighter Place Than She Found ItMy friend Ann Cavanaugh Francis was a friend in every sense of the word.

When she touched your life, she truly made it better in every possible way.

A native of Scranton, Pennsylvania, Mrs. Francis moved to Willow Grove, Pennsylvania (Suburban Philadelphia) with her loving parents, Aileen and Harold. She attended St. David’s School starting at the 4…

A Brief History Of The March Of Dimes Organization

(PCM) Back in the year of 1938, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, often referred to as FDR, founded an organization which was then called the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. The foundation’s mission was to find a cure for polio, which FDR contracted.

The foundation immediately gained intense popularity, mostly due to its’ founder and the nations’ support for him. FDR believed that if everyone donated only a dime then polio could eventually become eradicated. After …

Eagles Player Bryan Braman Inspires Fans of All Ages As Super Bowl Nears

Eagles Players Show Great Heart On Their Unforgettable Journey to the Super Bowl

 

Two young fans looked up at Philadelphia Eagles Defensive End Bryan Braman with adoring eyes during a recent stop on their journey to the Big Game.

Sporting midnight green jerseys, the adorable Izabella Perekupka, 6, and her sister, Isla, 4, nearly the same age as Braman’s two young daughters, clearly had a severe case of Eagles Fever and were totally …