I’ve always been a family girl. From the time I was little, I’ve looked up to my elders and wanted to learn from their experience and wisdom.
I believe we all have something to share, and that’s how we learn. Whether accepting advice, listening to a fresh perspective, or hearing a personal story, we are shaped by the people who surround us. I see value in all ages and identities, and lust to learn more about the world through diverse human connection.
“It takes a village,” my stepmom always says. Life can get crazy and times can get tough, but at least we have loved ones to make it all worthwhile. I’m fortunate enough to have a loving village of friends, mentors, and mostly, my family.
From Grandpa educating me about proper grammar to Dad teaching me what good music sounds like, I credit much of who I am to the family who raised me. Family is my inspiration, my haven, and my bliss. I’m excited to share with you my knowledge and appreciation for family here at Through Wolf’s Eyes.
My mission is to use my personal experience and writing skills to give back to an audience of people who taught me so much. In turn, I hope to hear some of your stories, as well. I’d love for you to join my village.
I’m fortunate enough to have parents who are happily married! Well, not to each other - but they are each married, and both very happy with their spouse. When I was in the first g [...]
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Blood is thicker than water, they say. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean all family relationships have been a walk in the park. Just like any relationship, family bonds take effort [...]
Compared to most people my age, I haven’t traveled much - at least not internationally. This may sound super privileged of me, expecting to be a world traveler at the young age of [...]
With fall in full swing, summer vacations and days of ease are well behind us. Now is the time we all buckle up and focus on our work and productivity. Finding time to relax can b [...]
Ever hear the old saying, “Actions speak louder than words”? Of course you have. We all have. And there’s a reason the idiom has stuck around and found its way into all the nooks [...]
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You hear people say it all the time… “Slow down! Life is too short to be so stressed, you need to stop and smell the roses!” And by “smell the roses,” they mean appreciate and ref [...]
It’s difficult to prioritize your values and find out what means the most to you when you are struggling to feel a sense of home within the walls of your own body and mind. Someti [...]
“Sorry girls, that’s just my job,” my dad would always say to my sister, Emily, and I when we complained about doing chores around the house. The “job” he referred to was parentin [...]
Having a social media account and utilizing a social media account are two very different things. Let me define the parameters here. Having a social media account means occasional [...]
Going to the doctor can be a nerve-racking experience. Whether getting a routine check-up or a having something specifically looked at, we don’t always know what to expect, and of [...]
Life is like a drive, and each swerve and turn we make signifies a change along our journey. When we’re young, we’re constantly making decisions and taking new roads – choosing th [...]
We all grew up reading classic literature in middle and high school English classes, whether we liked it or not. I belong to the group of people who, for the most part, really enj [...]
I’ve heard a lot of people who are grandparents joke that they like their job better as a grandparent than they did as a parent. I can see why this would be true. You’re not respo [...]
Sitting in the waiting room at my doctor’s appointment the other day, I gazed briefly at the magazines scattered across the top of the coffee table in front of me. A cover story b [...]
There’s that weird, limbo stage kids hit when they’re not really kids anywhere, but they haven’t quite achieved full independence or adulthood. Perhaps they’re away at college, li [...]
For my grandparents’ 50th wedding anniversary, my family put together a very elaborate scrapbook as a gift. My entire family, besides my grandparents, took part in the project. Ta [...]
Most kids grow up rooting for their favorite team, whether it be the local high school or professional sports. Whether football, baseball, hockey, or basketball was your sport of [...]
Just about a month ago, a 30-year-old man named Michael was court-ordered to move out of his parents’ home after they sued to have him ejected. Despite previous attempts by his pa [...]
Getting older can mean needing additional and more specialized healthcare. Even the healthiest adults will find themselves with high cholesterol, changing blood pressure, etc. It can be an overwhelming terrain if multiple things start going wrong.
Connecting with younger generations may seem exhausting and unlikely. With such different upbringings and ways of life, perhaps you struggle to believe that you can actually have [...]
The night before a road trip always felt to me like the night before Christmas. The same way you wrap all your gifts and get the cookies set for Santa, you make sure your bags are [...]
Almost all homes are multigenerational, most commonly with parents and children living together. Some households also include grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, or a mix of it [...]
When I was a toddler, my favorite movie in the world was The Lion King – I watched it weekly! My parents always knew that if they played that movie for me, sometimes even a few ti [...]
Growing up, my sister and I were constantly brought along on family road trips to visit Penn State with either my grandparents, parents, or aunt and uncles. Almost my whole family [...]
My family and I have a running joke that my sister’s college major is Nature. Her classes include going on week-long hiking trips, teaching children outdoor education, and taking [...]
Walking into my neighbors’ home, you’ll find an array of snow globes scattered on shelves, countertops, and bureaus. Wherever they go, they bring home a snow globe to remember all [...]
I remember the first time my grandpa took my sister and I for a ride in his brand new Honda Odyssey minivan. Oh, we loved it – mostly because we could tell how much he loved it. T [...]
Exercising can be intimidating. While you know you want to lead a physically active life, you may not know the best way to go about it. Whether you’re looking to become more activ [...]
Every year, my family comes together to our same rented beach house at the Jersey Shore, courtesy of my grandparents. The small house that somehow sleeps 16 is always overcrowded [...]
We like to think of our home as a safe haven and place of comfort. However, the feeling of security goes beyond just the emotional component. Your home needs to be physically safe [...]
Thanks to shows like Real Housewives, The Bachelor, and Keeping Up with the Kardashians, TV shows have gotten a bad wrap for being pointless and stupid. Despite popular belief, TV [...]
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Well, we’re about two weeks into the new year, and perhaps many of you made resolutions. January 1 is considered the day to implement major life changes and strive toward new goal [...]
The holiday season is marked by store sales, wish lists, and piles of presents. The value that our society places on gift-buying is so high that stress levels are proven to also r [...]
Every year, my whole family spends a vacation week in Ocean City, New Jersey, thanks to the generosity of my grandparents who rent a house for us all to share. Large clans of my f [...]
When I was 7 years old, my grandmother moved to Florida to live in The Villages, an over-55 retirement community. Between the warm weather, golf courses, town squares, and a huge [...]
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We all experience things differently, so why should shopping be any different? For some, shopping is best experienced with friends and ample time to browse all types of clothes an [...]
It’s that time of the year when outdoor scenery is at its peak, with an array of vibrant orange lining the outdoors. Before you tuck into winter hibernation, now’s the time to enj [...]
A handful of years ago, my grandfather purchased an iPhone for the first time. The jump from a flip phone to a smartphone should not be underestimated. It didn’t matter how many t [...]
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