Keeping families connected across hallways, miles and milestones

Posts by Amanda

Struggling to Find Family Time

Happy New Year!   After spending the holidays cherishing my family time and with more than a full week of 2016 under our belts, I am back to posting here at Far From Family.  Join me as I share my stories, thoughts, advice and more on living far from family.  The more I share my own […]

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Choas, Conversation, Games and Absorbing time this Christmas Eve

To channel my inner Clarke Griswold, I was hoping for a big ‘ol family Christmas.  My home, bursting at the seams with family members.  The brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, grandmas and papa, nieces and nephews.   The chaos and conversation.   The cat can be left at home though.  My husband is allergic. […]

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Connecting Family. Weekend Links.

This post contains affiliate links.  For more information, please read my disclosure policy.  Thank you for supporting Far From Family!     Make plans for family this weekend!  Connect with the loved ones you are sharing a hallway with, reach out to those across the miles or recharge your soul with a weekend of silence […]

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Regret and Gratitude Can Coexist

It’s easy to smile when I see Facebook updates of my long-distance family.  It’s easy to add a quick comment “Wish I was there!” and continue scrolling on.   It’s a whole lot harder to spend a morning scrolling through exactly all the family events we missed this last year without shedding a tear.   […]

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Connecting Family. Weekend Links.

This post contains affiliate links.  For more information, please read my disclosure policy.  Thank you for supporting Far From Family!   Make plans for family this weekend!  Connect with the loved ones you are sharing a hallway with, reach out to those across the miles or recharge your soul with a weekend of silence (or […]

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Honoring Loved Ones this Holiday

The traditions of the holiday season always leaves me feeling more connected to family. For me, the traditions transcend the miles and milestones.   Whether its unpacking the Christmas decorations my Grandmother made or hanging my childhood stocking or spending the day baking cookies, it all reminds me of holidays gone by and makes me […]

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Grieving when you have small children

It’s been years since we’ve been home for the Christmas holiday.  Years since we braved the airports and years since we’ve had the money to fly our family home for the holidays.   In fact, only my oldest who is now nine has ever been home for the holidays.   My daughter was really too […]

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Friendsgiving and Receiving Thanks

After spending nearly more than a decade far from family for Thanksgiving, I would have expected myself to have attended more “friends”givings.   I helped host one in college…although, I do have to admit some of my soon to be in-laws did share it with us.  And I had my second friendsgiving this past weekend.  Since […]

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Connecting Family. Weekend Links.

This post contains affiliate links.  For more information, please read my disclosure policy.  Thank you for supporting Far From Family!   Whether your weekend will consist of connecting with family, wishing you were connecting with family or enjoying a weekend of silence for your soul.   Here are interesting reads, creative ideas, and fun activities from […]

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Celebrating the Holidays Far from Family

  We’ve celebrated countless Thanksgiving and Christmas far from our family for over a decade now.   Over those years, many holidays were happily celebrated with only myself and my husband or us and our small children.   But I, also, longed to be celebrating with my family and a stuffed house many of those […]

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Circle Cut Out Amanda

 I am a lover of campfires and road trips, long summer days spent outdoors and long winter nights reading by the fire. I blog about living far from family and ways to keep connected. And on an given day, I may regret living far from family while also being thankful for where I am.  Find out more! 

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