Oh, Those Family Ties

What makes a family? If you grew up watching 80s sitcoms, you might think it was mom and dad saying the exact right thing at the exact right time. And that any challenge you faced as a family could be solved in 22 minutes or less.

Real life is different. More complicated. More nuanced. And yes, unscripted.

And those tv families? They’re missing a critical thing that real families have: history.

Our ancestors’ stories are carried in our genes. It’s not only poetic, it’s science. So it’s important to understand where we come from not only because it helps us feel more grounded, it sheds light on where we are and where we want to go next.

In this episode, we’ll hear from three generations of women—a grandmother, a sister, and a daughter. All share their stories from how they arrived, to first loves, to even their most embarrassing moments.

It’s an episode that’ll make you laugh…a lot! And also, leave you wanting to write down a few family stories of your own.

This episode is sponsored by BeforeYou. BeforeYou is a free-to-use app that makes easy work of capturing your family’s stories in text, photo, audio, and video.