Extended Family

Definition: A term for a family where everyone blood related is included (Not just parents). Example: Grandparents, Aunts/Uncles, Cousins

Life Example: This term is pretty relevant in my life as I have a family that is easily over 50 members that all meet up at least once a year for holidays/special celebrations. Growing up I did not know very many people who shared this experience with me so I always thought of myself as blessed for having such a large family that can actually meet up and keep in contact pretty well.

Graphic Representation:

Photo of group of people stepping down from wall next to pool


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