What if we explored the definition of a soul mate and considered the possibility that a soul mate doesn't have to be a romantic connection? What if a soul mate could be anyone you choose. Suppose a soul mate is someone who you love deeply and dearly, but not necessarily in a romantic or sexual way?
By writing about our issues from our unique perspectives, we revealed to each other our thoughts and feelings, which in turn, enabled us to interact in new ways that reflect love, respect and friendship.
"As the oldest in my family, I had the privilege of watching my mom raise my four brothers and sisters, work full-time as a teacher,and earn a graduate degree. Her tireless example taught me the value of hard work."
think the real reason is that I can remember having such pretty dresses in my closet and never being allowed to wear them. And then, when the High State Occasion finally came when it was deemed acceptable to wear it, I was allowed to wear the dress once... if I hadn't outgrown it first.
When I think of my father in the time before he became my father, he seems marvelously determined and ready to get the hell started with his life. My father always appreciated a straightforward narrative.
As parents, we do our best to plan for memorable moments. To create and capture the perfect photo opps. We watch as the baby fat fades and the school years pass, and we want to make it all count. Every second. Every moment. But why are we trying so hard?
From the time my daughter was old enough to jump up and down, she asked for a trampoline every year for her birthday. She never got one and there are four very good reasons why. While she made it through childhood relatively unscathed, she had four brothers who each thought they were Superman.
I am not glamorous like the women who star in The Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce. But, guess what? Neither are most of the women going through this. When I write and women respond, it's because I am just regular and so are they.
What these automakers understand, however, is that beyond these consumers being men, they're fathers. These automakers understand the growing influence of the fatherhood role on today's man and how powerful that identify has become.
Last week, my daughter had her first drop-off playdate. I used to dreamed of the day when I'd be able to run to the grocery store while someone else's mom watched the kids. But walking away from that playdate was a bit of a wake-up call. She's growing up.
At the risk of starting a scandal involving promiscuous sex and teenage pregnancy, I have been living in a cathouse for almost two decades. And the madam of the establishment was the mother of nine children.