100% grit = one part courage, two parts desire and determination and three parts patience, persistence, and pure craziness.
This is a touchy point because marriage is one of the last rituals we have. When you get married everyone in the world celebrates you for doing so. The relationship is legitimized as a serious thing, worthy of your efforts. Suddenly, you seem like a responsible person … a proper adult! It means you’re a desirable, together person because you “landed” a partner, right? Discuss …
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“According to prevailing wisdom, a boy must be raised with a man in the house; otherwise, he’s bound to be a failure. That same wisdom tells us that mothers left to their own devices will smother their sons and turn them into sissies, and that sons of unmarried mothers are destined to a life of crime.” Raising Boys Without Men is an examination of these boys and their amazing mothers. Dr. Peggy Drexler’s research shows that boys raised without fathers are “socially savvy, generous, caring communicators, while still remaining extremely ‘boyish’—passionate about sports and adept at rough-housing with friends.”
SO! I am declaring myself a maverick mom pioneering a new form of parenting that rejects social judgment about family structure and stresses the importance of communication, community, and love. I am brave and I have much to say about a better way to raise tomorrow’s men!
Stay tuned …