Have fun. Even if you have a non-traditional family—in fact, especially if you have a non-traditional family! A weak lede will have your reader thinking "reject"—a mindset from which it's nearly impossible to recover.
Despite the fact that we were traveling with fourteen-month-old twins, we managed to be at each ruin when the site opened at sunrise. But she fell in love and eloped with the man that eventually became my father. And then I moved to Berkeley for six months.
What people are saying. Its light sensors on the alert, it sensed that something was near. Small domes of sugary cookies shyly peeked from the edge of the door. The purpose of an inspirational essay is to tell a story that encourages others and gives them hope.
It implies that her brother is engaged in the family activity.
I think it gave whoever read it a pretty good view of my 17 year-old self.