Category : Tough Conversations

14 posts

My marriage is not in jeopardy, but I need to explain grandparent divorce to my kids. Where's the children's section on grandparent divorce in the local library?
I recently had to explain death to my 4 year old. We lost a dear friend, then my best friend lost her baby during pregnancy. There was a lot of sadness, but I didn't want to ignore the topic and make it scary or taboo for my daughter. Death is a part of life, but it's not easy.
Terrorist attacks, hate crimes, prejudice and racism are not fun things to think about, but it's something we have to address. My best friend said it best.
Recovering from feeling disappointed is something I am really struggling with.
Post-partum depression and anxiety is not something you can "just get over." It's a real medical condition we need to talk about.
What do you do when your kid says something you never thought would come out of their mouths? "I'm going to kill you!" was totally unexpected and tested my ability to keep my cool.
How do I know who I can trust? I've learned over the years...
The people I admire most, and find the most fascinating are those who have experienced hard knocks in life and do not let the yucky stuff keep them down. Their tragedy is not their story.
If you could write a letter to your younger self, what would you say?
When my twins were not hitting their developmental milestones, I knew I needed to reach out for help.

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