Category: Tough Conversations

How I am explaining divorce to my kid

How I am explaining divorce to my kid

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?

How I explained death to my 4 year old

How I explained death to my 4 year old

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.

How are we going to help our kids handle all the hate in the world?

How are we going to help our kids handle all the hate in the world?

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.

I’m trying to deal with disappointment, but still struggling

I’m trying to deal with disappointment, but still struggling

Recovering from feeling disappointed is something I am really struggling with.

8 Questions with a Mom who had Post-Partum Anxiety and Post-Partum Depression (PPD)

8 Questions with a Mom who had Post-Partum Anxiety and Post-Partum Depression (PPD)

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 I did when my daughter said “I’m going to kill you!”

What I did when my daughter said “I’m going to kill you!”

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 I found my inner circle of friends

How I found my inner circle of friends

How do I know who I can trust? I’ve learned over the years…

My tragedy is not my story

My tragedy is not my story

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.

A Letter to My 22-Year-Old Self

A Letter to My 22-Year-Old Self

If you could write a letter to your younger self, what would you say?

What I did when my kids were not meeting their developmental milestones

What I did when my kids were not meeting their developmental milestones

When my twins were not hitting their developmental milestones, I knew I needed to reach out for help.

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