In my post about how to have a deeper connection with your child, especially when you have more than one, I detail how I use a journal to write back and forth to the kids. I wanted to write a little more about what this looks like. I started this as a way to encourage writing and to be able to share some thoughts and ideas.
Matt and I recently took the opportunity to talk to the girls about appropriate vs. inappropriate touching. They’ve just turned 8, 7, and 5. We’ve had this conversation with them before. We have it at least once every year. Most recently we taught them about sex so these types of conversations are on-going at our house. I know this conversation is a really hard one for some people. It’s really hard to know where to start and how much information to give your kids.
As the weather gets warmer, I thought I would pass along some information about what ingredients to look for in sunscreen. My husband, Matt, was diagnosed with melanoma almost 17 years ago. Â He had a mole on the back of his calf that I thought looked super cute. Â He had already had a suspicious mole removed from his back that was nothing but thankfully, his father convinced him to get this one checked. Â That’s where this story begins. Matt went to a doctor to have this cute mole removed.
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