I had to share this blog from Jill Orr. As a mother of an 11-year-old I cringe every time she asks me how her dad can be her dad if we never got married.
As parents, we don’t always make the right choices or give the right answers, but we do the best we can.
Enjoy Jill’s post. I’m going to get on Amazon and find that book!
The other night while my eight year-old daughter was in the room, a friend of mine mentioned something about a young woman we know who is having a baby. A few years ago, I would have changed the subject, ran away, or starting humming loudly just to avoid being in the same zip code as the topic of where babies come from. But I’ve matured since then. I’ve come to terms with the fact that this is something I am going to have to talk to my kids about. I even bought a book entitled, WHAT’S THE BIG SECRET? and read it with each of my children cover to cover. The book explained everything in just enough detail to be informative, but not enough to raise more questions. It was a good script and left no room for awkward answers or embarrassing personal questions. My kids felt satisfied and I…
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