Continuing Conversations: Growing Up Girl Child

There were several ongoing topics I wrote about over on Random Thoughts. I plan on still writing about them here. The main ones? Growing Up Girl Child, my dealings with depression, fitness and food, and funny conversations I have with my kids.

I’ll start with Growing Up Girl Child. I’ve been writing about the issues we’ve seen arise as our daughter has transitioned into tween-nearly-teenhood. Lots of questions and decisions on how much, when, and what to say. You could call this one: “Parenting Is Hard.” It’s physically demanding when they are tiny; what with sleep deprivation, keeping their fingers out of light sockets, what-have-you. When they get older, conversations about the world and it’s messiness, meanness, complications and where beauty can be found and created take center stage.

And you thought you were tired before.

Here are my Growing Up posts so far:

When Should I Begin Dating?

Let’s Talk About Dating Violence

Body Image

Mood Swings

My First Instagram Account

I also plan on continuing the conversations about Boy Child, my marriage to Capt., and health/depression, largely because they are the on-going issues in my life. The other stuff? I’ll figure it out as we go.

 

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