― I havealways said that one thing I wanted to strive for in parenting is to keep thelines of communication flowing between me and the kids. I want us to be able totalk about anything and everything. I want to be the one who explains the biglife lessons, the hard questions, and the lifechanging decisions that come their way. ∙ I was slapped in the face with one of these instances and I flat out panicked.OH MY FREAKING GOODNESS!!!! ∙ All I have to say is that I am thankful for my [...].