When the kids have questions

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Clare always asks when she gets to see her big sister. She misses her the most and doesn’t understand why she doesn’t live with us. It’s hard to explain and she has so many questions. We’ve always been very open and honest with our kids- there are no secrets. 

Yes I was married before I met daddy. Yes I had elle kade but she is only half mine. Yes I am her real mom. No elle kade doesn’t have to live with us anymore. Why? Long story. 

And you get the point. 

I’ve always felt like the more transparent we are with our kids, the more they will understand as they are ready. She knows that we’ll answer her questions and she trusts that we’re telling her the truth. And that’s the best I can do in this situation! 

Ashley Hansen