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#TalkToMe: My Son Wanted to Know My Darkest Secrets!

I should have expected my son to throw in a creative question right from the start of our #TalkToMe conversation. After all, the question comes from an 11-year-old who has over two million views on his youtube channel and show no signs of letting up.
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I should have expected my son to throw in a creative question right from the start of our #TalkToMe conversation. After all, the question comes from an 11-year-old who has over two million views on his youtube channel and show no signs of letting up.

Participating in The Huffington Post Challenge gave us a chance to talk about a few things I suspect would never have randomly come up. Sharing about the difficulty I faced in helping my son and daughter deal with the grief of my mom's passing from ovarian cancer a few days after her 60th birthday was just one of the topics we explored in our time together.

From this I learned there are way too many things we never think of sharing with our parents or our kids and I feel like we've started a new channel of communication going forward.

Thank you Huffington Post for hosting these beautiful conversations. I will treasure this video that we created near our new home in Sedona, AZ forever!