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Girl Talk: Conversations With My Girl

If you've been reading some of my posts lately, like this one, you might have picked up on the fact that I'm in a rough parenting season with Laura Kate. To be fair, this is the first time I've ever parented a ten year old girl. And, to be fair to her, this is the first time she's ever been ten years old.

We are both trying to figure this new season out. I even think if you asked her, she would agree that this season is difficult. It's new and it's hard and it's frustrating and we are both wanting what we want in the moment. The main problem there is that one of us is supposed to be steering this ship we're on and the other doesn't know how to steer yet, contrary to what she might sometimes think.

And while there are for sure two parents in this house and for sure one of them is the designated leader in our home, there is something really unique about this mother-daughter relationship. I only get one daughter. I want to steward this gift of my one girl really well.

I've been brainstorming some ideas of how to improve our relationship and how to navigate this season well. (Also praying a lot.) And I don't have all the answers. But one thing I know FOR CERTAIN is that it means more time together and not less. So I've set up a weekly time for us to have a "coffee date" (that's in quotes because neither of us are going to actually drink coffee, but tea and smoothies will for sure be in order). On Saturday mornings she and I are going to get away for an hour or so and talk about some specific things.

I have some specific topics and devotional type things in mind for us to talk about. And while I will never share our private conversations, from time to time, I do want to share some of the topics we talk about here on the blog. Because this involves Laura Kate too, and because she is a gifted writer, I'm going to let her add her own thoughts at the bottom of these posts from her perspective. I want this to be a joint project for the both of us. While we are meeting weekly, I have no commitment for the frequency of these posts other than I hope they happen from time to time. My main priority is quality time with my girl. But we both love to write and she's been begging me to blog so this seems like a fun venture.

Any topic ideas or mother-daughter books and devo ideas are always welcome! Send them my way wileyadventures@gmail.com.

Well said Mama! I cannot wait for this Saturday! I had in mind Krispy Kreme. I'm not sure about it now because McDonalds' all-day breakfast is now in the competition, and so are Chick-fil-a and Starbucks. I just can't decide which will be better! All I know is that I will do the dates. All of them. 

Mama also forgot to mention that I am reading the Christy Miller Series. Its teen setting is perfect romance, adventure, and pure Christ answers. I love it. ~~ Lk out!


  1. A great and positive way for the two of you to connect and grow in grace, Carrie. Hugs to you and L.K.!