Our Sharing Journal
The beautiful Our Sharing Journal ($14) was designed to spark meaningful communication between child and parent. I've found it a great way to stay connected when separated from my kids a few nights a week. Another option I've tried is to purchase a blank journal and have my children free write about their time at dad's house. And when they come back to my house, I get to read and respond! Sometimes I will write a simple question to my daughter like, "What did you do with your dad today?" Other times, when I am feeling brave, I dig a little deeper, and ask, "What is the hardest part of having divorced parents?" She knows she can always take a pass, but she rarely does.