There is so much going on in the world, and more often than not, we're flooded by the news and our social media platforms. In moments when so many scary situations are happening around us, at some point our children will become aware. So how do we talk about the news with them? How do we keep them informed, but at the same time, protected? This mom discusses how she creates a balance.

"So grateful for our 3 babes and moments like these…

I’ve been thinking a lot about the baby who was born in an underground shelter, families forced to leave their homes, fathers saying goodbye to their children so that they can stay and fight, normal Ukrainians taking up arms—and the fact that it is happening right now, in a country not so far away—all because of one man. It’s all happening so fast. Feeling a little overwhelmed right now—scared but excited for our plans this year, thankful for our life here but guilty for feeling like that. Overwhelmed. Anxious. Totally normal feelings if you’re feeling that way too.

I always think it's best to be honest and upfront, but to put things into context a little too.

I’ve stopped listening or watching the news in front of Beau, as it was making him worried and he was getting confused between the Ukraine and the UK. What are your thoughts on news with the little ones? I always think it’s best to be honest and upfront, but to put things into context a little too. It’s such a tough call.

My thoughts are with the people of Ukraine."