I hope you all don't mind me asking this question here! My MIL has been "out" for awhile now. She has had about 2 serious relationships in the past. Now that she is in another serious relationship and has been with the same woman for about 4 years, now they are looking to move in together. Now MIL is very close to my kids, ages 8 and 3. We also get along great with her girlfriend and she really is a wonderful person. Now, DD(8) wants to know why grandma is moving in with her friend? I have always just told DD that grandma and Ellen are friends and left it at that. She is starting to ask questions now because she knows that grandma spends the weekends at her friends house and now they are moving in together. She is very smart for her age and I know she is wondering what is going on. MIL has advised I read a certain book to her, something about a penguin family? Ever heard of it? Anyway, I think my DD is ready to know about her grandma. She does know that there are all kinds of families, some with 2 mommies. How should I have this conversation with her? How do I word it? Is it the right time? Thanks for any advice!