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Learning in Relationships

Over the course of the last year or so, I have become a relatively avid podcast listener. I say relative because I can really only listen to podcasts in the car on my way to and from picking up Elizabeth & Ada from daycare. That limits me to about an hour and a half of… Continue reading Learning in Relationships

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Feminism Helps Us At Home

Before opening, I want to acknowledge how heteronormative this piece is. Not everyone's family looks like what I'm describing here, but everyone's family will benefit from equality. When I talk about feminism I’m using the Merriam-Webster definition of feminism. That is, feminism is the theory of political, social, and economic equality between the sexes. It’s… Continue reading Feminism Helps Us At Home

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Everyone’s Doing It

I think one of the trickiest things about engaging in self-care as a woman is that it feels selfish. At least, I hope I’m not the only one here having this experience. But, of course, we’re all really smart people and we all know that taking care of our own physical and mental needs is… Continue reading Everyone’s Doing It

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Care

I was initially going to talk about power dynamics in relationships today, but as I sit to write this post I am completely out of juice so instead I’m going to talk about what care looks like in a relationship. As we come to the close of a weekend, I reflect on how grateful I… Continue reading Care

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Boundaries

As we’ve talked about a few times this month, being in a relationship requires some vulnerability. You hand over a little piece of yourself and if it’s treated with care you can hand over another and another until a true bond is formed. But what about those relationships where you don’t hand over your entire… Continue reading Boundaries