Where are you from?

Where are you from?

I am from books, Barbie dolls, and obscurity. I am from rocks and driftwood, and exploring suburban woods as if I were there first; from raised ranches and colonials. I am from cinnamon-toast-and-hot-cocoa-for-Sunday-supper-while-watching-The-Wonderful-World-Of-Disney...
You can’t set a boundary and take care of your mother’s feelings at the same time

You can’t set a boundary and take care of your mother’s feelings at the same time

“The nature of conflict means you can’t set a boundary in your life and take care of someone else’s feelings at the same time.” ~ Martha Beck And there you have it: most of us were taught (via modeling and unspoken expectation culturally) to be responsible our...