boundaries

It’s time you set the boundary.

#SelfCareSunday: Setting Boundaries To Achieve Your Goals

One might not think of setting boundaries as a form of self-care, but in a way, most self-care starts with boundaries and self-awareness. Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   03.20.17   |   SHARE
Minds
Is this platonic friendship more important than our relationship?

Ask Erin: Am I Overreacting To My Fiancee’s Friendship With Another Guy? 

She’s made all the mistakes, so you don’t have to… Ask Erin is a weekly advice column, in which Erin answers your burning questions about anything at Read...
Erin Khar    |   02.10.17   |   SHARE
Ask Erin
When I blocked the conversation on Facebook, that person continued to send me text messages.

The Entitled Things White People Do When I Unfriend Them Over Racism

Recently I went through another round of unfriending on Facebook. It keeps things tidy, the arguments thoughtful and my head from exploding. This Read...
Aja Barber    |   12.22.16   |   SHARE
Voices
 I lie because my kids can never go to your place for a play.

Why My Kids Can't Play At Your House 

When you try to organize a playdate, I feel sick, and I make up an excuse so I can decline your invitation. I lie because my kids can never go to Read...
Jean Flynn of Mamamia    |   12.7.16   |   SHARE
Families
Boundaries are key to healthy relationships (Image Credit: Thinkstock)

Struggling With Personal Boundaries? Check Out Our 'How To' Guide

You can create boundaries for many things. For example, your communication needs (what works for you, what others need to know, what you can’t Read...
Denarii Monroe    |   09.23.16   |   SHARE
Bodies
"Can you be a parent and still be a person? Can you still have whole and complicated experiences? Maybe the answer is yes." Image: Thinkstock

Dispatches From The Camp-Out Punk Festival To Which I Brought My 1 Year Old

For those of you just tuning in, my wifespouse wanted to go to this weirdo punk festival in the middle of nowhere, and I, a chronic pessimist, Read...
Katherine DM Clover    |   08.17.16   |   SHARE
FamiliesVoices
Joking about a kid who doesn’t nap is one thing, but I am back from the front lines to tell you that when you’re living it, it is no laughing matter. Image: Thinkstock.

7 Things I Learned From Raising A Kid Who Doesn't Nap

“Sleep when the baby sleeps” is the cruelest thing you can say to a new parent. It sounds oh-so-simple, doesn’t it? Just like my sleep advice Read...
Kelly Burch    |   07.19.16   |   SHARE
Families
Why do women feel the need to police other women’s bodies? Image: Thinkstock

You're Not Entitled To Comment On My Body Just Because I'm A Black Woman

In 2015, to be a woman (and a black woman at that) among the general public means having to keep your defenses up. Read...
Aja Barber    |   06.2.16   |   SHARE