Hi, my name is Maggie and I’m the newest member of the Mist family. I’ll be the primary storyteller here as far as the written word goes, but have no doubt each family member will play a big role in the retelling of their stories to me and hopefully jump in to post from time … Continue reading Intro
If you go by most of what you see online the general consensus is that of course all responsibility belongs to the Master. Well, I have to call bullshit. There really is no way for responsibility to not be shared if you plan to actually live life outside of a 50 Shades wank fantasy. While … Continue reading Responsibility in Power Dynamic Relationships
This morning I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts, Buddhist Bootcamp. I've talked about this podcast here on the blog before as well as the books Timber Hawkeye has written. I have absolutely no affiliation with he or his podcast other than I love how they empower me to be a better me. … Continue reading Hurt Feelings
Yes... no? Wait! What? How about maybe both?. I married when I was 17 and for all those years we were monogamous. I never felt the need to cheat, but I did always feel as if something was missing. It took me quite a while to figure out what it might be and even then, … Continue reading Poly, choice or orientation?
I'm a day late for this week's blog post due to a business trip to Boston, but figure late is better than never. This morning I came across a post talking about a list of 128 basic slave rules. I must say I was intrigued. As I've said before, I am always curious how others … Continue reading 128 Rules
Every year in the little Oklahoma town where my grandmother was born they hold a dance in the park for the 4th of July. About 15 years ago, the last time I went for a family reunion, I went to the dance. There was a couple at the dance who I could not keep my … Continue reading Property and the dance
It's 90 and sunny outside today which means I'm having a hell of a time staying inside to do stuff like laundry, ironing and blog writing. I thought I would take the time to really burst the bubble of those who might still be under the horribly false misconception that because we're poly and kinky … Continue reading Miscellaneous, boring life stuff that makes me happy.
Last night during our evening Skype chat our Knight talked a bit about one of the reasons why we all seem to be so compatible. We have compassion for those around us regardless of their race, religion, color etc. That isn't to say we don't see any of those differences because we certainly do. Instead … Continue reading The World Around Us
I hear a lot how something happens because "We're poly." Whether it's communication, transparency, STI awareness etc. The fact that many people believe relationships are so vastly different because they are poly or kinky just stumps me. Being transparent, having good communication skills, being self aware, loving, honest, with integrity etc are not poly or … Continue reading Not Everything Is About Being Poly
Here is something our Knight wrote this week in regards to how he approaches the authority transfer in our family. I always enjoy reading his thoughts on these topics. Although I am aware of his thoughts on them since I follow his lead and live them, I am usually fairly intrigued by how he came … Continue reading Authority
One of the many things the four of us have in common is our feelings about family and the importance of those relationships. Sometimes family is blood related, but sometimes it is those we choose. A few weeks ago I had a visit from my friend, Laurie, from California and we got to go hiking … Continue reading Family