You may wonder why each Stay-in-Bed Mom Blog (SIBMB) post ends with a “A Final Thought – From the Pillow”.
I grew up watching The Jerry Springer Show with my gram during lazy summer afternoons and holiday breaks from school hahah. I’d sit in a child’s pose at the end of Mygram’s bed and wait for Jerry’s “Final Thought” and closing line: “Until next time…take care of yourself and each other.” Regardless of your feelings for Jerry Springer, I think most can agree with his maxim.
On a deep level, SIBMB is about “…taking care of yourself and each other“. It’s why I started the blog in the first place. My mission is conveyed at the end of each post, in case you missed it.
Why else do I end my posts with “A Final Thought”?
The mother in me wants to maximize your time by giving you a (hopefully useful) takeaway.
The teacher in me wants to offer closure, an exit reflection, by asking you to reflect on some aspect of parenting or life in general. (I absolutely love hearing from you in the comments – by the way – even if I’m slow getting back to you.)
The writer in me wants to summarize the post’s main points and pose a new insight to ponder.
And why does the “A Final Thought” come from a pillow?
As a stay-in-bed mom, quite literally, I love resting my head on my side-sleeping pillow. Being in my bedroom is a big part of my self-care regiment.
A pillow is a symbol for peace and quiet. A comforting place for rest and respite. Just the place every mom/dad deserves to go every day, even if it’s only for a short while.
Additionally, a pillow is a symbol for softness. I hope my “A Final Thought – From the Pillow” can soften the blows or harshness of parenting and life on the whole.
What’s “pillow talk”?
Pillow talk is the conversation that happens after making out/sex. Pillow talk is a special kind of conversation that occurs before or after an intimate moment.
It’s my goal to create an intimacy with my “virtual village”. As the proud author/creator of SIBMB, I want to lay myself bare/”naked” (figuratively, of course!) and be vulnerable for my readers. I hope my honesty and openness make you feel a little less isolated or alone. Please feel free – always – to talk to me in the comments or send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m not a perfect parent. I’m not a perfect person. But just like you, I’m living life each day – sometimes thriving, but other times surviving – “triaging it” or “limping to the finish line” (forgive the mixed metaphors).
“Until next time…take care of yourself and each other.”
A Final Thought – From the Pillow
Let Stay-in-Bed-Mom Blog be your hugging pillow.
So if you feel alone or need comfort, SIBMB is listening from the pillow.
Faithful followers (thank you!), do you have “A Final Thought” that’s resonated with you? Please share in the comments.