Overcoming labeling and mislabeling

Thank you for joining Stay-in-Bed Mom Blog (SIBMB) for an ongoing positive self-talk series. Self-love starts with positive self-talk. We'll continue to discuss cognitive distortions, or unhelpful thinking styles, through the lens of parenthood. Last time we discussed overcoming should statements. A little cognitive distortion here, a little exaggeration there isn't going to affect your... Continue Reading →

Cognitive distortions: overcoming should statements for moms and dads

Thank you for joining Stay-in-Bed Mom Blog (SIBMB) for an ongoing positive self-talk series. Self-love starts with positive self-talk. We'll continue to discuss cognitive distortions, or unhelpful thinking styles, through the lens of parenthood. Last time we discussed overcoming emotional reasoning. A little cognitive distortion here, a little exaggeration there isn't going to affect your... Continue Reading →

Cognitive distortions: overcoming emotional reasoning for moms and dads

Thank you for joining Stay-in-Bed Mom Blog (SIBMB) for an ongoing positive self-talk series. Self-love starts with positive self-talk. We'll continue to discuss cognitive distortions, or unhelpful thinking styles, through the lens of parenthood. Last time we discussed overcoming magnification (catastrophizing) or minimization. A little cognitive distortion here, a little exaggeration there isn't going to... Continue Reading →

Let me hold you longer.

My arms were trembling and my knuckles were white, but I wasn’t going to let my baby boy go. Only he’s not a baby anymore, he’s soon to be five and a half. His legs were dangling to my knees as I held him close to my chest. I’ll have him as long as he’ll... Continue Reading →

When your child is late to potty train

My daughter didn't potty train on her second birthday. She didn't potty train on her third birthday. Now it's a couple months into her third year, and Mama is nervous. Learning to use the toilet is an important milestone. Most children start working on this skill between 18 months and 3 years of age.  But my 3-year-old... Continue Reading →

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