Working Mom & Healthy Kid Balance

6 Tips To Keep My Boys’ Gut Health Balanced I'm Kate, a boy mom and former kindergarten teacher turned Head of Community and Education at Begin Health, a toddler and kids' nutrition health company. With a Masters Degree in Inclusive Early Childhood and teaching for five years prior, I love sharing weekly activities for parents... Continue Reading →

Importance of stuffed animals

A stuffed animal isn’t merely something you trip over in your child’s bedroom. It’s so much more. A lovey, a stuffie, a plushie, a boopie, a comfort object, a cuddly toy, a soft toy - all names for the beloved stuffed animals that enter our kids' lives. I come from a long line of stuffed... Continue Reading →

Cognitive distortions: overcoming personalization 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 labeling and mislabeling. A little cognitive distortion here, a little exaggeration there isn't going to affect... Continue Reading →

Cognitive distortions: overcoming labeling and mislabeling 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 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 →

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