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 →
What does it mean to be yourself? How do you negotiate that with being a mom? And what happens when you suddenly lose yourself? You wake up one morning and you don't recognize your reflection in the mirror. It happens so quickly. Dark, tired eyes, wrinkled skin, no sparkle or shine in sight. You are... Continue Reading →
The parent decides when to eat, what to serve, and where to serve it, and the child decides whether and how much to eat. But what if there's never a whether or a how much. What if your kids just don't eat. What's a mama to do? I was complaining to my husband about my... Continue Reading →
I need depression like I need a pimple on my face. I have this ugly pimple, the sight of which is bumming me out. I'm not prone to pimples, not even in high school. So the sight of one in my thirties is unwelcome. My wait-and-see approach isn't working for the pimple. It just is... Continue Reading →
If you've been depressed or anxious during the COVID-19 pandemic, know you're not alone. Stay-in-Bed Mom Blog is here to help. There has been an explosion in reported cases of depression and anxiety. Depression and anxiety during and after pregnancy affects one in seven women in what’s now referred to as perinatal mood and anxiety... Continue Reading →
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 →
"Remember people: when you see a grumpy person..be nice to them...they could be potty training a toddler." -mumProbs I'm starting to potty train my second child, and it's much harder than the first. You always hear girls are easier to potty train than boys. Girls will be potty trained on average by their second birthday... Continue Reading →
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 jumping to conclusions - mind reading and fortune telling. A little cognitive distortion here, a little exaggeration... Continue Reading →
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 disqualifying the positive. A little cognitive distortion here, a little exaggeration there isn't going to affect your... Continue Reading →
Hi, it’s Stay-in-Bed Mom! I have new followers to my @stayinbedmomblog Instagram and WordPress accounts and thought I would reshare this post I wrote. I hope you enjoy! Let me know what you think.
Followers, have you wondered where I got my blog name “stay-in-bed mom” or Instagram handle @stayinbedmomblog? Or what it means to be a “stay-in-bed mom”? Read on.
Do you stay in bed all the time?
No, from from it. But I do enjoy being in bed (not just when I sleep). Having time to relax in my bedroom is an important part of my self-care regiment.
One Instagram follower wondered why I spent so much time in bed. Here’s what she asked:
“Hey! So Im being totally random, but why are you in bed so much? Im apparently missing something somewhere and was curious, plus how do you keep from not going nuts?! I was on 3 months bedrest with our daughter…and I thought THAT was bad, now [I have an injury]….being laid out like this is NOT my thing and I need some advice and love….😍😍😍😍😍“
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