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 overgeneralization. A little cognitive distortion here, a little exaggeration there isn't going to affect your mental state... 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 all-or-nothing thinking. A little cognitive distortion here, a little exaggeration there isn't going to affect your mental... Continue Reading →
Are you craving more carbs lately? What makes your carb intake skyrocket – cold weather, busy holidays, stressful life events? Stay-in-bed mom has another Ritz Cracker carb load. Ahhh! It’s okay – whatever your craving – remember children are challenging. Don’t be hard on yourself.
Hi, my name is Stay-in-Bed Mom, and I’m a Ritz Crackers addict. It’s been six days since I ate my last sleeve.
O, golden rounds, how I love thee. Your supremely delicious disks of glory are a delight to behold. I admit I’m powerless over you. Ritz Crackers, your seductive scalloped edges sing a siren song. Mom life is unmanageable without your buttery goodness. One taste is “a bite of the good life.”
Ever noticed how the word crack is in Ritz Crackers? You are a drug to me, Ritz Crackers. You’re just so darn addicting, and I can never get enough. I start grinding my teeth whenever I see your signature red box in our kitchen pantry.
Rather than admit I have a problem, I’ve tried a few strategies to hide my addiction from my husband.
- Pay for Ritz Crackers with cash. We share bank and…
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Thanks for joining my "Mommy and Me" Book Club. I hope you're enjoying my ongoing "stay in bed and read" series. See my previous post on Their Eyes Were Watching God for a book summary and “quotable quotes”. As you’re reading Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwon in bed (or in your favorite armchair), feel free... Continue Reading →
"A worried mother does better research than the FBI." Well, what happens when this same worried mother applies to be a FBI special agent? Where have I been?As my readers may know, I took a seven month hiatus from writing, @stayinbedmomblog Instagramming, and everything short of parenting. And what did I do during this time?... Continue Reading →
Hi All, I'm taking a brief hiatus from my blog and Instagram account @stayinbedmomblog. Lately, I'm feeling stressed and stretched too thin, which means I need to "stay in bed" more. See you in soon!In the meantime, please leave your blog topic ideas in the comments. What would you like to see more of on... Continue Reading →
Today I'm celebrating... Red, White, and You! I hope you get a little freedom on the "4th of July" to pursue some non-parenting passions.
As I celebrate Independence Day (United States) in my country, I think about freedom from the perspective of a parent. Buddha uttered "anata", which means "no self". Similarly, Jesus said "Deny thyself" (Matthew 16: 24). Some of the most famous spiritual guides advocated for a denial of one's self. When you become a parent you... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →