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 →
Where's Mom? I want Mom. Go ask your mother. It's tough coming in second to mom. But as American Evangelist Billy Graham once said, "A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society." Let's sing, praise, and notice all of the dads,... Continue Reading →
In honor of Father’s Day, I’m reblogging this post on fantastic fathers in the Animal Kingdom. I’d love to hear how your own dad or your child(ren)’s dad is king!
Dads aren’t babysitters. Dads aren’t wageworkers. I’m guilty at times of treating my husband like an hourly babysitter. I (we) need to stop doing this. We’re not being fair to our husband/partner/child’s parent, etc.
Dads are coparents. Don’t infantilize them. Don’t insult them. Give dads a chance to raise your children. They may surprise you. (And the more time dads spend with your children, the more time you get to be a stay-in-bed mom!)
While I’m no zoologist (merely a zoo enthusiast), I’ve found exemplary examples of coparenting dads in the Animal Kingdom. I may not have biology or zoology credentials, only a zoo membership card, but as a mother of two young children, I’ve logged an impressive number of observation hours during my family’s “field visits” to our local zoo. Here are a few rockstar dads I discovered while visiting the zoo and browsing the Internet. For every “deadbeat”…
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I wish you and your little dancing daffodils a happy Spring. Hope you're all "tossing [your] heads in sprightly dance." "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" By William WordsworthI wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils;... Continue Reading →
Stay-in-Bed Mom Blog! This new blogger is "walking on sunshine". I'm psyched to announce I've been nominated for The Sunshine Blogger Award! First, I'd like to give a huge shoutout to Allie from Hey Mom, Now What? for the nomination! Thank you! Please check out Allie's awe-inspiring personal blog. She also contributes to the blog, Pointless... Continue Reading →
I wish my fabulous followers: Love... Cheer... ...And a Happy New Year! Here's looking ahead to our best year yet.
In thinking about New Year's resolutions, I felt overwhelmed and took a three hour lazy nap while my children slept. New Year's resolutions? Eff no. New Year's irresolutions? Eff yes. OK, well, how about one New Year's resolution? I can resolve to complete one 365-day challenge. What will I be toasting to at midnight? Cheers... Continue Reading →
A special thanks to my followers for making my virtual space merry and bright! The blogosphere can be a dark and vast place. Thank you for lighting up my lil' blog with your kind likes, comments, and shares. Each and every one of you is a gift to me. “Happy Christmas to all, and to... Continue Reading →