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Stress-Free Social Media Break

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 →

A Final Thought – From the Pillow

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 →

Overcoming all-or-nothing thinking

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. A little cognitive distortion here, a little exaggeration there isn't going to affect your mental state in the short term. However,... Continue Reading →

10 best quotes about dads

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 →

Coparenting, dads as coparents

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!

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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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Self-love starts with positive self-talk

Ah, the voice in your head...Sometimes your brain can be a mouthy, lying little b!tch or @ss. "I can't do anything right." "I'm a bad mom (dad)." "My kids would be better off without me." Back talk that b!tch (or @ss)! Join me for Stay-in-Bed Mom Blog's (SIBMB) positive self-talk series. Don't trust every thought.... Continue Reading →

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