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When your child is late to potty train

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 →

Overcoming magnification (catastrophizing) or minimization

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 →

Overcoming jumping to conclusions – mind reading and fortune telling

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 →

Q&A with Stay-in-Bed Mom Blog

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.

Stay-in-Bed Mom

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….😍😍😍😍😍

Good…

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Picture and nonfiction books about losing a pet

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 posts on picture books about achieving your dreams and Where'd You Go, Bernadette.We have a special post in honor of a once-in-a-nine-lifetimes kind of feline.After fifteen years, Stay-in-Bed Mom and family... Continue Reading →

Overcoming disqualifying the positive

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 mental filter. A little cognitive distortion here, a little exaggeration there isn't going to affect your mental... Continue Reading →

Picture books about achieving your dreams

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 Where'd You Go, Bernadette for a book summary and “quotable quotes”. As you’re reading Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple in bed (or in your favorite armchair), feel free... Continue Reading →

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