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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!

Stay-in-Bed Mom

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 →

Q&A with Stay-in-Bed Mom Blog

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... Continue Reading →

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