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 →

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 →

Picture books about self-love – part 4

Welcome back. 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 The Art of Hearing Heartbeats for a book summary and “quotable quotes”. As you’re reading The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker in bed (or in your... Continue Reading →

“Mean Girls”, mean moms

I'm reblogging a piece I wrote about mom shaming in which I compared grownup moms to the Mean Girls from Tina Fey's eponymous 2004 film. When we talk about mom shaming, what we're really talking about is "mommy guilt". Do mean girls grow up to be mean moms? I think so. But not always. Guilt... Continue Reading →

Mommy guilt: what is it?

"Hey hon, can you rub out my chest tar?" I beg my husband. The request is made on a monthly basis. His healing "Punjab (Annie 1983) hands", as I refer to them, magically massage my chest and all my worries away. Maybe Touch is a love language of mine after all. (Side note:  A childhood without a... Continue Reading →

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