Catalina Island Family Vlog – Vacation with Baby

In this video I share our family vlog in Catalina Island. It is possible to begin traveling on the Catalina Express even while traveling with a baby. It is possible to have a fun vacation with a baby and enjoy yourself and you will see how we did it! It is a whirl wind, and so much fun. This is actually a throw back to January to our wedding anniversary as a young couple.

29 Week Pregnancy Update – 28- 30 week Pregnancy Update

In this video I share my 28-30 week pregnancy update. I share what it has been like for me at 28 weeks, 29 weeks, and 30 weeks. My symptoms are changing in my pregnancy, and I am definitely experiencing signs of late pregnancy! Watch!

Spring Maternity Outfits – Maternity Date Night Outfit

In this video I share a few spring maternity outfits that you can wear while you are pregnant. While sharing the outfits I give some fashion tips for how to beef up your mom style. These items and tips that I share will help you create a stylish maternity date night outfit. Style the bump with these three outfits. If you are look for Christian Fashion or Modest Fashion you will also love these outfits! If you would like to purchase the items listed in the video please see the attached affiliate links below on my blog for each of the three links. You can go for the entire outfit or specific items that you enjoy! Love you much and hope you enjoy!

Mint Kimono Paired With Lace White Dress and Maternity Shorts Outfit https://askchauntel.com/2017/04/06/pregnancy-date-night-outfits-spring-maternity-outfit-ideas/

Black and White Stripped Maxi Dress Outfit with Black Blazer
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Pink Dress with Nude Gladiator Sandals Outfit
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Sippy Cup Review

In this video I share a collection of sippy cups that we have acquired, over the past year, from brands like munchkin, the first years, nuby, and disney and give the pros and cons of each cup for mom and baby! I hope that you find this helpful as it can be very difficult to choose which cup both you and your child will like! If you are interested in purchasing the cups that I reviewed check out my affiliate links below to purchase and learn more.

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Doc McStuffins Sippy Cup by The First Years http://amzn.to/2nCzixc

Munckin Cup with Handles http://amzn.to/2oBoggn

What I Eat in a Day Pregnant – What I Eat in a Day 25 Weeks Pregnant – Natural Momma

Hey guys, in this video I share what I eat in a day pregnant. This is just a typical day, with no filter. Sugar and butter is included ūüôā In this video I give a few meal ideas that you can eat throughout the day. Most of them are pretty healthy. It is all food prepared at home. I did forget to mention that I also drink water throughout the day, and I did not record this in the video! Join me and Celina in the VO! I hope you enjoy, and don’t forget to give me thumbs! xxxxxx

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Confessions of a Mommy Blogger -Mommy Monday

Hello My Beautiful Jewels and Gems!

So this post will be very brief, yet informative.

I have gotten bored with what I have done with this Confessions series. It has been great to share some of my past experiences, but I like sharing the present ones much better.

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To describe the present, I may reach back in the past, but the posts that you will see here going forward will mostly reflect what is going on with me currently.

 

If this makes you sad, let me know, it may give me some motivation to continue where I left off a couple of weeks ago.

Otherwise, I am moving forward with these posts, and I hope that you are as excited about them as I am!

And you will keep seeing my other original content coming your way of course!

Be Blessed!

Chauntel

Raw Spice Bar Unboxing

In this video I share an unboxing that I did for Raw Spice Bar, a subscription company that delivers fresh ingredients and recipes right to your door every month! As a natural mom who values cooking for her family, I think this is such a fun, unique and helpful service! Check out the video and let me know what you think about this subscription service!

Confessions of a Mommy Blogger – The Emotional Scars of Being a Therapist

Happy Monday Jewels and Gems!

Todays walk down memory lane takes us to the moment that I had decided that Clinical Psychology was not for me.

If you are just beginning to read these blogs, be sure to go back and read the other entries under the Confessions category of the blog!

So, as I participated in the my psychology internship, I quickly learned that there are many aspects to the Clinical Psychology profession that just didn’t mesh well with my personality.

My main concern was that the internship was emotionally taxing for me. I found myself having a hard time separating work from home. I was bringing all of those emotions of sadness home with me, even at the intern level. Becoming a therapist, would mean more emotional encounters, and I did not want to be sad all of the time.

Also, when I participated in the intake interviews, I was able to get the feel of a therapy session. I did enjoy helping the families, but their situations and what they were going through also made me sad. It was hard to find joy in what I was doing.

In addition to being sad from the the Intake Interviews and Monitored Visitations, the phone calls and interactions that I had with customers were usually unpleasant.

The frustration that the families¬†felt was understandable, but I didn’t feel that I should be punished for the system and what they were going through. However, I felt attacked most of the time, and I was unable to help them out of there situation.

In addition to my hands on experience at the internship. I was also surrounded with Marriage and Family Therapy(MFT) students who were in their Masters Programs, and I was of course still in my Bachelor’s Program at CSUF. So, being the inquisitive girl that I am, I began asking them questions.

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I also had some heart-to-heart conversations with some of the students who were completing an internship in counseling, while I was completing my undergrad psychology internship.

Many of these interns were struggling financially because I believe they  were working for free, just like me. They also had to pay the bills, so they were also working part time and going to school.

These MFT students soon taught me that getting your MFT is at least a 4-year-program. Not only did you have to complete your masters program, which takes about 2.5 years. You also had to complete a huge number of internship hours, that took most people about 2 years to complete. Most of the students I ran into told me they had to complete something like 3,000 hours of internship. Their internship including giving therapy sessions and shadowing a MFT. They also got feedback from their MFT after playing back some of their therapy sessions.

To me, it made more sense to get my doctorate than it would to get my masters since it is more of an advanced degree, and takes about the same amount of time to complete, 4 to 5

Next week, I will explain how these experience propelled me to the next stage of my career!

Please let me know what you think if you would like to share your thoughts!

Lots of Love

xoxo

Chauntel