Influenster Vox Box – Uncle Bens – New Mom

 

This Influenster Vox Box contains Uncle Bens Flavor Infusions. It is a tasty rice blend for a busy new mom. I gave this rice a awesome positive review my family loved it! It is great to pair with chicken and sides! I hope you like it, and if you try it let me know!

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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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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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Being a Blogger – How I Found My Passion – Ask Chauntel

In this video, I share the journey that I have been on to finding my passion as a blogger. Defining this passion, and exploring my specific areas of interest has been both the most challenging and rewarding. I share my experiences from undergraduate to graduate school, then onto marriage and motherhood, as well as everything in between. I am so excited to share this video with you!

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23 Weeks Pregnant – I Am Pregnant Again!

We are so excited to announce that we are having another baby! I cannot wait to share my pregnancy updates with you all! In this video I share my experience with this pregnancy so far from learning that I am pregnant and symptoms.

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!

Mommy Monday – Confessions of a Mommy Blogger – What it was like as a Psychology Major

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So being a psychology major was very challenging. The classes usually only had about three exams, and they were heavily weighted.

In addition, the material was very dense. Normally each exam covered about five chapters, and it was a lot of memorization.

Most of the time the test questions were situational. Therefore, not only did you have to know the material, but you also had to be able to apply it. Maybe it would not have been so difficult if I only had one class like this, but many times I had to take about two at a time. That only covered part of my load.

In order to graduate in 5 years, I had to take 5 classes at a time. Usually, I had one or two psychology classes, general education classes, and later communication classes.

Whenever, I told someone that I was a psychology major, they always figured that I was psychoanalyzing them. Which I found completely ridiculous. If you ask other people with psychology degrees they will tell you the same.

Stats never agreed with me, but I challenged myself and took up to advanced statistics before I graduated, because I knew I wanted to go to graduate school.

I expected to take a lot of fun and interested classes as a psychology undergrad, but I found that the required courses were pretty boring most of the time.

I took the classes that I needed to take to qualify for a graduate program so I had to miss out on fun classes like Psychology of Personality and Abnormal Psychology. Instead, I had to take classes like Learning and Memory.

I found it to be very technical and logical. There was a lot of research driven instruction which depending on the topic could be interesting, but I am sorry to say was pretty dry most of the time.

The most difficult part was figuring out which area of psychology that I would further my studies in. Most of my peers had this problem too.

However, I was able to find an area after much research, an internship, and many personal conversations! More on that later.

These would leave me far from what I had originally thought I would do as a “back-up” to my acting and modeling dreams!

Next week, I will share all about my psychology internship, and how that left me at a crossroad of confusion in my undergraduate career! More on that later.

Until Next Weeks My Loves!

xoxo

Chauntel

 

 

 

 

Mommy Monday – How I Found My College Major- Confessions of a Mommy Blogger

Hello My Beautiful Jewels and Gems!

So trying to figure out what you are going to do with the rest of your life when you are 18, is quite daunting.

Let’s be realistic, in our current world, at¬†18, most of us haven’t had the life experience to know what we want to do for the rest of our lives. I sure¬†didn’t.

So it all began with a thought that became a dream for me. My plan was to become an actress and a high fashion model from the time I was about four years old. I literally saw Mary Kate and Ashely on “Full House” and I thought, I could do that! And there the dream was born!

However, my mom and dad made sure that I knew that college had to come first before any other career choices. So, I did what I had to do. I went to college.
I tried to find a school that I thought was not too far away from LA, because my plan was to go to auditions throughout the week as they came.

The college I selected to attend was California State University Fullerton. It was in Orange County, not to far from LA, and I liked that they had a diverse population on campus. Being from the Inland Empire, I was accustomed to having friends from all different backgrounds! I absolutely loved it! So this was a characteristic that I looked for in a college.

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Downtown Disney shopping with roommates in college!

I decided that if acting and modeling didn’t work out that I would have a “back-up” plan. My back-up plan was to became a Counseling Psychologist. I decided on this for a couple of reasons.

  1. I love to Talk
  2. I love to Help People

I later found out, neither of these reasons would quite get me to the right career. In fact, they were quite broad, and left me in the middle of a huge field of choices with countless decisions.

Here was the problem, I didn’t know which one I wanted to take. However, that story is for another day.

I entered Cal State Fullerton as a psychology major. Little did I know that my perception of what it was like to be a psychologist was skewed by what I saw on TV. Working in the field is nothing like what the shrink on TV makes it look like. I tried it so I know!

Ironically, during the 5 years that I was at Cal State Fullerton I did not go to a single audition.

In theory it sounded good, but in actuality I didn’t have the interest or time between work, school, and extra curricular activities. I had a full plate. To be honest, I really didn’t miss it, but I didn’t know that until later….

Until Next Week Loves!

xoxo

Chauntel

 

 

Mommy Monday – Confessions of a Mommy Blogger – 20 Something Year Olds – Early Life Crisis

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I have been making some very scary decisions lately. The kind of decisions that are life changing. These are the decisions that lead you to self discovery in your twenties. All of us “20 somethings” are faced with important decision after decision. And one does effect the other. So the pressure is on, and it seems non-stop.

What are these decisions I speak of:

  1. Where will I go to college?
  2. When will I go to college?
  3. Where will I work after college?
  4. Should I travel?
  5. Should I study abroad?
  6. Who will I marry?
  7. How will I find the right one?
  8. Do I want to have kids?
  9. How many kids do I want to have?
  10. When should I start having kids?
  11. What do I want to be when I grow up?
  12. How will I become that professional?
  13. Have I made my parents proud?
  14. When should I have the next kid?
  15. When can I buy a house?
  16. Where will I live?
  17. What job should I apply for?
  18. What job should I take?
  19. Who should I be friends with?
  20. Who am I?
  21. What makes me happy?
  22. Do I like my church?
  23. Where can I find a church?
  24. Do I like myself?
  25. When should I work out? And how much?

As I began writing tonight I realized that apparently, I have a lot to say.

I think about these things all the time, and you would have thought that I would have thought to blog about it right?

Well, I didn’t think of this. Which is very ironic because, I have had this blog for about 8 years. Very rarely have I blogged about myself,¬†occasionally maybe. I purposely left myself out. So maybe it is time for a big scary change. Well scary for me anyway.

Now, to be honest, the fear comes from the unknown, the vulnerability of speaking from my heart. However, you know that is were all the good stuff is anyway right? At least that is what I would like to think.

There is no way that all I have to say can go into one entry. So here is what we are doing. We are making this into a new series on the blog. This series will be entitled as you see above: Confessions of a Mommy Blogger. I will be posting every Monday. Sometimes, it will be this series and others I will just blog about my daily life.

Haha, now I know that I am being very evasive, but work with me here. I am dealing with a lot of abstract thoughts. And yes, I have been told countless times, that I am so “deep”. Let’s begin with what inspired this whole idea anyway.

So, I work as a Substitute Teacher, and I subbed at my old high school this week. I ran right into one of my old coaches. Who is apparently not just a tennis coach, but a life coach too. ¬†ūüôā To my surprise, when she saw me she very boldly and quickly asked me what I was still doing here subbing.

That lead to a conversation about finding myself. She told me since I want to blog, then it was time that I began blogging about it. She told me that I am not the only one going through this, and I should share it!

Needless to say, I was enlightened and encouraged so Coach Gagnon thank you! We are off to a great start I can feel it!

Until next week Darlings!

xoxo

Chauntel

 

 

Benefits of Asparagus – Ask Chauntel Fruit for Thought Friday

1It’s time for your weekly Fruit for Thought! A weekly bit of inspiration where I share both natural and spiritual food along with an #inspirationalquote#acfruitforthought

2So I will be mixing up#naturalfruits and #veggiesfor my weekly #acfruitforthought! This weeks food of choice is the asparagus! In a natural sense #asparagus are good for you as aids in digestion, maintains bone strength, reduces the risk of heart disease, fights cancer, natural aphrodisiac, and amateur all laxative.
Now for your spiritual fruit! I think this verse is important to keep in mind when interacting with other people! I believe it is something that these police who have been involved in murdering innocent men should keep in mind. I also think it is something that we all have to keep in mind because killing police is also not the answer! For God says that vengeance is mine! “Do to others as you would like them to do to you.” -Luke 6:31

3With all the recent murders of black men by the police, I must take a moment to remind the world life matters! God did not give it to us to take other’s away! #blacklivesmatter #stopthehate also killing police is not the answer!#dallaspoliceshooting Lets be slow to anger and show love #inspirationalquote#acfruitforthought