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

screen-shot-2016-10-03-at-12-39-49-pmHello My Beautiful Jewels and Gems,

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

 

 

 

 

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Breastfeeding Benefits verses Formula

Video Description:

Hey mommies so in this video I share my experiwne and research on the difference between breastfeeding and formula feeding your baby. I discuss the pros an cons between the two.

Video Transcript:

Hello my beautiful mommies welcome back to my breastfeeding series. Today we’re going to be talking about the difference between breastmilk and formula.

So I hope I can get you on my bandwagon of breastfeeding. So let’s talk about it, breastmilk verses formula.

You got problems in your life and you need advice? All you gotta do is Ask Chauntel.

Ok, so there is tons, tons of research  out there and information. I am just going to give you some key points that I think you should be aware of if you are considering giving your baby formula over breastmilk. 

Number one, God gave us breastmilk. Why do you think he gave us breastmilk? He gave us breastmilk because it was the best thing for our babies. So breast milk has antibodies. Formula does not. When you take prenatal vitamins and you eat well, you produce natural vitamins for your baby that is not natural in formula. They do put vitamins in formula but some vitamins don’t set well with the baby so it’s much better for them to get it directly from the breastmilk.

Breastfeeding is good for the mom and good for the baby. It reduces lots of diseases and things that babies can get later on in life. Including but not limited to being overweight, it can reduce gonorea, type two diabetes, Hodgkins disease and so many more. For women it can help reduce ovarian cancer, reduce breast cancer and lots of other diseases. In addition that that, it will help you to shrink your uterus a lot faster, and your stomach.

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Its also a great time for bonding between you and your baby. It is amazing time for you to spend together and learn each other.

Did you know that your baby can smell you up to 50 feet away. That baby can smell that milk. MMMhhmmm. 

Breastmilk is a lot easier to digest then formula, but with that you are going to be feeding your baby a whole lot more if you are breastfeeding them, than if you are doing formula. Just keep that in mind.

But the upside to that is you don’t have to make a bunch of bottles. You don’t have to clean a bunch of bottles. You don’t have to warm a bunch of bottles. Its the perfect temperature for your baby all the time. All you have to do is pop it out and feed your baby. 

Breastfeeding will also reduce the risk of SIDS, sudden infant death syndrome. Breastfeeding is also known to increase cognition and is known to possibly give your baby a higher IQ. Breastfeeding is free and is going to save you a lot of money. Formula can be cost $200 a month and sometimes even more than that. So its going to save you a lot of money and you cannot buy that stuff, the good stuff.

But if you are breastfeeding your baby you are going to have to eat right and you cannot spoke or drink. When you give your baby formula you determine how much the baby is going to drink, but when it comes to the breast the baby determines how much they are going to drink, and i think that is so much better for them. And that means that they are not going to be overeating.

The one thing that I hate about breastfeeding, of all the things I love about it, is pumping. Because I work during the day and I have to pump and if you don’t pump you can loose the amount of milk supply that you have, and that is the thing that I cannot quite stand but other than that is not so bad.

Also, occasionally you are going to leak so be ready for that. You don’t have that problem with formula. Anyways just keep  in 

So, Anyways I hope that you guys found this video helpful and educational, and If you know any differences between breastfeeding and formula feeding that you would like to share with us leave comments down below. I want to know. Email me questions at askchauntel@gmail.com. And hit me up on twitter with a hashtag askchauntel and love you guys so much and I will talk to you guys soon. 

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