Luv 2 Play Indoor Playground – Vlog Mom

We are family vloggers at the Luv 2 Play Indoor Playground. We had so much fun bringing our girls here!

Here is some inspiration on things to do with toddlers. Luv to play is reasonably priced. I also love how they have a place for you to eat while you are there. They have a few great options, and it’s actually good. It is no fun going to a fun place like this and the food tastes gross; I am so glad they take the time to provide tasty food.

Naturally Chauntel: Mom Blog | Mommy Vlogger

We are family vloggers at the Luv 2 Play Indoor Playground. We had so much fun bringing our girls here!

Here is some inspiration on things to do with toddlers. Luv to play is reasonably priced. I also love how they have a place for you to eat while you are there. They have a few great options, and it’s actually good. It is no fun going to a fun place like this and the food tastes gross;  I am so glad they take the time to provide tasty food.

You can also do birthday parties there too for a great price. We are thinking of doing one there in the future. This was the first indoor playground franchise that we have been too besides the “original” Chuckie Cheese. I found it to be fun even for me, apparently a big kid, lol.

As you can see from the vlog…

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Mommy Monday – My Psychology Internship Experience

Hello My Beautiful Jewels and Gems,

So during my junior year, at Cal State Fullerton. I decided to take my psychology internship class.

It was very important to me to choose an internship that gave me real life experience. I did not wish to only earn the credits for my G.P.A., but I wanted an experience that I could take away to test the theory of becoming a Clinical Psychologist.

Let’s rewind about five years, when I was a freshman in high school, I had taken a course called Freshman Studies that allowed you to explore your future career. During this course we worked on a year long project to research our future career to find out more about it.

At this time, I decided to research being a Counseling Psychologist. I wasn’t sure if I would still want to follow this career path after researching it.

I was pleased that upon completing the course and completing the project, I still wanted to pursue that career. Of course I was planning to pursue a career as a Counseling Psychologist as a back-up plan to my dreams of working in the entertainment industry.

Therefore, I went through the rest of my high school and the beginning of my college career planning on pursuing a career in Counseling/Clinical Psychology.

braidsSo the internship, was a huge test for me because I understood that real life experience was far superior to just studying a career.

So back to my junior year at Cal State Fullerton, I completed my internship at a Counseling and Education center. Which, is now closed to my understanding.

I was a monitor for monitor visitations. I completed Intakes, which were the interviews that lead to a new monitor visitation case beginning in our program.

In addition to doing Intake interviews, I also monitored court ordered visits between parents and their children.

The intake interviews gave me a “patient-therapist” type of experience. The monitoring gave me a “relationship-building” type of experience that occurs between a therapist and their clients.

Also, I answered incoming phone calls and completed outgoing calls to get more monitor visitation cases going in our program. In order for these children to see their parents, we had to complete an Intake interview with both parents. Which meant, they both had to be compliant.

Even though, the court had ordered these visits many of the parents did not follow through. So, if one parent came and completed their interview, but the other did not, then that parent could not see their child.

Many times, this caused parents who were not seeing their children to become very upset. They would coincidentally, call and cuss me out because I was usually the one answering the phones two-days a week.

Also, the company was disorganized and had too many cases. There were even cases where both parents had come in and completed all of their paperwork and the Intake process, but because there were not enough monitors, we could not accommodate them.

Therefore, week-by-week they still could not see their children. These parents would also call and cuss me out, just because I was the one answering the phones.

My position included helping and checking people in at the front desk, answering phone calls, and completing outgoing phone calls to gain new monitor visitation cases. However, my most important job was completing Intakes and monitoring visitations. If you ask me, this was a lot of responsibility for an unpaid intern. Don’t you think?

The way monitored visits worked, was one parent would come 15 minutes earlier than the other because there was usually a restraining order between the parents. When that parent would arrive they would be put into a room, and I would close the door and wait for the second parent with the child to arrive.

Usually, when the visiting parent came in they would pay for the visit. If they were late, the visit was cancelled because we did not want to take a chance on both parents seeing each other.

Once the parent arrived with the child. They would leave the child with me, and I would take the child back to the visiting parent’s room. At this time, I would monitor the visit. Meaning, I would watch and record every interaction between the visiting parent and the child as much as possible. I was also required to write down any conversation they might have.

Once the visit was done, the second parent would arrive and pick up the child. 15-minutes-later the visiting parent was allowed to leave. I then put my notes into the families file and that concluded my day.

Next week I will tell you all about how this experience drove me away from Clinical and Counseling Psychology.

TaTa for Now!

Lots of Love 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

Ask Chauntel Fruit for Thought Friday

Here is a new weekly bit of inspiration that I will be sharing with you all! I hope that you gain inspiration, information, and encouragement from my weekly Fruit for Thought! Please give your input on this idea as you see it grow and blossom! It will include both natural and spiritual fruit advice and an inspirational quote! Enjoy!

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The fruit of choice this week is the strawberry! In a natural sense the strawberry is great for your body as it helps with: fighting cancer, boosting immunity, regulating blood pressure, reducing stress, preventing memory decline, improving skin, maintaining healthy teeth, assisting in digestion, and keeping bones healthy!

Now for your spiritual fruit: For with God nothing shall be impossible. Luke 1:37.3