The Whole-Brain Child: Chapter 4

As I delve more into this book, I discover such interesting things about parenting. It may seem obvious once you read it but its the kind of thing that doesn’t really cross your mind. For instance, if a toddler was doing something bad or not eating their vegetables, the first action is to scold. In…

The Whole-Brain Child: Chapter 3

This chapter is about how the bottom parts of your brain connects to the top parts. The bottom of the brain contains the amygdala which is responsible for decision-making, memory and emotional reactions. It is part of the limbic system which deals with the body’s emotional responses. This chapter describes the brain as a house. The bottom…

The Whole-Brain Child: Chapter 2

This chapter focuses on integration. Integrating the left and right sides of the brain is very important for the emotional health of the child. Children are predominantly right sided which is obvious with how emotional they get. Their brains aren’t mature enough to think before they act or think before they feel. Not sure if…

The Whole-Brain Child: Chapter 1

Parenting is a difficult thing. Recently I have been worried that we haven’t been nurturing her growing mind correctly. For months I had been meaning to get some books on the subject but only now did I actually get to choosing some books. The book I’m currently reading is called “The Whole-Brain Child” by Daniel J….

Our Wedding Day

There were times in the past when I didn’t think I would get married. This was not because of my lack of commitment skills. It was more because of the people I dated. None of the guys I was with were good for me. Thinking back, now, I don’t think I was really thinking. I…

Due date nearing

I’m at the point where I’m going to the OB weekly now. I’m at 38 weeks and going to be 39 on Thursday. I’m super anxious and excited at the same time about the birthing process. There are a million things running through my mind. The baby, the wedding, what videos I’m going to post…

My pregnancy summary

First trimester: I definitely felt a lot more headaches and more of the cramps you feel in your lower abdomen. You know that feeling you have when you have your period? That’s what I felt. The headaches were really bad but I didn’t take anything for them. Many times they lasted the whole day. I…

The 6 things going through my mind while pregnant

Every pregnant woman worries about different things. This is a list of the things that I was going through and what I was concerned about throughout my pregnancy. 1. Zika virus This has been worrying me since I first read about it online. If you haven’t heard about this, it’s a virus that spreads through…