parenting

Episode 037 - "Encouraging Your Partner To Be More Involved"

As the primary caretaker for my son, I found myself taking on all the parenting responsibilities. It wasn't because my husband didn't want to but because I felt I had to. Turns out I was excluding him and taking away his opportunities to learn how to parent. In this episode, I go over some of the steps we took to make both of us happier. 

Episode 013 - "The Wonder Weeks" with host Melissa Herreria

One thing that keeps me sane when my son is learning something new is the Wonder Weeks app. Have you checked it out yet? The app is based on the best selling book by the same name “The Wonder Weeks.” And its totally free. 

The gist of the app and the book are that All babies go though the same changes in the mental development at the same time. This is called a mental leap. With each leap, your baby is given the possibility to learn new things. And every baby wants to learn, much less master, these new skills, as learning these makes him master that ‘puzzle’ or ‘chaos’ that is in his brain since the leap. Learning new things helps him to get through the fussy phase and is good for his development for the rest of his life.

The book is written by two doctors, Hetty van de Rijt and Frans Plooij, that studied the mental development of babies.  We have all heard about growth spurts and sleep regressions but mental leaps are yet another thing that can totally turn your world around but they are also AMAZING.