Coach Approach Blog
The secret brain tips of napping babies
Do you wish you were a baby? Like you're trying to take it all in, but then you just need a nap?
Seriously - think about watching a newborn baby attempting to take in sensory information. You will remember the startle reflex, the adjustments when the skin touches water, the quick eye movements when a new sound is heard, the response to light, color, texture, internal body sensations, etc.
The sheer number of sensations are overwhelming and the infant soon falls asleep and tries again after se…
Why I'm not a hugger even though I love hugging
Hugging is a huge specialty of mine. I'm a pretty soft, snuggly person, and my family members count on me for big hugs throughout the day. I love it, and it's my favorite job as a mom.
Just this morning, my daughter came down the stairs with her arms wide open. Mine were wide open, too, and we held a long squeeze while I told her the usual, "You're so wonderful! I'm so glad I'm your mom."
Still, there's a huge difference between what I do and who I am. I don't always hug everyone. Sometimes I…
What I learned about community from killing mosquitos
I remember the flood of emotions one sunny morning when I saw my two-year-old daughter covered with large welts. We were on vacation in Tunisia, and I had thought to carefully cover her cot with a mosquito net, but apparently, one rascal had made it through and had spent the night with her.
Angrily, I grabbed my slipper and began smashing the mosquitos I saw hovering around on the walls. My fury increased as they splattered human blood onto the white-washed surfaces.
My two-year-old grew very s…