When does learning actually begin? At birth? Once a child attends school? Annie Murphy Paul gives a thoughtful TED Talk on the subject. I found this video to be an important reminder that how we treat ourselves (through diet, exercise, environment, self care) has longer lasting influence than we may realize. It is especially important during pregnancy to understand how you treat yourself is how you are treating your baby as well. So take care, mama! Eat healthy, nourishing foods. Speak kindly of yourself. Surround yourself with loved ones. Nurture, explore and grow for your own well- being and for the well- being of your little one.