Get Ready for Winter!

I’m running out of time to get ready for winter! So I created a handy little checklist to help me keep track of all the outdoor chores I need to do this fall.

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Interrupted sleep: why is my kid waking up?

In the middle of the night, interrupted sleep So I’m sleeping soundly. Baby girl is peaceful, and I’m getting much needed rest. Suddenly I hear it. That piercing shriek that gets me out of bed before my eyes have even opened. My daughter has had a night terror. My interrupted…

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How does light affect your sleep?

Are you a “night owl” or a “morning lark”? If you’ve ever used the terms “night owl” or “morning lark” to describe when you work best, what you are really describing is your circadian rhythm. Every creature on the planet has a circadian rhythm. This is what determines the cycles…

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Clean house, Clean start

It seems my house always needs cleaning. That’s probably because, with seven people living in it, 6 of them under 18 (and 5 under 10!), my house never seems clean. There’s always stuff on the floor, fingerprints on the windows, and spots on the wall. Unfortunately, with so many little…

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