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Adjusting to Time Changes

By : Bobbi Williams,

With the time change approaching, many parents are asking how they can help their baby and toddler transition to the new time without upsetting their child’s sleep. Starting Sunday, March 12, clocks will be set forward one hour: “spring forward.” You can help your child by starting adjustments ahead of the time change. Beginning Tuesday night (March 7), start to put your child down 10 minutes earlier for bed. You can do this by comforting, singing, reading, and starting the bedtime routine 10 minutes earlier. Continue this for the rest of the week. When the time change happens, your baby...

guest post , local resources , sleep

Business as Usual?

By : Bobbi Williams,

The holiday season is upon us.... This year it feels a little bitter sweet for me. If we move forward with a "business as usual" attitude and participate in all the holiday festivities, pageantry and commercialism, are we discounting the anxiety that many in our community are currently feeling? Are we valuing material possessions over emotional and societal health? Honestly, I feel a bit guilty thinking about what gifts I'm hoping to receive rather than what I can do to give back.   How can we partake in this holiday season in a way that doesn't diminish the very real turmoil that...

community , holiday , newsletter

7 Reasons to Shop Small this Season and Beyond

By : Bobbi Williams,

One of the first things I do when planning a trip is scope out the most interesting neighborhoods. It's definitely a must do on my list to soak in some of the "local flavor".  I don't know about you but checking out local restaurants and/or boutiques is a big priority for me. Even if I walk away with nothing I feel satisfied that I didn't spend all my time in the typical touristy area and instead made a connection with those that help make that city unique. I make a point of "shopping small" when I'm on trips and when I'm at home...

community , holiday , newsletter