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Have you ever felt sleepy mid-day for no reason at all, or experienced extreme jet lag? Our internal, biological clocks regulate our sleep and drive our circadian rhythms. These are consist of typical 24-hour cycles of physical, mental and behavioral changes. Most people are unaware of just how important our master clocks are and how […]
written by: Briana Baston-Cooper This summer seems to be hotter and more humid than usual. This makes it even more difficult to figure out what to wear. The easiest way to make comfortable combinations this summer is to first find out what fabric(s) you’re putting on your body. Take the time to read the little tag […]
Now that kids are out of school for summer, the Summer Learning Loss or “Summer Slide” is true. “Summer Slide” is the lose of learning through the summer months when children are not in the classroom. The level of lost learning is greater based on socio-economic status. The poorer the family, the loss is greater. “The […]
Who likes hearing hammers and nail guns at 7:00AM? This girl does! This summer, we’re tearing up our modest 1914 frame cottage, originally built as an Up North (as we say in Michigan) retreat for Detroiters a century ago. We’re keeping the original house and footprint, while roughly doubling our square footage, to accommodate our […]
Play—daily play—is an integral factor in the quality of children’s development and well-being. Too often, parents and caregivers are not adequately enabled to include active and creative play in daily activities for their children or themselves. Image Source & Credit: www.ProjectforPublicPlaces.org Aisha Alexander, Director of Community Initiatives at Kaboom (an organization that advocates for play […]