The First Weeks of School

It’s really hard to believe we are back to new school supplies, a fresh list of lunch box ideas, rearranging sleep schedules and a new school year!  Even with engaging in a relaxed summer, somehow it buzzes by.  August is here; welcome 2018-2019 school year! This year is a little more emotional for me as my eldest has officially started her school journey; the 5 days-a-week seemingly for the rest of her life school journey.  Okay, yes, a little dramatic – but the emotions are real.  🙂  Being a past teacher, I fully respect and support school in all aspects … Read More

Daylight Savings in Europe 2018

Being international is incredible!  It reminds you how small the world truly is. Europe will experience the start of Daylight Savings on Sunday, March 25th at 1:00am where you will turn the clocks forward by one hour.  No matter when you experience daylight savings, if you’re a parent, you know its something to prepare for.  The beauty of springing ahead is it’s the “easier” of the two time adjustments for children.  Here are a few tips to make this adjustment go smoothly: Nap Time: Instead of immediately making the switch to new naptimes, split the difference. Adjust naps by 30 … Read More

Breeze into Daylight Savings

I love the fall! Cool, crisp mornings, changing colors, a consistent routine with school and work – there’s just something in the air that is different. You tend to slow down a bit and enjoy. Life is peaceful. With this season change and transition into the winter months, we experience Daylight Savings.  I’ll be honest, like many parents, daylight savings is something I typically despise. The transition of losing an hour of sleep and adjusting your circadian rhythms is exhausting and disruptive. Yet this year, this year I’m actually looking forward to it. I know! Call me crazy, but I’m … Read More

Calming Period

For many, the days are packed with work, classes, activities, outdoor time, meetings, sports and so much more. Running from activity to activity can leave one with high-energy by the end of the day. Returning home, it can be hard to switch gears and quickly prepare for bed; instead you need a calming period. This is true for children and adults alike. A calming period is not a bedtime routine; it is what you do before a bedtime routine. This thirty to sixty minute period prior to a bedtime routine is to help the body switch gears from go-go-go to … Read More

A New School Year has Begun, Is your Child Sleeping Well? My 2 BIGGEST Tips!

It’s official – it’s back to the books for all students in/around Omaha! Hopefully you prepared well and it was an easy and restful transition back to the classroom! 🙂 If not, no worries, I’m here to help! My 2 BIGGEST tips: 1. Early and earlier to bed. I find we have this predetermined time in our head when “school aged” children should be in bed: 8:00pm. I’m here to tell you, that’s probably too late, especially these first weeks of school. Why? Because their world has been rocked and they are tiiiiiiirrreed from a fun summer! The moment you … Read More