Start Your Day the Awkward Way: Alarm App Sends Wake-Up Calls From ...
But a new alarm clock app is designed to make that process easier, or at least more interesting. Wakie matches See also: 10 Apps That Will Help You Sleep Better The connection was grainy and not very clear and the users on the other side of the ...
September 5, 2014
Denver Kids program links at-risk students with education counselors
In an effort to fix the truancy situation, Howard questioned the student about her process of going to sleep and waking up in the morning, discovering she had no alarm clock at home. So Howard helped the student pick out an alarm clock featuring her ...
November 30, 2014
Hello Kitty Not a Cat: Breaking News from Sanrio Overturns Consensus Reality ...
Please don't panic world, but Hello Kitty is not a cat. That's right. Hello Kitty is not a cat. According to anthropologist Christine R. Yano of the University of Hawaii, Hello Kitty is not, nor has ever been, a cat. It seems that an elaborate ...
August 27, 2014
Bacon the Cat Is a Long-Haired Superstar in the Making
Bacon is a cat who likes to think that he has been genetically engineered. To be more precise, according to his Facebook claims, he is "an exotic longhair cat that is genetically engineered to be an awesome machine." What this actually entails from a ...
February 18, 2015
Shelter Tales: Don't judge a book by its cover when it comes to pets
A sleeping kitty may be a curious cat who gets into everything. A meowing, grabbing kitten just may end your search for that calm lap cat. And that possibly intimidating-looking, standoffish pit bull may be the loving, smart, obedient companion your ...
October 9, 2014
7 Ways Your Pet Is Making You Sick -- and How to Fix Them
Cats and dogs are wonderful for their companionship, affection and unconditional love, but as much as we hate to admit it, they're not always the easiest to live with. Behaviors like barking, pulling on the leash and scratching can cause stress and ...
October 27, 2014
Target Black Friday 2014
The post-Thanksgiving shopping tradition Black Friday started early at Target. On Monday, Nov. 10, Target revealed the gadgets that will make up its Black Friday 2014 sale and offered customers a head start on purchases with a selection of doorbusters ...
November 10, 2014
It’s been two long years since Pure Joy went dark, leaving faithful readers perplexed at the sudden and screeching halt to our family blog. Since then, Anika has teamed up with her little sister Isla to achieve new heights of silliness and mayhem. It didn’t seem fair to deprive Pure Joy’s twenty-person fan base of this window into their adventures. (That and a certain grey-haired-glasses-wearing-professorial-Freeman-side-grandfather–who reportedly made up more than 95% of the web traffic on Pure Joy the last time around–has promised a small fortune for this blog’s continuation. Pure Joy is back and better than ever. To start, here’s a quick, whirlwind recap of the five most important things that have happened in the lives of Anika and Isla over the last 730 days. Isla Mae arrives, Anika meets her best pal, and Mom and Dad begin their slow descent into multiple-child-induced parental insanity. Isla goes mobile. Two kids can be a brutal assault to the just-thirty-minutes-of-me-time place in every parent’s heart. But two mobile kids, one of whom enjoys “sledding” down the basement stairs on a sleeping bag and the other who would prefer that we burn all of her toys and let her climb stairs all day, has been the death knell to the small shred of autonomy... Isla puts the toddle in toddler with her cute and unsteady walking, but we have had to go from general surveillance to outright stalking in order to protect Isla from the places her curiosity takes her.
The phone beeped in the middle of the night. He must have sent me good wishes on the trip. It’s the middle of the night. I swatted at the phone to shut it up, and went back to bed. I was due up super-early to head to California, so I was none-too-pleased to have my anxiety-ridden sleep interrupted any further. When the phone beeped again, this time as an alarm clock, I rolled out of bed at 5. My eyes refused to open, like a recalcitrant clamshell. I looked at my messages, mentally composing a text to Dad that would have included some impolite language. Except it wasn’t Dad. So before you know it, I was talking to a grumpy customer service rep, who’d been working straight through the night, trying to figure out how to salvage my trip. When all was said and done, I made it to LA. But I routed through Vegas, and lost a bunch of time. Time I meant to spend at the J. Paul Getty Museum, looking at art, so I could report back to you. They had to move things around to accommodate, and I had to apologize for the airline shenanigans. I only mention the drama because I’d been bragging to my wife the night before about how good I’d gotten at avoiding and managing stress.
We had actually even set an alarm to make sure we woke up on time but we didn't need it because as soon as the clock struck 7, people were moving all over this house. The girls started work on Campbell's new Hello Kitty lego thing and the boys did something that involved sleeping bags on the stairs (I just prayed for no broken bones or head injuries and continued getting ready. ) Robby served up breakfast while I got myself ready and then I made sure all of the kiddos were dressed, brushed, combed and buttoned before letting them play until time to go. We were a bit late getting everyone dropped off and back into church... Keaton was thrilled to be going to cookie club tonight but when John Paul started messing with Whitman, Keaton became very upset-she was doing everything she could to make sure her brother was well taken care of. Too bad, I didn't. when Whitman went to his class tonight, I didn't have my phone (it was in my bag) so I didn't see the text saying that Whitman was screaming. The kids sang in church tonight as well and they all did very well again.
8 Things To Never Do When You're Sleep Deprived
No work, no alarm, just sweet slumber til your eyes gently flutter open. Sorry to burst your idyllic Saturday morning bubble, but this is a bad idea. "Your sleep clock will readjust ... food choices when we're tired (hello, leftover Chinese food!),
March 31, 2015