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Screen Time and Sleep — How to Promote Healthy Sleep Habits in Your Kids

Even before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, parents were grappling with the effects of screen time on their children’s sleep habits. Now, with so much of the world moving online, kids’ screen time has increased drastically, and many old routines are out … read more

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Car Safety

Car Safety: What To Do if You Lock Your Child In (and how to prevent it from happening)

As much as none of us as parents think we would ever forget our young kids in a locked car, accidents happen. On average, one child dies every nine days due to heatstroke from being locked in a vehicle, according to KidsAndCars.org. The … read more

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Emotionally Preparing Your Children for Back-to-School Season

Between sheltering-in-place, online learning and time away from friends, many children will need a little extra support as they head back to school this fall. Consider these tips from the experts at KinderCare to help you emotionally prepare your children to return to … read more

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boating

Know Before You Go — Boating Edition

The spectacular vistas, lush forests and scenic waterways are all around us on the West Sound. We are, indeed, fortunate to live in such a beautiful place and we also have incredible outdoor recreational opportunities including boating. If you are heading out to … read more

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auto tips
Automotive

Getting Ready to Drive Again? Check Your Car for These Three Things First

As restrictions are being loosened up on stay-at-home orders, so you may be ready to finally take the family on a road trip or return to work. Since your car may have sat relatively idle over the last few months, the following tips … read more

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Water Safety

How to Stay Safe on the Water (and Why)

A personal story from a Search-and-Rescue team member

Every year as Father’s Day comes and goes, my thoughts turn to water safety. I think about how so many people’s lives changed on one fateful Father’s Day and how my search and rescue K9 partner Chips and I became part of this … read more

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winter prep

5 Tips from Local Responders to Prepare for Severe Weather

Weather can change quickly in our region, often taking people by surprise. And even though a snowstorm can hit any winter, many local residents are unprepared for a long, severe event. Last winter season was a good example. Were you able to leave … read more

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safe driving

5 Ways to Stay Safe During the Dangerous Holiday Driving Season

The holidays can be the happiest time of the year, but unfortunately, they can also be the most dangerous, with more fatal car crashes occurring due to increased travel time, more alcohol use and excessive speed, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety … read more

pets and plants

How to Keep Houseplants Healthy While Keeping Pets Safe

You love them both — your pets and houseplants — but it can be challenging to safely raise them together in the same house. Reduce the risk by selecting pet-safe plants and safely managing houseplant pest problems. Avoid problems by selecting plants suited to … read more

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