PA is the 5th state I’ve lived in and I LOVE it! I recently bought my first home with my husband and we’re living happily ever after there with our furry kids (Boston Terrier mixes) Misha and Olive.
Education: I’m for it! Seriously…I graduated from William Woods University (never heard of it…right?). It’s known for its Equestrian Science (ponies!) program…so it makes sense that I went there to study Communications and Theatre. I also like ponies!
Hobbies: Other than music and ponies, I’m passionate about food. I love eating it, cooking it, watching others cook it…and don’t even mind when people constantly post pictures of food on facebook/instagram.
Occupation: Guess…just guess…stumped? I play awesome music for you on FM97! I love music and always have. I secretly wish that I’d had insane stage parents that pushed me into being a huge singing/acting sensation…oh well. (You may occasionally hear one of my cartoon voices on an educational app or elsewhere!)
Celeb I'd Like to Meet: Chelsea Handler...although she hates redheads, she has a soft spot for "nuggets" and a t 4' 8'' I just might qualify!
Want to know more? Shoot me an e-mail at Leah@fm97.com.
Parents are NOT going to like this.
(image from zmombie.com)
-According to a study out of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, parents aren't really THAT much more sleep deprived than non-parents.
-For every kid under age two, you only get 13 fewer minutes of sleep per night than someone without a kid.
-For every kid age two to five, you get nine fewer minutes of sleep.
-And for every kid age six to 18, you get four fewer minutes of sleep.
-So even if you've got a newborn, a three-year-old, and a seven-year-old, that's only 26 minutes less sleep than someone without kids.
AND something else sleep related for parents to lose sleep over...
ZZZZZZ Texting: Sleep texting is becoming a growing problem among teens. Villanova University professor Elizabeth Dowdell says, “It’s just what you’d think it is, it’s texting while asleep. It’s exactly what is sounds like, or really more between that, you know, that area between being asleep and being awake. The phone will beep, they’ll answer the text. They’ll either respond in words or gibberish. (It) can even be inappropriate. Ex-girlfriends contacting
ex-boyfriends, saying ‘I miss you. I want to see you.’ The thing that happens, though, is that when they wake up, there’s no memory. Overplugged and overextended teens and young adults tend to get less than that so this interrupts what could be a good night’s sleep, because they’re an hour-and-a-half or two hours into their sleep cycle, and they’re answering texts or the machines are beeping at them. Sleep interruption can lead to obesity, depression, failing grades and more.''