The Jacksonville Buzz episode 50

The Jacksonville Buzz episode 50


greetings and welcome to the
Jacksonville bars I’m Adrienne Houghton now I have a very interesting guest with
me today she teaches parents how to ensure that
their babies and toddlers get a 12-hour sleep eventually I’m sure and that the
parents are rested how many of us have had those and nights when the babies are
crying all the time and so Erika threatt from sleep wise consulting is going to
throw some light on what you do how you do it and how to get those precious Z’s
welcome Erika hi Adrienne thanks for having me now an absolute pleasure
I’m fascinated because I mean I know that there’s a lot of people out there
who are sort of pulling their hair out going oh this child sleep and it’s not a
case of just being calm tell me how did it first of all how did you get involved
in it because it’s a-you know it’s not the sort of thing that you wake up in
the morning and say when I grow up I’m going to be a sleep consultant Inc
exactly well I have two little boys a five year old and a two year old and
when my five year old was born I did everything I could to figure out how to
get him to sleep sleepless nights were not gonna happen with us like we know
that newborns will wake up in the mon ight but we wanted to teach him how to
sleep so i did tons of research and i figured out how to get him to sleep and
he was sleeping about six hours overnight by seven weeks old oh wow so
that’s fantastic yeah and it just became a passion I just
learned as he grew I learned more about it and then I had my second and he
presented different challenges and I learned more about that and it honestly
became a passion of mine so when I had the opportunity to join the sleep wise
team as a certified pediatric sleep consultant I was thrilled because now I
get to share my passion and my knowledge with other families and help them yeah
so so tell me about the journey of sleep so we all have a journey to sleep it’s
something that we do to get us from point A to point B point
a being quite awake to point B being asleep so we all have something that we
do so as adults sometimes we get water we put it by our bed we get in bed we
read for a little bit we kind of let our pillows we get comfortable and then we
eventually fall asleep it’s different for all of us but we all have steps that
we take babies and toddlers and children also have those steps and so what
happens is we naturally wake up every night two to five times every night and
as adults we don’t realize that because we have good sleep skills so we might
roll over fluff our pillow a little bit pull the blanket over us take a deep
breath and we go back to sleep mm-hmm well for children the problem happens
when you become a part of their journey to sleep so when they wake up in the
middle of the night as they naturally should they’re going to need mom or dad
to come in and help them get back to sleep so what this might look like so
you put them to bed you have your bedtime routine you give them a back you
put their jammies on you rock it down to sleep you put them in their crib and you
hope that they don’t wake up and when they are asleep you celebrate but then
what happens 32 minutes to two hours later they wake up in the middle of the
night and they’re crying for you and they’re crying for you not because
they’re scared or they’re afraid they’re crying for you because they need you to
go back to sleep they’re tired and they don’t know how to do it so they need you
to come in and put them to sleep so when you remove yourself from their journey
of sleep and you teach them how to fall asleep on their own then when they wake
up naturally in the middle of the night they’re going to know how to put
themselves back to sleep so do you leave some crying well is there a simple
solution is the answer to that is there a simple solution no but what happens is
is that when there is an external factor I’m helping your child go to sleep such
as a swing some kind of movement rocking if you’re feeding them so sleep anything
external to where they’re relying on not to go to sleep if they don’t have
that they’re going to cry so once if you remove that they’re gonna cry because
they don’t know how to go to sleep on their own and they’re tired okay so
while we’re going through our process together we use gentle methods to help
the child go to sleep and crying is definitely a question that I get asked a
lot like is my baby gonna cry am I gonna have to leave my baby in there to cry
the answer is no because we’re gonna use some gentle methods will they cry
probably because they’re protesting and this is something they’re just
protesting the change and they don’t like it but we’re gonna use gentle
techniques to help them learn how to sleep on their own now I mean obviously
naps okay a big part of the journey yeah so how many not should should have baby
be taking on and when those naps stop well honestly that depends on the age so
if you’re looking at a newborn a newborn is going to be kind of like on a 3 2 to
3 hour feeding schedule so they’re gonna nap a lot more so we’re gonna look at
newborns being awake for an hour right and then they’re gonna go to sleep right
they’re gonna sleep for about 2 hours 1 and a half to 2 hours and then they’re
gonna be awake again and then they’re gonna sleep so for newborns they’re
gonna take more naps and then that’s going to look different than a
six-month-old who might be on two to three naps all the way up until about 15
16 months old when they transition to one nap and then they stay with one nap
until about two and a half years old is kind of the age where some kids will
start dropping it we’ve even seen kids up to age five still taking a nap and it
really depends on if they’re nap is interfering with their bedtime so if
they’re waking up super early in the morning or they’re having a really hard
time going to sleep at night then it might be time to start looking at
dropping that nap fascinating subject I know that we could keep asking questions
but the time is up so you’re gonna have to come back and tell us Thank You Erica
for coming in and telling us if people want to get hold of you or have got
questions and want some sleep consulting yeah how do they do it
making our email me at e3 at sleep wise
consulting.com or they could reach out to me on my Instagram at 1:00 rest in
mama well unrest in mama and that’s what it
all takes that’s why you need sleep wise consulting Thank You Erica for coming in
it’s been an absolute pleasure Thank You Adrian and we’ll be right back after
these messages greetings and welcome to fashion focus
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forty-one dollars I’m Adrienne Houghton and thank you for watching fashion focus welcome back to the Jacksonville buzz
now if you’ve ever gone to Scout and Molly’s you all know it’s not just any
old boutique it’s something quite unique and joining me today is Emily Rhoden and
she is the owner of scout and Molly’s and they have two locations one in saw
grass village and one instant Johnstown Center welcome Emily thank you for
having me now so first of all I have to ask you how did you get into retail
fashion cuz it’s not the easiest it is not the easiest and it’s sort of an
interesting story I’m action accountant by trade well that doesn’t make sense I
don’t have a creative side and I just really wanted to venture out on my own
you know also not like a boring accountant I’m that’s so I mean that
also makes sense why something else in accounting for 17 years and I want to
try something new and I happened upon this franchise called scout mollies and
I just love the whole concept behind it it it was making a woman feel
comfortable making her feel like she’s shopping in her best friend’s closet
it’s more wasn’t it more of an experience and you could do with it
whatever you wanted within the franchise so I bought the rights to the territory
and now we have two locations and you’ve been going for how long three years is
there in half years yeah so tell me what what is one of the one of the things
that makes Canton Molly’s unique well we really try to cater to a wide range of
individuals no one person is the same what do you like what I like are
different your body topic type in my body type are different um so we try to
cater to a large selection of people both style and budget and we try to
really curate the collection down to what is on trend and good for
Jacksonville and the Jacksonville climate that’s that’s quite important
yes now you do cater for a lot of sizes so do you have limited pieces per size
so that you’re not going to bump into somebody where I say throttle
we only bring in four to six of any one style oh yeah so we carry extra small
through extra-large and the number sizes that are the equivalent of that so we we
don’t bring in a lot I mean maybe it’ll run a pants we might have eight of them
but we we don’t bring in a lot so you’re not gonna be wearing the same thing to a
party that your girlfriend’s wearing so now you have personal shopping
experience um I had personal shopping experience for myself and now we have
turned it into what we do at Scout Molly’s and I think we’ve gotten pretty
good at it now is this unique just to your franchise or is this standard no
it’s unique to my franchise a couple of the other locations have copied us but
we started it and and how does that what form does that take is it something that
will when you get pieces in you say oh I know my customer and this I need to
contact her because this is very much for her or do you wait for the customer
to come in and say I need help well it’s a little bit of both so we have
customers that absolutely something comes in and we reach out to them and
say hey we just got this in I know you’ll love it right we also have
customers who we will they’ll come in and say they need help we have customers
that you know they want help and but they really want help they don’t want
help with five other people being helped at the same time so we encourage them to
make appointments and we will make sure someone is assigned to them or they can
tell us who they want to have an appointment with um we will pre pull a
dressing room for them so that it’s red wasting them you know obviously we have
to find out what’s going on in their life right then if we’re gonna pull a
dress room what are you actually looking for you have an event are you just
looking for a refresh we’ll do in-home consultations but we’ll bring a wardrobe
to you oh well you also pick pieces you like and then let’s pair them with some
of the pieces you have and then we also it’s over and above I mean we will we
are here to be your personal shopper whether you just want to stop in and
well help you find something or you can look
on your own cuz you don’t want help that day or we can give you the concierge
service I mean you also do sort of like off off-site parties and yes we’ll do it
we will do on-site parties for your birthday for a charity event for just a
girls night out we will do off-site parties at your house or at some event
that’s going on I mean we’re local yeah we can do that
there’s no I mean it is whatever our customers need and want we’ve done in
home parties for ten or twelve women you know they wouldn’t have girls night in a
fashion so show you basically and they give themselves a fashion show trying on
clothes and doing some new pieces wonderful now the scouts and Molly boxes
the Scout boxes tell me about the Scout yes I came up with the Scout box idea
and I really sort of envisioned it like stitch fix on steroids okay because you
mate you get a stitch fix box from someone who really doesn’t know you you
have four or five pieces and it they may or may not go together so you may or may
not keep a couple pieces of them and I did services like that before I was a
boutique owner and to me they they just missed something so what we do is yes we
fill out a form on our customer and but we get to know you I mean I know what
Adrian looks like I know I mean I really know what she looks like in person and
we curate anywhere from four to six outfits for the person complete outfits
jewelry accessories bottoms tops we give very detailed style notes on each outfit
what we would how we would wear how we would pair it if the top in look one can
go with the top in with the bottoms and look for will tell you that as we go
through it we deliver it to your house um you try it on in the comfort of your
home whatever you want to keep fabulous we pick up whatever you don’t want in 48
hours you know I mean it sounds like a no-brainer to me I mean it sounds
wonderful they you for coming in to tell us a little
bit more about scout and mollies I’m sure it’s informed a lot of people and
who didn’t know and so this is wonderful Thank You Emma thank you for having me
and we’ll be right back after these messages it’s a great day in Jacksonville I’m
penny Kiva with buzz TV and today I am on a mission and that mission I am so
excited I can’t hardly stand it that mission is gonna take us to the La Villa
area and we are so so tickled today to have Richard future with us who is
chairman of the board of the foundation that takes care of the Ritz theater what
what rich history and that’s what we were just talking about is how rich that
history is and Richard let’s talk about that rich history because I think that
that’s a mission we all need to be on if anybody hasn’t been there and seen what
a beautiful theater it is then they’re missing a real treasure in Jacksonville
you’re absolutely right and when we talk about the theater I’m a native Floridian
so I know a lot of the history I’m from the Central Florida area I moved to
Jacksonville about 25 years ago and about three years ago got got involved
with the rich and started to really learn the history the world James Weldon
Johnson John Roseman John’s the La Villa area and the fact that the theater was
built in 1929 which is about five years before the Apollo Theater so I think
when we look at the national narrative of African American arts and culture
it’s lost the role that the South played in that particularly here in
Jacksonville as you know James Weldon Johnson wrote the National Negro anthem
live every Western saying it’s now a global anthem if you will so a lot of
history that a lot of people in Jacksonville really don’t know know so
what we’re gonna get to this but I want to know more about what’s what’s what’s
going on at the theater or that we all need to be aware of you’ve mentioned a
couple of really exciting things that are happening so tell us about that and
then I also want you to tell us about how can we just go and you could spend
hours in there reading the history that’s on the wall
it just is fascinating amazing and I want to make sure everybody has an
opportunity to do that absolutely well we are approaching the
20th anniversary of the reopening of the wrist which so 20 years ago it was
reopened absolutely so how long it had been closed
just to give us awesome history here well I don’t know the exact timeframe of
the closure but there was a better Jacksonville movement that the rich
received funding for for the redevelopment had a very good run lots
of exciting things happen and then shortly or not shortly but thereafter a
change in administration causes a change in you know things at the Ritz
and really what we’ve been focused on here as as a team over the last year is
looking at a strategy to get the Ritz to that national prominence in that
conversation that it well deserves I think timely with the redevelopment of
Jacksonville and the focus on the villa it’s all kind of coming together very
nicely so we do have a anniversary event scheduled for the weekend of September
20th and 21st ok I’m going to say that again September 20th and 21st yes and
tell me what that’s gonna be because we have about 10 seconds all right so on
Friday evening we have Amateur Night which is a standard that we always have
it’ll be all of the people over the years coming back and Saturday night to
Aretha with love under lovely production special guests will be Melba Moore and
to get involved wlwt’s Jack’s calm for a schedule of events and the times and and
of course the Ritz is the location I think if you come out it’s a great place
it’s the only visual and performing arts theater or venue here in Jacksonville so
we have the museum there’s a film house there’s places that you can have private
meetings just a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together and
that’s what we’re all about is connecting communities especially to the
stories of african-american arts and culture here in Jacksonville it’s
amazing I’ve been there and guess what I’m going
be there on September 20th and 21st so Richard thank you so much pleasure
taking us today and thank you for watching and I look forward to next time
when once again we’ll be on a mission greetings I’m Adrienne Houghton and
welcome back to the Jacksonville buzz now in the studio today is president
Harris from Phe motivation and consulting and he certainly looks after
the youth making sure that they are directed and they are self-confident and
he’s gonna tell us more about how he does this and we are also joined by our
trusted buzz contributor mr. Steven Strom welcome gentlemen good morning
hello thank you thanks for having us no it’s an absolute pleasure now as a
member of the task force in crime and punishment in Jacksonville tell me how
you go about helping these kids well for crime and safety I’ve just believed
prevention isn’t I said crime and punishment did not crime and fun that’s
a good look yes I mean it’s about providing alternative activities for
them but also giving them a vision for their lives like if you have a vision
for your life you’re less likely to do crime and do
things that are going to get you in trouble so what I see is a lot of kids
just like a direct lack direction and so if we can give them a destination or
somewhere where they want to be they’re gonna stay out of those things naturally
and we just got to have fun activities for kids to go to because if they’re
bored you know how did you get into motivation or motivating children well
my whole life my father is a motivational speaker and a pastor and so
I kind of saw him do that growing up and then when I graduated college I wanted
to give back to my community and so I started a nonprofit and being a trainer
and a football player I saw different ways where I could give kids the things
that I wish I had growing up and so that was the biggest thing was you know
putting myself in situations where I could speak to kids and give them the
information or give them some insight that helps them maximize their potential
and that’s just what I wish I had growing up as more people just to speak
into my life pour great things into me and help me
be the best that I could be how do you connect with the kids so you identify
yourself as master motivator yes sir right and how do we when you when you
come to a classroom or an event and there are children that may not have had
some of the advantages that other children have how do you connect with
them get them to open up when they are already on a defensive mechanism just as
their life story well I mean I I think every kid’s the same everybody wants to
feel cared for everybody wants to feel like they’re important and so that’s
what I do is I just let them know my name is Preston Harris I’m here because
there’s greatness in you and the reason that I’m here is to help bring that
greatness out in you so if you give me the opportunity to just pour into you a
little bit I think that I can help you get what you want and so from that point
on it’s not about me anymore it’s about them and asking them you know what’s
your drink that’s something that’s personal to every single person not to
people may have the same dream but they’re not going to share it
differently so when I ask them that question that gives me on a personal
level with them that we can talk and we can really converse and then I’m going
to share my stuff because it’s weird when somebody asks you about their dream
and then they don’t tell you yours so that just helps us get on the same level
I care about them and where it’s a common goal let’s get to work let’s get
what we want but you don’t just do kids you also do corporate settings so how
does that transition into the corporate universe well I mean adults are really
like big kids we really are stupid I am absolutely a monumentally size five
girls yeah well I mean and that’s the thing is that you know it’s showing them
that you care but adults have so many other things that are going on in their
world that sometimes they forget about themselves and they forget about their
dreams and their goals and so using that same strategy okay what’s your goals
what do you want our life you probably haven’t been asked that and maybe five
ten years sometimes if you’ve been on the job but once you start to think
about yeah this is why I’m doing that this is this is the reasons why I
decided to take this job this is what I like about that and bringing a little
gratitude in that for because as adults there’s so much things that we worried
about if we can just be thankful for the things that we have thankful for the
opportunities that we have then it kind of lightens the stress and we can focus
on being really great what we do now you’ve got a new program
out back to school series to help tell me about that back school basis well you
know when I went back to school my parents would always have a couple of
things that I had to do or had to get ready for and so I just wanted to bring
out a little series of back-to-school basics of so parents and students have
have tips and so my back-to-school basic tip for today is set the tone when
you’re in the car on the way to work on the way to school set the tone for your
kids you can’t assume that your kid is ready to go and learn for the day so
making sure whether you’re paying a motivational or maybe whether you have a
chant that you say before they go into the school building but set the tone for
him so they’re ready to learn they know what they’re there for
and then that can maximize that day and it’s fun for you as a parent because
you’re the one who they’re they’re modeling after so you got to kind of
make sure that they see that all right today’s gonna be a great day I’m gonna
go learn today my parents set the tone in the car for that so they give us so
give us a quick quick chance that you you might think will be useful um so for
my son I just tell them you’re a leader you’re confident believe in yourself you
act with integrity you do the right things you’re a great listener
be the best that you can be and my son he’s 20 months old but you know before
he goes to daycare I want him to get that in his head and start to to program
him that way so he starts to believe in himself so that he understands that hey
I have a responsibility I know the right things to do I can act with integrity
and I need to listen I mean he’s 20 months so I do the booty
scoop from Teen Titans oh but it’s yeah so tell us how to recognize Superman I
mean to recognize Superman Superman is it’s an article you wrote it’s an
article I wrote on length end Superman is Clark Kent so a lot of times you may
see Superman and you might not even recognize that Superman is saving lives
every single day so basically it’s just encouraging everyone to be Superman be
that person that that holds the door that speaks into somebody’s life that
you know pays for somebody’s coffee or something like that that’s you can be
Superman in that person’s life you can save them because you never know what
that person’s going through so being Oh and just being kind and that’s one of
the things that in our society we’ve kind of forgotten a little bit and so
being Superman is just being kind and not always looking for the credit but
still going to work and still putting the glasses on and it’s right in this
story because you are Ken at the end another well thank you for coming in and
telling us about it if people want to get hold of you
how do they get hold of Phe consulting Phe consulting on my website is Preston
PR EST au n R Harris har R is the R stands for relentless because we’re
relentless dream so Preston our Harris calm that’s my website and I’d love to
do a program or motivate or help in any way that I can to help people reach
their goals and dreams but it’s been awesome just sitting and talking with
you guys this is no our pleasure I think it’s a wonderful thing that you’re doing
thank you thank you thank you so much and we’ll be right back after these
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