Johnny Depp, is that you? Celebrity run-ins



In honor of the Sundance Film Festival, Kari & Elora are sharing their favorite celebrity run-in stories! Learn what Gerard Butler said to Kari at Sundance a few years ago, what Zac Efron thought of Elora’s name, and what Kari did when Johnny Depp waved at her at a movie premiere. (Spoiler: It’s hilarious!)

Kari, Brooke, David, Elora and Sarah host Fresh Living on KUTV, which airs on CBS Channel 2 every weekday at 1 pm in Utah. You can follow Fresh Living on all social media platforms @kutvfreshliving and watch our show on YouTube.


Maura Carabello, Greg Hughes and Heidi Hatch (KUTV)

Take 2 Podcast: 2022 State of the State address, mask mandate



Host: Heidi Hatch
Guests: Greg Hughes, Maura Carabello

2022 State of the State Address
In his second State of the State address, Utah Gov. Spencer Cox denounces election lies and urges unity.

Democratic response 

SENATE VOTES DOWN MASK MANDATES: votes without a floor debate.
House puts off vote, before ultimately striking down the mandates. Why did they wait?

Headlines coming out of the first few days. 

  • House leadership cancel their press availability for Friday. (Available weekly)
  • Senate President -Stuart Adams sends mixed messages on personal COVID tests.
  • Digital Driver’s License passes out of committee
  • Free Public Transit? $50 million a year

Thomas Lee Retiring from Utah Supreme Court
Was on Trump’s short list for SCOTUS?


Establishing a bedtime routine



When you have young kids, sleep is an essential part of your survival as a parent. When your kids sleep well, you sleep well. Thankfully, a bedtime routine can help your kids sleep better. Instead of letting your kids fall asleep whenever and wherever, a bedtime routine can bring structure and security to your child’s day. You and your child will get more sleep when they feel safe and secure.

Jade Elliott sat down with pediatrician Tyson Tidwell, DO, Intermountain Healthcare, on this episode of the Baby Your Baby Podcast to discuss the dos and don’ts of sleep routines.

Bedtime routines with your child can help everyone sleep better

So how can you make it happen? A bedtime routine doesn’t have to be difficult or drawn out. A routine is just something that you do every time your child goes to bed. Your child’s bedtime routine will help them form positive sleep associations. Here are some tips for forming a positive bedtime routine for your child.

Recommended sleep guidelines for babies and children by age

1 to 4 weeks old- Newborns sleep about 16-17 hours a day with periods of wakefulness lasting 1-3 hours. However, most newborns have not developed a night/day sleep cycle, so their sleep time can vary to all hours of the day.

1 to 4 months old- Babies of this age still tend to sleep about the same amount of hours, but their night/day sleep cycles begin to kick in, allowing them to sleep longer at night, although they still wake for feedings and changes.

4 months to 1 year- Babies of this age still require between 14-15 hours of sleep every day. Many of them are able to sleep the night, and take up to three naps during the day and evening. During this period, it’s very important to establish healthy sleep habits.

1 to 3 years- Most toddlers need about 12-14 hours of sleep, but often get less due to the schedules of parents and older children in the house. They will more than likely lose their early morning nap and early evening nap and tend to only take one nap a day.

3 to 6 years- Approximately 11-12 hours of sleep. Younger children of this group may still require a short nap during the day, but the need to nap usually diminishes by the time they enter the first grade.

7 to 12 years- Children of this age group tend to need about 10-12 hours of sleep, but often only get about 9-10 hours.

13 to 18 years- Teens require about 8-10 hours of sleep, but rarely get the full amount. The demands of schoolwork and after-school activities often cut into their sleep. Most teens report getting about 6-8 hours of sleep.

Start the bedtime routine early

Your child’s bedtime routine doesn’t have to happen right before bed. In fact, you should actually start your child’s bedtime routine at least 30 minutes before it’s time to start getting ready for bed. Start to wind down. Put an end to raucous games. Move slower. Dim the lights. Turn off the TV and electronic devices. Talk softer. Prepare your child’s mind and body for their upcoming bedtime routine and sleep.

Your child’s bedtime routine

No matter what you do, pick an easy and predictable routine that happens every time your child goes to bed. Try not to draw out your child’s bedtime routine. Fifteen minutes or so should be plenty of time for a good bedtime routine. Decide what is going to help your child fall asleep, and stick with it. Consistency is much more important that what you actually do during your routine. Some examples of bedtime routine elements include:

  • Bath
  • Reading books
  • Telling stories
  • Singing a song
  • Saying prayers
  • Brushing teeth
  • Putting on pajamas
  • Goodnight kisses and hugs
  • Diaper change or going to the bathroom
  • Snuggling together or tucking them in
  • Set the stage for good sleep

You’ve prepped your child for a good night of sleep. Don’t just leave them in a space that isn’t going to help them sleep. Don’t leave TVs, tablets, computers or phones in their bedroom. Keep the space dark enough for good sleep, while still comfortable for those who are scared of the dark. Night lights can help. Make the bed up comfortably. Check the temperature so it’s cool enough to sleep without leaving your kids cold. Invest in a white noise machine or fan.

Bedtime Routine Do’s and Don’ts

Avoid poor sleep associations

A sleep association happens when your child learns to fall asleep using certain tools or methods. Most of the time, poor sleep associations sneak in when parents try to get their kids to sleep in sheer desperation. A poor sleep association is one that can harm your child, or is unsustainable so that your child can’t fall asleep on their own. Examples of poor sleep associations include:

  • Going to sleep with a bottle
  • Falling asleep to the TV or music
  • Being rocked to sleep
  • Falling asleep to a backrub
  • Sleeping somewhere other than their own crib or bed (usually a parent’s bed)

Safe sleep for infants to help reduce the risk of sudden infant death

1.Always put your baby to sleep on his back until he can roll over.

2.Never bed-share with a newborn. It’s best for baby to sleep in their own crib within earshot of parents for first six months. If mom is sleepy, put baby in bassinette or crib.

3.Crib mattress should be firm, keep soft objects and loose bedding out of crib.

4.Do not overdress baby for sleep.

At what age can you start letting your baby fall asleep on their own or cry it out?

There are many different opinions on this. It’s really about parent preferences. Infants under 3-4 months won’t learn to put themselves to sleep. They need soothing. You can start sleep training at 4-5 months of age. Sleep routines are important for both naptime and bedtime.

When nursing or bottle-feeding, leave the lights on. Then turn off the lights and lay your baby down in their crib and say goodnight or sing or rub their back for just 60 seconds. Wait five minutes. Lay child back down and rub their back again and reassure them. Then, step out of the room for 10 minutes. If they’re still crying. Repeat and reassure them, this time stepping out of the room for 15 minutes. If your baby or toddler is hysterical or very upset you’ll want to console them briefly. They’ll figure it out in 2-3 days.

With a consistent and positive bedtime routine, your child will fall asleep faster and happier. Leaving you plenty of time to get your own shut eye.

Dr. Tidwell suggests these books and websites: Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp, M.D. and the website Taking Cara Babies, https://takingcarababies.com/ especially the section called The ABC’s of Sleep.

The Baby Your Baby program provides many resources for all pregnant women and new moms in Utah. There is also expert advice from the Utah Department of Health and Intermountain Healthcare that air each week on KUTV 2News.


Kevin Harrington shares his experience with Shark Tank and what makes a good ‘pitch’



In this episode Kevin Harrington (who helped conceive and participate as one of the original Sharks on the blockbuster TV show Shark Tank) shares his life and stories from the countless companies he has invested in – giving us the insider info on what makes a great ‘pitch’ and how he has made millions on ideas that have translated into changing millions of lives for the better!

About Kevin Harrington:
Inventor of the Infomercial, Shark on Shark Tank, Fortune 100 Investor, Philanthropist, Author; Kevin has done it all. Kevin is one of the principal pioneers of the “As Seen On TV” Industry. As the owner of AsSeenOnTV Inc. and AsSeenOnTv.com, Kevin has launched over 1,000 products in over 100 countries in dozens of languages, creating over $6 billion in global sales. As media consumption transitioned to digital, in anticipation of the explosive potential, Kevin sold all of his AsSeenOnTV assets. He then transitioned to digital media and started investing in public and private companies. Kevin now sits on the board of directors for multiple companies and has created over $10 billion in value.


Nicole Malachoski on becoming the first female Thunderbird pilot to where she is today



In this episode Nicole Malachoski (who was an F-15 driver flying dangerous missions over Iraq, who became the first female Thunderbird Pilot, leading to a career as a White House Liaison, which ended in a serious health challenge) shares her life and climb to the top of her profession – giving us an inside glimpse of how a woman succeeded in a man’s world and what she is now doing as a motivational speaker!

About Nicole Malachoski:
First Woman Thunderbird Pilot, Combat Veteran, Fighter Squadron Commander. Pioneering, 21-year USAF veteran with combat experience in Iraq and Kosovo Commanded an F-15E fighter squadron White House Fellow and adviser who held posts at the Pentagon Inspires audiences to succeed beyond what they imagine Col. Nicole Malachowski, USAF (Ret.) defies stereotypes. Yes, she was a jet fighter pilot, but if you think you know her based on that, you’d be wrong. A leader, a combat veteran, the first woman pilot on the Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron, a White House Fellow, and an inductee into both the National Women’s Hall of Fame and the Women in Aviation International Pioneer Hall of Fame, Nicole’s distinguished 21-year Air Force career exceeded her wildest dreams. But the dream came to an end when a devastating tick-borne illness left her struggling greatly to speak or walk for almost nine months. An indomitable spirit, Nicole fought back against overwhelming odds and prevailed. Drawing on stories from her career and personal life, Nicole inspires audiences to rethink the challenges they face every day. She urges them to go beyond resilience and become resurgent. Nicole’s empowers people with three key beliefs: failure and risk is the price of entry for achieving something great; sometimes you need to yield to overcome; and her personal mantra – “nobody wants to lead a scripted life.”


Feelin’ blue? How to get over the January slump!



On this week’s episode of “Fresh Off The Set,” Sarah and Elora dive into the celebrity news, beating the January blues and debut their best British accents!

(5:15) Do you follow celebrity news? Well, one study says that those who do tend to score lower on cognitive tests. Sarah and Elora have a bone to pick with those results! (7:59) If you are feeling down after the holiday season, we have a few ways to help you beat the January blues. (15:00) We have a good news story! People are “scarf-bombing” parks to help the homeless population stay warm during the winter.

Kari, Brooke, David, Elora and Sarah host Fresh Living on KUTV, which airs on CBS Channel 2 every weekday at 1 pm in Utah. You can follow Fresh Living on all social media platforms @kutvfreshliving and watch our show on YouTube.

 

 


Take 2 Podcast: MLK day, Tribune Editorial Board criticized, mask mandates



Host: Heidi Hatch
Guests: Greg Hughes, Maura Carabello

MLK DAY
Students statewide out of school today, many will be for the entire week.

Utah Legislature allows school districts to move to online learning as Omicron cases spike and Test to Stay becomes impossible with current testing capacity.

Salt Lake County Mask mandate stands. 5-4 vote

Supreme Court ends Vax Mandate for large businesses keeps Biden mandate for healthcare workers in hospitals that take Medicaid and Medicare dollars. 6-3 vote.

Tribune Editorial Board criticized for suggesting National Guard enforce vaccine mandate

Where are all the workers? The great resignation

Utah Legislative Session kicks off Tuesday. 45-day session.

  • Death Penalty
  • Tax Cuts? Lower income tax from 4.95% to 4.6% cost of $78 million a year.
  • Vaccination mandate bills
  • What bills are you watching?

Introducing screens and media to your babies and toddlers



Screens and media are everywhere and can be a powerful tool for your child’s learning and play. However, nothing can replace face-to-face interaction and play with your child.

Jade Elliott sat down with Kaitlin Carpenter, MD, a pediatrician with Intermountain Healthcare, on this episode of the Baby Your Baby Podcast to discuss screen time guidelines for your kids.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued several recommendations regarding screen time for children:

Under 18 months: Avoid screen time other than video-chat.

18-24 months: Limit screen time to high-quality programming.

Over 2 years old: Limit screen time to 1 hour per day of high-quality programming created for young children, like Sesame Street and other PBS shows such as Daniel Tiger.

Make sure you are watching and discussing shows with your child. They can be great ways for you and your child to learn together.

The most powerful thing parents can do is be a “media mentor” and show children how to appropriately interact with phones, tablets, and TVs.

Co-watch shows and videos or co-play games with kids.

Try to avoid constant use of your phone around your child. You are your child’s best role model. They will do what you do, so if you are constantly on your phone, your child will be too.

Designate times and places that are phone- or screen-free, like dinner time or bedtime.

Like anything else in a child’s life, children do well with consistent limits. Encourage playtime up and away from screens after the limits are up.

It can be tempting to use media as an emotional pacifier (think crying toddler at the doctor’s office). While that is a nice solution that can be used sometimes, try not to make it a habit. Kids need to learn their own coping strategies (like a hug from mom or dad) or another way to channel those emotions.

Here are some additional ideas and AAP resources for families:

When considering whether to get paper books or eBooks, choose paper books. Research has shown that children learn better and interact more with paper books.

There seems to be a relationship between increased media use in young children and obesity, research has shown.

Consider making a Media Use Plan with your family. Visit HealthyChildren.org/MediaUsePlan for tips.

Learn about age-appropriate apps and game reviews at Commonsensemedia.org.

The Baby Your Baby program provides many resources for all pregnant women and new moms in Utah. There is also expert advice from the Utah Department of Health and Intermountain Healthcare that air each week on KUTV 2News.


Scott Keller gives a glimpse into real estate investing and maximizing your income through a service before self mindset



In this episode Scott Keller (who has developed thousands of apartment complexes throughout the intermountain west and donated millions of dollars to universities, community charities and national political campaigns!) shares his life and climb to the top of his profession – giving us an inside glimpse into his secret sauce in real estate investing and maximizing your income through a service before self mindset!

About Scott Keller:
Over the past 35 years, Scott C. Keller has developed and refined his unique approach to real estate investing. He started in purchasing and operating single family rentals. Scott then built on this experience to found Keller Investment Properties (KIP) and create an expansive and diverse multifamily investment portfolio which spans the western states. Scott has found his success in the integrity of his process. He approaches each asset with the individuality it deserves in tailoring the capital improvements, staffing, and marketing strategies to the unique markets and demographics of every apartment complex he purchases. He has built a corporate team with a breadth and depth of experience in management and finance that implements his high-level vision alongside the talented site teams at each property. His approach of treating his team as family carries forward to the residents of all Keller Investment Properties who are treated with respect and appreciation. In addition to institutional-sized apartment communities, Scott’s personal investment portfolio has included retail centers, hospitality, raw land, and hotel properties, and currently includes student housing, senior housing, majority ownership in the Bronze Buffalo Sporting Club at Teton Springs, Cove River Ranch fish hatchery, Keller Luxury Homes, and private equity investments. Scott adds his influential style to each venture he undertakes.


Hugh McDonald on becoming one of the most sought after bassists in the music industry



In this episode Hugh McDonald (who is the bass player in the mega rock band Bon Jovi) explains the road warrior world of a rockstar, rehearsals, performances and how and why he became one of the most sought after bassists who has played on countless albums for the biggest names in the business!

About Hugh McDonald:

Hugh McDonald is a current bassist and backup singer for Bon Jovi. He has played with many other artists, both live and in the studio, and has recorded with Willie Nelson, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Steve Goodman, Ringo Starr, Lita Ford, Michael Bolton, Cher, Alice Cooper, Ricky Martin, Gavin Whittaker, Michael Bublé, Bret Michaels, others and did a few dates during Shania Twain’s the Woman in Me TV tour.