Category: baby

The Mothers Circle is a circle that never ends

The Mothers Circle is a circle that never ends

[ 0 ] August 21, 2012 |

By Jennifer Z. Sherer

In the fall of 2010 I had a baby. My three stepchildren had lived with me since they were 10, 12, and 13. While I was very familiar with parenting pre-teens and teens, I wasn’t so sure about the “new baby” part of parenting.

With the older children now grown and out of the house (the oldest in Israel and the younger two in college), and my out-of-town job winding down (at least for the time being), I found myself looking for social connection.

My sister-in-law suggested I join The Mother’s Circle, which is a free program for non-Jewish women raising Jewish children. In addition to offering the support of other women in the same situation, Mothers Circle teaches about Judaism. It is a sixteen session course that meets over eight months, covering such topics as Jewish holidays, practices, rituals, and ethics, as well as the issues that arise in interfaith families.

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Readers share their favorite summer activities with Kidoinfo!

Readers share their favorite summer activities with Kidoinfo!

[ 0 ] August 15, 2012 |

I recently asked Kidoinfo readers to share their favorite summertime activity. You shared many fun and fabulous ideas. No surprise that swimming in a pool or ocean appears numerous times. Food is another family favorite as well as simple no-hassle ideas such as going for a walk or bike ride. Read on, if you’re looking for ways to enjoy the last days of summer.

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36 + Hours in Providence with Kids

36 + Hours in Providence with Kids

[ 3 ] August 10, 2012 |

Since Providence is such a cool place to hang with kids, we love sharing our favorite family-friendly things to do in the area on a regular basis. Although the recent New York Times article, “36 Hours in Providence, R.I” mentions many fab things to do and see in the city, it’s not tailored for families, prompting me to update my Kidoinfo post from 2007, “36 Hours in Providence (with Kids).”

I’ve a packed a lot into the weekend and I know in reality that children need naps, nourishment, and places to roam. Although you may only want a playground and a family friendly place to eat, I provide plenty of options depending on the weather, the age of your kids, and your sense of adventure. Have fun playing in Providence!

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Today’s Home Work: Roisin McGettigan

Today’s Home Work: Roisin McGettigan

[ 1 ] July 26, 2012 |

Roisin McGettiga is an Irish runner who specializes in the 3000 metres steeplechase. She graduated from Providence College in 2003 and competed in the her first Olympic Games in 2008 in Beijing. In addition to her ongoing training/professional running career, she also is a business owner and a new mom.

Jaci Arnone recently interviewed Roisin for our Home Work series. We love getting to know parents and learning how they manage to squeeze in work time at home (whether working for someone else or running their own business) along with juggling kids, home life, and childcare (or lack of it).

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Kidoinfo Storytime Book List from Alison Paul: Stop, Drop, and Read!

Kidoinfo Storytime Book List from Alison Paul: Stop, Drop, and Read!

[ 0 ] July 25, 2012 |

Looking for good books to share with your children? Kidoinfo partners with Greater Kennedy Plaza to create Kidoinfo Providence Storytime every Thursday during the summer in Burnside Park. Here’s what Rhode Island author/illustrator Alison Paul read on June 28, 2012.

Special Safety Theme Day: Stop, Drop, and Read. Alison Paul’s book selection.

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Kidoinfo Storytime Book List from Alison Paul and Jen Corace

Kidoinfo Storytime Book List from Alison Paul and Jen Corace

[ 0 ] July 19, 2012 |

Looking for good books to share with your children? Kidoinfo partners with Greater Kennedy Plaza to create Kidoinfo Providence Storytime every Thursday during the summer in Burnside Park. Here’s what Rhode Island illustrator Jen Corace and author/illustrator Alison Paul read on July 12, 2012.

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Family Matters: 100+ things to do with your kids in Rhode Island

Family Matters: 100+ things to do with your kids in Rhode Island

[ 0 ] July 13, 2012 |

I created this list of 100 things to do with my kids in Rhode Island (and nearby area) before they grow up a few years ago. The fun stuff and the things I think are important for them (and me) to do. I like having a master list, knowing which ones are free organized by […]

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Get Out and Play!

Get Out and Play!

[ 0 ] July 2, 2012 |

Unstructured, freely chosen play promotes children’s healthy growth and development, but many kids don’t get enough free play, especially outdoors. The warm summer months invite kids to indulge in more carefree, active, outdoor play that is not as available during the school year. This summer, Providence Children’s Museum offers an array of powerful outdoor play experiences on its grounds and well beyond.

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Family Matters: Brush up on Water Safety Rules!

Family Matters: Brush up on Water Safety Rules!

[ 0 ] June 25, 2012 |

Many of us will be participating in water-related activities this summer. Now is a good time to review water safety rules with your spouse, caregiver, and children. Follow these safety tips from the Red Cross whenever you are in, on or around water.

Make Water Safety Your Priority

– Swim in designated areas supervised by lifeguards.
– Always swim with a buddy; do not allow anyone to swim alone. Even at a public pool or a lifeguarded beach, use the buddy system!

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Summer 2012: Kidoinfo Providence Storytime + Art in the Park

Summer 2012: Kidoinfo Providence Storytime + Art in the Park

[ 1 ] June 22, 2012 |

Every Thursday during the Summer from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Burnside Park, Downtown Providence, Rhode Island
ALL AGES. FREE.

Kidoinfo and Greater Kennedy Plaza are partnering for a 3rd year to create FREE weekly summer events for families in downtown Providence. Storytime invites families to bring a blanket and enjoy different storytellers under the trees near the fountain in Burnside Park adjacent to Kennedy plaza. Kidoinfo features at least one story each Thursday morning from a local Rhode Island author, illustrator or storyteller followed by fun interactive activities for children.

This year following Storytime, the new program Art in the Park encourages children to make and participate in their own storytelling magic through art.

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