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My Favorite Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

My Favorite Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

[ 0 ] April 15, 2012 |

Earth Day is just around the corner and in my house, the excitement almost reaches that of the December holiday season. April 22 marks the 42nd anniversary of the big day and whether or not you consider yourself a Greenie, a Once-ler, or more likely something in between, Earth Day is a wonderful time to engage your family in healthy, fun, and meaningful activities.

My favorite ways to celebrate Earth Day:

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Family Matters: Make every Day Earth Day 2012!

Family Matters: Make every Day Earth Day 2012!

[ 0 ] April 13, 2012 |

Earth Day is April 22, 2012.

• Keep our air clean – Walk or bike when you can, instead of driving.
• Save electricity – Turn off lights, appliances, and computers when not in use.
• Help the trees – Read books from the library. Recycle newspapers, magazines, and cardboard.
• Learn how to reuse and recycle the right way.

Activities to celebrate our environment:

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Bargains to be found at Wheeler Clothing Sale: April 19-21, 2012

Bargains to be found at Wheeler Clothing Sale: April 19-21, 2012

[ 0 ] April 9, 2012 |

Looking for a bargain on good quality, lightly worn (or new!) clothes for your family? Want to shop local and support educational initiatives? Then mark your calendar and plan to shop at the upcoming Wheeler School Clothing & More Sale, April19-21 in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Canstruction® RI now on view at Providence Place Mall benefits the Rhode Island Community Food Bank

Canstruction® RI now on view at Providence Place Mall benefits the Rhode Island Community Food Bank

[ 1 ] April 3, 2012 |

Bring kids to see Canstuction now on view at the Providence Place Mall Skybridge. Kids see how everyday objects can be transformed into three-dimensional works of art while learning about a valuable community service project.

Canstruction® Rhode Island has again challenged several teams of architects, construction professionals and their team sponsors to provide a sizeable donation to the R.I. Community Food Bank in April, while raising public awareness of the problem of hunger in Rhode Island.

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This I Believe: How Do I Raise Community-Minded Kids?

This I Believe: How Do I Raise Community-Minded Kids?

[ 1 ] February 27, 2012 |

My topics for Kidoinfo conversations stem from my own quest for answers and a curiosity of how other parents make their choices and find inspiration around a certain topic. Last spring I started with the question: How do we raise our children to be thinkers, doers and to care about the world around them?

I first thought and wrote about what I believe and then invited people to share their ideas and invited Kidoinfo readers and members of the community to join in the conversation on May 25, 2011. While planning for the event, I submitted my thoughts in the form of an essay to the This I Believe website. I was honored to learn last week that my essay, How Do I Raise Community-Minded Kids?, was accepted in the “This I Believe” online database. Read the full essay…

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence Collecting Toys for the 2011 Holidays

Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence Collecting Toys for the 2011 Holidays

[ 0 ] December 10, 2011 |

With the December holidays right around the corner, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence have announced an effort to collect toys for underprivileged children. Many Rhode Island families, particularly those hit hard by the recession, are struggling to make ends meet and may be challenged to provide gifts for their children. In response, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence are asking the community to help make the holidays brighter for children in-need.

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Keith Munslow and Grammy Winner Bill Harley Hold Benefit Concert for RI Food Bank Dec. 10th in Providence

Keith Munslow and Grammy Winner Bill Harley Hold Benefit Concert for RI Food Bank Dec. 10th in Providence

[ 6 ] November 29, 2011 |

Ever wondered what’s at the bottom of your child’s backpack? Two-time Grammy award-winning artist Bill Harley did some digging, and he put the answer into song. We love Harley’s humorous spin on growing up, going to school and family life. Families can hear him sing and tell stories at a benefit concert for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank on Saturday, December 10th at the Lincoln School in Providence. Two performances are scheduled at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

I have 4 tickets to give away for this concert! Please share your child’s favorite Bill Harley song or story in the comments below and I will randomly pick one winner by Friday, December 2, 2011 at Noon, EST.

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Thanks to ecoRI, we can recycle our jack-o-lanterns!

Thanks to ecoRI, we can recycle our jack-o-lanterns!

[ 1 ] October 31, 2011 |

We love carving up pumpkins and seeing them aglow on Halloween Night. But by the next day, we are quick to pack up the decorations, trying to manage candy overload and ready to discard the decaying pumpkins. I am pleased to hear that this year we can give our used pumpkins new life thanks to […]

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We already live here Mom, so what does “Occupy” mean?

We already live here Mom, so what does “Occupy” mean?

[ 4 ] October 28, 2011 |

Hard to ignore the news media around Occupy Wall Street or miss the tents pitched in Burnside Park. Teaching children what’s happening locally and the greater world beyond is important and helps kids to develop their sense of place and responisbility to our community. But politics are complicated, even for adults. How do we help children understand what it is and why things happen? Make it relevant to them and share your values and opinions around the current event. At Kidoinfo, we share many voices and opinions of parents. Today, contributing writer, Jessica Holden Sherwood explains what Occupy means in a simple way for kids to understand. – Anisa

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Scouts Ask Community to Give Generously to 24th Annual Scouting for Food Drive

Scouts Ask Community to Give Generously to 24th Annual Scouting for Food Drive

[ 1 ] October 27, 2011 |

Thousands of Boy Scouts will be on the move on Oct. 29, including my own boys, dropping off empty bags on neighborhood doorsteps to collect food for the 24th annual Scouting for Food Drive. Scouts are counting on the community to join them in helping their neighbors in need by filling bags with non-perishable food items during the week. Scouts will return to local neighborhoods to collect the donated food on Nov. 5, beginning at 9 am.

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