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 […]
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
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.
Lollipop-a-palooza will be held on Sunday, November 6, 2011 from 2-5 PM at Hope Artiste Village.
Rhode Island may be the smallest state in the nation, but we are big on taste. Providence was recently voted one of the top four foodie cities by The Huffington Post – and this November weâ€™ll prove it, as six of Rhode Islandâ€™s best candy shops and bakeries compete at the 2nd Annual Lollipop-a-palooza. The event challenges competitors to invent tasty and creative lollipop concoctions in order to raise funds for Familytopiaâ€™s â€œCharity of the Year.” This yearâ€™s funds will be awarded to Friendâ€™s Way- Southern New Englandâ€™s only group-based bereavement program for children who have lost a loved one close to them.
On Wednesday, September 21st, my daughters, Grace and Fiona, are going to shave my head. Their momâ€™s bald head wonâ€™t be a new sight for them. I shaved with the inaugural team of the 46 Mommas Shave for the Brave in LA last September in an effort to raise awareness of pediatric cancer and help fund a cure. We continue to work toward our $1 million goal and 46 new Mommas â€“ all moms of kids with cancer â€“ will come together this year in DC at Union Station and go bald.
Today I want to share a project started by Stephanie Langloise, a Rhode Island Girl Scout working on earning her Girl Scout Gold Award. Her mission: Raise awareness about the waste of garden fruits and vegetables, find new ways to prepare and eat abundant produce and distribute the excess to thoseÂ in need. Her story […]
Did you know that SNAP (Food Stamps) and WIC do not pay for diapers? Diapers are a high cost basic need. Families living in poverty are forced to choose between purchasing diapers for their children and purchasing food for the family.Â No parent should have to make this difficult decision. The Mother’s Day Diaper Drive […]
This holiday season, many people still feel the pinch from tough economic times. When giving time or money becomes more difficult, even a little bit can mean a lot to someone else. Although community giving can happen any time of year, the holidays provide an opportunity or a reminder for us think a little less […]
Around the holidays, I tend to be online a little less, taking a break from my usual post schedule. Whether my holidays are spent at home or away, I like to spend some of my time offline recharging my own batteries–playing with the kids, making things, spending time outdoors, reading and enjoying lots of delicious […]
We love getting to know parents in our community. In our Home Work series, we ask moms and dads how they juggle their work while raising kids, hoping to get some insight on how to better balance our own work/playtime while being introduced to our neighbors and their cool businesses. Today we meet Anika and […]