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Women’s Policy Issues in Rhode Island: A Gubernatorial Candidate’s Forum on May 4

Women’s Policy Issues in Rhode Island: A Gubernatorial Candidate’s Forum on May 4

[ 0 ] April 8, 2010 |

Five of Rhode Island’s six gubernatorial candidates have accepted an invitation to participate in a forum on May 4th about reinvesting in women and families. Moderate Party candidate Kenneth J. Block, Democrat Frank T. Caprio, the state’s general treasurer, Independent candidate and former U.S. Sen. Lincoln D. Chafee, Democrat and state Attorney General Patrick C. […]

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Five Ways Rhode Island Families Can Help Their Neighbors Affected By Floods

Five Ways Rhode Island Families Can Help Their Neighbors Affected By Floods

[ 2 ] April 2, 2010 |

Historic flooding provides opportunities for families to make a difference. Local family enrichment company, Familytopia, urges parents to seize this week’s flooding as an opportunity to teach their children valuable lessons about helping neighbors in need. The destruction to homes and businesses as a result of the flooding displaced hundreds of people, and ruined many […]

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Flood Disaster or Emergency Service in Rhode Island

Flood Disaster or Emergency Service in Rhode Island

[ 0 ] April 1, 2010 |

Resources to help during this time of huge flooding in Rhode Island – State of Rhode Island, Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Flooded Streets for March 2010, mashup with Google Maps and list of streets (webpage says for March, but still being updated today, on 4/1/2010) – Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) website: – FEMA […]

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Mothers Acting Up Mobilizes Women to Take Action

Mothers Acting Up Mobilizes Women to Take Action

[ 1 ] March 15, 2010 |

Mothers Acting Up (MAU) is changing the face of activism one mama at a time! MAU mobilizes mothers to act on behalf of the world’s children by providing education, inspiration, tools, and actions meant to activate the leader in every mother. MAU’s approach to activism is positive and accessible, supporting mothers in making informed personal […]

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Join Kidoinfo: Caroling on the West Side of Providence!

Join Kidoinfo: Caroling on the West Side of Providence!

[ 3 ] December 3, 2009 |

Kidoinfo is teaming up with Connect Providence, Leadership Rhode Island, Rhody Food Tours, and the West Broadway Neighborhood Association this season to have some family fun and spread some holiday cheer. Bring the kids and join us as we joyfully carol through historic streets surrounded by beautiful Victorian architecture in Providence’s Armory District on Sunday, […]

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2009 Community Giving

2009 Community Giving

[ 7 ] November 30, 2009 |

This holiday season, many more people will 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 […]

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December TO-DO List

December TO-DO List

[ 0 ] November 30, 2009 |

This list was so handy last year, I decided to re-use it. Here is a summary of articles from the Kidoinfo archives that may be helpful as readers plan their month. Find craft projects, local events, and books to read, along with tips and ideas to make your holidays a little easier, hopefully less stressful–and […]

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Rhode Island Community Forum on Education and Race to the Top

Rhode Island Community Forum on Education and Race to the Top

[ 0 ] November 29, 2009 |

– Monday, December 7th at 6:00 pm at Central High School – Wednesday, Dec. 2nd at 6:00 pm at SORICO, 646 Camp Ave., North Kingstown This open invitation from Deborah Gist, education commissioner, invites parents to join the conversation about transforming education in Rhode Island at two upcoming Race to the Top Forums. At these events, […]

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Families First Rhode Island Can Make a Difference: Plans to Expand Services in Southern Rhode Island

Families First Rhode Island Can Make a Difference: Plans to Expand Services in Southern Rhode Island

[ 2 ] November 25, 2009 |

Pleased to announce Families First Rhode Island, an amazing local grassroots organization, received a grant award of $40,000 from the Rhode Island Foundation. This grant allows Families First to expand its services now into Southern Rhode Island by providing in-home evaluations, treatment referrals, social support, and parenting education to pregnant and postpartum women who are […]

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When the doctor orders bedrest

When the doctor orders bedrest

[ 1 ] November 24, 2009 |

I was put on bedrest after a routine visit to my midwife’s office thirty weeks into my pregnancy. Although bedrest is not uncommon when expecting twins,  I still did not think it would happen to me. Pregnancy is already a busy and stressful time–you may be setting up the nursery or juggling work and young kids–and […]

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