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Home Work: Katrin Schnippering

Home Work: Katrin Schnippering

[ 7 ] May 6, 2013 |

To enter a raffle for a box of Katrin’s Father’s Day Cookies, leave a comment about the sweetest dad you know in the comments below. Deadline for entries: May 31st. What inspired you to start Eye Cookies? Katrin: I was always baking and loved to bring baked goods to friends. Then friends began asking me […]

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Today’s Home Work: Elyse Major

Today’s Home Work: Elyse Major

[ 1 ] December 18, 2012 |

Today I introduce Elyse Major—writer/tinkerer. She is the author of Tinkered Treasures, a craft book of over thirty five projects which illustrates how everyday items such as tin cans and clothespins can be easily transformed into charming décor and gifts. In addition to Kidoinfo, she contributes to magazines such as Romantic Country and Romantic Homes as a writer and sometime-stylist/photographer; she publishes a blog, and works as a communications consultant for Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island.

Kidoinfo: How did you start your business?

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Feeding Traditions: Meet Jan Faust Dane

Feeding Traditions: Meet Jan Faust Dane

[ 0 ] December 10, 2012 |

Today we meet Jan Faust Dane. Jan is the new owner of Stock Culinary Goods on Hope Street in Providence full of thoughtfully sourced, well-designed kitchen tools, cooking resources and gifts for food lovers. It’s a place where people who love to cook and entertain can gather to find the materials to outfit their kitchens, decorate their tables, find inspiration or simply chat with other like-minded food enthusiasts. Jan is no stranger to the food and shop world. Feathers in her cap include food forager for the Ocean House in Watch Hill, contributing writer to Edible Rhody magazine, and the author of many eat.shop guides. She lives in Oak Hill with her husband and three children.

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Today’s Home Work: Leslie Banker

Today’s Home Work: Leslie Banker

[ 0 ] September 24, 2012 |

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 introduce Leslie Banker owner of on-line shop and blog, Empire Delicious. She lives in Jamestown, Rhode Island with her husband and daughter.

Empire Delicious (ED) is a line of fun, simple and chic accessories for decorating and entertaining. It’s a collection of things that make entertaining at home as effortless as possible. The idea behind Empire Delicious is a desire to spend quality time with friends and family. The ED collection includes things for the table and bar, interesting art for the walls, beautiful gift wrapping, and more. Starting this fall, Leslie is collaborating with Edible Rhody (one of our favorite partners) to make some of their beautiful photographs of fruits and veggies available for sale.

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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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Home Work: Kathy McGuigan

Home Work: Kathy McGuigan

[ 1 ] April 30, 2012 |

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, meet Kathy McGuigan — social worker and co-founder of Rhode Island New Moms Connection.

Kathy McGuigan, MSW has been working with women and children for 16 years. As a social worker, she has provided services for women and children in a variety of settings including shelters, community health centers, and schools.

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Today’s Home Work: Grace Welch

Today’s Home Work: Grace Welch

[ 0 ] April 24, 2012 |

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, meet Grace Welch is founder and president of patemm inc in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Today’s Home Work: Eric Bulmer, “Science Guy”, Owner and Program Director of Pow!Science!

Today’s Home Work: Eric Bulmer, “Science Guy”, Owner and Program Director of Pow!Science!

[ 1 ] February 16, 2012 |

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 Elyse Major interviewed Eric Bulmer. Meet the “Science Guy.” He is the Owner and Program Director of Pow!Science! a leading provider of Elementary Science enrichment programs in Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts with two locations that are part toy-store and part-workshop/party space.

Kidoinfo: What inspired you to start your business?
Eric Bulmer (EB): A couple of things. Although I loved classroom teaching, I was not enjoying the administrative aspects of the job and felt I was being held back. Teaching to a test has never been my style. Also, during my last year as a classroom teacher, I began performing science birthday parties and workshops for another company and saw the potential to take science “performance” a lot further. When Keith Michael Johnson, one of RI’s top enrichment performers, told me I “had the stuff” to go it on my own, I believed him.

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Leave the dishes in the sink:  Local artist beckons fellow adventurers to join her in Marrakech

Leave the dishes in the sink: Local artist beckons fellow adventurers to join her in Marrakech

[ 1 ] January 11, 2012 |

Providence artist Margaret Owen has an adventurous mind. Those who’ve joined her for a painting, drawing or collage workshop have observed that even when she is teaching, Owen is always exploring and considering. She doesn’t pretend to know things, and in faithfully not knowing, she is a wonderful teacher. In a recent interview with blogger Sofia Amarchi, Owen was asked about the traits that make her a successful artist. She responded, “To continue to inhabit an attitude of playful inquiry despite the cacophony of voices in your head—and the dishes in the sink.”

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Today’s Handmade Parent: ASH

Today’s Handmade Parent: ASH

[ 1 ] April 29, 2011 |

The handmade parent is a series of interviews with parents who have an art/craft business or passion. The series explores how the artist/crafter manages their family and their creative passion while promoting their work. Today I talk with local artist ASH, owner of Giraffes + Robots. ASH creates fun art for kids and grown ups to decorate their walls.

Kidoinfo: What inspired you to start your business?
ASH: My mother surprised me by printing note cards with images of my paintings on the cover about eight years ago. I sold them all within months. Once they sold out, I kept getting requests for more, so I did a second printing.

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