Category: parent interviews

Meet Jamie Michalak, local children’s author: Back-to-school book launching at Barrington Books on September 7!

Meet Jamie Michalak, local children’s author: Back-to-school book launching at Barrington Books on September 7!

[ 0 ] September 3, 2013 |

Joe and Sparky Go To School Book Launch Party on Saturday, September 7 from 1-3pm at Barrington Books. Free and open to the public.

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Summertime and the living is…

Summertime and the living is…

[ 0 ] June 17, 2013 |

By Bernadette Noll Of course the song says it’s easy. And in our hearts and minds we really want it to be, but in reality, easy can take some planning. When everyone’s in school for months on end, we can idealize the long summer days, the day trips, the stack of books we’ll read, and […]

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Feeding Traditions: Persephone Brown

Feeding Traditions: Persephone Brown

[ 0 ] May 13, 2013 |

Today we meet Persephone Brown. Perspehone is health coach and year-round resident of Block Island. She has a 3 year-old son and is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and Columbia Teachers College of NYC.

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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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Feeding Traditions: Katy Killilea

Feeding Traditions: Katy Killilea

[ 3 ] March 8, 2013 |

Today we meet Katy Killilea. She loves running, cooking, sudden trips to new places, loud corduroy pants, and being taken to the Beehive in Bristol.

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Today’s Home Work: Chrissy Collins

Today’s Home Work: Chrissy Collins

[ 0 ] March 1, 2013 |

Meet Chrissy Collins—mom extraordinaire and parent coach living in Providence with her husband and two daughters. Her job as parent coach supports families in the adventure of raising kids.

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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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Feeding Traditions: Meet Line Daems

Feeding Traditions: Meet Line Daems

[ 3 ] November 8, 2012 |

Feeding Traditions is a series of interviews that explore the rich connections between food & family. When we talk about food, we are often talking about our history, culture, and traditions. Why do we eat what we eat? Who taught us how to cook? What recipes are linked in our minds with special occasions and everyday dinners? And what memories and skills do we hope to pass on to our children?

Feeding Traditions will give us a peek into our neighbors’ kitchens and celebrates the work we do to gather our loved ones around the dinner table. And it highlights the memories we all have formed around spending time with friends, family, and food.

Today Skill It interviews Line Daems.

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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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