Category: parent interviews

Creating Family Tradtions: Beth Curtin’s tips + resources

Creating Family Tradtions: Beth Curtin’s tips + resources

[ 0 ] December 22, 2011 |

recipe: Christmas Roll Cookies
2 cups flour
1/4 t. salt
3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 t. vanilla

Preheat oven to 325. Combine flour and salt with a wire whisk. Cream butter and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed…

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Handmade Holidays

Handmade Holidays

[ 6 ] November 20, 2011 |

I like to make things; I always have. Through the years, my skills have grown, which certainly makes giving a handmade gift easier. But I sought to give handmade gifts long before I could sew or knit. I think back to student Christmases, or the years I worked for a non-profit, when my budget fell far short of my gift-giving list. I framed my own photographs to give to family. I baked homemade bread and packaged it with delicious organic butter. I made fudge. I worked, in other words, with the talents I had.

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Parenting Simply: Rhythm

Parenting Simply: Rhythm

[ 4 ] November 7, 2011 |

Today I welcome Allison Abramson as a new contributing write to Kidoinfo. A certified Simplicity Parenting© Group Leader, Allison is helping Rhode Island families slow down, and make space for the simple joys of childhood. In her monthly column, Allison will share ways we can reduce the chaos in our daily lives by making small, do-able changes at home that will strengthen family connections and create more time for fun! She lives in Providence with her husband and two little girls, where she blogs about their journey toward a Peaceful Life.

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Hair Grows Back. Kids Don’t.

Hair Grows Back. Kids Don’t.

[ 2 ] September 18, 2011 |

On Wednesday, September 21st, my daughters, Grace and Fiona, are going to shave my head. Their mom’s bald head won’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 – all moms of kids with cancer – will come together this year in DC at Union Station and go bald.

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My Battle With Mesothelioma

My Battle With Mesothelioma

[ 3 ] September 14, 2011 |

This is the true story of Heather Von St. James – courageous mother, wife and survivor of mesothelioma cancer. She hopes by sharing her experience she will connect and support others battling a severe illness. – Anisa

A short three and a half months after giving birth to my beautiful baby girl, I received the devastating diagnosis of malignant pleural mesothelioma — a rare disease that is almost always caused by asbestos exposure — affects the lung’s protective lining in the chest cavity.

Symptoms include, but are not limited to shortness of breath, coughing, pain, fever, night sweats, and unexplained weight loss. My symptoms where shortness of breath, fatigue and drastic weight loss.

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Honored to be featured alongside other remarkable women in the East Side Monthly May 2011 issue.

Honored to be featured alongside other remarkable women in the East Side Monthly May 2011 issue.

[ 6 ] May 26, 2011 |

The cover story of ESM’s May 2011 issue is “Mom Power” and features me alongside six other amazing super moms living on the East Side of Providence making a difference in their community; Carrie Cook, Grace Welch, Cade Tompkins, Wendy Lawton, Alice Boss Altman, and Allison Spooner. This article is the first in what publisher, […]

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Meet a Parent: Meet Catherine Carr Kelly

Meet a Parent: Meet Catherine Carr Kelly

[ 0 ] May 17, 2011 |

Today meet Catherine Carr Kelly, Executive Director, of Central Square Theater, Co-Founding Director of I WAS THERE Project, mom and panelist from the upcoming Kidoinfo Conversation, Raising Community Minded Kids. Please join the conversation on Wednesday, May 25th at AS220 in Downtown Providence. Click here for details.

Kidoinfo: Where were you born?
Catherine Carr Kelly (CCK): North Andover, MA

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Meet a Parent: Meet Jae Wyllie Willard

Meet a Parent: Meet Jae Wyllie Willard

[ 0 ] May 10, 2011 |

Today meet Jae Wyllie Willard, founder of New England Nannies, mom and panelist from the upcoming Kidoinfo Conversation, Raising Community Minded Kids. Please join the conversation on Wednesday, May 25th at AS220 in Downtown Providence. Click here for details.

Kidoinfo: What neighborhood do you live in?
Jae Wyllie Willard (JWW): Primrose, Barrington. After living in Chicago for twelve years, my husband and I decided to move back to where he grew up to raise our family. And we’re so glad we did!

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Meet a Parent: Meet Wendy Nilsson

Meet a Parent: Meet Wendy Nilsson

[ 0 ] May 2, 2011 |

Today meet Wendy Nilsson, Chair of Friends of Brown Street Park, Partner of Nurslings, mom and panelist from the upcoming Kidoinfo Conversation, Raising Community Minded Kids. Please join the conversation on Wednesday, May 25th at AS220 in Downtown Providence. Click here for details.

Kidoinfo: What neighborhood do you live in?
Wendy Nilsson (WAN): College Hill/East Side or as I like to say, near Brown Street Park

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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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