Category: parent interviews

Today’s Home Work: Annette Tatum, Mom, Designer, Author

Today’s Home Work: Annette Tatum, Mom, Designer, Author

[ 5 ] April 15, 2011 |

Today Elyse Major interviews Annette Tatum, author of The Well-Dressed Home and creator of the high-end and highly successful interior-decor line Annette Tatum Collections, as well as a wife, and mom to four children. Annette’s fashion goal is to help people create beautiful interiors inspired by their own personal layers but at home, she still needs to tackle what to do on a rainy day just like any other busy mom.

Annette is offering a giveaway of a Faux Bunny Fur blanket to one lucky reader of Kidoinfo in celebration of the launch of her new website AnnetteTatum.com. To enter, simply email info(at)kidoinfo(dot)com with “Well-Dressed Home” in the subject line by Noon (EST) on April 19, 2011. Please specify color preference (chestnut, creme, or pink). One winner will be randomly selected to win a blanket. Winners will be notified via email.

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The Handmade Parent: Devienna Anggraini

The Handmade Parent: Devienna Anggraini

[ 2 ] March 28, 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’s Handmade Parent is Devienna Anggraini of DAmetals Jewelry in Providence, Rhode Island.

Kidoinfo: Please briefly tell us about yourself, your family, and your art or craft.
Devienna: I was born in Jakarta Indonesia. I came to the US for college in 1997. I went to the University of Oregon and lived in Eugene, Oregon for almost 7 years. I moved to Providence in 2004 to pursue a Master of Fine Art in Jewelry and Light Metals at Rhode Island School of Design. I have a younger brother whom I am very close with. His family and my parents live in Jakarta. In Providence, I live with my Husband, Gary and my two awesome kids, Kevin (4) and Carlyta (2).

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Meet a Parent: Meet Children’s Librarian Miss Babs

Meet a Parent: Meet Children’s Librarian Miss Babs

[ 3 ] March 8, 2011 |

Once I had children, the public library became the center of our social universe. My boys and I attended story time no matter what, made special trips out of choosing books and movies, and trekked to neighboring libraries to partake in a variety of events and projects. Along the way, the boys and I made […]

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Meet a Parent: Meet Jill Davidson

Meet a Parent: Meet Jill Davidson

[ 3 ] February 28, 2011 |

Today meet Jill Davidson, an independent education and communications consultant, mom of three and moderator for the upcoming Kidoinfo Conversation, Parenting Simply. Please join the conversation on Monday, March 7th at the Speakeasy at Local 121 in Downtown Providence. Click here for details. Kidoinfo: What neighborhood do you live in? Jill Davidson (JSD): East Side […]

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Meet a (Grand)Parent: Meet Janice O’Donnell

Meet a (Grand)Parent: Meet Janice O’Donnell

[ 2 ] February 23, 2011 |

Today meet Janice O’Donnell, executive director of Providence Children’s Museum and panelist from the upcoming Kidoinfo Conversation, Parenting Simply. Please join the conversation on Monday, March 7th at the Speakeasy at Local 121 in Downtown Providence.

Kidoinfo: What neighborhood do you live in?
Janice O’Donnell (JO): Bay Spring in Barrington

Kidoinfo: Where were you born?

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Meet a Parent: Meet Hannah Marcotti

Meet a Parent: Meet Hannah Marcotti

[ 5 ] February 15, 2011 |

Today meet Hannah Marcotti, a Holistic Health Coach, writer (Hannah’s Harvest), mom and panelist from the upcoming Kidoinfo Conversation, Parenting Simply. Please join the conversation on Monday, March 7th at the Speakeasy at Local 121 in Downtown Providence.

Kidoinfo: What neighborhood do you live in?
Hannah Marcotti (HM): I live in Elmhurst near Providence College. We moved to this neighborhood (having two weeks to relocate for my husband’s job) with no knowledge of Providence, 8 years ago. We have been blessed to have many friends move into the neighborhood and have our own little community growing around us.

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Meet a Parent: Meet Johanna Corcoran

Meet a Parent: Meet Johanna Corcoran

[ 4 ] February 8, 2011 |

Today meet Johanna Corcoran, a Rhode Island-based Family Enrichment Consultant, Founder of Familytopia, mom and panelist from the upcoming Kidoinfo Conversation, Parenting Simply. Please join the conversation on Monday, March 7th at the Speakeasy at Local 121 in Downtown Providence. Click here for details.

Kidoinfo: What neighborhood do you live in?
Johanna Corcoran (JC): I live in a little part of Johnston, snuggled next to Smithfield and North Providence.

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Interview with Elizabeth Ferguson Brow, author of Coal Country Christmas

Interview with Elizabeth Ferguson Brow, author of Coal Country Christmas

[ 0 ] December 12, 2010 |

Today Marcia Maynard Fowler interviewed Elizabeth Ferguson Brow, author of Coal Country Christmas. Marcia: What prompted you to write Coal Country Christmas? Elizabeth: I was actually driven to write it by my second graders. My class was doing a writing project about grandparents. As they shared their wonderful stories, I realized that I had a […]

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Meet the Mamas Behind Mama Earth Cloth Diapering Service

Meet the Mamas Behind Mama Earth Cloth Diapering Service

[ 4 ] December 8, 2010 |

Rhode Island New Moms Connection is pleased to announce the opening of the first Rhode Island-based cloth diapering service. Meet co-owners (and parents of two children) Melissa and Jennifer Schroeder Rondeau of Mama Earth Cloth Diaper Service. Below are excerpts from our interview as well as additional information you may find useful. RI New Moms: […]

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Today’s Home Work: Anika and Christopher Denise

Today’s Home Work: Anika and Christopher Denise

[ 1 ] November 22, 2010 |

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 […]

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