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

Kidoinfo: How long have you been in Rhode Island?
CCK: 8 years.

Kidoinfo: What is your current state of mind?
CCK: In search of simplicity, excited about the possibilities and considering what comes next…

Kidoinfo: Who’s in your family?
CCK: My husband, Nathan, my son Torin (5 on April 28) and my daughter Grace, 8 years old. (Extended family: my kids have 24 cousins… not enough space to list them all here J)

Kidoinfo: What trait do you most admire about your family?
CCK: Our ability to talk and laugh and our inquisitiveness. My kids interest in everything!

Kidoinfo: What is your favorite thing to do?
CCK: Vacationing in Maine with my family and parents. Spending time swimming with my kids and watching the sunset from the dock.

Kidoinfo: Where is your favorite place to hang out?
CCK: Baker’s Beach in the late afternoon–eating clam fritters and playing in the surf.

Kidoinfo: Where would you most like to live?
CCK: I love Providence!

Kidoinfo: What do you like to do when you are not with your kids?
CCK: Attend theater, sitting at Deb’s bar at Chez Pascal with my husband, going out with friends to arts/cultural events in Providence.

Kidoinfo: What is the most overrated thing about parenthood?
CCK: That your kids will keep you in shape!

Kidoinfo: What is your most treasured possession?
CCK: My home.

Kidoinfo: What superpower would you most like to have?

Kidoinfo: Who is your favorite fictional mother or father?
CCK: Ursula from 1000 Years of Solitude.

Kidoinfo: What are you going to do now that you have answered these questions?
CCK: Drink a glass of wine and watch John Stewart.

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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