Meet a Parent: Peggy Crane

[ 7 ] May 7, 2008 |

Peggy CraneNeighborhood: Nayatt-Beach, Barrington

Kidoinfo: How long have you lived in Rhode Island?
PC: Three long, wonderful years.

Kidoinfo: What is your current state of mind?
PC: Swirling (getting ready for a science fair and I’ve not done much yet..ahhhh).

Kidoinfo: Who’s in your family?
PC: Ted – Man of Unbelievable Ethos; Slade the (currently practicing) Benevolent; Archer the Performance Artist (has indelible red scrawl on his face to show his school the look of ‘surprise’); Babe the albino dog that looks like a pig, honks like a goose, and acts like a 95-year-old Irish bitty; Sketchy and Hoagie– the feral brother/sister feline duo.

Kidoinfo: What trait do you most admire about your family?
PC: We love to laugh deeply and think potty humor is incredibly funny.

Kidoinfo: What is your favorite thing to do?
PC: With kids – dance like a crazy person. Without kids – surfing. Someday with kids – surf.

Kidoinfo: Where is your favorite place to hang out?
PC: In RI – Briggs Beach (although I haven’t that much), out of state – San Francisco and Bolinas, California.

Kidoinfo: Where would you most like to live?
PC: Bolinas, California; New Zealand – South Island; or any progressive town that doesn’t annoy me too much.

Kidoinfo: What do you like to do when you are not with your kids?
PC: Surf, sew, or run – three things that I have not done in a very long time, sadly. I do like to cook and drink REALLY great wine.

Kidoinfo: What is the most overrated thing about parenthood?
PC: The fanaticism of over-enrolling in academic preschools that don’t fit into your schedule or are pricey. Blah to that!

Kidoinfo: What is your most treasured possession?
PC: my kids (… but they are), a healthy body – when I had it, and when I am better, that I will never take for granted again.

Kidoinfo: What superpower would you most like to have?
PC: From Justice League: Aquaman; from Heroes: Hiro’s time/space continuum. Yet I should really wish for something that would keep me out of debt or heal my body.

Kidoinfo: Who is your favorite fictional mother or father?
PC: Heathcliff Huxtable when I watched him in the ’80s. Don’t know if I could suffer through that show now.

Kidoinfo: What are you going to do now that you have answered these questions?
PC: Put on some music and make dinner.

Today’s Interviewer: Katy Killilea

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Anisa Raoof

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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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  1. calendar Junot says:

    Cheers for Peggy, the funniest person on the East Bay.

  2. Jaci Arnone Jaci A. says:

    Peggy, you make us East Bay mamas proud!

    (PS, Will we ever manage to get out on the water together?)

  3. Missy says:

    Peg – always thought your wit and candor should be in print for all to enjoy! I love this Flock of Cranes!

  4. Mickey says:

    One-take Peggy. That’s the Peggy I know. One of the most awesome chicks in the world!

  5. Nancy says:

    Ah my hilarious sister-in-law! Thanks for again, and always, making me laugh! How did you get my brother to pose for a photo in a wig?

  6. Sara says:

    I do not know you but I would like to. You sound amazing. I wish you much peace and health and love.

  7. calendar katy says:

    oh peggy. i love your wig.

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