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Connect with other parents, readers, colleagues, and friends. Kidoinfo launches a series of networking and educational events, KidoConversations, which address a range of topics relating to how online and offline resources can benefit your life and business, as well as foster deeper community connections.

The first in this series, “Parents Using Social Media,” features a panel discussion moderated by Mary-Kim Arnold, the Executive Director of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. The panel includes four local parents using social media in a variety of ways, some socially, others for business, and often for both. This event gives you a unique opportunity to interact with these experts in parenting and business in a question and answer discussion.  In addition, the panelists will be offering you their favorite online resources in a special handout, “Parents Guide to Social Media.”

Panelists-Parents Using Social MediaClick here for event wrap-up and Top 10 Resources from our panelists and moderator.


Katy Killilea
Katy has the distinction of being the first person to ask Anisa for a writing job at Kidoinfo. In addition, she assists with the Kidoinfo events calendar and is the Membership Coordinator at the First Unitarian Church of Providence. For fun she likes to run barefoot, read, make bread, and cook. But it seems she is most often preparing snacks for her children or standing in line at Target. She lives in Barrington with her husband Joe and two sons, a first grader and a third grader.

Michelle Riggen-Ransom
Michelle is a writer who focuses on social media, technology, nature, parenting and increasingly, the intersection of those topics. She is co-founder and Communications Director for BatchBlue Software and a co-founder and co-moderator of the popular weekly Twitter chat for small businesses #sbbuzz and a founding member of the Small Business Web. As a contributing blogger for PopTech, she writes about people and projects who are using technology to change the world. Michelle currently lives in Barrington with her husband and their two budding naturalist/techies.

Erin Barrette Goodman
Erin is a writer, yoga teacher and mother of two. She is the founder of the Rhode Island Birth Network, which promotes empowered decision-making during the childbearing years and the creator of the popular blog exhale. return to center. She lives in Charlestown with husband and two children.

Alex Taylor
Alex likes making things (and people) better at what they do. A graphic designer by training, he spends most of his time making websites, museum exhibits, and a growing number of side projects like the Hopper Deck and The Benchmarks book. Other activities include moving parts of his family from place to place and making people run around and lift heavy things in the park. He lives in Providence with his wife and two boys.

Mary-Kim_ModeratorMary-Kim Arnold

Executive Director of Rhode Island Council for the Humanities
@mkimarnold is Executive Director of @rihumanities. Since her appointment in 2007, the Council has recommitted to grantmaking as its core strategy to strengthen the humanities infrastructure and to support public projects that inspire, provoke, and engage Rhode Islanders in thoughtful and informed dialogue. Council grant funding, which had remained level for the past several years, has increased by more than 50% in this past year.

Mary-Kim is a 2009 Rhode Island Foundation Fellow and a recipient of the 2009 YWCA Women of Achievement Award. She has held leadership roles on the Boards of several community organizations, including the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island, the International Charter School in Pawtucket and New Urban Arts in Providence. She is a 2005 graduate of Leadership Rhode Island.

Mary-Kim received both her B.A. and M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Brown University.

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