about

momandboysSince its’ founding in 2007 by mom and artist Anisa Raoof, Kidoinfo–which targets families with children 12 and under–has become a trusted hub for everything about kids in Rhode Island. Kidoinfo provides a hip platform for parents and caregivers seeking a sense of community, useful resources and interesting online activities–not to mention the scoop on the best places for ice cream after a bike ride.

Kidoinfo’s fresh-spin on delivering information comes from a wellspring of local contributors consisting of local authors, parents and program directors. The website’s daily blog provides content on topics relevant to young families, such as education, cooking and crafts, useful tips, reviews, local news and more.

The Kidoinfo brand starts with the website which includes a blog, directory and events calendar. Offline Kidoinfo offers: Craft Workshops for Kids; Conversations; Sponsored Events (Providence Children’s Museum, AS220 Foo Fest, Providence Children’s Film Festival); and Providence Storytime and Play in the Park summer series. Kidoinfo partners with Edible Rhody magazine to create Edible Rhody Kids—a seasonal column with recipes, games, resources and fun facts—inspiring children to learn about local food.

By reaching out to the greater community online and off, Kidoinfo keeps parents and caregivers connected and in-the-know, Providence and beyond.

FamilyBeachFeetfounder  |  editor-in-chief  |  creative director
Anisa Raoof

chief testers: movies, books, toys, food, local events
Sons: D. and E.

technology gurus
Douglas Itkin
Daniella Norwood

editor
Nancy King

contributors
A fabulous team of writers and thinkers share their knowledge, passion, fresh ideas and helpful tips. Meet the Kidoinfo team of writers.

In addition to an amazing group of contributing writers—parents, educators, professionals, and family experts—we are thankful for an extensive network of friends, relatives, co-workers, acquaintances, and friends-of-friends, who share great ideas, valuable skills, helpful advice, and many opinions to make Kidoinfo relevant for families in Rhode Island and beyond.

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Anisa Raoof lives in Providence with her husband and eleven-year-old twin boys. She created Kidoinfo to be a central source for everything about kids in the Providence area. Anisa combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show. She works from home and at a variety of coffee shops scattered around the state, but dreams of having a Kidoinfo office/studio or shared space like the one pictured above where other mom entrepreneurs/freelancers can work, gather and share ideas and time saving tips for business without being reminded of the laundry or the dustballs.

Anisa believes in the power of working together and enjoys finding ways to collaborate with others. By using social media, she has connected hundreds of parents with family-related businesses and services, working tirelessly to discover and share ways “to make parenting easier, still fun and even a little cool.”

Since my kids were babies, I’ve gotten a lot of great information from parents at the playground, at the school fence, emails from friends, and at my favorite coffee shop. Other parents help make my job as a parent easier. I wanted to bring all this valuable information into one central location. I like having the insider information and parent recommendations for great classes, fun playgrounds, and cool music. I also want to include info for parents even when they’re not taking care of kids. Providence is a happening city in the ocean state. I love to share everything it has to offer with others – and by building a community for parents, we can make it even better. – Anisa