By Bernadette Noll Of course the song says it’s easy. And in our hearts and minds we really want it to be, but in reality, easy can take some planning. When everyone’s in school for months on end, we can idealize the long summer days, the day trips, the stack of books we’ll read, and [...]
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To get off the weight loss cycle of one step forward, two steps back, we need to focus on truly important life goals – health, happiness and setting positive examples for our ourselves and our families.
Nutrition and exercise should not be an annual intervention, but a part of our everyday life. Maybe if we were focusing on goals that are truly meaningful to ourselves, we’d be more successful. What if we cared – really cared – more about being happy and healthy? It sounds like a dream!
Come Get Right In Your Mind, Body, & Spirit at My Mini-Retreat for Moms on Friday, September 28th from 9 am – 4:30 pm
Kate Hanley is a mind-body coach, a yoga teacher, and author of The Anywhere, Anytime Chill Guide. She’s also the mom of two young kids, and thus knows every excuse in the book to avoid doing the things that keep you happy, healthy, and sane. She and her family live on the East Side.
“Pre-kids, I practiced yoga for nearly 15 years, attending a couple classes weekly and completing an intensive, year-long yoga teacher training at OM yoga in New York City. When I had my daughter, I managed to transition to a pretty regular home practice and made it to class most Sunday afternoons. But after my son followed, I really got thrown for a loop. Convinced that I couldn’t do one extra thing that didn’t involve keeping the kids alive, clothed, fed, rested, and provided for, I quit all forms of mind-body practice cold turkey. And that’s when things really went off the rails.”
“I know how slim the odds are of being able to take a full weekend away from the family to head up to Kripalu – I wanted to bring the experience of 3 days spent away from the real world to Moms here in the Providence area, and offer a distilled version of a longer retreat in one mind-blowing day. There are still a few spots left, and I’m offering Kidoinfo readers 20% off.”
I am so excited to introduce you all to the Partnership for Providence Parks (The Partnership), a new city-wide non-profit geared toward helping the people and community partners that help our parks be active, vibrant, healthy, playful and unique places. We have over 100 Parks in Providence, at least one within a ½ mile of every resident. Some of these places are nature conservancies, with hiking trails and wild animals (nice ones of course), others are community hubs for arts, fitness, play, or all of the above.
By Jennifer Z. Sherer
In the fall of 2010 I had a baby. My three stepchildren had lived with me since they were 10, 12, and 13. While I was very familiar with parenting pre-teens and teens, I wasn’t so sure about the “new baby” part of parenting.
With the older children now grown and out of the house (the oldest in Israel and the younger two in college), and my out-of-town job winding down (at least for the time being), I found myself looking for social connection.
My sister-in-law suggested I join The Mother’s Circle, which is a free program for non-Jewish women raising Jewish children. In addition to offering the support of other women in the same situation, Mothers Circle teaches about Judaism. It is a sixteen session course that meets over eight months, covering such topics as Jewish holidays, practices, rituals, and ethics, as well as the issues that arise in interfaith families.
Looking for a bargain on good quality, lightly worn (or new!) clothes for your family? Want to shop local and support educational initiatives? Then mark your calendar and plan to shop at the upcoming Wheeler School Clothing & More Sale, April19-21 in Providence, Rhode Island.
Registration for Girls Rock! Rhode Island’s third Girls Rock Camp opened today, on Sunday, April 1st. The camp will be held Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 13, 2012 at the Rhode Island Philharmonic’s Carter Center at 667 Waterman Ave., East Providence.
During the intensive, five-day camp experience, girls aged 11 to 18 take lessons in guitar, bass, drums, vocals or keyboards, form a band and collaborate on an original song. In addition, campers participate in workshops on topics such as media literacy, gender issues, body image, self-defense and screen printing. During the camp, girls will have the opportunity to work with professional female musicians who serve as both instructors and mentors. The culmination of camp is a showcase performance in which the new bands perform their original songs for a live audience of family and friends.
Dr. Montessori believed that “the hands are the tools of the mind” and created an approach to learning which engages each child in the two-fold process of purposeful activity and intellectual development. In Education for a New World, Dr. Montessori recognized that,
“Mind and movement are two parts of a single cycle; and movement is the superior expression. … If through force of circumstances the child cannot use his hands, the child remains incapable of obedience or initiative, lazy and sad, whereas the child who can work with his hands shows firmness of character.”
Being a father of a nine year old boy and a Montessori educator, I read with great interest what has become a popular theme growing both in notoriety and credibility, schools at every level of education are failing boys.