By My Chef Lara To be honest, I avoided beets for most of my life. It was not until I traveled to Russia and had Borscht that I started to realize how fabulous this vegetable was. I am now in love. Not only do they taste great, they are versatile and the color – fabulous! […]
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Children have a variety of clothing choices, from school clothes to play clothes, and it can easily stack up and overwhelm the closet space they have. Add to that the speed with which they grow, and it’s no surprise that you find yourself drowning in piles of clothing, unsure about what should be stowed away or kept.
Dorothy Chin Gerding of Smithfield, RI shares how she and her family celebrate Chinese New Year. Gung Hey Fat Choy! Happy Lunar New Year! In China this is a month long celebration that brings families together from far and wide. Here in the United States, my own family and friends will make long distance calls […]
A qualified tutor can mean the difference between just passing and making the honor roll. But while as parents we want to give our kids every advantage, can our budgets handle that extra expense? It may be easier than you think. Here are five different types of tutors your child may need and advice on what to pay for each one.
By My Chef Lara OK, I admit it. I had to work at liking kale. I really wanted to like it because it is so nutritious but the bitter taste just kept me away. So I hatched a plot to start hiding it in my food and slowly get used to it. Now I actually […]
Local parent, Tara Demyan is a fan of the Meditation for Kids and Family class at Atisha Kadampa Meditation Center. To learn more about what it means to meditate together as a family, read Tara’s recent interview with Angela Stewart, Education Program Coordinator of the Atisha Kadampa Meditation Center. What is a “family” meditation class? […]
It’s hard enough negotiating the holidays when there are only two sides of the extended family involved. But blended families have the extra emotional and logistical challenges of sharing holiday time and making visitation arrangements. Here are some tips to help you plan for joyful holiday season. Focus on what’s important. Keeping the kids happy […]
The holidays are a season of giving and many of us struggle to search for the perfect gift for the children in our lives. One option to consider is giving the gift of education through CollegeBoundfund, Rhode Island’s tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan that helps families combat the rising cost of education. “Contributing to a […]
By Mychal Gendron Is musical ability something that all children are born with? Is talent in music something that is inherited – “in the genes” – or is it something that can be developed and nurtured in a loving, supportive home? Dr. Shinichi Suzuki believed that all children have a talent for music, and that […]