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Simple Choices That Help Planet Earth

Simple Choices That Help Planet Earth

[ 0 ] April 16, 2009 |

By Kristen Swanberg Executive Director Audubon Society of Rhode Island Special Event: Audubon’s Earth Celebration this Saturday on April 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. will have plenty of outdoor activities for the little ones, including beach and wetland explorations, nature play zone and animal interviews.  Come to Audubon’s Earth Day 2009 Celebration and […]

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2009 Project Undercover helps RI kids in need

2009 Project Undercover helps RI kids in need

[ 1 ] April 3, 2009 |

The Girl Scouts of Rhode Island (GSRI) launched the 15th year of its commitment to a statewide community outreach program, Project Undercover. Girl Scouts from the 774 troops around the state have commenced their month-long mission to collect 350,000 diapers, socks and underwear for Rhode Island’s children living in poverty. During the month of April, […]

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Volunteering – Family FUN!

Volunteering – Family FUN!

[ 2 ] April 2, 2009 |

By Kelly Fenton Visitor Services and Volunteer Manager Herc and Adrianna, a father and his three-year-old daughter, walk through the office doors of Providence Children’s Museum and are greeted by Arielle, one of the staff. Preparing for their volunteer shift, they put on name tags and yellow aprons, sign in at the volunteer binder, and […]

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Fresh Air: Give your family a different experience this summer

Fresh Air: Give your family a different experience this summer

[ 2 ] March 27, 2009 |

Claire Duckmanton, originally from the UK and a former East Side resident, lives in Seekonk, Massachusetts, with her husband and four children. Below she shares her experience as a Fresh Air Fund host family and her role as the local chairperson for the Fresh Air Fund. My family started hosting children from inner-city, low- income […]

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Moms Helping Moms – What could be better?

Moms Helping Moms – What could be better?

[ 6 ] March 4, 2009 |

By Elyse Major If you are a new mom or mom-to-be feeling overwhelmed and isolated, or maybe depressed, then Families First Rhode Island (Families First) may help to provide you with the comfort you need. Families First is a grassroots non-profit organization that pairs moms of newborns with highly trained volunteer mentor moms. Volunteer moms […]

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Great Cookbooks for Families:  Eat Local

Great Cookbooks for Families: Eat Local

[ 0 ] February 3, 2009 |

Reviews by Katy Killilea Eating locally and seasonally is much more feasible this winter, thanks to the new, expanded Wintertime Farmer’s Market. But say you’ve come home from the market with a Miss America-worthy bouquet of chard. And you don’t know quite what to make, so you begin to worry and rend your garments: will […]

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Grocery News: Thrift

Grocery News: Thrift

[ 21 ] February 3, 2009 |

By Katy Killilea Well, I’ve crossed the line: the one between thrifty and cheap. It was an ugly scene that involved two young boys, too few pears, and too many overripe avocados. Sorry, kids. What’s a parent with Boomster scallop dreams and a tilapia budget to do? Shopping at Price Rite, Job Lot, or Building […]

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Grocery News: Think Like a Farmer and Plan for Spring

Grocery News: Think Like a Farmer and Plan for Spring

[ 3 ] January 23, 2009 |

Through the thicket of kale and mustard greens at the Wintertime Farmer’s Market is a glimmer of spring: it is time to select and sign up for your CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) plan. Although the 2009 harvest is months away, local farmers are ready to accept your CSA dollars. Farmers use the money to get […]

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Yes we can!

Yes we can!

[ 4 ] January 20, 2009 |

Many children love superheroes, whether it is the notion that they can do anything or that the cape will give them superpowers. When they role-play the character, they believe they are invincible, giving them confidence to overcome all and save the day! Cathy Saunders wrote in her article, Just Imagine…, how children can be real […]

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Inauguration Day – How to Celebrate With Your Kids

Inauguration Day – How to Celebrate With Your Kids

[ 4 ] January 16, 2009 |

Barack Obama will be sworn in as the 44th president of the United States on Tuesday, January 20, 2009. This is a historic event to share with our children. Read books about Obama, plan a party, have a parade, and decorate your house. Hang streamers, and blow up red, white, and blue balloons. Plan a […]

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