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TWO ANGRY MOMS-the Movie and the Movement. Thursday, March 31st at Rochambeau Library in Providence.

TWO ANGRY MOMS-the Movie and the Movement. Thursday, March 31st at Rochambeau Library in Providence.

[ 1 ] March 23, 2011 |

Providence Moms get angry about school lunches, and push for change. . .

The Film: TWO ANGRY MOMS
Showing at Rochambeau Library – 708 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02906
Thursday, March 31st from 7:00 pm – 8:30pm
Free and Open to the public.
Sponsored by Vartan Gregorian Elementary School Health & Wellness Committee

Filmmaker and Mom, Amy Kalafa of Weston, CT, made the movie, “Two Angry Moms” because she was fed up with her children eating highly processed food filled with additives and preservatives at school.

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PARENTING SIMPLY: Conversation and Resource Guide

PARENTING SIMPLY: Conversation and Resource Guide

[ 1 ] March 18, 2011 |

Some of the ideas discussed at the recent Parenting Simply Conversation;
• Be present
• Have a playful attitude
• Don’t sweat the small stuff (Does it really matter if your child wears pajamas to the grocery store?)
• Reduce choices (Including activities and food options.)
• Trust your intuition. (Make decisions based on what is right for you and not out of guilt.)

If you missed the conversation, watch the video and read our list of resources….

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Kreatelier on Hope Street is a creative wonderland! See what’s new plus a chance to win!

Kreatelier on Hope Street is a creative wonderland! See what’s new plus a chance to win!

[ 6 ] March 15, 2011 |

In the midst of a winter filled with record-breaking amounts of snow that quickly transformed from slopes of glistening beauty to jagged piles of what I refer to as “visible pollution” it’s no wonder I find myself craving color. A wonderful place to find respite from stark surroundings is Kreatelier, a unique shop on Hope […]

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Next Kidoinfo Conversation: Raising Community Minded Kids

Next Kidoinfo Conversation: Raising Community Minded Kids

[ 2 ] March 10, 2011 |

I want to share ideas and resources of how families create meaningful connections to their communities and impact real change in the world. How we act in our home is an important foundation for kids to learn values. I believe we set examples by modeling the behaviors and ideals we feel are important: how and […]

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What happens when Culture stops? I shudder to think of the possibility!

What happens when Culture stops? I shudder to think of the possibility!

[ 1 ] March 9, 2011 |

On March 10th, 2011, Rhode Island cultural organizations and creative businesses – from theaters to libraries to design houses and retail establishments – will join big and little people from across the country in recognizing Culture Stops!, a Rhode Island-grown national day of action to draw attention to the impact of proposed federal budget cuts […]

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Meet a Parent: Meet Children’s Librarian Miss Babs

Meet a Parent: Meet Children’s Librarian Miss Babs

[ 3 ] March 8, 2011 |

Once I had children, the public library became the center of our social universe. My boys and I attended story time no matter what, made special trips out of choosing books and movies, and trekked to neighboring libraries to partake in a variety of events and projects. Along the way, the boys and I made […]

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Meet a Parent: Meet Jill Davidson

Meet a Parent: Meet Jill Davidson

[ 3 ] February 28, 2011 |

Today meet Jill Davidson, an independent education and communications consultant, mom of three and moderator for the upcoming Kidoinfo Conversation, Parenting Simply. Please join the conversation on Monday, March 7th at the Speakeasy at Local 121 in Downtown Providence. Click here for details. Kidoinfo: What neighborhood do you live in? Jill Davidson (JSD): East Side […]

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Meet a (Grand)Parent: Meet Janice O’Donnell

Meet a (Grand)Parent: Meet Janice O’Donnell

[ 2 ] February 23, 2011 |

Today meet Janice O’Donnell, executive director of Providence Children’s Museum and panelist from the upcoming Kidoinfo Conversation, Parenting Simply. Please join the conversation on Monday, March 7th at the Speakeasy at Local 121 in Downtown Providence.

Kidoinfo: What neighborhood do you live in?
Janice O’Donnell (JO): Bay Spring in Barrington

Kidoinfo: Where were you born?

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Registering for Providence Public Schools: 2011-12 School Year

Registering for Providence Public Schools: 2011-12 School Year

[ 10 ] February 23, 2011 |

In what is now an annual tradition, Kidoinfo offers tips and guidelines to help you have a successful experience as you register your child for the Providence Public Schools as a kindergartener or first grader. This year, I’ll be among those signing my child up for a kindergarten spot as Henry, my youngest son, will […]

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Going to the movies!

Going to the movies!

[ 0 ] February 18, 2011 |

Some kids love Legos, building and re-building structures for hours and some kids are “nature buffs” always digging in dirt and identifying bugs in the backyard. I was a crafty kid making things whenever possible when I was young, even now. My boys? Film-obsessed and have been ever since they saw their first film at age 3. TV shows or computer games are of little interest to them but movie watching, making, and all the trivia is their passion.

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