Category: family matters

Parenting Matters Workshop

Parenting Matters Workshop

[ 0 ] March 17, 2014 |

On Saturday March 22nd, Bradley Hospital hosts the annual Parenting Matters conference.  This conference is intended for anyone who raises or works with children.  The conference will be held at Barrington High School from 8:00am-12:40pm. There are a large number of workshops lead by some amazing and insightful local minds – behavioral experts, child-rearing gurus […]

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Creating Healthy Traditions

Creating Healthy Traditions

[ 0 ] December 20, 2013 |

Here are a few tips to keep in mind to make the holidays a little healthier and a lot more fun.

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Blended Families: Tips for a joyful holiday season

Blended Families: Tips for a joyful holiday season

[ 0 ] December 19, 2013 |

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 […]

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Starting a Family Tradition: 12 Days of Good Deeds

Starting a Family Tradition: 12 Days of Good Deeds

[ 1 ] December 9, 2013 |

As the holiday season begins, I hope to teach my kids how important giving is. But reality kicks in about one hour after the Thanksgiving pie is eaten.  Relatives start asking my kids, “What do you want for Christmas?”  Any hope I had about teaching giving, not getting, is gone. I finally decided to buckle […]

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Being Thankful

Being Thankful

[ 0 ] November 20, 2013 |

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s a great time to make sure kids understand the value of being thankful for the food they eat. Last year we created a “Tree of Thanks”. We drew a tree on a large piece of paper, cut out little colored leaves and left them around the Thanksgiving table. […]

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Top 5 Ways to deal with Halloween Candy Overload

Top 5 Ways to deal with Halloween Candy Overload

[ 0 ] October 31, 2013 |

My kids love getting dressed up in costume, roaming the neighborhood with friends to trick-or-treat, sampling candy along the way then home to watch The Great Pumpkin and count/categorize/trade their candy loot. Then it’s only a matter of days after Halloween that my children start to forget about their candy choosing ice cream or cookies for their desert choice.

So what do we do with all the candy collected? Over the year’s we have gathered numerous ideas from other parent’s on how they handle the candy overload.

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How to Choose a Day-Care Center for Your Child

How to Choose a Day-Care Center for Your Child

[ 0 ] August 16, 2013 |

Choosing the right child care for our kids can be daunting. We want the best for our child but how do we find that perfect place with quality care, compatible schedule, space availability and a price we can afford? Reader Cecilia Pirotto shares wisdom garnered from her personal search for the “best” daycare for her […]

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Summertime and the living is…

Summertime and the living is…

[ 0 ] June 17, 2013 |

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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Family Matters: Be a role model for your child. Join Dads Make a Difference.

Family Matters: Be a role model for your child. Join Dads Make a Difference.

[ 0 ] May 20, 2013 |

Dads Making A Difference The Dads Making a Difference program is designed for fathers and male role models in a child’s life. The mission of Dads Making a Difference is to provide resources to help ensure that fathers and significant men involved in the life of a child are having a positive impact on their […]

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Rhode Island’s Momtrepreneurs do it all (or least what matters most)

Rhode Island’s Momtrepreneurs do it all (or least what matters most)

[ 2 ] May 13, 2013 |

Honored to be featured in Kim Kalunian’s article, Rhode Island’s Momtrepreneurs do it all, on the WPRO website alongside these other amazing moms: Roisin McGettigan, Elyse Major, Emmanuela Paul, Jennifer Spaziano. I am not sure that I am actually “doing it all” (Maybe doing too much?) but I do try to make time for what […]

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