Category: family matters

Family Matters: Making Home Libraries & More

Family Matters: Making Home Libraries & More

[ 1 ] January 7, 2011 |

With more snow on the way, there’s no better weekend than this one for a great family project, community events, and a shift in perspective. Here are three ways to make the most of your week. Kido Tip 1- Turn a bookshelf into mini library. Kido Tip 2 – Inaugural neighborhood events for Mayor Angel Taveras. Kido Tip 3 – Find the meaning in our mishaps.

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Family Matters: Snowy Scavenger Hunts & More

Family Matters: Snowy Scavenger Hunts & More

[ 1 ] December 31, 2010 |

With the kidos coming off the holiday high, what creative things can a family do to keep sanity in the home?

Kido Tip 1. Get outside. It’s possible you might need to recuperate from a cookie or gift binge (or both!) this weekend, and will be in need of a breath of fresh air. Bundle up and take the kids outside for an adventure. Snow PlayTurn a walk around the block or trek to the park into a scavenger hunt by searching for things found in nature; birds, sticks, pine cones, and red berries or not; bakery, red car, mailbox. Make up questions on the fly or plan ahead and prepare a scavenger hunt sheet complete with questions and check boxes.

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Family Matters: Teacher Gifts & More

Family Matters: Teacher Gifts & More

[ 0 ] December 17, 2010 |

Every week on GoLocalProv I share tips on how families can make the most of their family time – including helpful hints that make parenting easier and connecting you to great local happenings. Kido Tip 1. Teacher gifts Teachers are an important part of our children’s lives. It’s thoughtful to tell them how much you […]

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Family Matters: Gingerbread Houses & More

Family Matters: Gingerbread Houses & More

[ 0 ] December 10, 2010 |

Here’s a list of ideas, open-ended projects like building gingerbread houses, and more, I shared here and this week in Family Matters on GoLocalProv. Kido Tip 1. Get ready for Sledding! Last year, Rhode Island sledding conditions were amazing. Best not to wait ’till the first snowfall to find sleds need repair and kids have […]

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Family Matters: Handmade Cards & More

Family Matters: Handmade Cards & More

[ 1 ] December 3, 2010 |

As holidays get closer, life gets more hectic. It’s okay to feel good about doing less and not feel guilty about not doing more. Kido Tip 1. Prioritize the to-do list This time of year I find a bit overwhelming with all the added events and activities going on. I try to make a list […]

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Family Matters: Doing Good, Having Fun

Family Matters: Doing Good, Having Fun

[ 0 ] November 19, 2010 |

Heading into the holidays, it’s a great time to give kids ideas for helping others. Here’s my tips  this week on GoLocalProv about how to do just a bit better in the world… and still have fun. Kido Tip 1. Participate in the National Day of Listening. StoryCorps–a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving oral history–declares, […]

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Family Matters: Traditions

Family Matters: Traditions

[ 0 ] November 12, 2010 |

It’s Thanksgiving season, and today marks a time to create new traditions and consider longstanding ones. Here’s my tips  this week on GoLocalProv to create, communicate, and celebrate. Kido Tip 1. Make a Tree of Thanks. This project has become a November tradition in our house. It’s a way to celebrate fall and remind us […]

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Family Matters: Fall Projects and Setting Back the Clocks

Family Matters: Fall Projects and Setting Back the Clocks

[ 0 ] November 5, 2010 |

Every week on GoLocalProv I share tips on how families can make the most of their family time – including helpful hints that make parenting easier and connecting you to great local happenings. Kido Tip 1. Rake some leaves and romp! A great way to get the kids outside and clean up the yard is […]

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Family Matters: How to have fun, be safe and survive Candyland this Halloween!

Family Matters: How to have fun, be safe and survive Candyland this Halloween!

[ 1 ] October 29, 2010 |

Every week on GoLocalProv I share tips on how families can make the most of their family time – including helpful hints that make parenting easier and connecting you to great local happenings. Kido Tip 1. Halloween fun for kids at every age. Halloween can be a fun time for kids with all the creative […]

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Family Matters: Kid-Friendly Halloween & More

Family Matters: Kid-Friendly Halloween & More

[ 0 ] October 22, 2010 |

Every week on GoLocalProv I share tips on how families can make the most of their family time – including helpful hints that make parenting easier and connecting you to great local happenings. Kido Tip 1. Collect and press leaves Take a walk with your children in the woods, nearby park or around your neighborhood […]

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