Category: family matters

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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Family Matters: Treasure Hunting, Bonfires and more!

Family Matters: Treasure Hunting, Bonfires and more!

[ 0 ] October 15, 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. Letterboxing. Search for one or make your own. Letterboxing mixes treasure hunting, art, and navigation while exploring the great […]

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Family Matters: Halloween and Honk!

Family Matters: Halloween and Honk!

[ 2 ] October 7, 2010 |

Kido Tip 1. Halloween paper craft Decorate your windows with cut paper bats, moons, and stars from colored paper. Fold a piece of construction paper in half and draw half an outline of a shape; a bat, a moon, a house. Cut out shape. Fold sections of the paper again to cut out small designs […]

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Family Matters: Pumpkins, Street Painting, & More

Family Matters: Pumpkins, Street Painting, & More

[ 1 ] October 1, 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. Pumpkin Perfect. Do you have a favorite place to pick your perfect pumpkin? And is it oval or round? […]

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