Managing everyday life can be overwhelming at times. It’s a constant struggle keeping up with our own, let alone keeping track of our children’s lives as well. Every activity requires “stuff.”
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By Laura Rossi and Carla Molina “How wonderful to wrap their words around my words, struggles alongside mine, another mother’s hopes and fears twined round my heart—” -Marian Kent, poet & 2013 Listen To Your Mother: Providence cast member Did you ever listen to your mother? Were your conversations about breasts, childbirth or rear ends? [...]
Looking forward to hosting a special Moms Night Event out with Rhody Mamas. Kidoinfo will be at Whole Foods Market University Heights on December 3 from 7-9pm.
Skill It will join us with fabulous recipe ideas. Enjoy free cooking demos, food tasting, beauty and body care sampling, floral arrangement demos, “Shopping on a Budget” tours, holiday meal and table prep tips & ideas, vendor showcases, “mocktails,” raffle items and much more!
This event is complimentary and a perfect way to learn some great menu and table decorating ideas in time for the holidays.
Come Get Right In Your Mind, Body, & Spirit at My Mini-Retreat for Moms on Friday, September 28th from 9 am – 4:30 pm
Kate Hanley is a mind-body coach, a yoga teacher, and author of The Anywhere, Anytime Chill Guide. She’s also the mom of two young kids, and thus knows every excuse in the book to avoid doing the things that keep you happy, healthy, and sane. She and her family live on the East Side.
“Pre-kids, I practiced yoga for nearly 15 years, attending a couple classes weekly and completing an intensive, year-long yoga teacher training at OM yoga in New York City. When I had my daughter, I managed to transition to a pretty regular home practice and made it to class most Sunday afternoons. But after my son followed, I really got thrown for a loop. Convinced that I couldn’t do one extra thing that didn’t involve keeping the kids alive, clothed, fed, rested, and provided for, I quit all forms of mind-body practice cold turkey. And that’s when things really went off the rails.”
“I know how slim the odds are of being able to take a full weekend away from the family to head up to Kripalu – I wanted to bring the experience of 3 days spent away from the real world to Moms here in the Providence area, and offer a distilled version of a longer retreat in one mind-blowing day. There are still a few spots left, and I’m offering Kidoinfo readers 20% off.”
By Jennifer Z. Sherer
In the fall of 2010 I had a baby. My three stepchildren had lived with me since they were 10, 12, and 13. While I was very familiar with parenting pre-teens and teens, I wasn’t so sure about the “new baby” part of parenting.
With the older children now grown and out of the house (the oldest in Israel and the younger two in college), and my out-of-town job winding down (at least for the time being), I found myself looking for social connection.
My sister-in-law suggested I join The Mother’s Circle, which is a free program for non-Jewish women raising Jewish children. In addition to offering the support of other women in the same situation, Mothers Circle teaches about Judaism. It is a sixteen session course that meets over eight months, covering such topics as Jewish holidays, practices, rituals, and ethics, as well as the issues that arise in interfaith families.
Roisin McGettiga is an Irish runner who specializes in the 3000 metres steeplechase. She graduated from Providence College in 2003 and competed in the her first Olympic Games in 2008 in Beijing. In addition to her ongoing training/professional running career, she also is a business owner and a new mom.
Jaci Arnone recently interviewed Roisin for our Home Work series. We love getting to know parents and learning how they manage to squeeze in work time at home (whether working for someone else or running their own business) along with juggling kids, home life, and childcare (or lack of it).
These days it’s more common to have twins because of increased use of IVF and women having children at a later age. Teachers, coaches, families, and friends spend more time around multiples now, but may be unsure of how to deal with the unique situations that may arise with siblings the same age. Although these tips are geared for families with multiples, they may also be useful in parenting siblings of different ages.
Plan ahead. Have the car seats, crib or bassinets, strollers and basic gear ready well in advance Stock up on a few diaper sizes, have basics like onesies receiving blankets cleaned and ready. Stock your freezer/ pantry with prepared meals and easy fix snacks. Continue this one babies are born. My babies were nursed and [...]
Through my own experience as a new mom (three times!), work as a postpartum doula, and exchanges with countless new moms via Rhode Island New Moms Connection, I have heard some of the craziest things…that people say to new moms. Women are often made to feel uncomfortable by others they encounter on the street, at the grocery store, at restaurants – and even in their own home! Sometimes we need to just say nothing-at-all and show our support by doing things that help a new mom: cook her a meal, carry her bags, pick up the item she dropped, hold the door, give her a smile…and leave it at that. But, if we must say something, why not say something like this:
This is the true story of Heather Von St. James – courageous mother, wife and survivor of mesothelioma cancer. She hopes by sharing her experience she will connect and support others battling a severe illness. – Anisa
A short three and a half months after giving birth to my beautiful baby girl, I received the devastating diagnosis of malignant pleural mesothelioma — a rare disease that is almost always caused by asbestos exposure — affects the lung’s protective lining in the chest cavity.
Symptoms include, but are not limited to shortness of breath, coughing, pain, fever, night sweats, and unexplained weight loss. My symptoms where shortness of breath, fatigue and drastic weight loss.