Category: home/living

Last minute festive decor

Last minute festive decor

[ 0 ] December 19, 2014 |

If your house is anything like ours, decorations of a seasonal nature are fairly low key this year.  A combination of a tornado-like toddler and a bustling schedule have meant that yet again all good intentions to create something crafty, have fallen by the wayside.  I really wanted to try a few, easy crafty creations with […]

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The Importance of Developmental Screenings for the Early Years

The Importance of Developmental Screenings for the Early Years

[ 0 ] December 10, 2014 |

What is Developmental Screening? The first five years of your child’s life are the most important years for physical, emotional, and cognitive development. The more you know about their development, the more you can help them get the best possible start. It’s also important to be aware if there are any delays in development, because […]

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Food Bank Open House Set for Saturday, Dec. 13

Food Bank Open House Set for Saturday, Dec. 13

[ 0 ] December 3, 2014 |

All ages invited to donate food, tour the Food Bank, sort fresh produce for food pantries and enjoy musical performances. The Rhode Island Community Food Bank will open its doors to families, community groups and the public on Saturday, December 13 for the annual Holiday Meal Drive Open House. The all-ages event will be held […]

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Family Tradition: DIY Advent Calendar

Family Tradition: DIY Advent Calendar

[ 0 ] November 26, 2014 |

Our DIY Word Advent Calendar has become one of my family’s favorite holiday traditions. I made the envelopes ages ago and now only swap out the words every couple of years to keep up with the my boys’ growing vocabulary. Although I’m reusing our word calendar, there are so many other Advent options out there. […]

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Trot off your Turkey

Trot off your Turkey

[ 0 ] November 25, 2014 |

It’s that time of year when the leaves fall, the weather gets cooler and our waistlines tend to expand from all of the delicious seasonal faire. The average person, will in fact, pack an extra 10 pounds onto their frame this holiday season and consume a massive 3,000-4,000 calories at Thanksgiving dinner alone. Instead of feeling […]

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Home Work: Diane Jennings

Home Work: Diane Jennings

[ 0 ] November 20, 2014 |

Join us today as we meet one of my favorite local Moms, Diane Jennings of Luca Boutique. Luca has quickly become my go to place for amazing children’s clothes at great prices. Diane’s super friendly approach and and thoughtfully laid out store (it even has a play space with a gate!), makes shopping with my own small kids, really enjoyable. Diane lives […]

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Tree of Thanks

Tree of Thanks

[ 2 ] November 20, 2014 |

First published in 2007, but still one of my favorite Kidoinfo projects and love seeing how others have adapted it over the yeas. This project has become a Thanksgiving tradition in our house. It’s a way to celebrate fall and remind us of the many relatives and friends we have to be thankful for. This […]

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Make it a SAFE Halloween!

Make it a SAFE Halloween!

[ 0 ] October 29, 2014 |

As we prepare our kiddos for a fun day or evening of trick-or-treating, let’s also help make it safe for them. The American Red Cross offers us some common sense safety tips worth repeating (and if you’re looking for family-friendly Halloween activities in the area this weekend and even on Halloween Day, take a look […]

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Teaching children to manage boredom will serve as life skill

Teaching children to manage boredom will serve as life skill

[ 0 ] July 14, 2014 |

There are plenty of ways to teach kids to conquer boredom but first we need to provide an opportunity for them to get bored. Many of today’s kids are over scheduled and have access to digital devices from morning til night–phones are not just phones but provide hours of entertainment, electronic reading tables often have […]

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Dragon Boat Racing…Double Fifth Festival

Dragon Boat Racing…Double Fifth Festival

[ 0 ] June 11, 2014 |

By Dorothy Chin Gerding Every year around this time, my father and mother gather themselves up and make the pilgrimage to Boston for supplies to make Jung, and celebrate a surprisingly unique holiday, Tuen Ng Jit or Double Fifth festival (thus named because it takes place May 5th of the lunar calendar). As with most […]

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