Category: home/living

Time! The greatest gift you can give a new parent.

Time! The greatest gift you can give a new parent.

[ 1 ] January 17, 2014 |

What new parents really want is someone to do the laundry, clean the house, or cook their dinner not another onesie.

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Help twins / multiples develop their independence.

Help twins / multiples develop their independence.

[ 4 ] January 14, 2014 |

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.

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What is a Meditation for Kids and Family Class?

What is a Meditation for Kids and Family Class?

[ 0 ] December 23, 2013 |

Local parent, Tara Demyan is a fan of the Meditation for Kids and Family class at Atisha Kadampa Meditation Center. To learn more about what it means to meditate together as a family, read Tara’s recent interview with Angela Stewart, Education Program Coordinator of the Atisha Kadampa Meditation Center. What is a “family” meditation class? […]

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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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Celebrating 5 Years On Hope [Street]

Celebrating 5 Years On Hope [Street]

[ 0 ] December 18, 2013 |

Kreatelier is more than a storefront, owned and operated by two amazing creatively savvy business women (and moms)—who live what they love.

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Easy Homemade Gifts

Easy Homemade Gifts

[ 1 ] December 16, 2013 |

As the flurry of December days rush by at a terrific pace, you may be like our family and still have many gifts still to buy.  You see shopping is not one of our favorite sports and neither is spending stacks of money. Thinking up a frugal and exciting alternative to socks while possessing minimal […]

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JUMP!  Scenes from the Polar Express

JUMP! Scenes from the Polar Express

[ 2 ] December 10, 2013 |

JUMP!, Providence’s premiere youth dance company will perform its holiday classic based on the book THE POLAR EXPRESS by local author, Chris Van Allsburg on December 21 at 2pm and 6 pm and on December 22 at 2 pm at The Nathan Bishop School, Providence, RI. This original dance-drama delights audiences of all ages. With a variety of dance styles […]

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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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Family Hiking: Audubon’s Maxwell Mays Wildlife Refuge

Family Hiking: Audubon’s Maxwell Mays Wildlife Refuge

[ 0 ] December 4, 2013 |

Go it alone, or join RI Families in Nature on Saturday, December 7th, as we explore this area together. Maxwell Mays, a folk artist best known for his paintings of historic Rhode Island, was also an environmental conservationist and philanthropist. He donated 295 acres of land to Audubon as part of his life estate and, […]

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