What new parents really want is someone to do the laundry, clean the house, or cook their dinner not another onesie.
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.
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? […]
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 […]
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. Â 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 […]
JUMP!, Providence’s premiere youth dance company will perform its holiday classic based on the book THEÂ POLARÂ EXPRESS by local author, Chris Van Allsburg on December 21 at 2pm and 6 pmÂ and onÂ December 22 at 2 pmÂ at The Nathan Bishop School, Providence, RI. This original dance-drama delights audiences of all ages. With a variety of dance styles […]
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. Â Relatives start asking my kids, “What do you want for Christmas?” Â Any hope I had about teaching giving, not getting, is gone. I finally decided to buckle […]
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, […]