Category: home/living

Summertime and the living is…

Summertime and the living is…

[ 0 ] June 17, 2013 |

By Bernadette Noll Of course the song says it’s easy. And in our hearts and minds we really want it to be, but in reality, easy can take some planning. When everyone’s in school for months on end, we can idealize the long summer days, the day trips, the stack of books we’ll read, and […]

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Girls on the Run Rhode Island hosts 10K, 5K, and kids fun run June 1

Girls on the Run Rhode Island hosts 10K, 5K, and kids fun run June 1

[ 0 ] May 16, 2013 |

Kidoinfo is a proud sponsor of this event and we believe in the valuable mission of this organization! – Anisa Event proceeds to benefit youth development program for preteen girls Girls on the Run Rhode Island, a non-profit program that encourages healthy lifestyles among preteen girls, will hold a 10k, 5k, and family fun run […]

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The Mother’s Day Wheel o’ Fun

The Mother’s Day Wheel o’ Fun

[ 0 ] May 7, 2013 |

The greatest gift you can give the mother in your life is quality time. We agree with the awesome website, little bits, that the best gifts keep giving. I love the Mothers’s Day Wheel O’ Fun they created with a few little bits. Their game includes fun free ways to spend time together such as a […]

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How to Have Your Own Bag System

How to Have Your Own Bag System

[ 1 ] May 7, 2013 |

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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It takes a village…Help children of incarcerated parents RISE above the cycle….

It takes a village…Help children of incarcerated parents RISE above the cycle….

[ 3 ] April 30, 2013 |

I am not a statistic. I should be one. I should be caught in the cycle of poverty, addiction and crime. Growing up I had an incarcerated father who struggled with alcoholism. I was raised by a single mother who became victim to the power of prescription pills. I felt voiceless. I felt alone and […]

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Edible Rhody KIDS: Honeybees (Spring 2013)

Edible Rhody KIDS: Honeybees (Spring 2013)

[ 0 ] April 7, 2013 |

Welcome Spring! “Honeybees”, shares facts about our buzzing friends and tips on how to help them.

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Safe and Happy Kids Taking a proactive approach to bullying

Safe and Happy Kids Taking a proactive approach to bullying

[ 0 ] April 4, 2013 |

First published in the April 2013 issue of East Side Monthly. Until fairly recently, I have not spent a lot of time thinking about bullying at our neighborhood schools. While I don’t believe that the East Side is a magical conflict-free zone, and I have certainly heard about bullying incidents in school buildings, on school […]

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5 Simple Easter (Spring) Crafts for Kids

5 Simple Easter (Spring) Crafts for Kids

[ 0 ] March 22, 2013 |

Sock Bunnies  | hotcakes Sock bunnies made from toddler socks, dried beans and a rubber band! Tape-Covered Spring Vase  | Better Homes & Gardens Cover a glass bottle with layers of thick and thin strips of colored tape. Easter Egg Garland  | Craft Endeavor Wrap embroidery floss around a balloon using a paper maché technique. […]

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Parenting Simply February 2013

Parenting Simply February 2013

[ 0 ] February 11, 2013 |

I’ve been noticing how children make holidays come to life. They love to prepare for something special, to create a celebration. When it comes to holidays, my children do bring out the best in me. I enjoy reaching back into my memory for stories and traditions to share, and designing the rituals that will become our own family’s traditions.

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Winter Storm Survival Kit

Winter Storm Survival Kit

[ 0 ] February 7, 2013 |

Check the weather and sign up school closing notifications, inventory what you already own then fill up the car with gas and make a trip to the library and grocery store to stock up on family essentials. Be prepared to spend some time indoors and outdoors the next few days—playing and digging out. During storms, when travel is tough, we often depend more on our neighbors. Pitch in when possible: Shovel out elderly/new parents, share food, and set up kid swaps.

Let’s make a kit

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