Category: moms

Potluck Picnic in the Park

Potluck Picnic in the Park

[ 4 ] June 10, 2008 |

Our annual, treasured Potluck Picnic in the Park actually began out of sheer desperation two years ago when, a few weeks after our son was born, our daughter was turning two. Up until a week before her birthday, I planned to host a party for our friends and family at our house, as I had […]

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Local Shops Run by Moms for Moms…

Local Shops Run by Moms for Moms…

[ 8 ] June 6, 2008 |

Rhode Island is home to a number of great shops geared towards moms-to-be, new moms, and moms with young children. Most of them have opened within the last few years by moms who had grown tired of the bland Babies-R-Us choices and the non-customer-service typical of the Big Box stores. These independently owned and operated […]

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It’s a Date

It’s a Date

[ 7 ] May 27, 2008 |

Today I welcome Erin Barrette Goodman, a writer, yoga teacher, and mother of two young children. She is the founder and director of the Rhode Island Birth Network, which promotes empowered decision-making during the childbearing years. Together with her husband, John, she is in the process of turning their 1.5-acre South County yard into a […]

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Sports Camp Confidential

Sports Camp Confidential

[ 7 ] May 23, 2008 |

Today I welcome Melissa Brusso, a mom from Pawtucket, as a new contributing writer for Kidoinfo. In her column, Home Plate: Reflections of a Sportsparent, she shares her wit, wisdom, and experience regarding the world of sports with her husband, “SportsDad”, their daughter “Stretch”, age 10 and their son, “LittleMan”, age 7. As the weather […]

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The Importance of a Family Dinner

The Importance of a Family Dinner

[ 0 ] May 13, 2008 |

By Martha Iachetta What’s dinner time like at your house? Fifteen years ago my graduate- level Family Counseling class sat in a circle answering that question– alternately cringing and laughing at the awkwardness, humor, longing, or strife within our descriptions of family dinners growing up. We realized how much information about connections, challenges, and responsibilities […]

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Give City Kids a Summer Vacation

Give City Kids a Summer Vacation

[ 4 ] May 12, 2008 |

Claire Duckmanton, originally from the UK and a former East Side resident, lives in Seekonk, MA, with her husband and three children (ages 2, 8, and 13). Below she shares her experience as a Fresh Air Fund host family and her role as the local chairperson for the Fresh Air Fund. A few years ago, […]

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Meet a Parent: Peggy Crane

Meet a Parent: Peggy Crane

[ 7 ] May 7, 2008 |

Neighborhood: Nayatt-Beach, Barrington Kidoinfo: How long have you lived in Rhode Island? PC: Three long, wonderful years. Kidoinfo: What is your current state of mind? PC: Swirling (getting ready for a science fair and I’ve not done much yet..ahhhh). Kidoinfo: Who’s in your family? PC: Ted – Man of Unbelievable Ethos; Slade the (currently practicing) […]

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The Wizard of Mom: Pay Attention to the Peanut Shell Nursing Cover

The Wizard of Mom: Pay Attention to the Peanut Shell Nursing Cover

[ 5 ] May 6, 2008 |

By Maura Keating If you’re breastfeeding, you may start to wonder why you bother to wear a shirt at all. Most of your day is spent with your shirt pulled up around your armpits. While your partner might appreciate this new fashion trend, visitors might find it awkward. As you and your Miracle venture out […]

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Mother’s Day Wish List

Mother’s Day Wish List

[ 4 ] May 2, 2008 |

Many fond childhood memories I have of my mom involve time spent baking and crafting together, and her ability to know the right thing to say when I was having a bad day. Now that I am a mom, I can only imagine how busy she was back then, juggling life’s many responsibilities, and I […]

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Today’s Home Work: Cindy Elder

Today’s Home Work: Cindy Elder

[ 7 ] April 21, 2008 |

Home Work: Lessons from Work at Home Parents. Like many of us, these parents juggle kids, work, and childcare (or lack of it), but their unique situation requires that they squeeze in worktime at home, whether working for someone else or running their own business. Hearing how these parents manage to make it work along […]

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