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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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Kido Adventure: Pawtuxet Village

Kido Adventure: Pawtuxet Village

[ 0 ] May 29, 2013 |

The lovely little town of Pawtuxet Village is a wonderful place to explore. With its beautiful water views, small shops, restaurants and cafes, it has a lot to offer to families.

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Feeding Traditions: Meet Jan Faust Dane

Feeding Traditions: Meet Jan Faust Dane

[ 0 ] December 10, 2012 |

Today we meet Jan Faust Dane. Jan is the new owner of Stock Culinary Goods on Hope Street in Providence full of thoughtfully sourced, well-designed kitchen tools, cooking resources and gifts for food lovers. It’s a place where people who love to cook and entertain can gather to find the materials to outfit their kitchens, decorate their tables, find inspiration or simply chat with other like-minded food enthusiasts. Jan is no stranger to the food and shop world. Feathers in her cap include food forager for the Ocean House in Watch Hill, contributing writer to Edible Rhody magazine, and the author of many eat.shop guides. She lives in Oak Hill with her husband and three children.

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Holiday Card Planning

Holiday Card Planning

[ 1 ] November 28, 2012 |

I love “real” holiday cards—especially designing them—but even more in our social media frenzied world where we rarely send “physical” mail anymore, receiving a personal card or letter is a rare delight.

Although I think about creating our family holiday card well in advance, planning what it takes to make the card happen (design/photo/updated addresses/night to write and stamp them) slips behind once the December bustle takes over — making and shopping for gifts, baking cookies, attending special holiday events. All too often our holiday card becomes a Happy New Year greeting.

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Today’s Home Work: Roisin McGettigan

Today’s Home Work: Roisin McGettigan

[ 1 ] July 26, 2012 |

Roisin McGettiga is an Irish runner who specializes in the 3000 metres steeplechase. She graduated from Providence College in 2003 and competed in the her first Olympic Games in 2008 in Beijing. In addition to her ongoing training/professional running career, she also is a business owner and a new mom.

Jaci Arnone recently interviewed Roisin for our Home Work series. We love getting to know parents and learning how they manage to squeeze in work time at home (whether working for someone else or running their own business) along with juggling kids, home life, and childcare (or lack of it).

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Bargains to be found at Wheeler Clothing Sale: April 19-21, 2012

Bargains to be found at Wheeler Clothing Sale: April 19-21, 2012

[ 0 ] April 9, 2012 |

Looking for a bargain on good quality, lightly worn (or new!) clothes for your family? Want to shop local and support educational initiatives? Then mark your calendar and plan to shop at the upcoming Wheeler School Clothing & More Sale, April19-21 in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Today’s Home Work: Eric Bulmer, “Science Guy”, Owner and Program Director of Pow!Science!

Today’s Home Work: Eric Bulmer, “Science Guy”, Owner and Program Director of Pow!Science!

[ 1 ] February 16, 2012 |

We love getting to know parents in our community. In our Home Work series, we ask moms and dads how they juggle their work while raising kids, hoping to get some insight on how to better balance our own work/playtime while being introduced to our neighbors and their cool businesses. Today Elyse Major interviewed Eric Bulmer. Meet the “Science Guy.” He is the Owner and Program Director of Pow!Science! a leading provider of Elementary Science enrichment programs in Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts with two locations that are part toy-store and part-workshop/party space.

Kidoinfo: What inspired you to start your business?
Eric Bulmer (EB): A couple of things. Although I loved classroom teaching, I was not enjoying the administrative aspects of the job and felt I was being held back. Teaching to a test has never been my style. Also, during my last year as a classroom teacher, I began performing science birthday parties and workshops for another company and saw the potential to take science “performance” a lot further. When Keith Michael Johnson, one of RI’s top enrichment performers, told me I “had the stuff” to go it on my own, I believed him.

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Just in time for the holidays: Women Who Rock Coloring Book!

Just in time for the holidays: Women Who Rock Coloring Book!

[ 1 ] December 14, 2011 |

Girls Rock! Rhode Island is pleased to present the Women Who Rock Coloring Book! The book celebrates a variety of female musicians, from those who paved the way to the ladies who are influencing today’s vibrant music scene. An eclectic mix of performers are represented in its pages, including Cyndi Lauper, Patti Smith, Nina Simone, Yoko Ono, Joan Jett, Esperanza Spaulding and many more. This first edition features 22 original works of art by local artists, who donated their time and their art.

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Buy With Heart: Top 10 Gift Ideas for Kids and Families Support Social Enterprises

Buy With Heart: Top 10 Gift Ideas for Kids and Families Support Social Enterprises

[ 0 ] December 6, 2011 |

Buy With Heart is a grassroots campaign that aims to educate the community about the concept of “Social Enterprise,” introduce consumers to local businesses that utilize this model, and highlight a wide spectrum of Social Enterprise products and services. Unlike a traditional non-profit, a Social Enterprise produces competitive products and services to generate revenue (often in addition to typical fundraising such as grant-writing and capital campaigns). Just as products labeled “organic” or “eco-friendly” tell consumers how a product is sourced, the Buy With Heart symbol lets consumers know that the businesses behind their products are driven by a social purpose.

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Family Matters: Buy Handmade this 2011 Holiday Season

Family Matters: Buy Handmade this 2011 Holiday Season

[ 1 ] November 18, 2011 |

Shop local.  Shop handmade. You may have heard it before, but it can’t be stressed enough. When we buy from our local artisans, we are not only buying beautiful unique items, we are supporting our community and showing our children the importance of individuals–their craft and their business. Holiday arts and crafts shows are in […]

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