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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Flack’s Review)

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Flack’s Review)

[ 0 ] December 9, 2013 |

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the satisfyingly exhilarating follow-up to The Hunger Games, is easily one of the most entertaining sequels to come out of Hollywood in a long time, thanks to Jennifer Lawrence’s riveting lead performance and director Francis Lawrence’s phenomenal adaptation of Suzanne Collin’s bestselling book.

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Food Bank Open House Set for Saturday, Dec. 7

Food Bank Open House Set for Saturday, Dec. 7

[ 1 ] December 6, 2013 |

All ages invited to donate and sort food, tour the Food Bank, enjoy festive music and  meet local celebrities. The Rhode Island Community Food Bank will open its doors to the public on Saturday, December 7, from 9 am to noon, for the annual Holiday Meal Drive Open House. The event, sponsored by Unilever and […]

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DIY Play

DIY Play

[ 3 ] December 6, 2013 |

If you’re thinking of giving a child a fancy new toy or gadget, consider DIY materials instead…

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school

Neighborhood Safety Tips for Parents

Neighborhood Safety Tips for Parents
[ 0 ] April 9, 2014 |
Smart advice and a useful reminder from my sons’ PTO this week: With warm weather arriving, here are steps you can take to help keep… more

crafts

School Vacation Week – Fun activities!

School Vacation Week – Fun activities!
[ 0 ] April 16, 2014 |
Happy Spring! April Vacation Week is already here.  Here are a few easy activities for you and your school vacationing clan to check out.… more

food

Great Cookbooks for Families: Oh She Glows

Great Cookbooks for Families: Oh She Glows
[ 0 ] April 13, 2014 |
The Oh She Glows Cookbook snapped me simultaneously out of both cookbook malaise syndrome and late winter gloom-funk. It’s Angela… more

home work balance

Home Work: Susan Pascale-Frechette

Home Work: Susan Pascale-Frechette
[ 1 ] March 12, 2014 |
Today we introduce Susan Pascale-Frechette, owner of Pods Swimming. Pods swimming is a Providence Area swim school for children aged 2… more

things to do

Going to the movies!

Going to the movies!
[ 0 ] April 16, 2014 |
For the past two years, Flack and I have taken the long drive up to Toronto, Canada to attend the TIFF Kids film festival to find films for… more

child development

Parenting Matters Workshop

Parenting Matters Workshop
[ 0 ] March 17, 2014 |
On Saturday March 22nd, Bradley Hospital hosts the annual Parenting Matters conference.  This conference is intended for anyone who raises… more