Tips for Families: Ancient Greeks, Apple Ideas & More

[ 3 ] September 23, 2010 |

Every week on GoLocalProv I share tips on how families can make the most of their family time – including helpful hints that make parenting easier and connecting you to great local happenings.

Kidsapples-Kido Tip 1. Clean out the car

Say goodbye to summer and welcome in Fall by ridding the car of the sand and beach buckets and restocking it with the essentials for busy families. I stock my car with a blanket for impromptu picnics, Kleenex, wipes, pencils, books/noteboks, extra bags for trash/soiled clothes, small plastic containers w/lid in case someone gets car sick, paper towels, first-aid kit, bottle of water, basketball/soccerballs, reusable grocery bags, and a container of quarters for metered parking. When my kids were younger I also stocked diapers and a change of clothes. For more ideas, read how to make car travel a little easier.

Kido Tip 2. Make Apple Muffins

We usually pick far more apples than we can eat right from the fruit bowl. We love baking apple pies and muffins and making apple crisp and fresh apple sauce. Share the cooking with your children. Young kids can practice counting and help measure and mix up the ingredients. My kids love using the apple peeler/corer gadget. As kids get older, invite them to come up with their own recipes. Start with this yummy Apple Oat muffin recipe, then make your variation.

Kido Tip 3. Reconnect with ancient art at The RISD Museum. Read more on Go Local Prov.


Category: family matters, nature/science

Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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  1. I love the clean out the car one! We find the most interesting things when we do that. I never thought of doing it in relationship with the seasons. We love baking cookies together!

  2. casapinka says:

    Thanks so much for the recipe and list of things to keep in the car. I read Kidoinfo and the calendar religiously and want to thank you for the service you do to our community. The RISD ancient art is a great idea, too. Thanks again!

  3. Love the things to keep in the car.

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