Meet a Parent: Meet Jill Davidson

[ 3 ] February 28, 2011 |

Today meet Jill Davidson, an independent education and communications consultant, mom of three and moderator for the upcoming Kidoinfo Conversation, Parenting Simply. Please join the conversation on Monday, March 7th at the Speakeasy at Local 121 in Downtown Providence. Click here for details.

Meet Jill DavidsonKidoinfo: What neighborhood do you live in?
Jill Davidson (JSD): East Side of Providence, near the JCC/Brown Stadium/Nathan Bishop Middle School

Kidoinfo: Where were you born?
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Kidoinfo: How long have you been in Rhode Island?
JSD: A little over 6 years. I also lived here for 6 years in the late 1980s-early 1990s.

Kidoinfo: What is your current state of mind?
JSD: Focused.

Kidoinfo: Who’s in your family?
JSD: My husband, Kevin, and three children: Elias, Leo, and Henry, who are respectively 10, 7, and 4. Also Zeke, who is a pleasant and shy old man cat.

Kidoinfo: What trait do you most admire about your family?
JSD: Can’t pick just one. Top three are that they are each in their own way intense, fun-loving, and compassionate.

Kidoinfo: What is your favorite thing to do?
JSD: Cook, garden, make jewelry, read, be outdoors with the family (beach, hiking, gardening, playing/watching sports, whatever!), collaborate creatively with kids and adults.

Kidoinfo: Where is your favorite place to hang out?
Winter version: book stores, Wintertime Farmers Market at Hope Artistes Village, a good bar, anywhere with friends. Summer version: beach, the Sessions Street Community Garden, anywhere with friends.

Kidoinfo: Where would you most like to live?
JSD: We chose to move to Providence from San Francisco in 2004, so here I am. It was hard to leave San Francisco and we still really love it, so that’s my alternate.

Kidoinfo: What do you like to do when you are not with your kid(s)?
JSD: Think consecutive thoughts and enjoy the respite from interruptions.

Kidoinfo: What is the most overrated thing about parenthood?
JSD: Babies. Not that babies per se are overrated but the baby stage is so fleeting. There’s so much more! Yet the delights and laments of babyhood seem to be the whole story when you’re crossing the chasm into parenthood.

Kidoinfo: What is your most treasured possession?
JSD: Freedom and security–not possessions at all, of course, but which I treasure more than any particular object.

Kidoinfo: What superpower would you most like to have?
JSD: A worry-eradicating power that would induce instant anxiety abatement in myself and those around me.

Kidoinfo: Who is your favorite fictional mother or father?
JSD: Perhaps not the greatest role model in all aspects, but I love Aurora Greenway from Terms of Endearments for her ferocity.

Kidoinfo: What are you going to do now that you have answered these questions?
JSD: Laundry.


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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. calendar katy says:

    Jill, you’ve played a huge role in my understanding what’s happening in the PPS’s. You’re amazing. In so many ways! Thanks.

  2. Glad to be useful in any small way. Thank you, Katy, and thanks for all you’re doing on Kidoinfo and otherwise to make us smarter and our days brighter.

  3. I’m so late to comment, but so excited to meet you tonight, and I need that super power too!

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