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Meet Alex Taylor

Today meet local dad, Alex Taylor, another panelist from the upcoming Kidoinfo event, Parents Using Social Media. Please join us on February 9 at Bravo Brasserie. Click here for details.


Kidoinfo: What neighborhood do you live in?
Alex Taylor (AT): I live on the East Side, PVD, near Brown Stadium.

Kidoinfo: Where were you born?
AT: I was born on Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland but was only there for about 2 years. I usually say I’m from the Eastern Half of the United States.

Kidoinfo: How long have you been in Rhode Island?
AT: Valerie and I moved down here from Boston in August of 2001.

Kidoinfo: What is your current state of mind?
AT: Thirsty.

Kidoinfo: Who’s in your family?
AT: My wife Valerie and I have two boys who are 6.89 and 3.33 years old.

Kidoinfo: What trait do you most admire about your family?
AT: I think we’re pretty curious and flexible, at least most of the time.

Kidoinfo: What is your favorite thing to do?
AT: I really can’t ever answer favorite questions. I like a lot of different activities and try to be well rounded. I like learning new things and I appreciate the times that I get to pass that along by teaching others.

Kidoinfo: Where is your favorite place to hang out?
AT: See above, but I will say that one thing I really like about Providence is the high probability that you will run into a friend while out and about. We like to walk places (or ride) rather than drive whenever practical because we are likely to have some unplanned encounters along the way. Frequent destinations include: Kreatelier, Lippett Park, Ran Zan, The Red Fez, Sessions Street Park, Seven Stars, Three Sisters, Wayland Square.

Kidoinfo: Where would you most like to live?
AT: I love a lot of things about Providence, but Winter isn’t one of them. I really enjoyed living in both San Francisco and Australia.

Kidoinfo: What do you like to do when you are not with your kids?
AT: I like physical stuff like snowboarding (winter isn’t all bad) and scrambling around outside, though I’m looking forward to including both guys in this more when they are a bit older. I also do plenty of screen time stuff like video games and goofing around on the Internet. It’s nice to get some time alone with Valerie too.

Kidoinfo: What is the most overrated thing about parenthood?
AT: Infants.

But not yours, yours is totally awesome!

Kidoinfo: What is your most treasured possession?
AT: Mobility. I like things, but being able to move through the world is priceless.

Kidoinfo: What superpower would you most like to have?
AT: Flight, though invulnerability is a close second.

Kidoinfo: Who is your favorite fictional mother or father?
AT: Fictional parents, especially dads, that survive the opening scenes almost always suck in some significant way. But I like Marlin and Crush from Finding Nemo. Marlin is braver than he thinks he can be and learns to let his son be the same way. Crush doesn’t get a lot of screen time, but he’s got some good advice.

Kidoinfo: What are you going to do now that you have answered these questions?
AT: Get back to work.

Kidoinfo Presents: Parents Using Social Media on February 9, 2010. Please join us for an evening of conversation, food and cocktails.

Sponsored by:
- Cutler & Company
Leslie Kellogg: Residential Properties
Renaissance Gymnastics Academy
Rhode Island Council for the Humanities (RICH)
Rag & Bone Bindery
Ocean State Montessori
Soul at Work
St. Peter School
The Bridge Montessori
Amy Ro photography
Hennessey PR Consulting
Breathing Time Yoga: Yoga w/ childcare
RI Families in Nature
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  • You frequent some of our favorite places. I love having so many places to walk to with our kids. Within minutes we can be at a park, a library, a toy store or coffee shop. Our kids get to know people in the neighborhood – even more important to me now that so many kids are at different schools. We all still feel part of the same community. I agree about Marlin and Crush. And I love how they show very different but both valid parenting styles.

Written by Anisa Raoof