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Meet Erin Barrette Goodman

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

MAP-Erin-and-lily-webKidoinfo: What neighborhood do you live in?
We’re down “in the woods” in South County.

Kidoinfo: Where were you born?
EBG: Warwick, RI

Kidoinfo: How long have you been in Rhode Island?
EBG: With the exception of a couple of years when I was very young and one semester when I was in college, I’ve always lived in Rhode Island.

Kidoinfo: What is your current state of mind?
EBG: Groggy. (Darn head cold.)

Kidoinfo: Who’s in your family?
EBG: My husband of (almost) 10 years, John; our two kids, Lily (5) and Quinn (3); a small flock of laying hens; and various other critters.

Kidoinfo: What trait do you most admire about your family?
EBG: Persistence. We are far from perfect but we frequently take time to reflect on what we are doing and why and look for ways to tweak things and hopefully make it all run a little smoother.

Kidoinfo: What is your favorite thing to do?
EBG: Lately I’ve really been enjoying roller-skating with my kids.

Kidoinfo: Where is your favorite place to hang out?
EBG: The Coastal Growers Market in North Kingstown.

Kidoinfo: Where would you most like to live?
EBG: Within walking distance of a library and a coffee shop, in a house with a front porch on Main Street and 10 acres of farm land out back.

Kidoinfo: What do you like to do when you are not with your kid(s)?
EBG: I dance and tour with a Border Morris team called Ladies of the Rolling Pin. My kids often come to our performances, but mostly it is something I do for myself because I enjoy it so much.

Kidoinfo: What is the most overrated thing about parenthood?
EBG: Bedtime.

Kidoinfo: What is your most treasured possession?
EBG: My camera (a Cannon Rebel D-SLR).

Kidoinfo: What superpower would you most like to have?
EBG: I think I could really get into time-travel.

Kidoinfo: Who is your favorite fictional mother or father?
EBG: Caillou’s parents. I hope someday to have as much patience and energy as they do.

Kidoinfo: What are you going to do now that you have answered these questions?
EBG: Finish cleaning up the kitchen and go to bed.

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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  • I had fun meeting you last night at the workshop. Everyone’s comments struck a tone both amusing and informative. Very entertaining!

    I couldn’t agree more about Caillou’s parents. Ahhhhh… their gentle prompts. Their cheerful, soothing voices. And per Rebecca’s comment, he IS whiny sometimes, but that makes him seem like a normal 4 year old to me.

  • Erin, I’ll never forget when I heard an interview a few years back, of steady parent Angeline Jolie who said she “hated” Caillou, cuz he’s always wining and getting his way. I couldn’t stop noticing his nautiness after that. Guess you could look at it both ways… parenting takes patience in any case.

    I enjoyed reading your interview – Being a single parent, bed time may be less stressful then when with a live-in partner, because there is not another parent waiting for you to shut that light off and join them for alone time.

    Tuesday evening sounds great, wish I could make it.

    Keep up your good work and smile

  • you can even HEAR erin on her website now–i listen to her while unloading the dishwasher. she’s an amazing parent.

  • it’s overrated because before i had kids i thought it would this sweet, special, magical time of reading books and snuggling and talking about our days and in reality most nights in our house it’s a wrestling match between exhausted parents and two kids jumping on their beds insisting their not tired.

    i heart you too hannah!!! (and your yummy celebration clusters — oh my!!!)

  • Erin, I had NO idea that you danced and toured! What a fantastic thing to learn about you!
    And I agree that bedtime is soooo over-rated. 🙂

  • I love that you have allowed yourself room to still be you and lead a creative life despite the pulls and unpredictability of raising kids, making a business, and balancing home life.

  • Erin,

    LOL – re: Caillou’s parents. I have often thought the exact same thing! Wouldn’t it be nice to be so cheerful and patient!?!