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Meet Jen Robbins

Today meet Jen Robbins, another panelist and parent from the upcoming KidoConversation, Raising Kids in a Digital World. Please join us on Tuesday, May 25, at Local 121 for a fun night out; bring a friend or come solo. Click here for details.

Jen Robbins and sonKidoinfo: What neighborhood do you live in?
Jen Robbins (JR): I live in Seekonk, just a mile over the MA border. I used to drive through Seekonk and think, “who would ever live in a town called SeeKONK!?  Apparently, it’s me.”

Kidoinfo: How long have you been in Rhode Island?
JR: My husband and I moved to Providence a few days before the overhyped Y2K New Years’ Eve. Nothing bad happened. We’ve been in Seekonk since 2003. It’s hard to believe that I’ve been in the Greater Providence area for more than a decade. Before that I spent a decade in Boston with a year in Nashville sandwiched in-between.

Kidoinfo: What is your current state of mind?
JR: Challenged.

Kidoinfo: Who’s in your family?
JR: My husband, Jeff Robbins, and my 6 year old son, Arlo.

Kidoinfo: What trait do you most admire about your family?
JR: Creativity and humor, hands-down.

Kidoinfo: What is your favorite thing to do?
JR: I like making things… all sorts of things, whether out of paper, thread, playdoh, or pixels.

Kidoinfo: What is your favorite place to hang out?
JR: I’m not sure I get to “hang out” anymore. But one of my favorite places in town for dinner with my family is the Red Fez.  I love the food, the scene, and the music. We go early when it’s still light out, sit upstairs and keep feeding the pinball machine for Arlo until his mac & cheese arrives. There aren’t many places where I can feel like my old self yet meet all the needs of eating out with a small child. Thanks Fez!

Kidoinfo: Where would you most like to live?
JR: I’ve been feeling very connected with New England lately, but California always whispers.

Kidoinfo: What do you like to do when you are not with your kids?
JR: I’m a big music fan, so my favorite recreational activity is to see loud bands play at small clubs. Usually, that means a trek to Boston. Through my “Cooking with Rockstars” project, I’ve become friendly with many musicians in the indie music scene.

Kidoinfo: What is your most treasured possession?
JR: Well, if we rule out my son as a “possession,”, some things in the running would be my rock with a perfect star shape through the middle that I found when I was 10, my signed Todd Rundgren album cover, my photo albums, and my computer.

Kidoinfo: What superpower would you most like to have?
JR: The ability to manipulate time, including both traveling back and creating more of it.

Kidoinfo: What are you going to do now that you have answered these questions?
JR: Work!

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  • COOKING WITH ROCKSTARS is amazing! Jenn has met two of our family’s favorite performers, Jack Black and Rufus Wainwright. If you haven’t seen it, it’s definitely worth exploring.