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Meet Sarika M. Parikh

Today meet Sarika M. Parikh, teacher at the Gordon School, local mom, and panelist from the upcoming Kidoinfo Conversation, Family Traditions. Please join us on November 16 at Craftland in downtown Providence. Click here for details.

Kidoinfo: What neighborhood do you live in?
Sarika M. Parikh (SP): Oak Hill in Pawtucket.

Sarika-MAP-webKidoinfo: Where were you born?
SP: New York.

Kidoinfo: How long have you been in Rhode Island?
SP: Nine years.

Kidoinfo: What is your current state of mind?
SP: Grateful, positive.

Kidoinfo: Who’s in your family?
SP: My husband and two wonderful little boys.

Kidoinfo: What trait do you most admire about your family?
SP: We protect and support one another all the time. We laugh a lot!

Kidoinfo: What is your favorite thing to do?
SP: Besides spending time with my children, we enjoy entertaining nights out with other couples and date nights.

Kidoinfo: Where is your favorite place to hang out?
SP: I love coffee shops and book stores.

Kidoinfo: Where would you most like to live?
SP: Outside any major city. If I had to choose one place it would be outside Manhattan, where I grew up.

Kidoinfo: What do you like to do when you are not with your kid(s)?
SP: Exercise, kickboxing/Zumba classes, travel, read, shop, sports entertainment, dance.

Kidoinfo: What is the most overrated thing about parenthood?
SP: Hmm..It’s important to remember it’s truly who we are as parents that is most important, not always what we do. Parenting that involves no/little exposure to the outside world bothers me sometimes.

Kidoinfo: What is your most treasured possession?
SP: A box with items from my sons’ births.

Kidoinfo: What superpower would you most like to have?
SP: The ability to predict the future.

Kidoinfo: Who is your favorite fictional mother or father?
SP: I love the television show, “Parenthood.” I find all the parents on this show interesting.

Kidoinfo: What are you going to do now that you have answered these questions?
SP: Go to bed!

The Kidoinfo Conversation about Family Traditions is made possible with support from our sponsors. Thank you to our lead sponsor, the Gordon School, and our supporting sponsors: Craftland, Snow Beverages, WholeFoods, Leslie Kellogg (Residential Properties), Hannah’s Harvest, Cutler & Company, and Soul at Work.

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