Niki Robinson

Niki Robinson
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Although originally from New York, Niki has lived in RI for over a decade. She is the very tired mom of three little hobbit boys and one baby shield-maiden of Rohan. As a JWU grad she loves all things related to food, except when it involves cooking every single meal for her family during a never-ending global pandemic. She also has a strong affinety for old books, sugar-skulls, skeletons in general and cats.
memoirs about race

Why I Love Memoirs for Learning About Race; 4 Book Suggestions

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Memoirs can help you see the role from a different perspective in a way few other things can. A well-written memoir is a raw display of experiences, emotions, and thoughts, - a window into...
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Stop Shaming Restaurant Workers For Collecting Unemployment

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  Recently, WPRI ran a story about how RI restaurants have had a hard time “competing with unemployment” in terms of hiring staff for the summer. The Newport restaurant owner alleges that due to the additional...
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Baby Items You Actually Need

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As I type this, I am nine months deep into my fourth pregnancy, so I have some experience with baby gear. Here's my tried and true list of must-have baby items that I wouldn't...
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Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief

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When someone you love dies, you start to see them everywhere. Grief finds meaning in a cardinal landing on your back fence, Eric Clapton playing on the radio, an unridden bike parked on your...

Author Interview: A conversation about poetry, race, and “More Than That.”

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In my life as a white woman, there have been a few people who have cared enough to take my hand and walk me into 'the race conversation.' If I can ever consider myself...

An Open Letter to Chrissy Teigen

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Dear Chrissy, I don’t follow celebrities news. Ever. I don’t really care who is eating what, or dating who, or whatever other superficial nonsense they choose to share on Instagram. But your openness about being...
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15 Alternatives to Trick-or-Treating for Halloween 2020

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  2020 could be summed up in three words: What. The. Heck? A global pandemic, statewide shutdowns, facemasks, hybrid schools, drive-by birthday parties....the list of things we never anticipated is long. My head has been a...

Fall Crafts, Recipes, & Activities {50+ ideas}

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We're all spending a lot more time at home this year. Here are 50+ ideas for fall crafts, recipes, and activities to help keep you busy all season long.   Build a scarecrow by stuffing...
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The Providence Mom Fall Bucket List (with Printable PDF)

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One of the reasons we all love New England is the autumn weather. The dry, temperate weather of a Rhode  Island fall is the perfect opportunity to get outside for lots of seasonal (low...

Not (Too) Scary Halloween Movies for Movie Night

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  Halloween movie night is the perfect way to spend any crisp October night with the family or a great alternative way to spend Halloween night if trick or treating is off the table.  But...