Robin Barton

Robin Barton
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Robin is a working mother of two very precious, but very precocious sons ages 8 and 5. A lifelong Rhode Islander, she lives in the Providence area with her husband of 13+ years and boys. She is a Bryant University graduate (back in the day when it used to be called Bryant College) where she also received an MBA. In between refereeing her boys' impromptu wrestling matches, carting them between school and practice and handling occasional work issues outside business hours, Robin enjoys cooking/baking (but not the mess they create), 80s music, checking out family friendly events/destinations, visiting new breweries and wineries with her hubby, buying new makeup and taking WAY too many photos (YOLO). She also considers herself an aficionado of naps. Robin believes that it is possible to find both motherhood and a career simultaneously rewarding, with the right support system....and an Amazon Prime account.
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Lessons Learned from a Couple’s Trip

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My husband and I recently spent a weekend away with two other couples who have been long-time friends. We'd all been planning this couple's trip for months.  At one point, due to a job...

Where to get your Apple Cider Donut Fix!

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Everyone has a guilty pleasure, and in our family, it's donuts!  We love to try new bakeries and flavors, but nothing rivals apple cider donuts in the fall.  Here is a selection of where...

The Providence Mom Guide to Local Pumpkin Patches

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Your guide to Local Pumpkin Patches! Cooler temperatures are on the way in Rhode Island, which means soon fuzzy sweaters, comfy boots, and pumpkin spice lattes will abound.  And one of my favorite fall bucket...

The “Must’ve been the Mailman” Joke is Getting Old

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I love a good joke.  I am the queen of sarcasm, the mistress of puns, and the lady of laughter. But some jokes?  After awhile, they get old.  There's no ill will when people make...
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Rhode Island Carousel Crawl: 6 Carousels in One Day

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Did  you know there are a total of 7 carousels in our fine state Rhode Island?  A few years ago, my little family and I took on what I've affectionately dubbed the  "Carousel Crawl."...

This Is 8

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My precious first born, there's an elephant in the room.  I can sense it.  You can sense it.  But it's been hard to put our fingers on just what it is.  But, I think I've...

I Can’t Be There for Everything, And That’s Ok.

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"I'm sorry I can't go, Buddy.  But, your brother really needs his sleep and sometimes Dad and I need to take turns taking you to games.  We can't all go all the time." While he...

Riding the Morning Struggle Bus

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We lay the clothes out the night before. Lunches are pre-packed, though admittedly, sometimes I fail at this. More than one alarm is set.   I shower at night to save time. I even pick out MY clothes the...

Noon-Year’s Eve: A Kid Friendly New Year’s Eve Celebration

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 New Year's Eve: when seeing young children who have stayed up, or even woken up briefly to ring in the new year leaves me in awe.  I probably feel this way because a) my...

In Response to the Viral Anti-Working Mom Facebook Post: I’m PROUD to be a...

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If you've been anywhere near the internet in the past week, you may have seen the viral post by a Facebooker that declares that the lives of working mothers are "falling apart," while concluding...