Sara is a native Long Islander who has managed to shed much of the accent, but cannot get rid of her love of a good New York bagel, the Mets, and a decent pastrami sandwich. She moved to Providence in 2001, with stops along the way living in upstate New York, Baltimore, Washington, DC, and Pittsburgh. Sara has two fantastic, funny kids – a 14-year-old daughter and an 10-year-old son – who attend Providence Public Schools. She graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Psychology and has her Masters in Social Work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. These degrees have served her well in her career working as a fundraiser (currently as the Chief Development Officer at the Jewish Alliance of Greater RI) and in her home life negotiating détente between her kids. In her copious amounts of spare time, Sara enjoys going to a museum or the theater, reading, listening to 80s music, cooking and piling everyone in the car for a day trip. She also admits to a love of funny and occasionally sophomoric movies and has been known to recite entire scenes from Monty Python or Mel Brooks. She tries to find the humor in all things which is necessary when juggling a household with two kids and a full time job. Her attitude can be summed up by a print she saw at Frog and Toad: When life hands you lemons, try to figure out something to do with those lemons.

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In my last post, I shared some lessons (some learned the hard way) for how to make dining out with your kids a reasonably pleasant experience.  I promised a list of kid-friendly Rhode Island...
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Online Dating: Diving Into the Dating Pool Again

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Let Them Find Their Own Way

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Successful Scavenger Hunts: No-Cost Family Fun for Any Season

As January rolls around, what are the defaults most of us have on the weekends? Find new movies on Netflix? A baking project? More arts and crafts than we could ever display in our...
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Helpful Tips For Flying with Kids For the First Time

When you board a Southwest flight, the flight attendants will try to lighten the mood. One of my favorites has always been when they say, "And for those of you traveling with children, why...
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Dealing with the Deadly and Devastating Effects of Antisemitism

Last week, I brought my son to Hebrew School at our synagogue. It was a Sunday morning like any other Sunday, except this week there were two police officers guarding the door. Police officers...
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Advice From the “Pink Sisterhood” – Part One

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Parenting Wins – The Small Successes

Very often I'll be out with friends and of course, we start talking about our kids. While we certainly discuss the challenges we are facing, so much of the focus is on their successes....