Tracy Slater

Tracy was born and raised in Southeastern Massachusetts and currently resides about 15 minutes outside of Providence with her husband and their three children, Max (2012), Ryder (2014), and Lily (2017). As a mother, she has dabbled in various parenting philosophies, and after attempting everything from free range to helicopter, she's landed squarely in the camp of "I'll do whatever it takes to make the noise stop." In all seriousness, Tracy believes that the key to happily surviving parenthood is grace. Whenever possible it should be given generously to our children, our spouses, and especially ourselves. Tracy has spent her career working with mothers and children in various capacities. She has a private therapy practice, is an Infant Massage Instructor, and works in Early Intervention. She has learned that one of things that children need most is well supported parents, and she believes that the candid sharing of stories and experiences is an important way of supporting parents. When she's not at work, Tracy spends her days trying to get outside, writing, and searching for her patience at the bottom of a (reheated) cup of coffee. She is an avid runner, and she loves to cook, obsessively organize, and drink wine.

Distance Learning vs. Homeschooling: Making the Choice

How do I decide between distance learning with the school and homeschooling ourselves? Great question, and one that so many parents have right now! I’m answering from the perspective of a mom who has decided...
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How I Finally Ended the Battle of the Laundry Pile

You guys. This is possibly the most life-changing change to my family's routines I’ve ever made. You’re maybe going to judge me because it’s really simple and obvious. But I don’t even care because...

Rupture and Repair in Parenting: This Is How It Looks

The slime wasn’t working. His brother's slime, bright yellow and glittery, had just turned into a perfectly smooth bouncy mass while he stirred and stirred and watched as his bowl of gluey goop did nothing....
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“Like Year Round Summer Camp” – Rhode Island’s New Adventure Base Camp

"It's like a year-round summer camp." My husband had taken our kids to a Thanksgiving-themed STEM activity at Rhode Island's new Adventure Base Camp, and I was peppering him with questions. I'd been disappointed that I...

Trunk or Treat Events in Rhode Island

Trunk or Treat. We love how popular this tradition has become. Around here, our kids start itching to get their costumes on and start stockpiling candy somewhere around the second week of October. And let's...

Coffee & A Carnival: The Best Way to Fall

Fall brings to mind many things - crisp fresh air, brisk mornings, cool nights by the fire, apple picking, hayrides, and of course the start of school. Over the years, all of these things...

What Your Family Needs More Than ANOTHER Activity

This post is brought to you in collaboration with Weldon – a service we are thrilled be able to promote to our readers. You've made it through the week. You've packed the lunches and unpacked the snacks,...

The Providence Mom Guide to September 2019

September is here friends. The kids are back in school and the nights are getting cooler but   September in Rhode Island is still chock full of fun events and activities. The Rhode Island Seafood...
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An Open Letter to Moms of Tweens

Dear Mom of Tweens, I see you, and what’s more, I hear you. You keep muttering frightening things to me.  “Just wait,” you say, clearly unimpressed with my complaints about yet another night without sleep....
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Free Summer Meals {2019 Summer Food Program Locations and Times}

According to Feeding America, 22 million children receive free or reduced-price meals during the school year, however, only 3.76 million receive free summer meals. This disparity is attributed to several factors, including a lack...