Vicky Griffiths

A born and bred Brit, Vicky moved to Boston, MA with her husband in 2010. Over a decade later she is now a proud stay at home mom/mum to three little American citizens living in Cranston, RI. Vicky loves interacting with and serving children and their families, having volunteered and worked with various child focused organizations in the U.K. and USA. Her other interests include history, theology, art, musical theatre, travel and a meal she hasn’t cooked herself. A follower of Jesus, she also enjoys being an active member of the local church. Her happy place is New England in the fall.

Human Trafficking: What Parents Need to Know

In early parenthood when our children are small and vulnerable, our minds are often consumed with the task of keeping them safe. Yet, as all parents know, this instinct doesn't end with their growing...

Say NO to cabin fever! How to get kids outside this winter

Getting outside during winter with kids can be tough. My first winter as a new mom was the now legendary New England winter of 2014-15. Snowfall records were broken across the region. It was piled...

The BEST Baby and Toddler Stocking Stuffers

It’s tough to fill a baby or toddler's stocking After all, how do you find items for the under threes that are small enough to fit into that awkward sock shape, yet not so small...
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Domestic Violence: An interview with RICADV

Domestic Violence, also known as Intimate Partner Violence, is a serious public health problem in America. It is estimated that in Rhode Island 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men are experiencing some...

Foster Care: An Interview with The Village RI

Have you ever thought about foster care? Have you wondered what it's like, or if you might make a good foster parent for a child in need? There are over 1,100 licensed foster families in...

5 Ways for Kids to Experience Other Cultures

When I was a child, my parents lived within 30 miles of their own parents and the places they grew up. In contrast, I now raise my own children 3,340 miles from my parents...
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Seven Places to Enjoy Afternoon Tea in Rhode Island & Beyond!

You may have heard that this year in the U.K., Queen Elizabeth II has been celebrating 70 years on the British throne. While Americans didn't get a national holiday like the Brits (they gave...
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Parenting in the Age of Climate Change: Part 2 {Practical Steps for Familes}

In Part 1 of this series,  we looked at how parents can begin to approach the enormous and often overwhelming topic of climate change. In this part, I'm going to delve deeper by suggesting...
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Parenting in the Age of Climate Change: Part 1

April 22nd is Earth Day, a valuable opportunity to consider our relationship with the earth and how we can protect it. These days, we cannot think about the planet without thinking of the massive...
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Becorns & Nurturing Creativity with local artist David M. Bird

  Much to the delight of their fans, the Becorns are back again this year as guest stars for the Fairy Garden Days at Roger Williams Park Botanical Center from now until May 1! Bursting with...