The Shutdown It was the week of my birthday. I had just returned from a Dance Weekend with my Barn family,- a birthday gift from my husband who bravely stayed home with our kids. We had more plans to celebrate...
Ok. Confession time. Deep breath. Here it goes... I'm having an affair. I'm cheating. . . on my son, with my daughter. Hear me out... For the first three years of his life, my son and I were about as close as close...
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 so high that walking down...
  I love everything about this season. Well, almost everything. Sharing food, laughter, and time with loved ones makes this season such a joyous time of year. One thing I could do without sharing, though, is the germs. Having a...
New Year's Eve and Chinese Food. This has been our tradition for as long as I can remember. When we were young my parents would take my sister and me. I don't know why they wanted Chinese. We went to...
Family traditions have a way of imprinting on you. With my dad’s side of the family we always (and continue to) celebrated on Christmas Eve. Some of my best memories were in that crowded in-law style apartment where my...
Legal weed has arrived in Rhode Island. Rhode Islanders over the age of 21 can now legally buy marijuana (and other cannabis products) for recreational use. Medicinal cannabis has been legal in the ocean state since 2006, and medical marijuana...
Providence Mom 2022 Holiday Gifts Guide Whether you're looking for last minutes gift ideas, tips on reducing holiday stress, or inspiration for clutter-free gifting, our Holiday Gift Guide has you covered this season! Inside, you'll find Mom Approved Gifts for...
Our New New Year's Eve Tradition Since becoming a mom, I've always been in awe of young children who stay up (Or are even briefly woken up!) to ring in the new year.  I probably feel this way because: A) My...
Christmas is approaching fast and it can be easy to get swept-up in an endless list of things to do. If you have a toddler this holiday, like everything else, it gets even more crazy! If we aren't careful...

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As a mom of two toddlers, it goes without saying that our house is filled to the brim with toys. So when my youngest...