Lately, I've been seeing a lot of tips in the media for keeping a house looking 'adult' while your kids are little. Facebook posts about how to downsize your toys so much that they fit in one closet. Moms...
Earlier today I was at the beach with my two children, ages 4 and 1. We got sandy. We got salty. We dug and collected and swam and laughed. It was fun. And even though it took me at...
  If you have spent any time on social media, you have likely seen the meme that says, "Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind, always."  As corny as the saying is, it's true; everyone is...
Autism is a diagnosis that knocks you down. It knocks the wind right out of you and for a minute, you forget how to breathe. Even if you saw the red flags, even if you knew in your heart...
Last night’s bedtime went much like the hundreds before it. My almost-three-year-old had his bath, put on his pajamas, drank milk, got tucked in, and said, “goodnight.” Lately, he’s been a bit more clingy than usual, and so he occasionally calls...
Breast is best. You’ve heard it before. Fed is best. I bet you’ve heard that too. We live in a connected world where everyone has opinions . It wasn’t too long ago that women who chose to breastfeed their children...
If you're a breastfeeding mother, you've likely heard opinions from people around you on when the breastfeeding relationship should end. They might be subtle suggestions, not necessarily directed toward you, but as judgmental observations about others and how long...
It’s 4am, and I’m feeding the baby—who despite many promising nights of sleep here and there is not yet consistently sleeping through the night—and I hear it.  His voice is quiet at first. “Mama. More milk please.” Don’t even get...
Can we talk about post-breastfeeding changes for a hot minute? I feel like weaning doesn't come up in conversation enough. Is the topic taboo? Maybe it is. Either way, I wish I knew what I know now before having...
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. “Enjoy them now," you beseech...

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Mark Your Calendars For These Holiday Events in RI and Beyond

The holidays can be so much fun with kids of all ages. Browse our list of 34 holiday events in RI and Beyond to find...