I can remember being bored in elementary school.  I’m relatively “book smart” and so academics have always been pretty easy for me.  In first grade, I’d get so bored during reading time that I’d dramatically lie with my face...
We lay the clothes out the night before. Lunches are pre-packed, though admittedly, sometimes I fail at this. More than one alarm is set.   I shower at night to save time. I even pick out MY clothes the night before. But morning after morning,...
At first mention, "Meeting Street" brings to mind images of the Meeting Street Telethon or the amazing work that Meeting Street does to teach, assist, and empower children with special needs. But one of Meeting Street's best hidden gems...
One year ago, Providence Moms Blog asked our contributors what they were doing with their kids to honor Martin Luther King Jr. One of our writers, a white, 67-year-old, self-proclaimed liberal baby-boomer sent us the following piece, but told...
Where should I send my child to school? It's one of the most frequent questions we get at Providence Moms Blog. We get emails about it. It's asked in our Community + Conversation Group, you contact us on Facebook and...
Before I had kids I was a to-do list, task-oriented maniac.  I remember in college I would bust out a workout, study session, a paper, volunteer at the soup kitchen, and attend class all before noon.  I'm not kidding. ...
    There is a sunrise and a sunset every day and you can choose to be there for it. You can put yourself in the way of beauty. --Bobbi Lambrecht (Cheryl Strayed’s mom) It was the first Christmas ornament that I...
If you live in Rhode Island and have a child in school or about to enter school, you may have seen that the results of the first year of the Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System exam (RICAS) were just...
I was born in the 1950s. We Baby Boomers all studied World War II, and heard about it, and watched it on TV. The question we always asked was …"What about the good Germans? How could they have let...
Where does one begin when it comes to telling their story? As I sit here and reminisce on the years of mental and physical abuse I endured, I still wonder how I ever made it into that situation. See...

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Extra Innings: Fenway Park with Kids

The First Inning (when it all began) I vividly remember the first time I went to Fenway Park. I was ten and it was overwhelming...