Anyone can pack a lunch, but most of us don't get exactly get a thrill from it, except those weird bento box moms on Pinterest. But my kid's lunch never looks like Pikachu, Mario, or Van Gough's starry night....
This week is teacher appreciation week, and to show our appreciation for those wonderful heroes every teacher everywhere is getting that week off with pay and going on a destination vacation of their choosing. JUST KIDDING! But wouldn’t it be nice...
There are people who suggest that teaching is a good career because of its work-life balance. As the wife of a teacher, I'm wondering what that idealized work-life balance looks like. Teachers don't go into teaching because they want to...
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...

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Providence Mom Guide to January

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January is a time for resetting, renewing, and relaxing.  Warm blankets, hot coffee, good books- it's a time to relish the slowness of winter,...