Breaking Out of her Shell

When you have a shy kid and an out-going kid, it can make play dates tricky. Of course, my firstborn is shy.  She always has been and gets it from her father. So, she's the one who clings to...
“Hi, I’m Laura, and I can do cartwheels. Look!” That’s all it took for me to force other children to be friends with me—one smooth, cool, opening line… followed by a mediocre cartwheel.  I’ve always been social—and loud to boot—...
This post is brought to you in collaboration with Weldon – a service we are thrilled be able to promote to our readers. You've made it through the week. You've packed the lunches and unpacked the snacks, you've gotten kids on and...
Before becoming a mother, I didn't know Patience very well. I'd heard of her, but she wasn't really my type of gal. I was efficient, effective. I got things done in a timely manner and I expected the same...
“How old is she?” “What’s her name?” “She’s so pretty!” I’ve regularly gotten these comments since my son was born. Maybe it’s his mop of gorgeous blonde hair. But it’s probably also the fact that we don’t dress him...
It’s 2019. Most people are on social media and with that so are our kids. We take pictures and share stories, both digitally and written. We tweet out funny things, come up with creative hashtags.  Some friends share just...
Being a mother of all boys is a category of Mom-life that I didn’t exactly sign up for, but yet here I am. I didn’t choose the Boy Mom life, the Boy Mom life choose me and now I...
Someday, I'll step into the hot, steaming comfort of a shower, and take my time. No little hands will be banging on the shower stall door, no voices will yell to me, silence will be a part of the...
Let me preface this by saying; Please don’t crucify me, this is what works for MY family. My kids watch the news with us. Since our oldest was young, 6:30 was news time and we would sit and watch....
The Magic of Childhood Creating a magical childhood full of whimsy has always been one of my top parenting priorities. The Easter Bunny leaves eggs hidden around the house and has even left giant bunny paw prints on the floor....

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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...