My grandmother was Chinese. Her family lived in the Canton region of China and she spent a majority of her life in Portland, Oregon. As a mom of four, she taught my dad, the youngest of four siblings, how...
Christmas-time in 2020 looks like Elf on the Shelf shoved into plastic jars for “quarantine”, socially distanced visits with Santa, and town Christmas tree lightings going off without an audience to do the countdown. No cookie decorating at the...
A friend posted a meme on social media that read, "Buying gifts for your kids is tough because you want to give them the world...but you also don't want them to be entitled...but you want to spoil them a little...but...
If there was ever a year for local small business shopping, it's 2020.  This year has shut down some of the local places we love the most: local small businesses and restuarants. The holidays are a big deal for...
If you're anything like me, the idea of cooking a turkey for anyone, let alone your picky kids seems to scare the crap out of me. I've compiled a list of places that are offering Catering to make your...

The Easiest Pecan Pie

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Every Thanksgiving since I can remember, my family has made this pecan pie recipe. It reminds me of my childhood in South Carolina, thanksgiving afternoons with family, and a fierce game of spoons! This recipe is EXTREMELY easy! So...
The singer Robbie Williams recently said something about his wife in an interview, and it’s been floating around my head ever since: “She’s like a Professional Memory Maker when it comes to the holidays.” Initially I loved this! How sweet, he...
  2020 could be summed up in three words: What. The. Heck? A global pandemic, statewide shutdowns, facemasks, hybrid schools, drive-by birthday parties....the list of things we never anticipated is long. My head has been a pandemic-laden brain-soup of uncertainty since...
We're all spending a lot more time at home this year. Here are 50+ ideas for fall crafts, recipes, and activities to help keep you busy all season long.   Build a scarecrow by stuffing old clothes full of newspaper  ...
When the fall weather hits, Rhode Island moms breathe a collective sigh of relief. We say goodbye to humidity and summer heatwaves, send the kids back to school, and welcome the return of pumpkin spice, cider donuts, hoodie weather,...

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Guide to Summer Fireworks in RI and MA

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Looking to catch some fireworks this summer? Check out our comprehensive guide to the best fireworks displays in Rhode Island and Massachusetts! RHODE ISLAND July...