As much as we may try to deny it, 2018’s arrival is approaching blisteringly fast. With that comes the influx ...
When I was first pregnant nine years ago, I found so much information and comfort in online groups. All the ...
Writing or talking about the race issues that are going on in our country is really difficult for me. ...
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17,100,000. If you type “potty training” in the Google search bar, you get over 17 MILLION results. Want to know why? Because it’s the most confusing and frustrating part of parenting a toddler. Not only that, but NO ONE knows what they are doing. Sure, there are people who train their kids in a […]
“Bye, bye binkie, binkie bye-bye!” Elmo’s song came through the iPad. My daughter stayed locked in, but quietly shook her head at it. It was as if she was saying, “Elmo, I like you, we’ve gotten along great so far, but I kindly disagree.” We had been talking about it for weeks. […]
Story Time and Zumba 4 Toddlers for the littles, Legos and Crafts for the bigs! And don’t forget the adults! If you’re looking for a Date Night why not choose one that gives back? The Annual Rhode Island Gala for Epilepsy on January 27th offers a evenings of fun while supporting a great cause. Sunday […]
I’m not gonna lie. It’s a bit of a relief that the days of marching a toddler up and down the sidewalk outside a restaurant while my dinner got cold are behind me. But articles about kid and baby-friendly local restaurants still fill me with nostalgia. With Kid #1, this wasn’t an issue. We brought […]
It may be a small state, but Rhode Island kids have some big problems. We go off to college and suddenly learn that other states have more than one area code (and they have to use area codes to dial IN STATE?!?), we hear the jingle of a truck and our friends look at us […]
I often think of my marriage in two parts: the before children time and the after children time. This not an apocalyptic thought, but really a very matter of fact statement. My marriage looked very different before children. In the before time, we only had one another to worry about and love unconditionally. It was […]
What’s your New Year’s resolution?? It’s a common question you hear, and probably even ask, toward the end of December or early January. What is that relatively empty promise you made yourself to either stop or start doing something? Year after year, it’s the same old story: I’ll start exercising, I’ll eat healthy, I’ll save […]
I got the text at 7:47 a.m. on a raw January morning—it was my best friend passing along a link. She didn’t say anything about it; she just gently placed it in my text message inbox and carried on with her day. I thought nothing of it and went on with my day until I […]
It started with a letter to a newspaper editor. In August of 1946, King, a college student at the time, couldn’t stay silent. Something provoked him to act, to write a letter to the editor of the largest newspaper in Atlanta. In that letter, King wrote, “We want and are entitled to the basic rights […]
In the weeks leading up to my son’s appointment, all I could think about was how much weight he had gained. It had been the topic of our six month appointment and I promised the pediatrician (like someone can make such a promise?) that we would be back on track at the next one. […]