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Grief: Saying Good-Bye When You’re “Not That Close”

  “Were you two close?” I’ve asked this when friends have experienced a loss, but I never realized it was a loaded gun until now. If you answer, “yes,” well okay, you’re allowed to grieve. People encourage it even. When the answer is “not really,” this well-meaning inquiry becomes a quick way of dismissing someone’s […]

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Helping Families Ride the Waves of Autism

What do you get if you take 200 kids with autism, two handfuls of professional surfers, a few dozen boxes of Allie’s donuts, and serve it all up on a chilly September morning? One perfect day, made possible by Surfers Healing, a non-profit organization whose mission is “ to enrich the lives of people living with autism by […]

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Black History in the Rhode

Raising kids in a historically rich setting like Rhode Island offers unique opportunities. In honor of Black History Month, I want to encourage us to take advantage of all that local history and share it with our kids. Most of them will learn about Harriet Tubman, the Emancipation Proclamation, and George Washington Carver this month, but […]

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Why You Need a Budget

I like to say that I’m ‘not super organized.’  It sounds better than, ‘I’m a whirlwind of disorder and chaos.’  I am a beautiful land-mermaid who paints with all the colors of the wind, but I cannot find my car keys…or my cellphone…or my hairbrush. I’m also not a numbers girl. Math and I are friends, […]

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The Sunday Before Thanksgiving

We are thrilled to Partner with Trinity Rep this Holiday Season to bring you our favorite Holiday Traditions. I am from a very large, very loud, Italian-American family. Growing up, we celebrated two holidays, Christmas Eve and The Sunday Before Thanksgiving. Christmas Eve comes with the territory. Any Italian worth her Parm knows Christmas Eve is […]

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