Spring is (finally) here, which means it is time to fill our calendars with all the fun Rhode Island spring happenings! Whether you're seeking family-friendly outings or solo adventures, this curated list is your compass to all the fun....
We know Leap Year happens every four years, but what is the purpose? We're breaking it down for you, and sharing 29 ways to celebrate Leap Day with kids! What & Why?  In simple terms, a Leap Year is when an...
Earlier this year the CDC unveiled new child development milestones guidelines which shocked people, myself included. As an Early Intervention professional, I have a lot of thoughts about these changes. But let's start at the beginning. What is a milestone and...
You probably won’t get a Mother’s Day card today. You might get a shout-out on Facebook, or even a lucky few will get a present, but traditionally you won’t be the one getting recognition. Which is why I want...
When I was in high school, I nannied for a woman named Annie. She absolutely loved Christmas, and the opportunity to participate in the season of giving. Every year, she asked her friends to nominate a family who needed...
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...
This pandemic has certainly shifted how many of us think about gatherings with family and friends. Personally, I've had a hard time figuring out how to celebrate milestones like holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries.  As our son’s 2nd birthday neared,...
  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...
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Raising Future Voters

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The 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power...
The Decision I am not a teacher. Distance learning at my house in Spring was a roller coaster. Some days we were having our own private circle time and making baking soda volcanoes and some days we straight up wasted...

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Guide to Pick-Your-Own Berries in Rhode Island and Beyond

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It's pick your own berry season! Nothing is better than taking the kids out to pick your own berries! Things can change quickly based...