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Rhode Island Moms strives to share parenting wisdom throughout the stages of motherhood. Our team of local contributors, from a variety of backgrounds and family units, provide a plethora of experiences and advice for parenting in Rhode Island. Discover stories that capture the daily happenings, along with the ups and downs wen experience as mothers. We talk about the household and share how to lighten the mental load as busy moms. We offer some tips for “baby proofing” your relationship and surviving and thriving toddlerhood. We also tackle topics such as navigating the death of a pet and playdate safety to help parents navigate difficult conversations with their children.

Rhode Island Moms is more than just a source of advice and tips; it’s a nurturing community where moms can connect, share stories, and find common ground in the challenges of motherhood. We organize events, both online and face-to-face, creating spaces for mothers to forge significant connections including playdates and coffee gatherings.

Parenting in Rhode Island offers its own distinctive challenges and rewards. Whether you’re looking for parenting wisdom or guidance Rhode Island Moms is here to support you through your parenting journey.

Non-Toy Gifts for Kids

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As a mom of two toddlers, it goes without saying that our house is filled to the brim with toys. So when my youngest was nearing her second birthday, I finally mustered up the courage to swallow my gracious-host...
  Somehow another Halloween has come and gone.  If you've been shopping or turned on your radio, it's clear the Christmas season is already here. The time between Halloween and Christmas becomes more compressed every year. Even though Thanksgiving can...
  I honestly don’t know where to start. A statistic? Every minute, twenty Americans become victims of physical abuse by an intimate partner. A reference to the widespread acceptance and glorification of stalking in movies so long as the stalker is rich,...
We all know by now that “do as I say not as I do” has never worked.  There is plenty of research available on the impact of modeling the behavior we expect from our kids as opposed to simply...
Tik Tok. Instagram. Twitter. Snapchat. The school bus. The lunch line. History class. Somewhere, somehow your kids will hear about Ukraine and Russia. And let’s be honest, kids aren’t the best relayers of information. It can seem overwhelming to...
To the mama of the wild child, the spirited child, or strong-willed child, whichever label you identify with, or has been placed upon you, you know who you are… The child who seems to have endless energy, who wants to...
Last year our family was finally able to start hunting for our “forever home.” After renting for 14 years, we were SO excited to start looking for our own house, but also very aware of the effect moving could...
Every Tuesday morning during the summer my 6 year old son and I hop in the car and head to the beach. I’ve been bringing him since he was a toddler, usually on my own, sometimes with my nieces...
“We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” - Native American Proverb Growing up in a small town in New Hampshire meant growing up in the woods. I spent my summer breaks camping...
Adding insult to injury, 2020 now includes the passing of our beloved cat, Audrey. As a cat lady, this wasn’t my first rodeo. As a mother, however, I was in uncharted territory. Do I burden Jack, my 3 year old...

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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...