AN EVENING DRIVE

Some days are full. Full of needs and wants, so much in fact, that I feel like I have nothing left to give. It makes me think back to days of yore (aka before I had kids,) when I could call out sick from school or work. Or fake a headache, because in honesty, my head was just too full to hold anything more. But now, with a home full of kids, and regular household stuff, bills, and life –…

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RHODE ISLAND ROAD TRIPS: EAST PROVIDENCE TO BRISTOL

Today’s post about one of my favorite scenic road trips in Rhode Island has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are, as always mine alone.  #RoadTripOil #CollectiveBias Being a stay at home/work mom means that I, obviously, spend a lot of time at home. Somedays I feel like the soundtrack of my life should begin with Etta James singing Don’t Get Around Much Anymore. But when cabin fever strikes, or my kids are having a…

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A WEEKEND AWAY – INN AT MYSTIC

Parenting is really hard.  Especially when you have two kids that are ages 1 and 3.  Of course, people tell you how hard parenting is, and you never listen.  You think it’ll be different for you.  You’ve got it under control.  Well, you’ll find out just like I did, that assertion is 100% completely and utterly incorrect.  And here’s the real issue, if you and your spouse don’t make time for ONLY each other, no only will parenting become even…

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Mom’s Day Out at Mystic Aquarium

Being a life-long native Rhode Islander, I have had the pleasure of visiting Mystic Aquarium several times in my life. It first started off as field trips when I was in school, then visits with my family as a child, and in 2014 I went as a parent for the first time. Seeing my son’s reaction to the beluga whales is still one of my most favorite moments, and I absolutely loved bringing my toddler to the aquarium. However, I realized afterwards that there…

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WICKED TULIPS IN JOHNSTON RHODE ISLAND

Fun fact: Tulips are my favorite flower. They are one of the first brilliantly beautiful flowers to blossom in the spring, here in Rhode Island it happens generally right near my birthday (which is a mere week away!) I’ve always adored the gorgeous tulip festival pictures, and learned that there are even festivals like that here in the United States. The photographs that people are able to capture at these events are just breathtaking.  Last week I learned that Rhode…

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The Best Baby and Toddler Friendly Places in Rhode Island – Morris Ave Tot Lot – Providence

Snuggled within Morris Avenue on the East Side of Providence is a precious and perfect little playground specifically aimed at babies and toddlers. The toddler park on Morris Ave seems to have been an extra house lot the city may have taken over and filled with mulch and fenced in. It is not large, but I actually like that about it. Unlike its larger playground neighbor, the Glady’s Potter Garden, the Morris Ave tot lot is cute and compact –…

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Best Hikes with Infants and Strollers {guest post}

Fall is one of my four favorite seasons to go hiking. Seriously! I love hiking all year round with my children in tow. It’s an easy, usually free, way for my family to have fun while enhancing our health and well-being.  It wasn’t always easy though. After I became a mother, finding the time and motivation to hit the trails was difficult. Plus, I never hiked with little ones. But I did recognize how much better my children behave, ate,…

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Our Trip to King Richard’s Faire

When you have two young kids, going out is really tough, man. (Wait, who am I kidding – going out ANY amount of kids is tough.)  There’s a lot of planning involved, a lot of tension, worrying about who will take care of what, and what the kid(s) will be doing as well as getting into. In the end, it’s really tiring.  To be honest, going to the park is enough for me.  I don’t need a huge day out…

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Fall Activities in Rhode Island That You Can Do With a Toddler

I’ve heard it said time and time again, that Fall is the best season to be in Rhode Island. Most would think that Summer would reign supreme in the Ocean State, but if you want to really spend some time in the outdoors, and you don’t like the sweltering heat, then autumn is truly the time to be in Little Rhody. I’ve compiled some of my favorite activities to do in Rhode Island – especially if you have kids, babies,…

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Romantic Restaurants Across the United States

Want to find a great place to take your Valentine this holiday? Look no further! Members of Social Fabric have found places all across the United States that are romantic and perfect for a lovely date night! Just find your local area below and see what fabulous places it has to offer. You can make it a night to remember! #Dinner4Valentines    And, if you live in the Rhode Island area and are looking for a romantic place to have…

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