Kidoinfo was founded in 2007 by mom and artist Anisa Raoof, and originally targeted families with children 12 and under, becoming a trusted hub for everything about kids in Rhode Island. Anisa built a comprehensive parents website with a fresh spin on delivering information from local contributors consisting of authors, parents, and program directors. The website’s articles provided content on topics relevant to families, such as education, cooking and crafts, useful tips, reviews, local news and more.
In 2017, Anisa made the choice to focus on her position as Director of the Providence Children’s Film Festival and turned over the reins of Kidoinfo to Susan Gale who is now Publisher. Susan previously founded and published Rhode Island Parent Magazine and RIPARENT.COM under her company, Gale Force Communications, a Rhode Island-based media and information company devoted to helping parents and families. Susan has more than 25 years of experience in journalism, non-profit development, marketing, and advertising. RIPARENT.COM continues under the Kidoinfo name, with the two websites combined. Reach Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kidoinfo brand starts with the website which includes articles by local experts, family events calendar, linmailto:email@example.com to parent education, special shopping guides, and giveaways. Offline Kidoinfo offers sponsored events (Providence Children’s Museum, AS220 Foo Fest, Providence Children’s Film Festival) and the Kidoinfo Providence Storytime and Play in the Park summer series.
Making parents lives easier is the focus of our work. We want to be an oasis in your busy life – a place to celebrate growing up in Rhode Island and all of New England.
Doing good in the community
We take pride in helping our community, having worked with several organizations already, such as Jayce “The Healer” Foundation and the Tomaguaq Museum. Our kid’s event calendar is a community resource and you can submit items for open-to-the-public family events through our Calendar page.
We see local businesses as the lifeblood of our community so we also help by connecting them with parents and families who need their services and products. We offer advertising both on RIPARENT.COM and our super easy-to-use website, Ultimate Parents Guide.
Participate with us!
If you have expertise in an area of parenting, and you’d like to write for RIPARENT.COM, please contact us. In general, we accept submissions from those living in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, or Connecticut. We reserve the right to determine which articles will be published and all articles are edited. At this time, we do not pay for articles.
Gale Force Communications would like to thank:
- The Center for Woman and Enterprise for their assistance in developing the original business plan to start the magazine.
- Ed Alves, of SCORE, for his excellent business plan and development mentoring.
- The Department of Labor and Training’s Self-Employment Assistance Program of Rhode Island (SEARI) for its initial investment in the magazine.
- Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) for its excellent Impact Accelerator program, which Susan completed in Spring 2017.
- The SEG Impact Accelerator cohort for their inspiration and support.
- Elias Safdie for being a fantastic business coach.
- Lisa Koulibaly for a being an exceptional and patient partner in all things.
Most of all, we’d like to thank you – our readers and advertisers – we wouldn’t be successful without you!