Local company helping local moms

By Susan Gale

A Woonsocket-based company wants to comfort every baby born at Women & Infants Hospital over the next year – and maybe give some peace to the parents as well. Summer Infant plans to donate 9,000 SwaddleMe® Original Swaddles to the hospital. According to the company, SwaddleMe blankets help keep babies sleeping safely on their backs while replacing loose bedding in the crib.

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Technology tips for parents

Richard Culatta, the state’s Chief Innovation Officer, said that a new focus on computer science (CS) also means
there are new issues for parents to consider. Screen time: Culatta feels that parents should decide their child’s amount of screen time based on how they are using the technology – are they learning and creating or simply passively consuming media?

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Tickets available for The Color Run®

Tickets are now available for The Color Run®, the largest 5k event series in the world. The 2016 tour theme, “The Color Run Tropicolor™ World Tour” comes to Station Park on Sunday, Sept. 25, kicking off at 9 a.m. The Providence run benefits Partnership for Providence Parks, an organization that aims to keep parks active and strengthen community spirit though neighborhood groups and programs.

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Notebook/binder decoration craft

Here is a way for you and your kids to make their school supplies more fun – and more protected. This craft project comes from the “Duct Tape Queen” Richela Fabian Morgan, author of the Duct Tape Series Books: Tape It & Make It, Tape It & Make More, Tape It & Wear It and her newly released book, Duct Tape Bags. Notebook/Binder Decoration Materials: duct tape, notebook or binder Tools: parchment paper, pencil, scissors

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9 ways to support your child’s homework and school success

By Rick Cruikshank

Your child will spend 13 years in school learning academic skills and guiding principles she will need to be successful. Your parental support, combined with her teachers’, will help your child gain the confidence and self-esteem she needs to reach her full potential. As a parent, there are few responsibilities greater than supporting your child’s success in school. In fact, many studies have linked student academic performance to parental support

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New England’s orchards: It’s a family affair – apple picking and recipies

By Linda Beaulieu

Some of my fondest childhood memories involve Sunday drives into the country with my parents. In the summer, there was sweet corn to be bought and there were wild blueberries to be picked. If I was a good girl that week, there would be pony rides at a local farm.

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5 tips for back-to-school eye care

By Dr. Katherine Rispoli

School supplies – check. New clothes – check. Sports physicals – check. Eye exam – wait. Eye exam? Is that on your back-to-school list for your kids? If it’s not, it should be. According to the American Optometrist Association, about 25 percent of school-aged children have undiagnosed vision problems that inhibit their ability to

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Fighting back against childhood cancer: Project 3.8

By Susan Gale

It was the photo heard ‘round the world. Dorian Murray with boxing gloves up to his cheeks, staring at the camera. The little boy with cancer wanted to be “famous in China” and raise awareness about childhood cancer. He got his wish as #D-Strong became a catchphrase throughout social media, reaching thousands of people

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