Kim Kinzie

Kim Kinzie

Bio:

Kim Fogarty Kinzie is a former prosecutor turned writer. After many years arguing in court, Kinzie opted for a kinder, gentler career writing training manuals for cops and lawyers, the most popular being the one and only “Massachusetts Prosecutors Guide: Operating Under the Influence.” Now she is a stay-at-home mom of two young boys and a regular contributor for Motif as of March 2013. She recently published her first novel, Conscious Unparenting™: Our 1970’s Spin on Modern-Day Motherhood, which she co-authored with a childhood friend. Her book seeks to start a parenting movement that’s less kid-centric, more parent friendly. She and her co-author blog about their movement, and all things retro-parenting at www.consciousunparenting.com.

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Articles by Kim Kinzie

Alt-Parenting: Since When Does Peter Cottontail Shop at Walmart?
March 25, 2015 2 commentsby

Alt-Parenting: Since When Does Peter Cottontail Shop at Walmart?

With Easter around the corner, I’m looking forward to dying some eggs, putting together Easter baskets for my kids, and ...

Alt-Parenting: Hey! Busybody! Leave Those Kids Alone
February 25, 2015 5 commentsby

Alt-Parenting: Hey! Busybody! Leave Those Kids Alone

Aside from the snow and bitter cold, the news seems riddled with reports of parents being investigated for leaving their ...

Don’t Miss the Sixth Annual Providence Children’s Film Festival
February 4, 2015 No Commentby

Don’t Miss the Sixth Annual Providence Children’s Film Festival

Last year, I planned on attending Providence Children’s Film Festival (PCFF) and even showed all the preview clips to my boys so ...

I’m a Good Mom, I Swear!
January 28, 2015 5 commentsby

I’m a Good Mom, I Swear!

This year I made only one New Year’s resolution: Stop swearing in front of my children. I thus far rationalized ...

Locale Profiles: Providence Coal-Fired Pizza -- Pizza and Bowling Night Just Got a Lot More Exciting
January 21, 2015 No Commentby

Locale Profiles: Providence Coal-Fired Pizza — Pizza and Bowling Night Just Got a Lot More Exciting

My husband and I recently took our boys to the Kingstown Bowl for a night of bowling, pizza and beer/lemonade. ...

Providence Community Acupuncture:  Making Needles Fun Since 2006
January 14, 2015 1 commentby

Providence Community Acupuncture:  Making Needles Fun Since 2006

Having enjoyed the one and only acupuncture treatment I experienced a few years ago, I eagerly accepted my editor’s assignment to ...

Locale Profiles: Red Stripe’s New East Greenwich Location -- Cheese and Frites Hit Main Street
January 7, 2015 No Commentby

Locale Profiles: Red Stripe’s New East Greenwich Location — Cheese and Frites Hit Main Street

Red Stripe in Providence has always been a reliable choice when I crave rich food and a cozy ambience.  Would ...

Alt-Parenting: To Buy or Not To Buy, That Is the Christmas Question
December 23, 2014 1 commentby

Alt-Parenting: To Buy or Not To Buy, That Is the Christmas Question

This year my son has asked Santa for three unreasonably expensive gifts: a Polar Express train ($400); WiiU ($300) and ...

Alt-Parenting: The Elf Must Die
November 25, 2014 No Commentby

Alt-Parenting: The Elf Must Die

December 26, 2013: I wake up in a cold sweat. My heart is racing. Panic sets in. It’s the Elf ...

Alt-Parenting: Halloween Really Is Scary
October 28, 2014 No Commentby

Alt-Parenting: Halloween Really Is Scary

Halloween is the time of year when it’s fun to be scared. On this year’s quest for all things terrifying, ...