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Alison

Alison
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Alison is a Florida transplant who came to Atlanta just in time for the '96 Olympics. She married her husband Travis that same year and is the proud mama of daughter Carolyn, 23, and son Emory, 21. She is a 5th grade teacher, with a side hustle as a graphic designer, and is an avid rooster enthusiast. She enjoys blogging, watching her kids follow their dreams, and spending as much time as possible on her back deck.

Girlfriend Bonding Challenges In and Around Atlanta

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With the sun slowly making a comeback, now is the perfect time to take Girls' Night Out to the next level. Round up your friends, and set a date to create some amazing memories...
Celebrate National Puzzle Day with Unexpected Ways to Play in Atlanta

Celebrate National Puzzle Day with Unexpected Ways to Play in Atlanta

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Celebrate National Puzzle Day with Unexpected Ways to Play in Atlanta Does your family play board games? Do you have a jigsaw puzzle always in progress? Are you curious about scavenger hunts, but don't know...
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: How to Commemorate it in Atlanta

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: How to Commemorate it in Atlanta

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day: How to Commemorate it in Atlanta This year, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is on January 15th. What better place than Atlanta to learn about Dr. King's legacy and the...
The Legacy of the Christmas Card

The Legacy of the Christmas Card

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The Legacy of the Christmas Card Shutterfly, Minted, Snapfish - heck, even Hallmark - can all thank their existences to Sir Henry Cole, a very busy and important man in Victorian England who couldn't possibly...
'Tis the Seasoning: Making Holiday Food Memories

‘Tis the Seasoning: Making Holiday Food Memories

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I was recently a guest emcee for a Give a Folk storytelling event to benefit The Sandwich Project, a local charity that addresses food insecurities in our community. The theme was, fittingly, food, and...
Halloween for Grown-Ups:: Atlanta's Spooky Spots

Halloween for Grown-Ups:: Atlanta’s Spooky Spots

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When my kids were little, Halloween was a big deal – costumes, pumpkins, trick or treating with neighbors. Once they got older, it scaled back, as they were less interested in dressing up and...
Spooky October Recipes for Kids

Spooky October Recipes for Kids

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Happy Halloween-ish! I know the day is usually about candy, candy, and more candy, but it doesn't have to be! There are a lot of creative food ideas and recipes out there for just...
Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities in Atlanta’s Arts Scene

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When was the last time you volunteered for something that was just for you and had nothing to do with PTA or your kids' extracurricular activities? For me, this has been delving into the...
The Momsultant

The Momsultant

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FaceTime - it's my son's ringtone. Me: "Hey Bud!" Son, in a low voice: "Hey Mom, I've got a presentation in 30 minutes. Can I practice with you?" Me, throwing everything on the floor, grabbing a seat,...
National Read a Book Day:: Atlanta Authors, Books & Bookstores

National Read A Book Day:: Celebrate with Atlanta Authors, Books, & Bookstores

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A while back, my family and I dusted off our library and dug back into the joy of reading. And so far, it has stuck with us! Since National Read A Book Day is...