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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, 22, and son Emory, 20. She is a self-employed web and graphic designer, rooster art collector, and squirrel enthusiast. She enjoys blogging, watching her kids follow their dreams, and spending as much time as possible on her back deck.
May Family-Friendly Events In and Around Atlanta

May Family-Friendly Events In and Around Atlanta

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It's that "sweet spot" time of year - not too hot, the bugs aren't in season, and school's almost out for summer. There are so many fun things to do in Atlanta right now...
Moms Helping Moms: Charitable Support Resources in Atlanta

Moms Helping Moms: Charitable Support Resources in Atlanta

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We've all experienced moments in life where we have needed help - but didn't always have the strength to ask for it. Sometimes it's emotional support, other times it's financial or medical assistance. On...

Ways to Celebrate World Storytelling Day

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“Tell me a story.” How many times have you heard that as a mom? It's the inevitable stall tactic when putting your kids to bed. The history of storytelling is as old as time...
Adventures in Aging: Escaping the Killer Whale

Adventures in Aging: Escaping the Killer Whale

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Adventures in Aging: Escaping the Killer Whale I read the most interesting scientific fact the other day. It turns out that in the killer whale world, post-menopausal females become the leaders of their pod. Scientists...
Unique Valentine's Treats and Fun for Kids

Unique Valentine’s Treats and Fun for Kids

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It's time for a love fest for Valentine's Day! While I'll be shipping care packages to my college kids, I have found some unique Valentine's ideas for you to celebrate at home with your...
The Art of Trying Something New

The Art of Trying Something New

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The Art of Trying Something New You would have thought I was signing up for a trip to Mars. That's how hard it was for me to pull the trigger and take the leap. But...
Lessons in Motherhood from the Post Office

Lessons in Motherhood from the Post Office

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I went to six post offices yesterday. I know that sounds crazy, but bear with me. I simply needed to mail a package, but it turned into something much bigger. It was one of those...
National Read A Book Day:: Celebrate with Atlanta Based Authors, Books, & Stores

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

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During quarantine, 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 September...
Where to Find Your Zen in and around Atlanta

Where to Find Your Zen In and Around Atlanta

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If you clicked on this link – well done and welcome! You are on your way to achieving the near-impossible feat of carving out some quality time for yourself. Whether it’s because school’s back...
A Re-Feathered Nest

A Re-Feathered Nest

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Are you sad?  Are you moving? What are you going to do with all your time now? These are a few of the questions I get asked as I begin the phase of a parent’s life called,...