My Story

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This time of the year is one of my favourite and least favourite - yes, it's blogging conference season when people get to meet each other face to face, old friends reconnect, new friends are made, blogging mojo is restored, and photos are abundant on social media.  This is the fourth consecutive year I've missed… Read More

John Green quote

...... but not the blog.  The reason I started blogging has nothing to do with why I still write. I didn't start a blog because I wanted to capture memories, hone my writing, get paid for it, or meet people. But that's what happened. The unexpected (to me) outcome of starting a blog is the… Read More

Three Years

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You know you've been blogging for a while when you realize that you missed a blogging anniversary, by two weeks no less. Especially when you look back and see how you celebrated your first two anniversaries (giveaways, linkups, excited announcements, OMG-ing). Three years does not seem like a long time in the blogging world, because… Read More

We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect

I still find it hard to call myself a writer, or introduce myself as one. But it's nice when other people consider me one. So when I was recently invited to participate in an Blog Author Tour about my writing process by Jessica Smock of School of Smock, I was surprised and flattered.  I first… Read More

Alison and Jennie

When my husband and I first started talking about going somewhere in January, somewhere further (and not Australia), places like Italy and Spain came up. Then I said, "What do you think about France?"  "What's in France?" "Well, lots of things! (my friend, Jennie, for example, I whispered in my head) "Is Paris family-friendly?" "I'm… Read More

Deborah Day quote

Do you find yourself asking that question when you read yet another blog post or article giving you advice about blogging? How to get more comments, how to build and grow a community? That to get comments and shares, you have to comment and share other people's work? And you ask, "What's in it for… Read More

New Year, New Your Giveaway

HAPPY NEW YEAR! How has the first week of 2014 treated you so far? Are you still in post-holiday recovery mode?  I've had a great break, and am revving to go this year. I have many things planned for the blog and Little Love Media this year, and I'm excited. So what better way to kick… Read More

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Alison Profile PictureI'm Alison. I am a writer, a mother of two boys (with boy/ girl twins on the way), and thrive on mayhem and chaos. A believer in the power of chocolate and hugs. Want to know more?

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