My Story

in Blogging, Life, Writing 35 comments
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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

20 Strangers

in Humor 63 comments
20 strangers do what to each other?!

You must be aware by now of a new phenomenon of sorts that's making waves on social media - that of 20 Strangers. The first was 20 strangers who were asked to kiss each other for the first time ever. (Um, awkward)   Then of course, there was a parody - 20 strangers giving each… Read More

Said No One Ever

in Humor, Life 88 comments
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Or maybe it's just "said Alison never". Nothing about pregnancy sucks. No, I don't want or need the extra 10 minutes of sleep. I don't mind the kids interrupting me when I'm doing my bathroom business. Why would someone eat ice cream every day? I hate cupcakes. I love Internet trolls. They make life so much… Read More

A Few Good Things

in Life 67 comments
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2014 is turning out to be a fabulous year, and I want to tell you about a few good things that is making it so!  First, my essay about a broken friendship has been chosen to be part of an anthology, My Other Ex: Women's True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends, the second book… Read More

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When I read a blog post or an article that I don't agree with, or leaves me fuming, I click away. I close the page, walk away and think nothing more of it. I don't believe in trolling someone's comments, or hate bashing them on social media. I seethe silently, and move on to better… Read More

About Confidence

in Life 62 comments
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There are a few moments in my life where I remember feeling confident: in my last job with Nike, leading the marketing team in the region's largest market handling hundreds and thousands of dollars worth of budget; signing our marriage certificate in 2007 because it felt right; going home with my second child, because I actually… Read More

I have a recurrent dream in which I argue, debate and scream. In this dream, I feel unheard and invisible. The dream varies in scenario and situation, but the core remains the same. I am in a bubble of some kind, where I'm talking loudly (or yelling, screaming, trying to make myself heard) to my… Read More

I Write This Blog

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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