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“The most beautiful moments always seemed to accelerate and slip beyond one’s grasp just when you want to hold onto them for as long as possible.” - E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly   You think that when you write a blog, have numerous social media outlets in which to express yourself, you'd record down every moment in… Read More


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Here's the thing: solo parenting sucks. It sucks 10 times more when you're 26 weeks pregnant with twins and you're feeling (and looking) 8 years pregnant.  I have always been in awe of single parents, and parents whose spouses are deployed, or work away from home for extended periods of time. When I have to… Read More

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I wrote this last year for submission to a website that has since stopped accepting submissions. I then submitted to another site I was writing for, which has since been temporarily put on hold until further notice. I guess the only way it'd see the light of day, is to publish it here. What I… Read More

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Here's the truth.  I really suck at pregnancy. The first trimester was hard. I spent a lot of time lying horizontal on the couch, and at 5.00 pm every day, the waves of nausea would come. If I wasn't already off my feet, they would have knocked me off them. This made cooking and eating terribly difficult. Which… Read More

Twins gender reveal

In case you haven't heard (because I only told Facebook and Instagram), we found out last week the twins' sexes. Yes, we're expecting boy/ girl twins, and couldn't be happier! (For the record, I'm 3 for 3 on 'guessing' all my kids' sexes before confirmation - I'm never right about things usually) I'm now 18… Read More

Isabel Allende quote on love and childr

Dear Children, It goes without saying (but I'll say it anyway) - I will always love you.  Even on days when I'm not my best self, when I'm not the best Mama, I do love you. Know that. Even on the days when moods are bad, and things don't go anyone's way, I do love… 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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