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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

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

A photography project

Through The Lens Thursday is a one-year photography project, where every week, my project partner, Greta of GFunkified and I, will post a picture (or pictures) we have taken based on a prompt. Our hope is that together, we can teach and learn from each other, stay accountable to our goal of improving our skills, and hopefully, be… 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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