Author Archive | Allison Smith

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I’ll Always Want Another Baby

I will be 35 in a few months. 35. The age I said I would be done having kids. Except I don’t know if I am.  We’ve battled infertility, pregnancy loss, and high-risk pregnancies to build our little family. We have three amazing boys that we couldn’t love more. Our family doesn’t feel incomplete. I […]

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I Was Distracted for a Second and My Kid Got Hurt

Does anyone else ever feel like they are living at a pace that they just cannot maintain? Sometimes I feel like I chase my tail from morning until night. I collapse into bed feeling like “where did today go?”  I’ve become more and more aware of this rapid pace that I have somehow allowed to […]

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Gifts for the Financially Struggling Family

When I was a kid our family fell on hard times more than once. My parents always did whatever it took to keep five kids fed and in a warm, safe home. However, as we all know, sometimes things happen that you just can’t plan for. Jobs are lost, medical issues arise, and sometimes we […]

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I’m Not the Mom I Used to Be

The other day I found myself in a rare moment out and about with only one of my kids. I was enjoying an afternoon of shopping without chasing three boys in three different directions. As I returned the shopping cart, I scooped up my sweet two-year-old and pulled him in close. I just stood there […]

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The Parenting Advice You Do Need

With the sea of information provided to parents in this age of social media, it is hard to know what advice you should listen to. Not to mention all the unsolicited advice you can receive from the well-meaning stranger in the grocery store. I remember feeling overwhelmed with all the do’s and don’ts in my […]

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The Birthday Cakes I’ll Never Make

I should be baking a birthday cake. That is the thought that starts repeating in my mind as soon as my eyes blink open every year on July 20th. The same thing happens again every year on August 5th.  One of my favorite things to do with my boys for their birthdays is to help […]

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He’s Not the Man I Married Anymore

My husband and I recently celebrated 15 years of marriage. I spent some time on our anniversary morning looking at our wedding photos. I found myself trying to remember what we were like at 18 and 19 years old, when we vowed to love and cherish each other for all the days of our life. […]

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I’ll Try Again Tomorrow

Do you ever have those days when everything just works out right? When you leave the house on time, the kids play together nicely all day, and you even get all the laundry folded and put away. You crawl into bed at the end of the day thinking, “man I am crushing this whole mom […]

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