Author Archive | Allison Smith

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Sometimes I Let My Child Fall

“Get down from there!”  “Stop Running!” “Look both ways before you cross the parking lot.” These are phrases I say on a daily basis with hopes of keeping my kids safe. My number one priority is to protect them physically and emotionally. I try my best to shield them from pain at all cost. As […]

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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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