Author Archives: ali

Off My Back

This week I gave Isabella the coat off my back. Literally. “Isabella, zip up your coat it’s freezing and you have to walk home from school.” “Mommy, literally my coat is falling apart. It’s way too small I can’t even close it around my sweater and there’s actually no zipper…

The Tiny Mouse and Trashy Ear Candy

We’ve taken to calling Emily Tiny Mouse. It’s just one of those sticky things, the same way Isabella became Bootsie years and years ago and I can’t actually remember the last time I called her anything but Bootsie and when I hear others refer to her as Bella or even…

The Sunday Night of Summer

I read something on Facebook — isn’t that the way of everything these days, I basically start every conversation in one of two ways: 1) I read something on Facebook… and 2) I was listening to this podcast… — that said that August is like the Sunday of summer. Indeed,…

Who’s The Joke Now?

One of the things that makes me a good great family photographer is my ability to get down to kids’ levels, both figuratively and actually. I am not above a good bum or fart or poop joke. And I have been known to make silly faces and noises whilst dancing…

Superhero Name: AnxietAli

There are many reasons why I quit my job about a month ago and perhaps when I’m finished officially — a week from Friday — I will talk about the hows and whys but right now the reason I bring it up is that while I have definitely been poking…

#Smugmama and Passing Ships

Obviously I scared you all away with my weirdo instagram stalker tendencies. Or maybe it was some of the things I’d say to my 17-year-old self. The blogging and writing publicly landscape sure was easier when my children didn’t constantly have a say in what I’m allowed to share. Not…

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