Hi, I’m Ally!
I am a mom to two beautiful little munchkins, Olivia (Liv) & Leo, and wife to my amazing husband Alex. We also have a Golden Retriever and two cats, so yeah, our house is always covered in fur and we love it! (Well, I do)
Family is EVERYTHING to me, and sports is a close second. We are football, basketball and baseball fanatics!
I work full-time as a licensed nurse, but I have found an intense passion in blogging and helping other moms! I truly believe that my purpose is to help others, so being a nurse and a mom blogger really is a dream come true.
One of the things that sets me apart from other people is my level of compassion. It’s a blessing and a curse, really. I always want everyone to be happy and feel good about themselves, and I get really bothered anytime I see anyone hurt or embarrassed. I also get emotional when I see people extremely happy! (queen of “happy tears” here!) I just genuinely cannot stand to see people struggling, so any time I am able help someone in need, I’m thrilled!
This is why I became a nurse. I knew my level of compassion would allow me to connect with my patients and make a difference. However, when I became a mom, that compassion sky rocketed. It became my sole purpose in life to make sure my kids were healthy and happy at all times, and their sweet, innocent spirit was never broken. Yes, I know that is completely unrealistic, but that is what I strive for and what fuels me as a mom.
I also love to research, and when I’m passionate about something, look out! That’s exactly what I did with parenting and adjusting to Mom-life, where I stumbled upon a ton of blogs.
I love to take pieces of several different approaches and blend them together to create my own version. I became obsessed with this world of blogging, and I also noticed that I had a lot of people coming to me for advice regarding my approach to parenting. This is what inspired me to start a blog of my own. Documenting and sharing everything I learn along the way, what worked, what didn’t work and hopefully helping a struggling mom skip the hassle of not knowing what to do or whose advice to follow.
My life motto is to live in the “happy medium”. I feel like no matter what the topic is, there are always two extremes, and the sweet spot for me is somewhere in the middle. In the world of parenting, this motto comes into play a lot. As parents, we have to make so many critical decisions for our children. We also have to make a lot of choices on how to approach (what feels like) a billion different situations! That comes with an indescribable amount of pressure to make the right decisions, paired with the inevitable judgement you receive from those decisions, and that's is enough to drive a girl insane! This can leave you feeling defeated, frustrated, discouraged, and worst of all like you’re failing your kids.
I’ve experienced this first hand, and have had so many people confide in me that have felt the same way. I want to help you avoid ever feeling that way, help you through it if you’re currently struggling with this, and encourage you to feel confident in yourself and your decisions. My goal is to inspire and empower the moms out there who are overwhelmed with all of the chaos that comes with motherhood.
I want to use the endless research I have done, all of the vastly different styles I have learned, and use my “happy medium” approach to piece together what I feel is the perfect blend. This goes for parenting, self care, living a healthy life and just plain feeling good about yourself!
I want to create a community of like-minded moms who are compassionate and loving, not only to others, but to ourselves as well. I absolutely love sharing all of the tips and tricks I have learned so far on this journey, and nothing makes me happier than helping a fellow mom in need.
They say it takes a village to raise a family, well that couldn’t be more true. Let’s create a virtual village to help us through the ups and downs of being a mom. It takes a lot of coffee, wine, and a tribe of like-minded moms who have your back through it all! Welcome to the tribe!