About Me: I’m Allison. I have two beautiful littles, Taylor (2) and Josephine (10 months). They keep me extremely busy; I swear my head lives on a swivel and I’m always sweating, starving, and covered in mystery liquids. I am currently a stay-at-home mom but am returning to teaching this August! When I’m not wrangling my kids and giant black lab, Obi, you can find me eating popcorn and drinking wine on the couch binge watching the latest guilty pleasure TV show. My amazing husband, Kyle, and I met 11 years ago at the University of Oregon, go Ducks! We recently moved from SW Portland to Wilsonville and are loving our neighborhood!
Favorite family friendly activity: We love going to baby boot camp classes! I’ve been a member since Taylor was for months old, and it’s one of our favorite family activities. We also love going on walks, taking the kids to the zoo, visiting my family in Bend, going to Costco (LOVE those double kid seats in the cart!) and playdates with friends in our neighborhood.
Favorite date night spot: It would have to be Justa Pasta in NW Portland. It’s right across the street from our old apartment, and we love to go up there and reminisce of the old days when we were young and cool.
If I had a whole weekend to myself I would: Rent a nice hotel room with a big beautiful bed, black-out curtains,and room service and just sleep. For days. When I woke up, I’d eat all of the breakfast food, drink all of the coffee while it was hot, and then I’d get a massage. After that, I’d go back to sleep!
My best motherhood advice: Do what keeps you sane, your kids fed, and your home happy. This will look different for every family and changes all the time. Try not to judge others and be gentle with yourself. This is the hardest, most amazing thing you will ever do!
My tagline in five words: Coffee, cheese, bread, wine, repeat.