AllisonO Author


neck deep in the emotional weeds

I’ve reached that point again. I always say I’d rather give birth nine times over a nine-month span than be pregnant. This mantra comes and goes from my conscious thought throughout the first two thirds of a pregnancy. Then I hit the third trimester and the momnesia clears. O, that’s right. I really, really dislike… Read more »


run, mama, run!

When we found out I was pregnant this time around, I was half-way along in my training for my second halfmarathon. My long run that week was 8 miles, I remember, because I threw up at miles 3, 5, and 8. O, yes, pregnancy has changed my habits as a runner, but it has not… Read more »


when mommy needs to take her inch back

We have been working on obedience with OBoy. There came a point about two months ago when I realized every. single. interaction. was escalated to conflict and involvedĀ negotiationĀ on his part. It was as if my no didn’t really mean ‘no’ to him. Except that it does, so thanks to some amazing advice from my friend… Read more »