allysondunn

allysondunn
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Allyson lives in Livonia. She is a single mom, to a very energetic and sweet nine-year-old boy. He loves all things Tigers, YouTube, and being outside! Allyson is currently an elementary teacher in Detroit. When not at her sons driving her son around or working, she love to read, workout, and catching up on the DVR.

Meditation for Moms

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Some people refer to this time of year as "most wonderful." Not me. Nope. This season is more stress on top of my regular stress. Do this, go here, keep that smile on your...

I Only Have Time for Family

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The first alarm goes off at 4:45 a.m. with the additional bells following closely behind. My morning routine is calling me— workout, journal, and shower. Then, spending the next 45 minutes attempting waking up...

Moms, Make Sleep A Priority

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I’m tired. I feel it in my bones and muscles. I'm the kind of tired that a venti, extra shot at Starbucks cannot fix. The type of tired that even the best concealer cannot...

For the Love of Latchkey

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Life as a working mom has so many challenges, especially when school starts at 8:57 a.m., but you have to be across town and clocked into work by 8:15 a.m.. Cue the stress! That...

Push Yourself: Four Steps to Setting Goals

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I sit and write this on the eve of a new month. The pure chaos of the last couple of weeks (well, the last couple of months) has settled, and I am left to...

Summer Refresh

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Ahh. It's finally summer. I have been waiting for this since September. I don’t know about you, but summer has always been my favorite season. I am my best self in the summer. And...

Race to the Finish: Metro Detroit 5Ks with Your Kids

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When my son was really little, I decided I want to try running. I did and would slowly run about one 5K a month (well, excluding most winter months...I wasn’t that dedicated!). I eventually...

M-STEPpin’ into Testing

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It is finally spring in Michigan, which, in the education world, means it is testing season. Starting April 8, the official testing window opens for the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress, also known...

Not Throwing away My Shot: Why I Am Taking My Son to See Hamilton

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In 2015, the talented Lin-Manuel Miranda debuted his musical Hamilton: An American Musical. The combination of my nerdy history passion and love for musicals made me swoon. I downloaded the soundtrack and played it...

A Busy Mom’s Guide to Self-Care

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Self-care has been quite a buzzword the last couple of years. And no wonder since according to Charlotte Lieberman’s article “How Self-Care Became So Much Work," the majority of Americans are feeling more overworked, stressed out,...