Hi, there! I’m Allison and I created the motherhood lifestyle blog Our Small Hours.
I’m a mom to three boys who were born in 2001, 2003, and 2006. I have Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Sociology from Judson College in Marion, AL. My graduate education was in both Marriage and Family Therapy and Behavioral Leadership and Management at Amridge University in Montgomery, AL.
While I no longer practice Marriage and Family Therapy, the things I learned both in my education and my clinical practice have influenced much of the information I share here at Our Small Hours.
How Our Small Hours Got Its Name
The blog name ‘Our Small Hours’ was inspired by the popular song “Little Wonders” by Rob Thomas. While I was a stay-at-home mom of small children, I realized that the hours seemed to fly by, but the days often seemed painfully long.
In the more challenging days of early parenthood, I tried to focus on conquering each small hour when taking on the whole day seemed like too much.
This shift in perspective helped me to make the most of my time with my children instead of being dragged down by the challenges of mothering small children day in and day out. This mindset has lasted as my children have gotten older and I have taken on even more responsibilities.
Why I Started Our Small Hours
Our Small Hours has changed a lot over the years. OSH was first started as a place for me to record our family’s stories and adventures. It quickly turned into a place where I answered the questions I was commonly asked about our alternative lifestyle of attachment parenting, gentle discipline, homeschooling, natural living, and a real food diet.
Even though Our Small Hours started as a family website turned parenting website, it eventually became a place for every mom with the inclusion of more lifestyle-related content.
The Mission of Our Small Hours
I want Our Small Hours to be a place where moms can take a break while learning something new. Whether it’s to see the latest fashions for moms, read tips about natural living, learn more about homeschooling, or get support for parenting, I want OSH to be a place of inspiration and encouragement for moms.
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