Hi, there! I’m Allison and I encourage and inspire mothers to live and parent intentionally.
My own parenting journey and my experience as a Marriage and Family Therapist has taught me a lot and I enjoy sharing what I know with other like-minded mamas.
Our Small Hours was founded in 2011, the same year I decided to leave the field of family therapy. I had a passion for helping moms become the parents they wanted to be, but I was conflicted about using too much self-disclosure in a therapy setting.
I knew I could reach more moms – at no cost to them – by starting my own website. Here I use a holistic approach by sharing what I’ve learned in my educational experience, my clinical experience, and my personal experience.*
Here at Our Small Hours, I focus on positive and attachment parenting, homeschooling, natural living and real food.
A Little About Me
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 short, but the days seemed 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.
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*The information found on this website (oursmallhours.com) is not a substitute for professional advice. See Disclosure, Disclaimer, and Terms of Service.