When You Give A Girl An Allison

When You Give A Girl An Allison

You're giving her a life full of unconditional love.
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I didn't want to title this blog post, 'When You Give A Girl A Mother' because we've all seen that title... And it makes it so generic. I wanted to title this 'When You Give A Girl An Allison', to showcase what exactly it means to have Allison Harre as a mother.

When you give a girl an Allison, you're giving her a best friend. A best friend who no matter the mistakes you make, or the things that come out of your mouth when your filter goes MIA, she still stands right beside you. Even when you talk too much, she may be annoyed, but never embarrassed. She's a best friend that isn't afraid to tell you the truth, even when it's hard. Though Allison doesn't only tell you the truth, then leave you there to figure it out on your own. She tells you what you need to hear, and works with you to figure out where to go from there. When you give a girl an Allison, she never has to worry about taking on the world alone.

When you give a girl an Allison, you're giving her a superhero. While Allison may believe she, 'majored in History for a reason'.. There is nothing she can't do. When you find yourself at your lowest point, crippled in extreme fear and pain, she comes to your rescue. She never had training in nursing, but that doesn't stop her. Allison will do whatever she can and learn whatever she has to until you are up and walking again; even if that means sticking gauze in a giant hole in your leg from a brown recluse bite. When you give a girl an Allison, you're giving her a fearless Superhero.

When you give a girl an Allison, you're giving her a role model. A role model in life, love and most of all parenting. You're giving her a living, breathing step-by-step tutorial of 'How to Be An Amazing Mother'. She knows when it comes time for her to be a mother to her own child, she'll at least be a decent mother because she has seen Allison for 23 years teach her how to succeed at being a Mom.

When you give a girl an Allison, you're giving her kids a best, best friend. As much as Allison has been a best friend to you, somehow she manages to be an even better best friend for her grandchildren. She radiates compassion, and watching your kids gravitate towards it is not only rewarding but a rather telling justification that when you give a girl an Allison, you really did give her and her future kids a Superhero. You gave them a protector. You gave them a best friend. A role model. The closest thing to a living Saint. You gave them endless laughs. A shoulder to cry on. A pair of the strongest arms to help pick you up from what seems to be rock bottom. A cheerleader. A nurse. A teacher. You gave them everything they need to be successful in the form of a beautiful, selfless mother.

When you give a girl an Allison, she will be successful.. Because to her, success is so much more than money. Success is raising a healthy, loving, respectful, God-fearing family. Success is managing to exude compassion and patience even when it seems as though your world around you is crashing and everything is going wrong.

Allison is the epitome of success, and after being raised by a successful woman, she has no choice but to be a success of her own; when you give a girl an Allison.




Happy Mothers Day, Mom. Thanks for being my Allison.






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A Thank You To My Mom, You Are My Champion

Thank you for all the laughter, tears, anger, encouragement, and so much more.
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To my mom and all of the other strong females in my life,

A hero is defined by Merriam-Webster as being a "person admired for achievements and noble qualities" among other equally nice and admirable things. You are my hero.

You lift me up when I fall. You tell me I am beautiful when I feel anything but. You teach me wrong from right. You laugh with me. You show me how to do things. You keep me in line when I fall off the path. You teach me how to be strong. Most importantly though, you have taught me how to love. You have taught me all of these things and so much more, and to write them all down would take forever.

There is nothing I can ever do to truly repay you for all of these things, but a thank you is a start.

Thank you for everything that you do. Thank you for all the laughter, tears, anger, encouragement, and so much more. Thank you for the late night talks. Thank you for teaching me about life and love. Thank you for teaching me amazing recipes. Thank you for all the crazy stories. Thank you for showing up to any and everything I ever did. Thank you for giving me the last piece of pizza, even when you wanted it. Thank you for the road trips. Thank you for the love of bad jokes and cheesy movies. Thank you for being harsh on me, even when I hated it. Thank you for teaching me the importance of respect and integrity. Thank you for loving me to the moon and back. Thank you for all of this and all of those other things I cannot write out.

You are my champion. Anyone can be a mom, an aunt, a family friend, or whatever else, but it takes someone to truly special to be good at it. There are so many things that you do not have to do, but you choose to, and that is what makes you so incredible. Every day you wake up and you choose to be that person. You have your good days and you have your bad, but we all do. Sometimes we bend and we break, but you always come back together. You are my hero, and for that, I am eternally grateful.

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5 Things Every Parent Should Teach Their Child

Read about the five main lessons I believe every child should learn while they're young!
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1. How to sew

I feel that this is such an important thing to know in a child's life because for some reason, I have always had the impression that sewing is something that is almost impossible to learn. I never learned it as a child and I really feel like I've been missing out. Having this tactic down under your belt early in life seems like a smart idea too, considering that not everyone is good at it.

2. How to change a flat tire

This is something I still have not yet learned how to do until this day. Personally, I am not very knowledgeable about cars so this too is something that would great to master as a child. Doing this enough as a youngster grows up will eventually become second nature to them! In this way, when the situation of having a flat tire rolls around, the child would be able to perform the process without any hesitation!

3. Start saving money ASAP

"The earlier you start saving, the better off you'll be" is something my father always told me as a child, so I started doing it. Instead, of stashing every little amount of money you receive from birthdays, Christmas, etc., putting a little bit to the side for savings can help exceptionally! Even just five dollars can make a difference, especially if you talk your child into doing it early. It will all add up to be something big one day!

4. Keep the germs away

I cannot emphasize how important it is to ALWAYS wash your hands. I feel like getting sick with a stomach bug or the flu is becoming more and more common throughout the nation, which is NOT a good thing at all! This next generation needs to always have this circling their brains because catching a stomach bug from someone else is not fun!

5. Yes ma'am, no sir

Proper mannerism says so much to adults when talking with a child. It shows that the child embodies self-discipline, maturity, and respect. I was raised to always finish my sentence with sir or ma'am when talking to an adult, therefore I still do it because it became something so normal for me to do. This is probably my favorite lesson for you guys to teach to your children because it will have such a positive impact on the child's life for the rest of their days and it just makes the child look like a neater individual altogether.


Each and every one of these ideas to teach your child are super important to me. Some of these things on this list are areas of skill that I have not even mastered yet myself! With the lightening paced media that is upon us, I believe that your child can take a break from it and really try to master these life lessons! I hope this list can help you or your child in some way for their or your future. Have a blessed week everyone!

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