Allison’s mission in life is to notice the extraordinary in the ordinary. Her commitment to see beyond what’s in front of her was fostered by her degree in Philosophy and Theology from Boston College. Allison’s a book nerd and credits her parents and inspiring English teachers for her love of reading and writing. She went on to earn her Master in Pastoral Ministry from Boston College and then taught high school for several years, both in New England and San Francisco. After moving from San Francisco to Boston with her engineer husband, she began teaching yoga and working as a social media marketing consultant. Now a Portsmouth resident, she spends most of her days with her three daughters (she does not have enough arms) and does her best to find the bliss amidst the endless snacking, dance parties and tiaras. With all the beautiful chaos in her life, she’s grateful to have her partner-in-crime (husband Charlie) and fellow movie quote enthusiast alongside her. Her passion for writing first drew her to Seacoast Moms as a contributing writer, and her desire to connect moms of the Seacoast with businesses who serve and interest them led her to become SM’s owner. Being able to write about the ordinary grace present in motherhood, while interacting with incredible Seacoast business owners is a dream come true.
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8 Action Steps You Can Do Today to Combat Gun Violence

Here we are again. Another school shooting. Another mass murder. Will it ever stop? I'm enraged and devastated. Yet I cannot dwell here. I must act. Will you join me in these action steps...
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Interview on COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids With Pediatrician Dr. Smith

Seacoast Moms’ owner Allison Dudas sat down with pediatrician Dr. Alyssa Smith of Pediatric Associates of Hampton and Portsmouth to discuss COVID-19 vaccines for kids. Dr. Smith received her Bachelor of Science in biomedical...
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Seacoast OB/GYN Practices and Midwives

When you're thinking about having a baby, it's important to pick the right Seacoast OB/GYN Practice for you! Considering an at home birth? We've also included midwives who specialize in that beautiful process. We've...
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Guide to Seacoast-Area Libraries

Hit Your Local Seacoast Libraries: Don't Miss Out! There are several Seacoast-area libraries and each features unique classes, special movie times, and even Lego clubs. If you're not already a frequent visitor, start visiting! With...
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Seacoast Staycation Ideas for 2022: School Vacation Weeks

Sticking around for school vacation weeks this year? We have tons of Seacoast Staycation Ideas for 2022. Let's make vacation fun again! Visit a museum. The Seacoast is within driving (or train or bus)...
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Dan Brown’s Wild Symphony at the The Music Hall

If we've learned anything from Encanto's "We Don't Talk About Bruno", we know that music can have a beautiful hold on our children. The same is true of books. Find a favorite one and...

The Seacoast Summer Camps Directory: Your Guide to Summer

We have so many amazing options for summer camps on the Seacoast. Honestly, it can get overwhelming. How do you pick? How can you be sure you know all of them? We are here to...

Seacoast Moms’ Top 10 Posts from 2021

It's been quite a year! Here are the top 10 posts written this year from our website from our amazing writers!! What are you looking forward to hearing from us in 2022? 10. Seacoast Sledable Nature...
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I Kept My Kids Home After the Viral TikTok Threat Dec 17

The school bell would have just rang. And my kids are currently playing in the living room. I kept them home today after the viral TikTok threat Dec 17 to schools. After reading about...

All Terrain Protects Your Outside, So You Feel Better Inside

I'm not sure when I became someone who reads the labels on everything, checking the list like Santa does -- to see what ingredients are naughty or nice. I know for certain that after...
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