No We Won’t Stay in Our Lane, Thank You Very Much.

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Every time a mommy blogger is told to “stay in her lane”, an Internet troll gets his wings.
Wait, is that the saying? 

So then, what IS the proper “lane” for caregivers and parents raising the next generation in these very challenging times? I’ll tell you: every. freaking. lane. As someone who often heard “keep politics out of it” both at work and at home, sharing these thoughts feels like a real departure. 

But is it truly a departure? Or have things just gotten so bad that we as human beings have no choice but to holler from the rooftops which side we’re on? Well, here we go.

We value truth. We dismiss lies. 

Somewhere along the way, we all got a little lazy. We accepted word without research: exchanging facts for opinions and pundits for truth tellers. While we acknowledge that truth is nuanced and that bias exists, we will not allow outright lies any space on this platform. 

Black Lives Matter

Not more than yours. Not more than police officers. Black lives matter AS MUCH AS yours. AS MUCH AS police officers. If that makes you uncomfortable, that is not our problem. It is yours. Our country needs to hear this truth more than ever — that was made abundantly clear on January 6th. And should have been abundantly clear before then. 

We Are Here to Serve You

We do not care if you are gay, straight, bisexual, transgender, Black, White, Native American, Asian or any other color or orientation under the sun. We welcome you if you are pro-choice or pro-life, religious or atheist. If you bottle fed or formula fed. Foster parents, grandparents, dads? We want you here! We just want to provide you with good content. Tell you where kids eat free on Sundays. Give you a guide to our great libraries. Tell you where to go for a great hike. Invite you to come and see Santa Claus. Are you caring for kids? We got you. You’re welcome here. 

What would you like to see from this platform? Reach out and let us know. But until then, we will just be over here, not staying in our lane. 

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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.