Ali Flynn

Ali lives in New York with her four teenage daughters and her husband. After moving around a bit as a child, she spent her teen years in Westchester county, moved to NYC for college and returned to Westchester fifteen years ago. Prior to having the girls, she was an English teacher, and on the side always enjoyed writing with the hope to one day publish a poetry book. In her free time, Ali enjoys going on long runs, browsing independent bookstores, catching up with friends. She is in a constant state of doing laundry, cooking, policing arguments, driving to and from activities, and trying her best to be the kind of mom her girls will admire, even on her worst days. Ali is excited to share with you the joys and hardships of motherhood with an open heart. You can follow Ali on Facebook at and on Instagram at

Wandering & Wondering

Friends, I have been thinking. My mind begins wandering and wondering when I’m walking alone, and each time my walk is over, I come to the same conclusion. When I start to question and perseverate...
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All Moms Have a Heart Full Of Love

Some moms love hard. Some moms love harder. But all moms have a heart full of love. Some moms are calm and flexible. Some moms are anxious and filled with dread. But all moms have a heart...

Dear Senior

Dear Senior, It’s hard to let you go a little more, day by day, but be patient with me through this process...I’m trying. It’s hard watching you continue to grow, knowing you will be on your...
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The Joy of Raising Teens

Can I be honest? Really honest?  It’s a dirty little secret that oftentimes society tells us is a horrible experience. Okay, here it is... Raising teens is one of the most exhilarating experiences I have encountered!  There, I said...
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Is Life Like a Box of Chocolates?

Maybe Forest Gump is right, and life is like a box of chocolates. Each day we never know what we are going to get. This statement, for me, can't be any more true this past...
teen violence

National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

Across our country, dating violence is a concern and an issue we need to bring to the attention of not only our teens but parents and teachers as well. We owe it to our...
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Has It Really Been Almost a Year?

Well, my friends, it has almost been one year since the pandemic shut down our state, beautiful communities, sacred schools, places of worship, and restaurants. Life as we know it is still not back...

Mama Don’t

Mamas, Don’t get overwhelmed by the dishes that are still in the sink. It can wait. Don’t feel pressure to make every closet or drawer look like it does on HGTV. It is not necessary...
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The Magic of Christmas When Life May Not Feel So Magical

While watching Elf tonight with my daughter, snuggled up on the couch, the magic of Christmas took over. For the first time in eight months, our hearts were filled with a joy like no other....
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5 Rainy Day Hacks for Kiddos

As a mom to four kids, I have weathered my fair share of rainy days, and I know it is not always an easy task. So, after many years of rainy day encounters, I...