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
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Why Don’t I See What My Friends See in Me?

Why don’t I see what my friends see in me? A friend of mine once commented, “You are so patient.”  “Patient?” I laughed. “No, I’m not patient.”   But my friend saw patience.  She saw patience, as I...
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We All Make Mistakes and It’s Okay

I make a lot of mistakes, and one of my daughters, ever so kindly, brought a few of my mistakes to my attention last night. She feels a disconnect and wants our relationship to repair...

Parents, Let’s Stop Publicly Shaming Our Teens!

As the sun creeps in and I scroll through my Facebook feed, I am startled to see another post publicly shaming a local teen. I think to myself; we are better than this. We...
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Our Teens Need Us

Isn’t it funny how society has portrayed teens?  In movies and books, teens are often seen as aggressive, obnoxious, and downright hard to deal with, and some days it’s true… But most days it’s not. While in...
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Hold On

Do you ever feel as if the world is spinning around you and you can’t quite grasp the wheel long enough to hold on? Whether it’s adjusting to the demands of motherhood or savoring...

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...