Never Looking Back: Meet Ali

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never look back

Growing up in Westchester County, I didn’t imagine that after college, living in Manhattan for many years and getting married, I would settle down in Westchester again. But here I am! My husband Brian and I decided on Goldens Bridge, New York to raise our family and move away from the hustle and bustle of NYC. We never looked back!

We moved here fifteen years ago to raise our daughters, who now range in age from thirteen to sixteen. Don’t worry, there is a set of identical twins in there. Four girls in three-and-half years! And, fun fact, all of their names start with M: Madigan, Molly, Megan, and McKenna!

Before having my eldest daughter, I was an English teacher. I decided once I had all of the girls that it was time to resign and essentially “teach” at home. Life moves fast, and time flies by before we even recognize it is happening. I remember moms with older kids, telling me this in Target while I walked around aimlessly, caffeine in hand, with two in a stroller and two holding along the side for dear life. I just thought they were a bit sentimental, but in truth, they were right all along.

So, as life keeps moving, I keep going forward. I keep writing, spending time with family, taking long walks, meeting up with friends to share our trials and tribulations as moms while laughing, crying, and maybe drinking some wine. I recognize how important a community is in raising our children.

Although we all have our own perspectives, the common experiences we encounter are what creates a neighborhood or brings an online community together. The resources, ideas, and talents, we as women and moms all bring to the table and share is what enriches all of our lives and helps us learn something new each day. I just can’t wait to learn from all of you. Thank you for allowing me to begin to share with you!

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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 https:www.facebook.com/hangintheremama/ and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/hang.in.there.mama

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  1. Congrats, dear friend and teaching partner ! I love that I can hear your soothing voice as I read your words of wisdom. Good luck!

  2. Congratulations Ali! I have always admired the way you parent your children. Your four daughters are kind, fun, athletic, respectful, and so much more! In a world that is constantly vying for our children’s attention and pushing them to grow up too fast, it is important to have other parents to turn to for advice. Your blog will be another tool in my parenting toolkit. Best of luck!

  3. My girl! I love seeing your heart through words. I’ll look forward to catching up with my old friend in your entries. But keep sending me funny texts too! Brian & the girls are so lucky to have you! Congrats on this new chapter!

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