Alissa, a native Memphian, is a tried and true VOL fan. She graduated from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Currently, she is the Director of Curriculum at a private school in East Memphis. Alissa is mommy to Jack (January 2010) and Julianne (August 2011) and husband to Scott. Alissa lives in Collierville with her family and their lab, Abbie. She is a type-A planner. Organization is a must for her – both in her professional and family life. She hates odd numbers, onions, and people who drive slowly in the left lane. She loves pedicures, Matilda Jane clothes, the beach, and spending time with her family and friends.
Memphis Moms Blog coaches rotate the players

Coaches, Please Rotate the Players!

This is my daughter's first season playing basketball. They haven't won a game, which has been hard on her little team. However, they've stuck with it and played their hearts out each Saturday. A...
Memphis Moms Blog Lice 101

Go Ahead and Scratch Your Head – LICE 101

It's every mom's worst, itchy nightmare... LICE! While the word still brings heart palpitations to my heart, I am ready to share our experience with this dreaded pest. Let's roll the clock back almost...
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Our 3 Gift Christmas

We have a Christmas gift rule at our house... 3 gifts. One of my colleauges told me about this tradition when Jack, my oldest, was 5 months old. Since then, we have implemented this...

Thankful for Everyday Things

There are some days I just don't have the energy to listen to one more story, watch one more video on YouTube kids, or make one more frozen waffle. Motherhood is hard y'all. We...
Memphis Navigating Parent/Teacher Conference Day

Navigating Parent/Teacher Conference Day

For parents of school-age children, October brings to mind a variety of thoughts: Fall Break, jacket weather, field trips, and the long-awaited Halloween party. October is also the time when parents sit down with...

Give Me ALL the Uniforms

I used to be anti-uniform. I wanted to buy all the cute clothes and dress my kids in matching smocked outfits until they graduated high school. Then, my kids turned four and suddenly had...

10 Books to Read Before School Starts

I love to read, and summer time is my favorite time to curl up with a novel. With a slower work schedule and lots of pool days, I can knock out a good read...

How We Schedule Summer

Working at a school and being a "type-A" personality, I thrive on a schedule. That first week of "summer break" throws my mind and body for a loop. I don't know what day it...

Vacation :: Then and Now

Vacation - an extended period of recreation, especially one spent away from home, traveling Vacation with Kids - a trip to a different city, but with the same responsibilities as home Now that we are unpacked...

Spontaneous “Best Night Ever”

What started out as a rainy Friday soccer game after a long week at school, home, and work, turned into a spontaneous group dinner that fed my soul... The night could not have been more...