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.

Grown Up Vacation – It’s Time

I can vividly remember sipping a fruity drink on my honeymoon and talking to my then-new husband about taking a special trip for our future 10th wedding anniversary. I had it all planned out...

The Great School Search

It's December!  That means it's time to start searching for school options for the 16-17 school year!  While parents and students are just now settling into this school year, in Memphis, schools are gearing...

Our Turkey on the Table

It’s amazing how the retail world wants us to just skip over Thanksgiving and move right into Christmas. Don’t get me wrong – I love Christmas and it is my favorite holiday. However, Thanksgiving...

Alissa Abercrombie :: Another New Contributor!

Go Vols! I am a part-time working wife and mom who lives in Collierville. Born and raised in Memphis, I swore that I would never live in Memphis after college. Never say never! Ironically,...