Alison G

Alison G
Alison lives in Trumbull with her husband, dog Hazel and two daughters (2011 and 2015).   Although Alison grew up in the warmth of Ft. Myers, FL, she returned to New York immediately after graduating college. During her nearly ten years in Manhattan, Alison built a career and an amazing network of lifelong friends. She met her husband and was married there as well. When it was time for more space, they moved up the line to Stamford and then settled in Trumbull ten years ago. Some of Alison's favorite things are traveling, finding adventures, reading, and staying connected to family and friends.

Explore Fairfield County :: Shelton

“Explore Fairfield County” is an informational series that provides a glimpse into the wonderful towns and cities in Fairfield County. Fairfield County is diverse, including big cities, small suburbs, beaches, farms, and busy highways....
A girl with her arms wrapped around her mother.

Intentions for the New Year

In a few short days, we will welcome a New Year! With that is the chance to appreciate all of the great things about the past 12 months, let go of the things you...
Girls sipping hot chocolate outside at a holiday event.

Simple Ways to Enjoy the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us! This comes with so much magic but also a lot of work. Often, moms are responsible for making the magic happen, and that’s a lot of pressure.  I...
A mom talking with her tween.

The Best Age

I remember how hard it was to get back to work after having my first child twelve years ago. My daughter had just turned nine months old, and I thought, but this is the...
A girl looking at books at the library.

Family Fun at Your Local Fairfield County Library

September was Library Card sign-up month! Library cards are free to all Connecticut residents with a photo ID, including minors accompanied by a guardian. This is a really simple (and free) way to thrill...
Women's Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day

Equality is the practice of treating everyone the same. Equity is providing individuals with what they need to succeed. Both are vitally important.   So, why is August 26th recognized as Women’s Equality Day?    In 1920 women’s...
A mom hugging her daughter.

Adjusting Expectations

For many years, hand-me-downs were BIG in my house. My youngest daughter idolized her older sister, and she could not wait to wear her clothes and pajamas.   However, that ended just after kindergarten began, and...
Friends sitting with their arms around one another.

Don’t Be That Flaky Friend

It's been said many times that adulting is hard, and add kids into the mix, and it gets even more challenging! But one thing that's not hard is showing up for the people in...
A cruise ship.

Smooth Sailing: Tips for Cruising with Kids

Last month my family of four embarked on an epic adventure via a cruise. When friends asked if we would be interested in joining them on this vacation, the two biggest selling features were:  ...
Meet new contributor Alison

Meet Alison: Discovering the Next Chapter

Hi, I’m Alison. I’ve been married since 2009, and my husband and I have two daughters, ages 11 and 8. We’ve lived in Trumbull for almost ten years - time flies and I'm discovering...