Family Stuff

How to change your mood, dude.

picture of my Ginger Jane by Sammi Jo This morning I took Ginger to her Kindergarten assessment testing. How they can asses what a creative, hysterical genius she is by asking her some sight words, we’ll never know, but that’s not the point. The point is that after the testing I asked her if she …

I stole a mattress: My Leesa Mattress Review

Last November, while pregnant with my 3rd baby and dying of horrible back pain in my 3rd trimester, I did something I’ve never done before. I reached out to a company and shamelessly asked for something based on my social media numbers. HAHAHA. I felt like such a sleaze, but I really, really, wanted a new …

How to host a sugar cookie decorating party for kids

To see my sugar cookie and my royal icing recipe, as well as step-by-step instructions on how to execute them PERFECTLY check out my online course: ALISON’S COOKIE PARTY I don’t know where Ginger could have POSSIBLY learned a cheesy smile like that… HA! Now contrary to popular belief, and Pinterest, a “party” does not have to …

The great stroller search: Buying a stroller for 3 kids with The Baby Cubby

  These two photos were generously taken by Candace Stringham, who I accosted and just started posing in front of. My entire pregnancy with Fiona I was obsessed with finding the best stroller for our family. Ask any of my close friends, I quizzed them about their strollers all the time–like an annoying little gnat! I genuinely loved …

Fiona Green’s Newborn Pictures and Newborn Photo Tips

I took those first two pictures with my phone using Heather’s Tips for Better Baby Pictures! And then she took the nice professional ones below! Read on for my tips for prepping and styling newborn photos! And more adorable photos of Fiona Green of course! When Ginger was born, 5 and half years ago, I …

Alison’s Pregnant Lady Dance Off

Now that I’ve put my pride (what little I have left) aside, and shared all my pregnant lady dance moves with you, WATCH THEM ALL HERE (or scroll to the bottom of this post) I feel like it’s time for the rest of the pregnant ladies to embrace what they’ve got and SHAKE IT. So whether it’s …

How to Dance Every Day (Pregnant or Not)

All still images by Keri Hale Photography Weeeeeeeeeell, I’m not sure what to say other than, here you go? HAHAHAHA. I post my 15 second dance clips on Instagram ALL THE TIME, and those eventually led to me holding Instagram Dance Off’s and those led to me hosting in-person dance parties for hundreds of women. But …

Alison’s Tips for Managing a Rough Pregnancy

Just some fall family fun up in the canyon with the children trying to attack me. I’m showing some pictures of my family with this post for context, and so you can see proof of my occasional mental stability as you read about how nuts I am. Always always daddy’s girl. But this boy is …

DIY Printable Halloween Masks!

BOO!!! It’s a whole family of ghosts! But you get to make them just how you want them–with VERY Alison Showesque accessories. Haha! And there are bats too! So you get to choose! You can make your very own narcissistic ghost…like I did! P.s. I love nothing more than 5-year-old handwriting. And I might have …

Ginger’s Tiger Tea Party

Do not let my smiling face fool you for TWO SECONDS. Because although the smile is genuine, and the kids and people at the party had a good time, and all was well, and Ginger was so happy, before and during this party I was A HOT FREAKING MESS. Not because things didn’t turn out …