Alison writes our Petite Vigogne News blog and we are thrilled to get to know a bit more about her routine and what is her secret to maintaining a balanced life with a busy schedule and three kids!
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Q- Alison, how do you chose your blog topics?
I try to choose topics that will be of interest to many moms and will offer advice. I enjoy connecting with parents and believe that by sharing ideas, we can support one another through the challenges and celebrate the many joys of raising children.
Q- What do you think is the most important advice you could give to your readers?
There are a couple of pieces of advice that I try to follow as a mother of young children. One is to worry less about little things, and the other is to live in the moment. These concepts seem simple but are two things that can get lost in our busy lives.
Q- What do you consider the best advice you got when you had your first baby?
The best advice I heard as a very new parent is to remember that everything is a phase. If we think in terms of phases, then we worry less, forgive ourselves more easily and are more mindful of living in the moment. The phases pass too quickly, particularly in those early months!
Q- What is your secret to balance your time with 3 children a husband and a writing career?
I try to make realistic goals for myself and take things one day at a time. I have to balance priorities and every day looks different, but I have learned to be flexible and roll with it!
Q- What is your favorite thing about sharing your experiences with other moms/dads?
My favorite thing about writing for other parents is the conversations and connections that come out. While there are many different ways to raise children and each child is an individual, there are many common experiences that bring parents together. I hope that my writing offers insight, information or reassurance for parents.
Q- What is something every mom should carry in her bag at all times?
Baby wipes! This holds true even as children get a bit older and enter elementary school. Baby wipes always come in handy.
Photo: Alison Cupp Relyea and husband Richard with Robert, Eliza and Ian.