About Alison

I’m a working wife, about to become a mother for the first time. Career has always been number one in my life, but everything’s about to change. I look forward to sharing some survival tips for working moms in Corporate America as I stop with the 60 hour work weeks. Until then, I enjoy sharing my story about my pregnancy, and soon … life with a newborn!

Top 10 Realizations In My First Two Months of Motherhood

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Top 10 Realizations   I learned a whole new meaning of love the moment after he was born and laying on my chest I didn’t expect my love for my husband to change in a whole new way too. I thought I took a lot of pictures before kids! Who ever knew getting woken up at 5am would be such a treat! I can live on a lot less sleep than I ever imagined. It’s true, nobody knows a baby like his mom. I’ve learned it’s ok to ask for help when you need it, and people are happy to do it! Who knew such vile smells could come from such a Continue Reading

Top 10 Food Swaps

If you’re big on flavorful, spicy and sweet foods like me, try these Top 10 Food Swaps I’ve adopted since being diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes (part 2)to help me keep my blood sugar in check: The Top 10 White pasta / Ravioli … Replaced with quinoa pasta White bread / English muffins …Replaced with whole wheat toast in the morning with my scrambled eggs and salsa Hummus with pita bread … Try dipping cucumber in the hummus instead of bread Thick Sourdough French Toast with powdered sugar and syrup … Replaced with whole wheat bread and topped  with fresh berries as a Continue Reading

Gestational Diabetes Confirmed

See my last blog at Gestational Diabetes.  Now, see how my week finished up. My roller coaster of a week wasn’t done.  A few days later, I went in to take my 3 hour glucose test, the test that is supposed to clear me of any concerns, and just act as the blessing of being a wake up call for my husband and I to live a more balanced life, a reminder to eat healthy, exercise, and cut back on work, as hard as that was for me. I get to my test and text my husband as I’m in the waiting room at the lab, when he surprises me and tells me he’s coming to keep me company for those 3 hours.  What an Continue Reading

Gestational Diabetes….What?!?

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Hi!  I’m Ali, Ed’s daughter, Ed and Beth’s oldest, and pregnant with my first.  I’ll be a guest blogger on this site and look forward to sharing my final 10 weeks of pregnancy with you, along with my first impressions of motherhood. The past week has been a roller coaster of emotions for me.  Let me just start by saying that I’m not that crazy emotional pregnant woman!  I’m an emotional person by nature (my mother calls it compassionate) but pregnancy has made me much more mellow and calm than I was the 12 months of trying to conceive.  My husband will attest to that. A week ago, I found Continue Reading