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Allison Ezell

Allison Ezell
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Allison and her husband, Blake, grew up in Dallas and made the move to the 'burbs in 2010 when she began teaching middle school in Frisco. After attending Texas A&M University for her undergrad, Allison came back to Dallas in 2008 to pursue her Master's of Education from SMU. Over the last ten years, she has taught everything from preschool to eighth grade and has a huge passion for literacy. Today, McKinney is home for her family of five which includes Carter (7), Kate (5), and Brooks (3), who was adopted from China in 2016. When she's not chasing the kids around, she can be found drinking coffee, running, avoiding the laundry, traveling, or headed to a girls' night. Follow her self-proclaimed hot mess on Instagram!

But, Where is His Real Mom?

It happened again last week. We were next in line for face painting at a local pumpkin patch. One painter's chair opened up, and I ushered my four-year-old over to her. My older two children...

When It’s More than Just a Head Tilt: Our Journey with Torticollis

Let me paint a picture for you of where we were about six years ago today. Our baby girl, Kate, is six weeks old with what appears to be the beginnings of colic. She...

New Hope Christian Academy :: Individualized Instruction in an Urban Setting

Have you ever wondered if your child is getting lost in the mix? If you're anything like me, I've often worried that my children aren't truly seen and known in their class of 20+...

When The World Tells My Daughter Lies

This week, I dropped my six-year-old daughter off at her first day of Kindergarten. She is our middle child and only girl, so like many of you, my emotions were all over the place. On...

From Strangers to Neighbors to Friends

We dreamed of block parties. Two years ago this month, we moved into a brand new house on a block that was unfinished. We had been working with a builder tirelessly for the last eight...

Under $30 Summer Skincare Survival Guide

I'm going to go ahead and get all the usual caveats out of the way before I dive in. I'm not a dermatologist, none of this is sponsored, it may not work for everyone,...

The Real Reason We’re A Baseball Family

  Growing up, my husband never played baseball. He always thought it looked boring and slow compared to some of the faster-paced sports like basketball or football. He was also the youngest of three boys,...

Reflections from a First-Time Field Trip Chaperone

Well, friends, I lived.  It wasn't my finest hour(s), but we all survived. I can officially say I've chaperoned an elementary school field trip.  And now? Now I’m sitting here with my three o’clock coffee in hand,...