Allison Lore

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Allison Lore is a California native who is thrilled to be back in the year-round sunshine after a decade of living in the Washington, DC metropolitan region. She has a background in journalism, technical writing and marketing, and currently works as a proposal manager for a civil engineering firm. She relocated to Jacksonville in 2017 with her husband and son. Her passions include baking, coffee, reading and socializing with friends. Her toddler has taught her more than she ever thought she would know about the nuances of construction vehicles.
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Guide to Children’s Consignment Shops in Jacksonville

I wasn’t a big consignment shopper before kids. It seemed just as easy to find things I liked on sale at Nordstrom Rack and Loft. However, there’s a big difference between a $20 shirt...

Family-Friendly Places in Jacksonville for Out-of-Town Visitors

Showing visitors around Jacksonville when you have kids can be both enjoyable and stressful. It’s a delicate balance to find places where the adults can have fun and hang out, that show off the...

If Parenting Were a Job, This Would Get Me Fired

Everyone likes to say moms wear so many hats — cook, chauffeur, teacher, housekeeper, craft generator, CFO — and for the most part I think I manage to sort of juggle most of these...

Tips for Taking Toddlers to Disney: Maximize the Magic, Minus the Meltdowns

I grew up within 30 minutes of Anaheim, California, which meant that Disneyland trips were easy and scattered throughout my childhood, with a few glorious years as an annual passholder. When I moved to...

Mother’s Day Isn’t Just About Me

I found myself nodding along with the post, "Dear Husbands: Mother’s Day Is Not About Your Mom," feeling all too much the recent stress of trying to plan a Mother’s Day gift for my...

Getting in My Own Way (and Learning to Let Go)

I click on every article I see about hospitality. I love the idea of come one, come all Sunday suppers, of friends popping in for coffee at any time, of people stopping by for...

Mornings Out with the Littles: St. Johns Town Center & Southside

Since he was three weeks old, my son was happiest when we were out and about rather than sitting at home. Once he learned to talk, he would bring me my shoes then stand...