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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.

Stay Out of the Kitchen: Our Favorite Meal Prep Businesses in Jax

I always had a vision of making delicious homemade meals for my family, with children gathering around the table (maybe there were candles and cloth napkins in this dream). These imaginary meals were balanced...
moms night out

I Planned Moms’ Nights Out for a Year — These Are My Favorite Spots...

There is something to be said for the feeling of just going out with your girlfriends, no kids, and doing things that are just fun. It's especially meaningful when you have two kids running...
march 2020

I Really Don’t Want to Do March 2020 Again

My babysitter has a cold and canceled just in case. I have 2.5 hours of conference calls before my son goes to his afternoon VPK class. I've done this before. Over and over and over...
queso

Quest for Queso: Finding the Best Cheesy Dip in the 904

There are days when only the warm, comforting joy of queso will soothe all of life's woes. In times like these, it's essential to know where to go that will offer up delicious queso...
tiktok recipes

Slayed: Viral TikTok Recipes Totally Worth Your Time

Are you on TikTok? If you are, you've probably seen these recipes taking over your FYP (For You Page, for the uninitiated). If you're not on TikTok, you will probably see these recipes on...
garlic bread

Survival Mode and the Restorative Power of Garlic Bread

My fantasies in the first month of my 33rd year aren’t about world travel, glamorous living, or fine dining. I’m daydreaming about having my mom come visit and nurse my family back to health. “What...
911

Would Your Child Know How to Call 911 in an Emergency?

Long gone are the days where you could teach your child to just pick up the phone and dial 9-1-1. Things are so different than when we were kids, right? I don't know anyone...
sleeping

I Really, Really, Really Miss Sleeping

I am so tired. I have two kids, ages 4 and 1-and-a-half. I thought that I’d sleep again eventually — when I wasn’t pregnant, when we were through the newborn stage, once we were...
mother's day crafts

Last-Minute Mother’s Day Crafts for the Uncrafty

There's just something special about getting a handcrafted Mother's Day present from your child or grandchild, isn't there? If you are absolutely stumped on what to give the grandmas that really will make them...
Peace Out Skinny Jeans

Peace Out, Skinny Jeans! (Thank You, Gen Z)

When skinny jeans first came into style sometime in the '00s, I said NO WAY. I didn't want to give up my beloved flare jeans or wide-legs. I loved everything about flares — the...
new mom

Dear New Mom: Motherhood Isn’t Always This Lonely

Dear New Mom, I know that right now it feels as if things are never going to change. You may have quarantined all of pregnancy. You may have had a virtual baby shower instead of...
living in jacksonville

Why I Love Living In Jacksonville (And Why You Should, Too)

Hi, I love living in Jacksonville, and I think you should move here, too. Why, do you ask? Even in the most precedented of times, Jacksonville offers so much to transplants. We moved here...