AllyHey there! I’m Alison Rodriguez. 

But I mostly go by Mommy and Ally. 

My greatest joy in life is being CC, Car, Mac, and Baby Rod’s mommy and Steven’s wife. My brood of boys sure keep me busy! 

Experiencing my miscarriage and saying “see you in heaven” to my Baby Rod in May 2017 after years of infertility was the turning point for me. It was at that point that I created this site, because I didn’t want any other woman to feel as lonely as I did in their motherhood journey. 

My journey to and through motherhood has been bumpy and beautiful, and I’m on a mission to come alongside others in this journey to provide honesty, encouragement, and resources to make their days a little bit brighter. I believe God will use our heartbreak for healing, our lived experiences to spread hope, and our vulnerability to ensure we don’t journey alone. 

My heart and this site is dedicated to the beautifully messy motherhood journey. The journey that includes twists and turns, roadblocks and setbacks, tears and more tears. To those real #momlife moments. The days of love and laughter, chaos and crying, speeding to school and zooming to work.

I spend my days mom-ing, wife-ing, and leading my team of higher education professionals at work. Give me all the numbers, budgets, reports, and Excel spreadsheets. You can catch me in the desert off-roading with my boys (our favorite family hobby), traveling, or rewatching the entire series of The Office or Criminal Minds all while avoiding the piles of laundry and stacks of dishes that fill our home.

I love paper planning as my sanity-saver and creative outlet, journaling, podcasts, and reading. 

Whether it’s work, home, or on-the-go, you’ll find me with coffee, chips, or peanut butter M&Ms… likely all of the above. 

Grab your favorite snack (please tell me if it is chips or peanut butter M&Ms!), and stay a while. I’m so glad you are here.