Allison Cook

I've gone from a magazine editor to a corporate marketer to a non-profit director, but always first and foremost a writer and real food supporter. In my spare time I cook, make lists, play wife to my husband and mom to my son. Generally try to stay sane. 

 

A new look!

What do you think about the new look of my site? I thought it was time to spice things up a bit, and the blogging world has come a long way in the years since I started this site.  ...more

E's six-month family photo shoot

I'm so excited to be able to share the photos that Stacy Kinzler Photography took of Everett and my family on Mother's Day. They are amazing, and I'm thrilled with every single one.  ...more

8 years ago

Eight years ago today! ...more

6 month family shoot

To celebrate Everett's 6-month birthday, I asked Stacy Kinzler of Stacy Kinzler Photography to shoot not only Everett but the family. She was so nice and took part of her Mother's Day to do it.There's nothing I can say that could top these photos, y'all. Amazing. [Click here for a slideshow] ...more

First swim

A few weeks ago, we took Everett on his first swim.He was pretty adorable in his swimming trunks and shirt ....more

Everett's baptism

This Sunday was Everett's baptism. I scheduled it after our regular service. Unfortunately, E doesn't love church. He is not a fan of the organ, and there is a lot of organ in a Catholic service. So we spend a lot of time walking around and hanging with other kids in the cry room. It's not that he is crying really, just on the verge.....a lot ....more

7 months. 7 facts

Everett is seven months old, and I can't believe it. I'm sure I will say this each and every month. I took his seven-month photos in his baptism outfit. His baptism is coming up, and I wanted to have some photos of him it in this month. This is the outfit his daddy was baptized in.  (Stay tuned tomorrow for his baptism photos.) ...more

6 months. 6 facts.

Everett is six months old! Half a year. Wow.  ...more

Sitting and smiling

These aren't Everett's official six month photos, but you can see that he is sitting up by himself and loves to smile! ...more