Mallory M

Mallory grew up in Oklahoma, met her husband Dave in college there, and they have lived in Maryland, Michigan, and now Alabama since getting married in 2008. She graduated from Michigan State University with a PhD in exercise physiology in 2014, and her family then moved to Birmingham so she could start a job as a college professor. She is mom to four great kids ages eight and under, and considers it a tremendous joy to get to invest in the lives of both her kids and her students. In her free time, Mallory enjoys family walks around the neighborhood, reading to her kids, bargain hunting, home improvement projects, and being involved in the children’s and missions ministries at her church.

A Birmingham Staycation :: My Kids’ Dream Come True

Can’t get away but need to get away? We’ve all been there. This year, I didn’t get the spring break week I usually rely on to make it through the semester. The university where...

Hush Little Baby :: Getting Baby to Sleep Reminds Me I’m a Control Freak

I’m a big fan of sleeping. I mean, to some degree we all are--but I really, really love it. I would take a nap every day if possible, and I’m absolutely dependent on at...

To the College Girls :: Advice to Future Working Moms

Not to brag, but I have the best job. You see, as a college professor, I get to pour my life into students. I teach them academic material, of course, but I also get...

Sweet Dreams, Babe :: Serving a Spouse by Letting Them Sleep

Why, oh why, do little kids wake up so early?! I know, I know, the real answer is something about circadian rhythms and all that, but it was actually a rhetorical question. Before we had...

Keeping My Family Organized (and My Counters Junk-Free) :: The Treasure Box

Kids love birthday party favors, little trinkets from the Dollar Store, goodies from that school party, and those prizes they win for summer reading or from a week of great behavior. Oh, and they...

COVID, School, and the Mommy Wars

Most area schools seem to be planning to release their plans for the 2020-2021 school year this week, so school choice (virtual, blended, hybrid, traditional, home school, and every other version you can think...

Southern Hospitality :: Use Paper Plates and Other Tips for the Easily-Stressed Hostess

Southerners are known for their hospitality, but after six years of living here, I’m convinced that it’s friendliness--not hospitality--that is actually the way of life in the South. While a friendly and welcoming demeanor...

The Journey of the Traveling Onesie

Scene One “Ooh, look at this one,” the mama-to-be cooed to her husband. She was only ten weeks pregnant. They hadn’t told any friends yet, only their closest family members. They were spending a warm...

Lessons from Coronavirus :: Get a Flu Shot

Everybody’s talking about coronavirus, or COVID-19, and social distancing. And for good reason as both Italy and China (among other countries) have illustrated for the world. I’ll do my part and stay home, teach...

Keeping My Family Organized :: My Mommy Office Hour

A few years ago while at a gathering of several families with young kids, a mom I didn’t know very well casually mentioned her weekly "mommy office hours." I stopped dead in my tracks...
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