Allie Demes

Allie Demes
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Allie Demes is a wife, a mama of three, and a teacher of exceptional students who is on a mission to help others feel strong and confident. Using her setbacks as slingshots to flip the script while questioning the common narrative, Allie is an advocate for mental health and medical freedoms through and through. Living in love and expectation for waters to be parted with her cold coffee in hand, witty repertoire, and oils, she believes we were all created with a purpose, and she desires to help others discover theirs. She believes, "You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth." Aim well.

My Baby Doesn’t Smile

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Smiles. They are contagious. They are the one constant, universal signal in every language that silently elicits positive experiences by all who encounter them. When a baby smiles, it’s as if a tiny glitter bomb...

Why We Hesitate to Vaccinate

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This is our story and why we choose not to vaccinate. I'm going to walk you through that evening on March 21, 2015, as if it happened on this very day. It's still so fresh...
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Finding Beauty in the Perseverance and the Promise

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Some days are endless and leave you with tear-stained cheeks and a heart that aches with every beat because they are entangled with rage, anger or sadness. It's enough to make you quit and...
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Throwing Agony Away: One Sweet Bedtime at a Time

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Mamas, it's time that the bedtime battles bite the dust. And, I'm here to tell you that it can be done. Bedtime with my daughter has always been a dream. She could, and does, fall...

Now What? Shutting Up Violence for Good.

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In 2017 alone, according to ABC, there were 346 mass shootings. It's time that we shut violence up.  Breaking hearts. I can't get Parkland, Fla., off my heart or out of my mind. It sends me...

Paper Hearts: A Valentine’s Day Tradition

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 Valentine's Day is just around the corner and if you're anything like me...you're over the expired chocolates in a heart shaped box thing.  You don't want roses. You want, you NEED, something new to...

The Bends: Kicking Colds to the Curb

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Cold and flu season is just awful, isn't it?  When you're a Mama, it's awful times 10. Because on a regular basis we already  feel helpless, frustrated, and exhausted. So let's face it --...

The Day His Heart Stopped

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The day his heart stopped is the day my heart dropped.  I will never forget that day for as long as I live. Some days I'm thankful I held his hand as his soul drifted...

Fan Favorites: Thanksgiving Recipes, Contributor Style

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Thanksgiving.  It's a time when we all sit around the table, talking gratitudes and football.  Some talk about the mundane every day, "This is what I do for work, and no, nothing's new." While others, at...

Voices. Are You Proud of Yours?

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On a frighteningly chilly Florida fall day, I was briskly walking to bus duty at the school where I teach when I overheard a student say something that made time stand still for me. "Oh...