allison is a new york-based writer, author, and speaker.

She is also an Emmy award-winning, multi-platform journalist and winner of the 2013 Washington Irving Book Award for Parentless Parents: How the Loss of Our Mothers and Fathers Impacts the Way We Raise Our Children. Her work on family, parenting, health, grief, loss, September 11th, work/life balance, cancer prevention, and genetic testing appears in numerous print and online publications including, The New York Times, Parenting, The Atlantic, and The Huffington Post. An approachable and inspiring personality, Allison has been featured on CNN, FOX, MSNBC, CBS, and ABC, and she’s proud to have been named a “Lifechanger” by the nationally syndicated television show EXTRA.

I am excited to announce the subject of my next book. It’s a topic that really excites me.
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  • 16 years ago today I lost my mom. This picture was taken just two months before she died, the day my husband proposed to me. What made the proposal so amazing is how Mark included my mom in his every step to surprise me. Since Mark allowed my mom to be in the loop, she was able to invite my in-laws

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