BIO

Allison Cooper is founder and writer for Project Motherhood, where she blogs about balancing her love for family, fashion, and living in the big city. She is the co-founder of INTRO NYC, connecting brands, bloggers, and helping bloggers stay educated in the ever-evolving digital space.You can find her writing, at NYFW, spending time with her boys, or sipping on strong coffee! 

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Allison Cooper's Articles

What I Learned About Self-Care After Turning 30

I was so consumed with being selfless that I never stopped to take care of myself, and it all came to a head. Now after turning 30 things have changed!
Allison Cooper    |   10.16.17 12am   |   SHARE
But sometimes when I’m going through all of these emotions, I’m hard on myself and use that “lazy mom” label.

I'm Not A Lazy Mom, I'm In Survival Mode

I can't just embrace the chaos. I wish I could follow the advice: “Stop stressing, Allison, you work full time, stop comparing yourself to mothers who don’t." But I can’t help but to play that... Read...
Allison Cooper    |   10.8.17 11pm   |   SHARE

I'm Postpartum — Please Stop Talking To Me About How I Look

There’s so much going on with a postpartum mom, so much more than meets the eye, and we need to be aware of that. Stop talking about her body!
Allison Cooper    |   10.2.17 12am   |   SHARE
I love to have new adventures and travel and meet new people, and a lot of that doesn’t involve having a snuggly child attached to me or pushing a stroller. And that’s okay.

I Love Being A Mom, But I Need My Freedom Too

For so long, I’ve defined myself as nothing other than a mom, and I think that was beginning to be a toxic thing for me. I’m so much more than “just a mom,” even though that’s one of my favorite... Read...
Allison Cooper    |   09.5.17 12am   |   SHARE
When an entirely unplanned (not even enough time to save money for) vacation opportunity landed in my lap, I said “yes” instead of passing as the typical me would.

How Travel Allowed Me To Reconnect With My Family

Family travel helped me see what I'd been missing out on.
Allison Cooper    |   08.9.17 12am   |   SHARE
“This weekend, I had to say ‘Can you please get the dog out of the dishwasher!’ Wish I was kidding.” - Natalie Welsh Diaz

Things You Never Thought You'd Say; Then You Became A Parent

Parenthood is so chaotic that we find ourselves spewing words sometimes that we probably never, ever pictured ourselves saying. Then parenthood happened.
Allison Cooper    |   08.1.17 12am   |   SHARE
3. You’re not neglecting your child's needs, promise.

10 Reasons Not To Feel Ashamed About Bottle Feeding

In case someone comes out of the woodwork and goes extra hard with the mom-shaming for choosing to bottle feed, here are some really important reasons not to feel ashamed.
Allison Cooper    |   07.19.17 12am   |   SHARE
While these five tips may seem like simple, everyday things, they go a long way to make sure kids know they're supported and able to make choices that work for them their entire life.

5 Tips For Raising A Gender Equal Child

I so firmly believe that everyone should have the freedom to truly be who they are, without limits, and it’s important to me to raise kids who are open and accepting of that, too. Here are five ways... Read...
Allison Cooper    |   07.10.17 12am   |   SHARE
We’re tired, we’re trying to cram a million things into our days, and all we want is to throw on a pair of mom leggings and a jean jacket to run to Target and grab our Starbucks, without someone looking at us in judgment.

An Open Letter To Anyone Who Judges My Mom Leggings

Whenever you see a mom rocking her “mom-leggings,” and you judge or shame her, I beg you to take an effing step back, get off your high horse and take a second to understand that she’s just been... Read...
Allison Cooper    |   07.6.17 12am   |   SHARE
Looking back at my departures, I’ve never tried to sneak away, but am definitely not as confident as I need to be. She feeds off of my energy after all, and when I walk out the door self-conscious and worrying about her reaction, that’s makes her separation anxiety even worse.

My Daughter's Separation Anxiety Is Out Of Control

This little, strong-willed, giggly baby girl is attached to me in every single way imaginable. It’s gotten so bad that any time I know I need to step out of the house, I feel myself worrying about it... Read...
Allison Cooper    |   06.29.17 12am   |   SHARE