Alison Lee is a former PR and marketing professional turned work-at-home mother. After a 10-year career in various PR agencies, and of the world’s biggest sports brands, Alison traded in launch parties, product launches, international press junkets and world travel, for sippy cups and diapers, breastfeeding and potty training. Alison has been actively over-sharing stories of motherhood on her blog, Writing, Wishing since 2011. Her writing has also been featured on The Huffington Post, Mamalode, Queen Latifah, and Scary Mommy. She is a weekly blogger at Everyday Family, and founder of social media consulting business, Little Love Media, specializing in working with bloggers, self-published authors, and small businesses. Alison lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with her husband, two boys and is expecting boy/ girl twins in October 2014.
As a work-at-home mother, Alison relies heavily on the Internet as a source of information and friendships. Through blogging, she has made some incredible connections, particularly with one fellow mom on the other side of the world in New Jersey. For two years, Alison and her long-distance BFF talked every day, until their relationship fractured. In her essay, Alison writes about the concreteness of online connections, how friends you’ve never met in person impacts your life as much as the ones you have, and the real heartbreak that comes when that friendship ends.
You can connect with Alison on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and LinkedIn.