Allison Alter

educator, social worker, writer, author of, avid chocolate consumer and kibitzing enthusiast

Since the birth of my son, my diversity of hats is far reaching and overlapping. Obviously my role as wife, mother, and daughter are pivotal, but I can claim other, equally important identities that form my existence and ambitions. I’m a special educator by trade. More specifically, I’ve worked in various capacities with at-risk, delinquent, and incarcerated adolescents and adults. I am a licensed social worker, and try to incorporate these values to improve the world around me even if I do not strictly work in the field. I maintain a blog of my experiences as a mommy ( and a parenting social support and information Facebook page (, as well as create short stories and essays when inspiration strikes. Recently, I began volunteering for an agency providing rehabilitative programming for the Department of Corrections, and look forward to teaching a literacy class in one of the medium correctional facilities a couple of evenings a week.