We are delighted to welcome Alison Moore Smith as a Times and Seasons guest blogger!
Alison Moore Smith was born in 1964 in Provo, Utah, and handed over to her real, loving parents two days later in the Skaggs parking lot. That’s what we call a blue light special.
In 1985 she married her dream man, Dr. Samuel McArthur Smith, in the Salt Lake Temple. She graduated from BYU in 1987, three weeks after their first child was born. They are now the proud parents of six children: Jessica, Belinda, Alana, Monica, Samson, and Caleb.
Alison is now in her 15th year of homeschooling her children. Jessica is an official graduate of the Smith family homeschool, affectionately known as Oakwood Academy. She is a senior at BYU majoring in film production with an editing emphasis. Belinda was just accepted to BYU for the fall 2009. The younger Smith children are equally brilliant, talented, and beautiful and still attending Oakwood Academy.
Alison loves singing, writing, programming, blogging, reading, holidays, karate, and rice crispies with sugar free chocolate milk powder and skim milk. She ran (using the term loosely) the Top of Utah Marathon to celebrate her 40th year on earth. Her first book, The 7 Success Habits of Homeschoolers will be published this year–if she gets the charts done. She speaks at conventions for homeschoolers and women’s groups across the country.
She is the director of SwingShift Singers (now on hiatus), CFO of Adept Systems, owner of AlphaSmith, and founding editor of Mormon Momma. She would love to have you friend her on FaceBook so that one day she can claim more virtual friends than her teens!