To Mom, With Love

Mom holding baby boy up in the air with sunset behind on beach



Today’s post is written by our favorite school psychologist, Dr. Valerie Allen and is in honor of all mothers everywhere…

Dr. Valerie Allen

Licensed School Psychologist ~ Certified Case Manager



To Mom, With Love

A mother loves her child and the bond grows stronger with…

Heart burn and swollen ankles

Labor and delivery

Night time feedings and all day naps


Diapers, booties, burps, and tears

Smiles, giggles, sticky fingers

Vaccinations and chicken pox


First tooth and first steps

Those first little words

Me, me, me, mine and no, no, no

Mom with white hat on and white cotton top holding baby and mouth open cooing to baby while holding baby up and baby cooing back on beach

Scratches, scrapes, cuts and boo boos

Crayons, clay, magic markers

Art work on walls and skates in halls


First day of Kindergarten

Singing, dancing, all dressed up

T-ball, Scouts, and Field Day


Happy Birthday boys and girls

Tricycles and baby dolls

Pups and kittens and slimy frogs

Mom scrunching nose at young boy with wooden plank background with map lying on floor

Runny noses, untied shoes

Dinosaurs and Halloween

Ice cream sodas and science fair


Tooth aches, tummy aches, heart aches

Pals, best friends, and puppy love

Car keys, curfews and the birds and bees

Mom holding baby while looking out a window

Final exams, grad night, prom

First kiss, first car, first job, bills

New credit cards and big bank loan

“See you Mom, I’m on my own”


…and through it all, a mother loves her child.


Dr. Valerie Allen is a child psychologist in private practice. She has published two children’s books, “Summer School for Smarties” and “Bad Hair, Good Hat, New Friends.”  Oh yes, she has also raised six children!


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