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Mother of five navigating our world's new normal

My name is Chelsea Smith. I am 33 and the mother of five children, ages 14, 8, 7, 2 and 1 — four boys and one girl — Khalil, Nichole, Andrew, Nicho and Ayden.

If you’re wondering, the...

Posted: Wednesday, August 5, 2020
The hard-working ALICE household you’ve heard about

My name is Kelsie Belgard. I’m the mother to two beautiful girls, Marlee and Sadie. Marlee is 5. Sadie is almost 2. My husband, Robert, works at least 50 hours a week, most days from 2 a.m. until...

Posted: Thursday, April 6, 2017
Hard working, single mom of a son who is going places

Since the day my son was born, I’ve been determined to make things work. I want him to have the best so that he doesn’t struggle the way that I have. That’s why I’ve worked a full-time food...

Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2016
A hard-worker doing his part to make his community a better place

I recently turned 40 and have been wondering just how I got to this place in my life. Growing up, I excelled in academics and music, and I had big dreams and plans for my future. I was attending...

Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2016
20-something single mom, coffee barista living in Lafayette

Becoming a single mom was my decision. Now, my son is 5-years-old, and I’ve had to make some tough decisions to do my best to make ends meet. When he was younger, it was easier because I had more...

Posted: Tuesday, February 16, 2016