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Alicia Robinson, 2024 Arkansas Mother of the Year.

Alicia Robinson

February 12, 2024



Alicia Robinson was born and raised in Arkansas. She lives with the love of her life, Ben, who she shares two children with, Harlee and Colt. Aside from being a wife and mother, Alicia is an educator in the town she grew up in. She teaches 7th grade Literacy and is a Middle School Dance Coach. She has a heart for her students and uses her profession to encourage her students to use each day as a fresh start. Along with her teaching career Alicia is a competitive dance coach at a local studio. Alicia is an outdoor enthusiast who loves exploring the beautiful state she calls home.

Parenting Philosophy

My parenting philosophy consists of letting my children be their own person with guidance and support. I am their biggest cheerleader but also their biggest critic. I want my children to be positive, active members of the community who people can count on to be honest and kind. I am an active listener when problems arise and we talk about ways the problem can be solved. Sometimes they take my advice, sometimes they don’t but that, in my opinion, is them growing up and making choices. My children know that every action has a consequence, good or bad, we celebrate the good and figure out how to resolve the bad. As a mom, I wouldn’t consider this a philosophy, just me trying to raise good humans.

Motherhood and Community

One activity that I am involved with that has impacted my family, more specifically my daughter is the local theatre department. I started working with the department 3 years ago doing choreography for their school district productions. This program has given me and my daughter something to connect with, if you are raising a teenager, you know these moments are few and far between. I have watched my daughter and other students become comfortable in their own skin, gain confidence on and off the stage and be proud of the work they accomplish. I will forever be grateful for this department and the skills it has given my daughter and the tremendous impact it and the students have had on my life.