Lisa O

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Lisa is an Illinois to Texas transplant, landing in Katy in 2012. She and her husband brought their big blended family to the Lone Star State and have since added grand children to the mix. A long time ago, Lisa graduated from Southern Illinois University with a degree in Journalism and has since been published on various websites, including BlogHer. Additionally, she was a member of the 2015 cast of Listen to Your Mother. Austin.

Childhood Transitions:: The Invisible, Indelible Line

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If your son is over the age of thirteen, do you remember exactly the last time that he reached out for your hand? I do. The last time my now thirty year old son...

Feed Your Obsession:: National Donut Day is Friday, June 4th

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What's your favorite donut?  Is it jelly filled? Covered in cinnamon and sugar?  Are you a old fashioned glazed kind of girl? Or, is it an apple fritter, which I guess isn't really a...

Poetry is the Language of the Soul:: Celebrate National Poetry Month

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As a life long, self-professed bibliophile, my first love was poetry and to this day, it is poetry that truly speaks to my soul. Over the years I have tried my hand at writing...
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The Truth About Menopause:: Things Your Mother Never Told You

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Growing up, I thought that the phase of a woman's life often referred to as "The Change" - also known as menopause - was frightening. Shrouded in whispers and innuendo and accompanied by old...

Friday Favorites:: Edition 17

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Welcome to this week's Friday Favorites!  This time I'm putting a spin on things by highlighting a list of  goodies carefully curated by my teen daughters, Olivia {2006} and Audra {2008}.  Surprisingly, most of...

Christmas is for Cookies:: The Gingersnap Chronicles

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My family is full of women who love to bake, particularly around the holidays. My maternal grandmother, Leora, was well known in our home town for her baking and cooking skills; her pies and...
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World Prematurity Day:: A Love Letter to Preemie Moms

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November 17th is World Prematurity Day, which is a day dedicated to bringing awareness to the causes and effects of babies born too soon. According to the World Health Organization, more than 15 million...
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Friday Favorites:: Edition 7

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Fall is here! Temperatures are dropping {below 90 degrees is good, right?}, the days are getting shorter and it's all pumpkin spice everything.  As my favorite time of the year sets in, I'm sharing...

The Art of Digging Deep:: How to Gracefully Confront Negativity

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Things are not business as usual right now.  Nothing in life is normal - daily schedules and regular habits have been vacated and replaced by whatever it takes to make it through the day,...

Sisterfriends:: Celebrating National Sisters Day

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August 2nd is National Sisters Day and initially, I wanted to take the opportunity to sing the praises of my one and only sister, Vicki.  I mean, she is one of the smartest, funniest...
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