Lisa O

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.

Christmas is for Cookies:: The Gingersnap Chronicles

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...
A Love Letter to Preemie Moms

World Prematurity Day:: A Love Letter to Preemie Moms

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...
Houston Moms "Friday Favorites:: A Weekly Glance at Our Favorite Things" #houstonmoms #houstonmomsblog #momsaroundhouston

Friday Favorites:: Edition 7

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

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

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...
Five smiling teenagers.

What is she saying?:: A Guide to Generation Z Slang

Every generation has their own language or slang that identifies them one from the other. I'm a Gen X'er and my '80s vernacular is still very much a part of my vocabulary. So much...

Is it Teen Angst or Something More?:: Recognizing Depression and Anxiety in Teens

Teenagers by definition are often moody and temperamental.  Frequently, the happy go lucky kid who comes down for breakfast isn't the same grumpy one who emerges from the bathroom after brushing his or her...

Hallmark Therapy:: Movies that Help Us Escape

It's probably an understatement to say that we're living in fairly chaotic times right now.  I feel it. I know you feel it, as do our spouses, kids, friends and extended families.  We're all...

Bittersweet Transitions:: One Mom’s Thoughts on a School Year Cut Short

Each year, as the school year begins to wind down and summer preparations begin to take shape, I am usually excited and full of anticipation, particularly in years when we have major family milestones...

Finding Balance:: A Young Dancer’s Journey to Body Acceptance

My earliest memory of my daughter Olivia's {2006} love for food is when she was about 2 years old.  Fruit gummies were her favorite snack, as well as yogurt melts - the little drops...