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Alisa Hauser

Alisa Hauser
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Alisa’s 15 minutes of fame was as a news reporter just after college. These days, she embraces multiple roles – a mom of three (two teenagers and one who is #adulting), a graduate student at UT Dallas Jindal School of Management, and a freelance writer, editor, and tutor. When she’s not hiding out in the library, you can find her next to a chiminea fire on her back patio. She loves indie movies, eclectic music, random road trips, hole-in-the-wall restaurants, her kids, and her cat Jack Jack (although not necessarily in that order). She grew up as a military brat, residing in four countries and eleven states before settling in the Dallas area. After 20 years here, and with the help of her Aggie daughter, she can seamlessly use “y’all” and “howdy” in a sentence like a true native Texan.

Cultivating a Culture of Honesty with Our Kids

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We were sitting in the car in the drive-through line. One kid was telling a story, the other was rummaging around to make space for his drink in the cupholder. The phone rang. I...

When Nothing is the Same: Managing Grief and Loss During the Holidays

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It's my birthday! It's my birthday! It's my birthday! I love birthdays. I love hanging streamers from the kiddo's doorframes to greet them on their birthday morning. I love celebrating my friends and students on...

The Healing Power of Gratitude

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Can you believe it? It’s November already. A time when we traditionally gather with family and friends, eat way too much, and celebrate the things we’re thankful for. This year, however, it may feel like...

“Thank You”: Accept that Compliment, Mamas

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“What do you say?”…my mom would prompt us when someone commented on our cute outfit, or we got the perfect present for our birthday, or a friend offered us half their cookie, or Grandma...

Time Block Your Way to a Balanced Life

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Confession: My to-do list just isn’t to-doing it for me right now. I’m in one of those busy seasons. You know the kind. Where the squeaky wheel gets the grease and tyranny of the urgent...

On Having What it Takes to Let Them Go

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“Get yourself together girl,” I tell myself as tears well up for the umpteenth time. “This is not your first rodeo, mama. You know the drill. Suck it up, buttercup. You have what it...

Dive Into a Good Book with These Summer Reading Programs

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Our kids are growing up in a very different world than we did. Never has that been more apparent than this summer, when we’re not even sure if we should venture out for vacations,...

“Ohana” Means No Mama Gets Left Behind or Forgotten

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Ohana, a phrase you've most likely heard and made wildly popular by the beloved children's movie Lilo and Stitch, means "family." And family means no one gets left behind or forgotten. When I was growing...