Alisa Hauser

Alisa Hauser
Alisa’s 15 minutes of fame was as a news reporter just after college. These days, she embraces multiple roles – a mom of three (one teenager and two who are #adulting), a writing consultant, and a college application coach. When she’s not in a Zoom session, you can find her in her backyard with a chiminea fire. She loves indie movies, eclectic music, random road trips, hole-in-the-wall restaurants, her family "bubble", 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 Texan.

10 of My Favorite Books in 2021 :: A Review

Alas, this wasn’t a banger year for my number of books read (shout out to my oldest daughter for her impressive tally of 53 reads!). Previously, I’ve written about how I like to read...

Simplify Your Holiday With This Christmas Gift Rule

Let’s face it: We have a lot of stuff. Dare I say, too much stuff? There’s a reason Marie Kondo and The Minimalists have soared in popularity. I don’t remember how old my kids were...
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Single During the Holidays :: 1 Question to Ask Before Sending Out Holiday Invites

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! There are parties to plan and stockings to stuff and gifts to give...but wait! This is 2021 and we’re still recovering from the after-effects of a major...

Boomer or Zoomer :: 8 Mistakes Gen Z’s Parents Often Make

It was a good morning. My teenager woke up on time (shocker!), got ready on time (another shocker!), and was out the door to get to school on time (biggest shocker of all!). In...
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Indie Bookstores in DFW :: More Than Just Stores with Books

Q: What do the classically beloved movies You’ve Got Mail, Notting Hill, and Dan in Real Life all have in common? A: A meet cute in a bookstore. Confession: I’m a book nerd. I love books....

CCM Non-Profit Spotlight :: Journey of Hope Grief Support Center

Several times throughout the year, Collin County Moms features a local non-profit organization that assists moms and/or families in need. We love the opportunity to spotlight how local families can help out through volunteering, donating time...

A Tour of Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurants in Collin County :: Carnivore-Approved!

Confession: I’m not vegan, but I eat healthy as often as I can. When my daughter and I first discovered Chop Shop in McKinney, we were smitten. We love the "Chops" bowls. There's a reason...
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Soap Hope :: Shop for Impact

As moms, we know the benefits of self-care. As moms, we also know the benefits of shopping for impact. Imagine how remarkable it is to do both at the same time! Enter Soap Hope Soap Hope is one...