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.
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Our A-to-Z Guide for Dining in Collin County: Where to Eat in Frisco, McKinney,...

Are you itching to try new cuisines, but have no idea what's out there? Want to add a little flavor to your date night or girls' night out routine, but not sure where to...
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6 Free Summer Reading Programs for Your Kids to Enjoy

Texas summers are made for adventures! And some of the best adventures kids can find are discovered in books. In addition to summer reading programs offered by your local libraries, there are wonderful programs you...
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Guide to Local Library 2022 Summer Reading Programs

Summer…the perfect time for beach vacations, watermelon seed-spitting contests, boat rides, camping trips, and READING! Here’s a roundup of summer reading programs in Collin County. Be sure to check them out (and lots of books,...
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“Ohana” Means No Mama Gets Left Behind or Forgotten

Ohana, a term made wildly popular to a broader audience 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 up,...
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Travel to Savannah & Charleston :: The Ultimate Low Country-Themed Vacation Guide

I just finished reading The People We Meet on Vacation. The main character is a travel blogger who believes that no getaway should even be attempted without a fun theme and an even more...
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The World Needs YOU :: Moms Re-Entering the Workforce

I was going to be the next Katie Couric. I was sure of it. I'd just graduated from Virginia Tech and I had a degree in Broadcast Journalism in one hand, and a job...
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50 Reasons Why I’m Excited to Turn 50

I just turned 50, and I must confess: It's not at all what I expected. I don’t know who perpetuated the expectation that we’d have it all figured out by now. Not only is that...

10 Betty White Quotes That Will Make You a Better Mom

Happy 100th birthday, Betty White! Our beloved Golden Girl left behind valuable nuggets of wit and wisdom that you and I can surely take to heart. I've compiled a list of 10 Betty White quotes...