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Meet Lisa Olsson

Meet Lisa Olsson

Lisa Olsson, a Texan at heart, has called Hunters Creek home for 21 years, where she lives with her husband Scott and raised their three children. A chef known as “Coco,” she runs her own business, CocoNola, while passionately supporting Christy’s Knots for Cancer, a charity she co-founded. Whether watching sports, winning cook-offs, or indulging in Mahjong, Lisa’s vibrant spirit and commitment to community shine through.

9 Earth Day Books Your Kids Will Love

9 Earth Day Books Your Kids Will Love

To help honor Earth Day, Rosemary D’Urso, aka Library Mom, chose five fantastic books perfect for the occasion. Says Rosemary: “From its sparkling waters to its majestic mountains and curious creatures, there is much to love about this beautiful planet we call home. With Earth Day around the corner, I’ve put together a list of my favorite books that capture the splendor of Earth as well as stories that inspire children to help protect it.” Read her list below.

Plant Based

Plant Based

“She’s just a good girl,” says Texas gardener Ruthie Burrus. “She’s a rambler and can be very aggressive, but she has no thorns. She’s not a cutting rose, either—but from a distance, she’s just stunning.”

Easter Dresses

Easter Dresses

Spring is a great time to add some new dresses to your closet. When dressing for holidays from Easter to Mother’s Day, a new outfit can make you feel instantly festive. And dresses for moms are always a good call, as you can throw one on and feel put together, fast.

College Rejection

College Rejection

Rejection letters are so prevalent because an astonishing number of students are applying to college: a 41% increase over 2019-2020 (just 4 years ago!) and a 12% increase over just last year, according to Forbes. “Receiving a rejection letter from a college can be hard on both the child and the parents or guardians,” says our mental health contributor psychologist Dr. Reon Baird-Feldman.

Pot of Gold Cookies

Pot of Gold Cookies

These Pot of Gold Cookies from The BakerMama just might be your lucky charm for a fun, festive St. Patrick’s Day party. “Chewy chocolate thumbprint cookies are filled with a little icing and some yellow chocolate candies to create that pot of gold look, and then more icing is used to make clouds that hold together a candy rainbow for the full effect,” says Maegan Brown, the mom of four behind The BakerMama site and Instagram.

St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes

St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes

How LUCKY is this!? We found a healthy and yummy festive treat. Looking for a super easy St. Patrick’s Day activity or sweet treat? You’ll love this crazy simple—and healthy!—recipe from our friend Emma Heming Willis, which she says her two girls, Mabel, and Evelyn love. The secret ingredient? Spinach, which serves as a folate-filled natural food coloring.

Lemon Stripes Cookbook

Lemon Stripes Cookbook

Julia Dzafic of Lemon Stripes started blogging 15 years ago about lifestyle, fashion, and food. Since then, she’s conquered social media (with over 120k followers on Instagram alone) and motherhood (her son Luca will be 3 in April and her daughter Amalia will be 7 in July). Her latest project? A new book, Garden Grown: Garden-to-Table Recipes to Make the Most of Your Bounty. 

How to Make Healthy Habits Stick!

How to Make Healthy Habits Stick!

Along with the New Year comes a mountain of discussion about healthy habits. There’s no shortage of advice on what to do and how to do it.  We’ll save you lots of time and sifting and share the most foundational advice that articles, self-help gurus, and even medical journals espouse: create small, measurable goals. Taking on too much all at once might lead to burnout, so the research shows we need to champion consistency over intensity.

Lone Star Flight Museum Spring Break

Lone Star Flight Museum Spring Break

Prepare for a week of high-flying adventure and family fun with Lonestar Flight Museum’s Spring Break Day Camps and Daily Activities for all ages! Get the full list of what’s happening inside this article.

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