My Bio


My name is Lisa Hardman and I am a forty year-old, full-time mother and part-time college student. I live in Highlands Ranch, Colorado with my husband and five children ranging in age from two years to seventeen years. I was raised in Thornton, Colorado and attended the University of Colorado for two years as a Music Performance major on the bassoon from 1986-1988. Playing such a unique instrument has allowed me the opportunity to perform in such exciting places as New York City and Venice, Italy. It also helped pay my way through college when I was awarded the Wallace F. Fiske Performance Award – the most prestigious award offered by the School of Music at C.U. In addition to my musical achievements, I received a Regent Scholarship, the Dean’s Honor Award, and the Colorado Scholars Award.

In 1988, my husband and I married and moved to Utah. Later, my husband’s jobs took us to Washington, California, Arizona and back to Colorado where we have been for the past ten years. Although I postponed completing my degree to raise a family, I have never regretted that decision. Motherhood is by far the greatest education on the planet and I am thoroughly dedicated to raising a strong family in partnership with my husband.

In the fall of 2006, I returned to school after an 18-year break and enrolled as a part-time student at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, Colorado. After I complete my general education courses there, I plan to transfer to the University of Colorado and pursue a B.A. in English Composition. My life experiences have transferred well into the classroom and I love being a serious student again. I am also freelance writer and have enjoyed seeing my work published online with FastWeb and Literary Mama.


5 Responses to “My Bio”

  1. Joana Galarza Johnson July 11, 2007 at 6:43 pm #

    I googled “Brainy Mama” half-an-hour ago for the third time in the last year, and here you are! I actually have a notebook on my bookshelf filled with ideas for the website I wanted to put together “some day soon.” The title of my notebook is “Brainy Mama” :). I am an historian by training (M.A., Claremont Graduate University, working on doctorate), so the ideas I have in my notebook relate to Brainy Mamas throughout history and current Brainy Mamas I’ve gathered from news clippings and magazines. It is very sweet to see you on the web :). Have a great day.


  2. brainymama July 19, 2007 at 3:07 pm #

    OOOH! Brainy Mamas throughout history–how fascinating! Sounds like a book in the making to me:) I can’t wait to read it when it comes out!

  3. Kathryn Soper August 22, 2007 at 1:52 pm #

    Lisa, thanks for getting in touch. You’re as gorgeous as you are brainy!

    Hey, Segullah isn’t on your blogroll. Repent!

  4. brainymama August 23, 2007 at 4:47 am #


    Thanks for stopping by and for the call to repentance. Segullah is now on my blogroll. Forgive me? 🙂

  5. Cindy La Ferle October 1, 2007 at 7:47 pm #

    Lisa —
    Just read your wonderful essay on Literary Mama — congrats,
    and I look forward to more of your writing!

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