Tell us, Mrs. McAlister, what do you see as the most challenging aspect of motherhood?
I think the answer to this changed over time. When the kids were small, it was keeping the peace, but as they got older, I think it became giving them freedom. I’ve always liked to keep my chicks close to the nest, so letting go was difficult.
What is your proudest mom moment?
After Tizzy went to college, she wrote a letter to me and her dad to say what a good job we’d done leading by example. On days when I get overwhelmed, I take the letter out and read it again!
My mom used to say “I’ve had it up to here!” and “Who do you think you are?” a lot. What is your go-to momism?
“You’re making me crazy!” “Excuse me, I forgot you know everything!”
Tell us about your kids. Do they take after you at all?
That’s a hard one. In appearance, I think Dan looks like his dad and Tizzy looks like me. In personality, I’m not sure either take after me or their daddy! They’re both a little head strong and stubborn.
This or That?
Themed party or meet for drinks?
Since I own a bakery, it’s definitely themed party. We host many of those at the shop. I’ve also been known to throw a wing-ding at my house!
Mini-van or Cooper mini?
Mini Van. A mini Cooper wouldn’t begin to have enough room for all of my stuff!
Home cooked or take out?
Home cooked most of the time, but getting take out now and again is really nice.
Neiman Marcus or Walmart?
My daughter, Tizzy loves a sale at Neiman’s, but I rarely have time to make the trip. The closest one is in Dallas, which is about two hours away, so I have to do most of my shopping at Walmart or online.
Thanks so much for stopping by, Mrs. McAlister. To read more about this character, check out Laid Out and Candle Lit:
Tizzy Donovan is having a run of bad luck. A bakery delivery gone wrong. A bar fight with an old classmate. The discovery of a dead body in the cemetery.
Texas Ranger Ridge Cooper’s luck isn’t much better. He’s finally gotten his first solo case, and it’s in the Podunk town of Brownsboro, Texas. But when he meets local beauty, Tizzy, he thinks his luck is about to change, until she becomes the prime suspect in his case!
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