Lisa Hardman is a stay-at-home mother of five children ranging in age from 18 months to 17 years. Last year, at the age of 38, she decided to take her writing more seriously and return to college. She is currently finishing a degree in English instead of completing the degree she started 19 years ago in Music Performance. She has written 18 resource articles as a nontraditional student columnist for FastWeb, the Internet’s leading scholarship search service, detailing her challenges of juggling school and motherhood. Lisa lives in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, with her husband, Bryan, and their children. Her website is www.brainymama.wordpress.com/.