Lisa-Jo Baker
About the Author

Lisa-Jo is the best-selling author of Never Unfriended and Surprised by Motherhood. Her newest book, The Middle Matters: Why That (Extra)Ordinary Life Looks Really Good on You invites us to get a good look at our middles and gives us permission to embrace them.

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& you will too!
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  1. I am in need of prayer for a few unspoken requests, can someone please pray for me? Thank you so much.

  2. I love how you are using a church space–lots of room! My house isn’t too big, but I know it will be just the right size for whomever God wants to brings through my door! Thank you for these awesome tips on making this all happen, Lisa-Jo!

    • Argh, posted too soon. Anyway, you make hosting so easy and fun!! We’re hosting at a church this year and are excited to bring the church ladies and community together!

      • Woohoo! We don’t make it look easy and fun – it just IS easy and fun! 🙂

  3. I don’t see that anyone is organizing one in Columbia, SC. Has there been any interest? Our church is about 30 mins away, but I’m willing to offer my home to a few sweet souls – the only problem is that we live on a main road, and parking is… well… a problem.

    Anyone meet in a public place?

    • Yes, sign up Melissa! Whether you host or not, definitely come to a meetup! Connecting in real life is what this is about! 🙂

  4. Gasp!! I just saw my name from last year. 🙂 Can’t wait to get me one again. I will come bearing cupcakes. This really is such an amazing opportunity to hang out with girlfriends or, if you are like I was last year, make new ones that are completely fabulous!!! It can be a life changing event!! Trust me on this one.

  5. Hello,
    I am so thankful I found your site. Unfortunately it is the day after your webcast gathering! I’m so sad! I will watch for future events and host an (in RL) event. Thank you for your love and encouragement for women and God!!!!

  6. Just a tip for those that need ideas where to host a meetup. Check your local library. Ours has a few rooms open for meetings at no charge. Possibly your local library does too. If your meetup is small this may work out great. You might be able to get the library to allow you to borrow pillows and items from the children’s area to make your space cozy. Or get some beanbag chairs from a local thrift store to use and then donate them to the library when finished. God bless!