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from the people that love family most. Familius is a family of authors, therapists, parents, and more, all with one special purpose: helping your family be happy. See who we are!

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Abigail B. Calkin

Abigail B.'s Topics:  Young Adult, Books...
Abigail B.'s Latest Books:
The Soul of My SoldierThe Carolyne Letters

Alice Alech

Alice's Topics:  Food & Cooking, Cookbooks...
Alice Alech writes for the <...
Alice's Latest Books:
The 7 Wonders of Olive Oil

Amanda Hamilton Roos

Amanda's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...

Amanda

Amanda's Topics:  Fatherhood, Best Practices...

Amy White

Amy's Topics:  Family Fun, Entertainment & Media...
Librarian, puppet addict, unrepentant bibliophile, obsessive writer, and I still manage to fit in being a wife and a mother--albeit to two all-but-growns (late 20 year olds) and one little trailer child that is still in elementary school.

Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh

Annmarie's Topics:  Parenting, Time Together...

Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh is a mother, teacher, and dog lover...

Annmarie's Latest Books:
Here Be Dragons

Antonio Sacre

Antonio's Topics:  Young Fiction, Love...
Antonio Sacre, born in Boston to a Cuban father and Irish American mother, is an internationally touring storyteller, author, and solo performance artist based in Los Angeles. He earned a BA in English from Boston College and an MA in Theater Arts from Northwestern Univ...
Antonio's Latest Articles:
Way to preserve your Hispanic heritage
Antonio's Latest Books:
My Name is Cool

April Perry

April's Topics:  Parenting, Self-Help Books...
I'm a California beach girl--raised by loving parents and lucky enough to marry my best friend, Eric. We have four children together, and when family life turned out to be WAY harder than I'd anticipated, I started a website for mothers (www.powerofmoms.com) where those...
April's Latest Articles:
Why parenting should be deliberate

Ariel Robinson

Ariel's Topics:  Teenagers...

Ashley Nance

Ashley's Topics:  Parenting, Communication...
I am a happily married mother of three, a grateful member of a large extended family, a devoted Christian, and a positive and active citizen of the United States of America. I love to travel, and have been to nine countries, but these days I love to teach and learn from...

Ashley

Ashley 's Topics:  Young Fiction, Time Together...
I am a writer, student, daughter, sister, and friend. My philosophy is "Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."
Ashley 's Latest Articles:
Secrets of SuccessLessons in Forgiveness

Ashley N. Sorenson

Ashley's Topics:  Books, Education...
As a child, Ashley Sorenson struggled with mathematic concepts. Through continual education, that struggle allowed her to fully understand how important a solid academic fou...

Barbara Beery

Barbara's Topics:  Family Fun, Food & Cooking...
Barbara Beery has been a spokesperson for such national companies as Sun Maid Raisin, Uncle Ben’s, Borden’s, Kellogg’s Rice Krispies and Step 2. Barbara has been a contributing writer to FamilyFun, the country’s leading family magazine. She has appeared twice on the Tod...

Ben Bernstein

Ben's Topics:  Parenting, Self-Help Books...
Ben Bernstein, Ph.D., author of Test Success, is an award-winning educator and clinical psychologist.

Benjamin R. Fox

Benjamin's Topics:  Parenting, Time Together...
I am not Groot.

Bil Lepp

Bil's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
A storyteller, author, and recording artist, Lepp’s works have received awards and recognition from The Parents’ Choice Foundation, The National Parenting Publications Assoc., Storytelling World, and the Public Library Assoc. Lepp has been featured numerous times at the...

Bill Ratner

Bill's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
Bill Ratner is an American voice actor. He is best known for being the voice in movie trailers and for being the voice of Flint in Hasbro’s syndicated TV cartoon 
Bill's Latest Books:
Parenting in the Digital Age

Bonnie

Bonnie's Topics:  Parenting, Food & Cooking...
Certified Health Counselor through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and Columbia University.

Bonnie Compton

Bonnie 's Topics:  Love, Gratitude...

Bonnie Compton, APRN, BC, CPNP, has worked for more than 30 years with mothers and families as a child and adolescent therapist, parent coach, and...

Bonnie 's Latest Books:
Mothering with Courage

Brad Wilcox

Brad's Topics:  Parenting, Time Together...
Brad Wilcox is an Associate Professor at Brigham Young University where he also works with such programs as Especially for Youth and Campus Education Week. He grew up in Ethiopia, Africa, an...

Brad Berger

Brad's Topics:  Family Fun, Time Together...
Brad Berger grew up in Great Neck, New York. He attended the University of Colorado where he earned a degree in French, Italian, and German and spent several years living an...
Brad's Latest Books:
Unplug and Play

Britney Rule

Britney's Topics:  Parenting, Food & Cooking...
Britney is the mother of three little boys, ages four and under. We're sure you can imagine what her house sounds (and looks!) like. As such, when she writes articles for Familius, they usually start in an effort to solve ongoing problems in her own house. Picky eaters?...
Britney's Latest Books:
Chia Crazy Quinoa Crazy

Brooke Jorden

Brooke's Topics:  Parenting, Time Together...
Hi, I'm Brooke!
Brooke's Latest Books:
If It Fits I SitsThe Quotable Dad

Caleb Warnock

Caleb's Topics:  Family Fun, Food & Cooking...
Caleb Warnock is the popular author of Forgotten Skills of Self-Sufficiency Used by the Mormon Pioneers, The Art of Baking with Natural Yeast, Backyard Winter Gardening For All Climates, More Forgotten Skills, Trouble’s On The Men...

Carol Williams

Carol's Topics:  Young Fiction, Family Fun...
Carol Lynch Williams is the author of more than 25 books for kids and teen readers. She runs Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers—that features a publication prize from Familius (www.wifyr.com), has an MFA in Writing for Children and Adolescents from Vermont Colle...

Carolyn Sherwin Bailey

Carolyn's Topics:  Reading Aloud, Reading Together...
Carolyn's Latest Articles:
The child who saw Santa Claus

Carolyn L. Rosenblatt, RN, BSN, Attorney

Carolyn's Topics:  Parenting, Books...
Carolyn spent the majority of her 10 year nursing career caring for elders as a visiting nurse.  She is educated and experienced in working with families on health-related issu...

Carson Boss

Carson's Topics:  Parenting, Love...
I love God. I love my family. I love my Country. I love food. I love to travel. When you meet other people from around the world you realize we are all doing the best we can and why not be outgoing enough to reach out to a stranger and make a new friend. I hope my kids ...

Catherine Underhill Fitzpatrick

Catherine's Topics:  Adult Fiction, Books...
Catherine Underhill Fitzpatrick grew up in the 1950s and 1960s in suburban St. Louis. She is the second of six children. She, like many children her age, enjoyed summer vacations unscheduled and unfettered. After graduating from the University of Missouri School of Jour...
Catherine's Latest Books:
Going On Nine

Cathryn Monro

Cathryn's Topics:  Parenting, Love...

Cathryn Monro is a professional artist, writer, educator, group worker and mother of two. Of all these jobs Cathryn r...

Cathryn's Latest Books:
Spilt Milk Yoga

C.J. Schneider

Charla's Topics:  Parenting, Books...
Like a 19th century chimney sweep, I'm a low paid, crud cleaning, dime a dozen human being who happens to love the view from a rooftop
Charla's Latest Articles:
Mother Theresa or just mom?
Charla's Latest Books:
Mothers of the Village

Cheri Pray Earl

Cheri's Topics:  Young Fiction, Young Fiction...
Cheri: A Life in 28 Words. Lept from little girl, second of ten, into 'I do.' Three singles and a set of twins. BA, MA. Twenty years of university teaching. Writing. Writing. Still writing.

Cheri Pray Earl

Cheri's Topics:  Young Fiction, Young Fiction...
Professor of the year, published writer and award-winning author
Cheri's Latest Articles:
Only once on this earth

Cherie Schetselaar

Cherie's Topics:  Family Fun, Food & Cooking...
Cherie is a wife, mother of 7 (yes, 7!) kids, and grandma to 3. She loves spending time with her family more than anything. Cherie is passionate about creating healthy foods for her family by using whole grains, sugar substitutes, and fresh fruits and vegetables. She us...
Cherie's Latest Books:
The Mix-and-Match Lunchbox

Chris Hicks

Chris's Topics:  Parenting, Entertainment & Media...
Chris Hicks has been writing about movies for the Deseret News in Salt Lake City for more than thirty years, and during that time also spent thirteen years reviewing films for KSL TV and radio. Now retired, he continues to write a weekly entertainment column and home-vi...

Chris

Christopher's Topics:  Parenting, Health and Wellness...
Chris Taney, the SEO guy. Chris first became interested in SEO when he worked for a website building company. There he learned the general principles of SEO. These principles piqued his interest in the matter and he sought out a way to be more involved. He found a job t...

Christopher Robbins

Christopher's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
Christopher Robbins, the Pater Familius, has been in the magazine and book publishing industry for more than twenty years. He is a husband, father of nine children, backpacker, cello player, fly fisherman, and lover of a simple life. He is published in fiction, non-fict...
Christopher's Latest Books:
Living In The Trenches

Christy Monson

Christy's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
Hi! I am a retired marriage and family therapist. My husband and I have raised six children.

Christy

Christy's Topics:  Service...
I am the mother of four great kids, ages 5-20. I teach dance and preschool and I am active as a volunteer for a non-profit organization and my church. I love to feed my family good healthy meals but I do not love to cook. I develped a new freezer to crock pot meal pl...
Christy's Latest Articles:
How to teach children about service

Clay Rice

Clay's Topics:  Young Fiction, Young Adult...
Clay Rice is described by author Pat Conroy as a “great talent who combines soul and passion”. Silhouette artistry and storytelling have been in his family for more than 80 years. His grandfather, Carew Rice, was described by Poet Carl Sandburg as “America’s Greatest Si...
Clay's Latest Books:
Ants 'N' UnclesThe Stick

Cynthia MacGregor

Cynthia's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
Cynthia MacGregor describes herself as "arguably the happiest woman in the world" and says "There's no one in the world I'd want to change lives with!"

Danielle Cronquist

Danielle's Topics:  Values, Respect...
Danielle Cronquist is the Senior Blog Editor for BYU Stance for the Family. Check them out on Twitter @StanceBYU, on

Darian

Darian's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
I love traveling and spending time with my friends and family. If I could meet my favorite people in a new city, or state, or country every few weeks, I'd have the perfect life.

David Miles

David's Topics:  Young Fiction, Parenting...
Hi there, I'm the Creative Director for Familius.

David Reeves

David's Topics:  Parenting, Young Children...
David Reeves is Marketing Manager of Playland Inc. in Carrollton, GA. He has over 10 years of experience as a community coach. The company designs commercial indoor and outdoor play equipment.

Debbie Spencer

Debbie's Topics:  Parenting, Love...

Deborah P. Schone

Deborah's Topics:  Books, Self-Help Books...
Deborah P. Schone was the best friend of Kristin Haroldsen, the girl who died from bulimia. She is one of eight children and has experienced the pain that is brought on through the chains of addiction when she lost her youngest brother to a drug overdose and the re...
Deborah's Latest Books:
By Her Side

Dene Low

Dene's Topics:  Family Fun, Time Together...
Dene Low is a grandparent. She thought she knew how to grandparent until she interviewed over thirty grandparents for this book, who shared their wisdom and experiences. Dene is a former journalist and is an award-winning author of novels, short stories, articles, and s...

Diane

Diane's Topics:  Parenting, Divorce...
Professionally, I am a certified family law mediator and divorce coach, and a former medical malpractice trial attorney. My personal life titles include wife, stepmom, girl scout troop leader, daughter and daughter in-law, and volunteer. I sit on the Board of Director...

Edith Songer

Edith's Topics:  Love, Service...
I come from a family of 14 and now have my own family of 7. I am only half the parent my own parents were but I'm still learning! I am part of the editing team at Familius.
Edith's Latest Books:
The Quotable Scouter

Emily Morrocco

Emily's Topics:  Parenting, Love...

Emily Harris Adams

Emily's Topics:  Parenting, Books...
Emily Harris Adams is a writer, poet, and long-expecting mother.

Emma

Emma's Topics:  Family Fun, Food & Cooking...
Student, reader, writer, and health and fitness enthusiast.

Erika Riggs

Erika's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
I'm Erika, Marketing Director and Publicist
Erika's Latest Articles:
Pam LobleyLearn How to Unplug and Play!
Erika's Latest Books:
If It Sits, I Licks

Erin Garay

Erin's Topics:  Love, Health and Wellness...
Erin lost her own mother in 2008 and used all of the activities and inspirations found in Angel Birthdays to help her daughters process their grief. It was so helpful that Erin felt compelled to turn their life experience into fiction so others could heal through celebr...

Familius Contributor

Familius's Topics:  Young Fiction, Time Together...

Fight the New Drug

Fight's Topics:  Books, Self-Help Books...
Fight the New Drug

Fight the New Drug, a global nonprofit organization focused on educating society about the harmful effects of pornography, has close to 600,000 Facebook likes and is an active promoter online and through today's print a...
Fight's Latest Books:
Fortify

Gene Perret

Gene's Topics:  Parenting, Love...
I'm basically a comedy writer and much of my experience has been in television. I've won three Emmies and one Writers Guild Award for work on the "Carol Burnett Show" staff. I worked for Bob Hope for over 28 years and for Phyllis Diller even longer. I was head writer fo...

Georgette

Georgette's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
Georgette is currently seeking a master's degree in publishing at the University of Houston-Victoria. Although she manages a busy schedule, Georgette enjoys randomly searching Google for interesting facts, Saturday brunch, and time spent with family and friends.

Ginny Tilby

Ginny's Topics:  Love, Books...
Hi there, I'm Ginny!

Gordon

Gordon's Topics:  Food & Cooking, Healthy Eating...
I am a sophomore at Carnegie Mellon University studying professional and creative writing.

Greg Marshall

Greg's Topics:  Exercise, Time Together...
Greg Marshall has helped more than four thousand clients reach their fitness goals through his unique personal training programs. His experience includes large chain gyms and private programs. He publishes the daily fitness blog www.fiture.co and is published in the...
Greg's Latest Articles:
How to Find Your Motivation to Exercise
Greg's Latest Books:
Body Fit

Heidi

Heidi's Topics:  Parenting, Time Together...
I received my degrees in communication from BYU (BA) and Wake Forest University (MA). One of my passions is learning about marriage and family relationships and using what I learn in my own home. I love being a mom to my three kids, exploring new cultures, reading a goo...

Hugh Weber

Hugh's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
Hugh Weber started DudetoDad.com as a genuine cry for help from an ordinary dude who wanted to be an extraordinary dad. He is currently in the third year of his Dude to Dad transition and lives in the OTA states with Mrs. Dude, his daughter Emerson, and an imaginary fri...
Hugh's Latest Books:
WisdomfordadDude to Dad

Irene Roth

Irene's Topics:  Parenting, Teenagers...
When I was nine years old, I started scribbling in my journal and reading philosophy widely. I was solitary child who loved to read and write. By the time I was in High School, I knew that I wanted to be a teacher and to spend a lifetime reflecting on what is the most e...

Jaime

Jaime's Topics:  Young Fiction, Family Fun...
Hi, I'm Jaime!

Janay Lampkin

Janay's Topics:  Family Fun, Gratitude...

Janay

Janay's Topics:  ...
Janay's Latest Articles:
Mind your Manners

Janna Vought

Janna's Topics:  Parenting, Love...
I graduated summa cum laude from American Public University in May of 2011 with a Bachelor's in English, where I was a member of several honor societies including Golden Key and Delta Epsilon Tau. Subsequently, I graduated in December 2012 from Lindenwood University wit...

Jean-Rachelle

Jean-Rachelle's Topics:  Family Fun, Exercise...
Arts & crafts aficionado, disney fanatic, 90's enthusiast, creative storyteller.

Jeff Harvey

Jeff's Topics:  Family Fun, Books...
Jeff Harvey grew up in northern California doing nothing but making art. Since then, he has graduated from BYU in illustration and moved to Utah, where lives with his wife a...

Jerrick Robbins

Jerrick's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
Jerrick Robbins is the oldest of seven children and has his fair share of experiences that taught him the importance of strengthening the family. He has seen firsthand how families can grow ...

Jess Smart Smiley

Jess's Topics:  Family Fun, Books...
Jess Smart Smiley is a writer, illustrator and designer living in Utah. His books include Upside Down: A Vampire Tale (Top Shelf Productions, 2012), The Adventures of William Worm (Piggy Press, 2013), and Rumpus on the Run: A Mo...

Jesse LeBeau

Jesse's Topics:  Young Adult, Books...
Hi there, I'm Jesse.
Jesse's Latest Books:
Among the Giants

Jesse LeBeau

Jesse's Topics:  Values, Hard Work...
Since moving to Hollywood, the streetball player, actor, author, and motivational speaker has played and performed alongside some of the biggest names in the entertainment business. His book, Among the Giants, was just released this month, and divulges the secrets of hi...
Jesse's Latest Articles:
Are You Chasing the Right Dream?

Jessica C. Carrasco

Jessica C.'s Topics:  Children's Books, E-Book Only...
Jessica has always loved drawing and writing, but never thought about putting those two passions together until her daughter Pamela was born and she decided to start writing and illustrating stories for her and for her little friends around.
Jessica C.'s Latest Books:
The Child That I Am

Jessie Funk

Jessie's Topics:  Young Adult, Love...
Hi there, my name's Jessie! The funniest question I've ever been asked is. . . 'Are your legs different lengths?' True story.

Jim Osterhaus

Jim's Topics:  Communication, Divorce...
Hi there, I'm Jim.

Joel Weiss

Joel's Topics:  Motherhood, Gift Books...
Joel Weiss, a seasoned executive and manager with more than fifty years of experience in business and the military, is the author of, How To Get From Cubicle To Corner Office and The Quotable Manager. He holds a BS and MBA in management from Rutgers University and resid...
Joel's Latest Books:
The Quotable Parent

John

John's Topics:  Health and Wellness, Education...
John lives in Milwaukee,Wisconsin where he was raised.Mental illness complicated his life, starting in his teen years. The following years without medications caused extreme mental suffering.Bipolar swings for fifteen years made it impossible for him to keep a steady jo...

John Olive

John's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
Anyone can become a master teller of thrilling bedtime stories!

Jolene Philo

Jolene's Topics:  Parenting, Love...
Jolene is the author of the Different Dream Parenting series for parents of kids with special needs, and she speaks at conferences around the country. Her blog,

Karen Hamlin

Karen's Topics:  Parenting, Education...
Karen Hamlin is a seasoned travel writer and first prize winner of the 2003 and 2004 North American Travel Journalists Association competition. In the past decade, her travels have taken her through sixty countries and five continents. Published in magazines, newspapers...
Karen's Latest Books:
Your Immigrant Neighbor

Katelyn

Katelyn's Topics:  Family Fun, Food & Cooking...

Kathryn Thompson

Kathryn's Topics:  Parenting, Exercise...
Kathryn Thompson is a freelance writer and blogger living outside Seattle with her computer genius husband and three frequently delightful children. She believes that the world would be a drastically better place if everyone understood how Awesome they were.

Katie

Katie's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
Hey there! I'm a student, a worker-bee, and a reading junkie. I'm also super excited for my first ever chance at someone besides my mom reading my work :)

Katryna Seki

Katryna's Topics:  Family Fun, Food & Cooking...

Kelly

Kelly's Topics:  Music & Art, Family Fun...
I love to curl up with a good book!

Kelly

Kelly's Topics:  Music & Art, Family Fun...
Hi there! I'm a high school sophomore who loves to read and write. My biggest dream is to help people in whatever way I can.

Ken Tucker

Ken's Topics:  Business, Books...
As a thought leader, Ken Tucker brings many years of being a highly sought-after speaker and Principle Consultant, formerly with The Gallup Organization, then as ...

Kim Sorgius

Kim's Topics:  Parenting, Single Parenting...

Kristin

Kristin's Topics:  Young Fiction, Family Fun...
I'm a wife, mother, editor, writer, creative person and all around awesome! I love finding inspiration in everyday occurrences and recreating those things in my own life - whether it's a twist on the blueberry muffin I just pinned or accomplishing one of those "I can to...

Kristy G. Stewart

Kristy's Topics:  Family Fun, Food & Cooking...
Kristy is a freelance editor and English master's student by day and a fledgling mother at all hours.

Lara Updike

Lara's Topics:  Parenting, Time Together...

Laura Torres

Laura's Topics:  Parenting, Food & Cooking...
Laura Torres is the author of over two dozen books for young people. She also writes magazine articles and educational material, and has worked as an editor and journalist. Visit her website at lauratorres.com for links to her various books, blogs and other fun stuff.

Laurie Hollman

Laurie's Topics:  Parenting, Time Together...
Hello Familius readers. I'm glad to let you know about my new book, Unlocking Parental Intelligence: Finding Meaning in Your Child's Behavior, to be released October 13, 2015. Do you wonder why children do what they do? What’s on their minds? The curtain is lifted on th...

Linda Perret

Linda's Topics:  Books, Self-Help Books...
Linda Perret has worked with Homeowner’s Associations for almost twenty years. Most of her tenure has been as a recording secretary—attending board meeting, preparing minute...

Lindsay Sandberg

Lindsay's Topics:  Family Fun, Fun Activities...
Lindsay Sandberg is the Assistant Magazine Editor for BYU Stance for the Family. Check them out on Twitter @StanceBYU, on Fa...

Lisa Sugarman

Lisa's Topics:  Parenting, Time Together...
Hey, there! I'm Lisa Sugarman and I write books.

Loralee Leavitt

Loralee's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
Loralee Leavitt destroys candy for the sake of science, drags her family on long car trips, and enjoys all sorts of other family adventures. She writes about family subjects such as science experiments, budgeting, finding inexpensive alternatives, traveling, and enterta...

Lori Nawyn

Lori's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
The wife of a fireman, mother of four, grandmother of four, and mentor to three opinionated dogs she's training for urban mushing, Lori enjoys running, hiking, kayaking, and reading, and growing tomatoes, peppers, and herbs for her fresh salsa.

Lorri Benson

Lorri's Topics:  Parenting, Love...
Lorri Antosz Benson is a former syndicated columnist and talk show producer.
Lorri's Latest Books:
To Have and Not to Hold

Louise Webster

Louise's Topics:  Parenting, Money...

Louise is a mother of 2 children (aged 9 & 6) and passionate about the potential collective talent of parents across the world, she launched&n...

Louise's Latest Books:
A New Way for Mothers

Maggie Stevens

Maggie's Topics:  Parenting, Books...
Hi, my name is Maggie I am the author of Parent Fix, a refreshing new look at parenting best-practices. I love children. Parentng my five children has been the greatest learning experience of my life. From my kids, I learned a lot about love, acceptance and never attemp...

Maggie McCreath

Maggie's Topics:  Love, Service...

Maggie McCreath is a single mom with two grown kids. She received a degree in Computer Science from George Mason University, and has worked in the...

Maggie's Latest Books:
52 Weeks of Cookies

Magnolia

Magnolia's Topics:  Music & Art, Family Fun...
I'm a gardening, baking, literature, film, and music fanatic in the mountains of Western NC! Cheers!

Mallory

Mallory's Topics:  Family Fun Activities...
I'm very excited to begin submitting articles as part of my Familius PR internship!
Mallory's Latest Articles:
Top Family Movies of the Summer

Mallory

Mallory's Topics:  Family Fun, Gratitude...
I am a city girl (forever) and I love being outside, rain or shine. I cannot imagine this world without chocolate, thrift stores, or long conversations.

Margaret

Margaret 's Topics:  Family Fun, Adult Fiction...
I enjoy reading, listening to music, and trying new foods.

Maria

Maria Clark's Topics:  Parenting, Books...

Maria Clark Fleshood is a Licensed Professional Psychotherapist, Advanced Imago Relationship Therapist and a Fellow with the American Association of Pastoral...

Maria Clark's Latest Books:
From Tweens to Teens

Marian

Marian's Topics:  Young Fiction, Music & Art...
Marian Spencer is a seasoned traveler and third culture kid, having spent most of her life in Australia and Southeast Asia. She currently studies English and Editing at Brigham Young University and is passionate about all things, beautiful, meaningful, and edible.

Marianne

Marianne's Topics:  Parenting...
Marianne's Latest Articles:
Being present

Mary Potter Kenyon

Mary's Topics:  Time Together, Love...
Mary Potter Kenyon graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a BA in psychology and is a reporter for the Manchester Press newspaper. She is widely published in magazines,...

Mary Jedlicka Humston

Mary's Topics:  Love, Gratitude...
Mary Jedlicka Humston, a former high school teacher, graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a BA in English Education. She has had over 150 poems and essays published at the local and national level in newspapers, magazines, books, and online. One o...

MaryAnn Kohl

MaryAnn's Topics:  Parenting, Inspirational...
I had a perfect childhood. I grew up safe and happy and challenged to be creative and honest and to learn well. Now grown, I love my husband and my grown kids are truly amazing. I love my job as author and publisher, and have written over 20 award winning titles. I have...
MaryAnn's Latest Articles:
A Father and Daughter Memory 1964

Matthew Schramer

Matthew's Topics:  Family Fun Activities...
Matthew Schramer, is an independent filmmaker and graduate of the Brigham Young University film school. He specializes in screenwriting, directing, producing, videography, and video editing. Matthew has worked on professional film and video projects for over 6 years and...
Matthew's Latest Articles:
The Twelve Days of Christmas Family Movies

Matthew Kenney

Matthew's Topics:  Food & Cooking, Gratitude...

Chef, author, and entrepreneur Matthew Kenney is the world’s foremost expert in raw cuisine. His impact extends far beyond the walls of his restaurants located in Santa Monica, California; Belfast, Maine; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Miami, Florida (Fall 2014). Ke...

Matthew's Latest Books:
90-Day Raw Food DietCooked Raw:

Max Brown

Max's Topics:  Self-Help Books, Non-Fiction...
Hi there, I'm Max.
Max's Latest Books:
Leadership Vertigo

Mel Ryane

Mel's Topics:  Family Fun, Entertainment & Media...
Hi there!
Mel's Latest Books:
Teaching Will

Melissa Bradford

Melissa's Topics:  Parenting, Time Together...
Melissa Dalton-Bradford is a writer, independent scholar, world citizen, and mother. She holds a BA in German and an MA in Comparative Literature, both from Brigham Young University. She speaks, reads and writes fluent German, French, and Norwegian, is conversant in Man...

melva

melva's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
I'm an author and storyteller. Often my story telling illustrates material I've written such as War with Grandma, Balloon Head and The Year Mrs. Santa Saved Christmas. Fiction includes: middle grade (mainstream, SF and fantasy) non-fiction (object lessons) and Science...

Meredith Baird

Meredith's Topics:  Food & Cooking, Cookbooks...
Hailing from South Carolina, Meredith Baird has had a lifelong passion for gourmet vegetarian cuisine. After college she left the traditional route to pursue her passion and became certified as a raw food chef and instructor. Infusing her innate stylistic talent and foo...
Meredith's Latest Books:
Coconut Kitchen

Mette Harrison

Mette's Topics:  Exercise, Time Together...
Nationally published YA fiction author Mette Ivie Harrison (The Princess and the Hound and Mira, Mirror) has been involved in triathlon since 2004, when she won 1st place in her age group at the first triathlon she ever entered. Since 2006, when she finished her first I...
Mette's Latest Books:
Ironmom

Michael

Michael's Topics:  Parenting, Books...
I love photography, baseball, and my family! My dad was an alcoholic and not much into his family. My mom raised my three brothers,two sisters, and me mostly by herself on a waitress's salary. We all struggled. I broke out of the welfare cycle by studying hard an...

Michela

Michela's Topics:  Music & Art, Family Fun...

Michele Robbins

Michele's Topics:  Parenting, Time Together...
Michele Lynne Robbins, the Mater Familius and Acquisitions Editor, has been the CEO of the Robbins Roost for twenty-two years, where she has homeschooled each of her nine children. When she is not running her domestic enterprise, she is found developing important book c...

Michelle H. Packard

Michelle's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
Michelle Packard is a mother to her four very human and totally fabulous kids. Her oldest, Ella is always in charge and leads the pack with creativity and curiosity, Daniel follows with loyalty and loves tenderly, Julia is a doll and always buzzing over something beauti...
Michelle's Latest Articles:
DIY: Valentine bouquetsThe perfect criticism
Michelle's Latest Books:
Family Ever AfterFamily Ever After

Michelle

Michelle's Topics:  Young Fiction, Adult Fiction...
Michelle Woshner graduated from McDaniel College with an English degree this past May. She spends her free time reading, baking, and looking for her next good cup of tea.

Mifflin Lowe

Mifflin's Topics:  Money, Books...
Mifflin's Latest Books:
The Cheapskate's Handbook

Mike & Debbie Schramer

Mike & Debbie's Topics:  Family Fun, Time Together...

Mike and Debbie Schramer’s nature art has been featured in many books including Chairmania<...

Mike & Debbie's Latest Articles:
Fairy House Crafts: Princess Canopy Bed
Mike & Debbie's Latest Books:
Fairy VillageFairy House

Nancy

Nancy's Topics:  Joy, Books...
I have a love of all things creative. As a wife and mother of three biological children, one adopted and foster-parent to over 15 children in twenty years; I have a deep love for every child. I worked in my early years until I became a stay at home mom for thirteen ...
Nancy's Latest Books:
New Tricks for Old Dogs

Natalie

Natalie's Topics:  Family Fun, Time Together...
What you fill your mind with can control the direction in which your life travels. Fill it with the good things in life!
Natalie's Latest Articles:
Emotional IntelligenceWhen Love Hurts

Nicolas

Nicolas's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...

Nina

Nina's Topics:  Time Together, Young Children...
My name is Nina. I'm the mother of seven, a t-shirt designer, singer, reader, genealogist and now a Grandma of three.
Nina's Latest Articles:
The Magic of Reading Aloud

Noa Baum

Noa's Topics:  Books, Non-Fiction...
Born and raised in Israel, Noa Baum is an award-winning storyteller who uses her art to build bridges of peace and understanding. Her stories, drawn from diverse cultures but primarily from her own Jewish heritage and personal experience, highlight our similarities, ce...
Noa's Latest Articles:
The Search for a Book Cover
Noa's Latest Books:
A Land Twice Promised

Pam Crockett

Pam's Topics:  Food & Cooking, Cookbooks...
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Pam's Latest Books:
Wheat Cookin' Made Easy

Pam Lobley

Pam's Topics:  Parenting, Joy...
Pam began her career as an actress/comedian and gradually switched to writing full time. She has written sketch comedy, plays, newspaper columns, blogs and books. She lives in New Jersey with her family and a lot of stuff she really needs to throw away.

Pamela

Pamela's Topics:  Family Fun, Time Together...
After an academically shaky freshman year at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, I married my best friend, Sam, and began 25 years of full-time motherhood. When my youngest child began her senior year in high school, I began attending SUNY Adirondack in upstate New...
Pamela's Latest Books:
Color Me 4Color Me 3

Power of Moms

Power's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
The Power of Moms is the gathering place for deliberate mothers interested in growing through motherhood – not just going through motherhood. Our overall vision is to offer moms around the world the chance to “network” with other moms who share their same values, motiv...

Rachel Stafford

Rachel's Topics:  Parenting, Books...
Rachel's Latest Articles:
Pajama parenting

Rachel Garahan

Rachel's Topics:  Family Fun, Books...

Rachel Garahan is a creative director, artist, and innate nurturer. In all of her work, she is drawn to what she calls the “elemental connection”:...

Randal O'Rourke

Randal's Topics:  Parenting, Health and Wellness...
Randy O'Rourke wears reading glasses when it's appropriate, always says "Please" and "Thank You", owns two pairs of jeans free and clear, and becomes frustrated in those moments when he realizes that his arm hair is too short to braid. Generally patient and reserved, he...
Randal's Latest Articles:
Where's Dad?Family Value

Raun Melmed

Raun's Topics:  Parenting, Young Adult...
Dr. Raun Melmed is a developmental and behavioral pediatrician. He founded Developmental Pediatric Associates, now known as the Melmed Center, in 1989, where he is currently the medical director. He is also a co-founder and the medical director of the Southwest Autism R...

Regi Carpenter

Regi's Topics:  Joy, Books...

An award-winning performer, Regi has toured her solo shows and workshops in theaters, festivals, and schools both nationally and internationally. ...

Richard Hill

Richard's Topics:  Books, Self-Help Books...
Richard's Latest Books:
Finding Family

Richard Lombardi

Richard's Topics:  Food & Cooking, Cookbooks...

Richard's Latest Books:
The Cancer Fighting Cook

Richard and Linda Eyre

Richard and Linda's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
Richard and Linda Eyre are among the most popular speakers in the world on parenting and families. Their clients and audiences range from The Young President's Organization (YPO) and major corporations and associations to a wide array of school, civic, church and commun...
Richard and Linda's Latest Articles:
Thanksgiving Traditions
Richard and Linda's Latest Books:
Being a Proactive GrandfatherTennis and Life

Rick Walton

Rick's Topics:  Parenting, Books...
Rick Walton has worked as a cook in a Mexican restaurant, a secretary, a missionary, an arts administrator, a school teacher, and a computer software writer and designer. But now he has the best job of all--writing for children. He has published riddle books, picture bo...

Rino Alaimo

Rino's Topics:  Love, Joy...
Rino Alaimo works as a cartoonist and filmmaker. The Boy Who Loved the Moon is his first book, adapted from his own short film that has won accolades around the world. He holds a degree in art history from the University of Genoa in Italy. He resides in Italy.

Robyn Buttars

Robyn's Topics:  Music & Art, Family Fun...
Robyn is an award winning author. Her books, stories and songs have been recognized in many contests. She and her husband, Kent, live on their family dairy farm in Lewiston, Utah and are the parents of six children. Professionally she is a registered nurse with experie...
Robyn's Latest Books:
Christmas Wonders

Rosalinda Oropeza Randall

Rosalinda's Topics:  Parenting, Books...
Rosalinda Oropeza Randall, born in Los Angeles, California, is a modern-day expert on tact and civility. She naturally eased into the field of etiquette due to her upbringing. Not a "finger bowl" lifestyle, but one filled with courtesy, tact, humility, and a healthy spl...

Sam

Sam's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
Hi there! My name is Sam. I am a creative writing student at Sarah Lawrence College. I am a captain of the Women's Swimming team and I also play on our softball team. I am also a certified Red Cross lifeguard.

Sara Yogev

Sara's Topics:  Money, Self-Help Books...
Sara Yogev, PH.D., is a psychologist providing individual and couples psychotherapy. For the past three decades, she has also conducted workshops, written, lectured, and been interviewed professionally about a wide range of work-family topics. A former Northwestern Univ...

Shannon Lim

Shannon's Topics:  Food & Cooking, Healthy Eating...

Sharee Wanner

Sharee's Topics:  Parenting, Time Together...
I am married to the most amazing man in the world and have 5 fabulous children, 3 boys and 2 girls. We love to go camping, fishing, and play all kinds of games as a family. When I grow up I want to be an author and illustrator...but who says you have to wait until then?

Shelley Davidow

Shelley's Topics:  Parenting, Business...
I wasn’t exactly aspiring to be such a globe-trotter… in fact, I coveted stability, but living in diverse places has given me a far-ranging experience of humanity which is never a bad thing for a writer...

Stanley Hall PhD

Stanley's Topics:  Family Fun, Books...
Stanley Hall, PhD, LMFT is currently an Assistant Professor of Marriage & Family Therapy at Pfeiffer University’s Graduate School located in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is both an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). Dr. Hall...

Steffani Raff

Steffani's Topics:  Young Fiction, Young Adult...
Steffani Raff is a master of metaphor. She draws on her many years of experience as a professional storyteller to give strength and flexibility to her writing. You’ll find her writing captures the voice, humor and pacing of listening to a story in live performance and b...

Susan Branson

Susan's Topics:  Cookbooks, Books...
Susan earned an undergraduate degree in biology from St. Francis Xavier University, then a M.Sc. in toxicology from the University of Ottawa. From there she worked in r...

Tabitha Thompson

Tabitha's Topics:  Health and Wellness, Education...
Tabitha Thompson is a freelance writer and editor who graduated cum laude with a bachelor's in English, and a master’s in Journalism/Literary Nonfiction. She has been published in books, plays, and hundreds of magazine articles across the globe. She also works as a pers...

Tammy

Tammy's Topics:  Parenting, Health and Wellness...

Teresa Clark

Teresa's Topics:  Love, Books...
About me: A national award-winning storyteller who is passionate about using story as a vehicle to turn and heal hearts, Teresa Clark has spent over twenty years practicing her craft with at-risk youth, women, the aged, and families. Teresa has passionately advocated fo...

Teresa Dainesi

Teresa's Topics:  Parenting, Health and Wellness...
I hang my hat in southern NH. For the last 7 years, I've been helping to care for my father who has done a slow dance with Alzheimer's and vascular dementia. I visited him almost daily at The Inn (his term for his nursing home) and ensuring his care was top-notch. The r...

Tiffany Sowby

Tiffany's Topics:  Parenting, Motherhood...
Tiffany's Latest Articles:
Signs you're headed for mommy burnout

Tim J. Myers

Tim J.'s Topics:  Young Fiction, Parenting...
Hi! This is Tim J. Myers. Welcome!

Timothy Dukes

Timothy 's Topics:  Parenting, Time Together...

Tim Dukes, Ph.D. consults with senior leaders and teams, established business owners, political and organizational visionaries, emerging inno...

Timothy 's Latest Books:
The Present Parent Handbook

Trish Madson

Trish's Topics:  Minute Inspiration, Gratitude...
Trish Madson is a lifelong book enthusiast with over 20 years experience in the publishing and entertainment industry.
Trish's Latest Books:
BE Brave12 Little Elves Visit Oregon

Tudie Rose

Tudie's Topics:  Parenting, Inspirational...
I'm a rebel LDS granny, and retired (for now) legal secretary. As a child, I was told "writing is not a dignified enough profession for a lady," so I became a legal secretary. Obviously, times have changed, and I'm now pursuing a life-long dream of writing. Tudie R...

Victoria

Victoria's Topics:  Parenting, Food & Cooking...
I am from San Diego, California and the oldest of four children. The ocean is my home. I am studying English and Editing at BYU and graduating in April, yippee! I love to travel with, eat sushi with, and watch movies with my husband. I love all things books. I am an asp...

Virginia Pillars

Virginia's Topics:  Parenting, Love...
Virginia Pillars has owned and operated a business since 1994. She volunteers for the National Alliance on Mental Illness organization as an instructor for the Family to Fam...
Virginia's Latest Books:
Broken Brain, Fortified Faith

Wayne Bingham

Wayne's Topics:  Time Together, Memoirs...
Hi there, I'm Wayne.
Wayne's Latest Books:
Shelter

Wendy

Wendy's Topics:  Parenting, Family...
I am Wendy - mommy to a four-and-a-half year old son, public school teacher (and mother-figure) to my fifth grade students. I am a writer who wishes writing was my day job. I can create floral arrangements for a wedding (due to my years working in a flower shop) and t...

Cathryn

Zoë's Topics:  Family Fun, Food & Cooking...
I feel most alive when I'm outdoors. I love research because curiosity can never be quenched. My family means the world to me. I prefer silence to music & sunrises are the best part of the day.
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