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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!

Motherhood Contributors

Abigail B. Calkin

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

Amanda Hamilton Roos

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

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

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

Ben Bernstein

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

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

Brooke Jorden

Brooke's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
Brooke earned a BA in English and editing from Brigham Young University. In addition to managing the editorial production at Familius, Brooke is also a licensed Zumba® Fitness instructor, teaching several classes a week. The oldest of seven children and a believer in th...

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 ...

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

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.

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...

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!"

Daphne Adler

Daphne's Topics:  Parenting, Books...
Daphne Adler holds an undergraduate degree in theoretical mathematics from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She spent her professional career working...
Daphne's Latest Books:
Debunking the Bump

David Miles

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

Dayna Kurtz

Dayna's Topics:  Parenting, Books...
Dayna M. Kurtz, LMSW, CPT, is a leading authority on the subject of women transitioning to motherhood and serves as Director of the Anna Keefe Women's Center at the Training Institute for Mental Health in Manhattan.  She is a licensed social worker and NASM (Nation...
Dayna's Latest Books:
Mother Matters

Debbie Spencer

Debbie's Topics:  Parenting, Love...

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.

Erika Riggs

Erika's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
I'm Erika, Marketing Director and Publicist

Familius Contributor

Familius's Topics:  Young Fiction, Family Fun...

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...

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...

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...

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

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 :)

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...

Lisa Sugarman

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

Lisa Lewis, MD

Lisa's Topics:  Parenting, Books...

A practicing pediatrician for twenty years, Dr. Lisa Lewis currently serves the Fort Worth community at 

Lorri Benson

Lorri's Topics:  Parenting, Love...
Lorri Antosz Benson is a former syndicated columnist and talk show producer.
Lorri's Latest Books:
Adopting HopeAdopting Hope

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...

Maria Lianos-Carbone

Maria's Topics:  Parenting, Exercise...

Maria Lianos-Carbone is a mom of two, social media strategist, and publisher of amotherworld.com, a leading lifestyle blog for women, and lifeands...

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.

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...

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

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

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:
The 8 Myths of MarriagingThe Happiness Paradox

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

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?

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 Articles:
The A-Z of Present Parenting
Timothy 's Latest Books:
The Present Parent Handbook

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...
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