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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!

Love Contributors

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

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...

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...

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...

Carla Marie Manly, PhD

Carla Marie's Topics:  Love, Books...
Dr. Carla Marie Manly has become recognized as an authority on fear and fear-based disorders such as trauma, anxiety, and depression. Dr. Manly maintains her clinical psychology practice in Sonoma County, California. With her doctorate in clinical psychology and her mas...
Carla Marie's Latest Books:
Aging JoyfullyJoy From Fear

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

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.

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, Music & Art...
Hi there, I'm the Creative Director for Familius.

Debbie Spencer

Debbie's Topics:  Parenting, Love...

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...

Erika Riggs

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

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, 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...

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!

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...

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.

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,

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 :)

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...

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.

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:
Adopting HopeAdopting Hope

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

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...

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

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.

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

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...

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

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

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...

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...

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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