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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!

Joy 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

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

Janay Lampkin

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

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.

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.

Kelly

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

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...

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

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.

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,...

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

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

Pam Lobley

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

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...

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 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

Tim J. Myers

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

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.

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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