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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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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...

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...

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.

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

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...

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!

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 ...

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.

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.

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...

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.

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 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...

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...

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

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...

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...
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