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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!

Education Contributors

Alice Alech

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

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

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...

Ben Bernstein

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

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...

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...

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.

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...

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!"

David Miles

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

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...

Familius Contributor

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

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...

Jaime

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

James Orgill

James's Topics:  Family Fun, Young Adult...
James Orgill graduated with a BS in chemical engineering in 2010 and received his PhD in chemical engineering in 2014 from Brigham Young University. While working as a process engineer in the semiconductor industry, he began a YouTube channel in 2015 called The Action L...
James's Latest Books:
Extreme Garage Science for Kids!

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...

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...

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

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 :)

Kimberlee Gard

Kimberlee's Topics:  Books, Education...
Kimberlee Gard was a reluctant reader as a child and struggled with a learning disorder through her elementary years. Reading was a dreaded chore until she found one great book that changed every...

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...

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...

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.

Mark J. Luciano PHD.

Mark 's Topics:  Parenting, Books...
Mark and his wife Shelley, also a therapist, maintain a clinical and consulting practice in San Diego, California where they have offered Educational Consultation, School Advocacy Services and Marriage / Family Counseling, helping hundreds of families to resolve issues ...

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,...

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

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...

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...

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...
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