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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!

Self-Improvement Contributors

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...

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...

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

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

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!"

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

Fight the New Drug

Fight's Topics:  Books, Self-Help Books...
Fight the New Drug

Fight the New Drug, a global nonprofit organization focused on educating society about the harmful effects of pornography, has close to 600,000 Facebook likes and is an active promoter online and through today's print a...
Fight's Latest Books:
Fortify

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...

Ginny Tilby

Ginny's Topics:  Love, Books...
Hi there, I'm Ginny!

Jaime

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

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.

Kelly

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

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...

Libby Kiszner

Libby's Topics:  Young Adult, Books...
Libby Kiszner has a background in counseling both kids and adults with degrees from the Refuah Institute in Counseling and the Narrative Therapy Institute, plus additional training in psychology from the University of Phoenix. She also holds a degree from the In...
Libby's Latest Books:
Dear Libby

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...

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.

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...

Magnolia

Magnolia's Topics:  Music & Art, Family Fun...
I'm a gardening, baking, literature, film, and music fanatic in the mountains of Western NC! Cheers!

Maria Clark Fleshood

Maria Clark's Topics:  Parenting, Books...

Maria Clark Fleshood is a Licensed Professional Psychotherapist, Advanced Imago Relationship Therapist and a Fellow with the American Association of Pastoral...

Maria Clark's Latest Books:
From Tweens to Teens

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.

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,...

Mette Harrison

Mette's Topics:  Exercise, Time Together...
Nationally published YA fiction author Mette Ivie Harrison (The Princess and the Hound and Mira, Mirror) has been involved in triathlon since 2004, when she won 1st place in her age group at the first triathlon she ever entered. Since 2006, when she finished her first I...
Mette's Latest Books:
Ironmom

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

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

Sara Yogev

Sara's Topics:  Time Together, Communication...
Sara Yogev, PH.D., is a psychologist providing individual and couples psychotherapy. For the past three decades, she has also conducted workshops, written, lectured, and been interviewed professionally about a wide range of work-family topics. A former Northwestern Univ...

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...

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

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.
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