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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!

Fun Activities Contributors

Amanda Hamilton Roos

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

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...

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...

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...

Britney Rule

Britney's Topics:  Parenting, Food & Cooking...
Britney is the mother of three little boys, ages four and under. We're sure you can imagine what her house sounds (and looks!) like. As such, when she writes articles for Familius, they usually start in an effort to solve ongoing problems in her own house. Picky eaters?...
Britney's Latest Books:
Chia Crazy Quinoa Crazy

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...

Carol Williams

Carol's Topics:  Young Fiction, Family Fun...
Carol Lynch Williams is the author of more than 25 books for kids and teen readers. She runs Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers—that features a publication prize from Familius (www.wifyr.com), has an MFA in Writing for Children and Adolescents from Vermont Colle...

Christine Mann

Christine's Topics:  Family Fun, Books...
I am the author of A Beginner's Guide to Quilting and a number of other books for new quilters.

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!"

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.

Dene Low

Dene's Topics:  Family Fun, Time Together...
Dene Low is a grandparent. She thought she knew how to grandparent until she interviewed over thirty grandparents for this book, who shared their wisdom and experiences. Dene is a former journalist and is an award-winning author of novels, short stories, articles, and s...

Emma

Emma's Topics:  Family Fun, Food & Cooking...
Student, reader, writer, and health and fitness enthusiast.

Familius Contributor

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

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.

Gordon

Gordon's Topics:  Food & Cooking, Healthy Eating...
I am a sophomore at Carnegie Mellon University studying professional and creative writing.

Greg Marshall

Greg's Topics:  Exercise, Time Together...
Greg Marshall has helped more than four thousand clients reach their fitness goals through his unique personal training programs. His experience includes large chain gyms and private programs. He publishes the daily fitness blog www.fiture.co and is published in the...
Greg's Latest Articles:
How to Find Your Motivation to Exercise
Greg's Latest Books:
Body Fit

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!

Janay Lampkin

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

Jean-Rachelle

Jean-Rachelle's Topics:  Family Fun, Exercise...
Arts & crafts aficionado, disney fanatic, 90's enthusiast, creative storyteller.

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 ...

John Olive

John's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
Anyone can become a master teller of thrilling bedtime stories!

John Sherry

John's Topics:  Family Fun, Minute Inspiration...
John Sherry has been illustrating knots and writing about knots for more than 25 years. His knot illustrations are used for training by the US Department of Defense, US Customs and Border Protect...
John's Latest Books:
Knot It!

Katelyn

Katelyn's Topics:  Family Fun, Food & Cooking...

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 :)

Katryna Seki

Katryna's Topics:  Family Fun, Food & Cooking...

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...

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.

Laura Torres

Laura's Topics:  Parenting, Food & Cooking...
Laura Torres is the author of over two dozen books for young people. She also writes magazine articles and educational material, and has worked as an editor and journalist. Visit her website at lauratorres.com for links to her various books, blogs and other fun stuff.

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...

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.

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!

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.

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.

melva

melva's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
I'm an author and storyteller. Often my story telling illustrates material I've written such as War with Grandma, Balloon Head and The Year Mrs. Santa Saved Christmas. Fiction includes: middle grade (mainstream, SF and fantasy) non-fiction (object lessons) and Science...

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

Michela

Michela's Topics:  Music & Art, Family Fun...

Mike & Debbie Schramer

Mike & Debbie's Topics:  Family Fun, Time Together...

Mike and Debbie Schramer’s nature art has been featured in many books including Chairmania<...

Mike & Debbie's Latest Articles:
Fairy House Crafts: Princess Canopy Bed
Mike & Debbie's Latest Books:
F is for FairyFairy Village

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

Nicolas

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

Pamela

Pamela's Topics:  Family Fun, Time Together...
After an academically shaky freshman year at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, I married my best friend, Sam, and began 25 years of full-time motherhood. When my youngest child began her senior year in high school, I began attending SUNY Adirondack in upstate New...
Pamela's Latest Books:
Color Me 4Color Me 3

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

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

Sam

Sam's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
Hi there! My name is Sam. I am a creative writing student at Sarah Lawrence College. I am a captain of the Women's Swimming team and I also play on our softball team. I am also a certified Red Cross lifeguard.

Stanley Hall PhD

Stanley's Topics:  Family Fun, Books...
Stanley Hall, PhD, LMFT is currently an Assistant Professor of Marriage & Family Therapy at Pfeiffer University’s Graduate School located in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is both an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). Dr. Hall...

Cathryn

Zoë's Topics:  Family Fun, Food & Cooking...
I feel most alive when I'm outdoors. I love research because curiosity can never be quenched. My family means the world to me. I prefer silence to music & sunrises are the best part of the day.
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