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Values 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

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

Ben Bernstein

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

Benjamin R. Fox

Benjamin's Topics:  Parenting, Time Together...
I am not Groot.

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...
Hi, I'm Brooke!

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...

Carson Boss

Carson's Topics:  Parenting, Love...
I love God. I love my family. I love my Country. I love food. I love to travel. When you meet other people from around the world you realize we are all doing the best we can and why not be outgoing enough to reach out to a stranger and make a new friend. I hope my kids ...

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

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.

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

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, Family Fun...
Hi there, I'm the Creative Director for Familius.

Debbie Spencer

Debbie's Topics:  Parenting, Love...

Emily Morrocco

Emily's Topics:  Parenting, Love...

Erika Riggs

Erika's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
I'm Erika, Marketing Director and Publicist

Erin Garay

Erin's Topics:  Love, Health and Wellness...
Erin lost her own mother in 2008 and used all of the activities and inspirations found in Angel Birthdays to help her daughters process their grief. It was so helpful that Erin felt compelled to turn their life experience into fiction so others could heal through celebr...

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...

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!

Irene Roth

Irene's Topics:  Parenting, Teenagers...
When I was nine years old, I started scribbling in my journal and reading philosophy widely. I was solitary child who loved to read and write. By the time I was in High School, I knew that I wanted to be a teacher and to spend a lifetime reflecting on what is the most e...

Jaime

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

Janay Lampkin

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

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...

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 ...

Jesse LeBeau

Jesse's Topics:  Values, Hard Work...
Since moving to Hollywood, the streetball player, actor, author, and motivational speaker has played and performed alongside some of the biggest names in the entertainment business. His book, Among the Giants, was just released this month, and divulges the secrets of hi...
Jesse's Latest Articles:
Are You Chasing the Right Dream?

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.

Jim Osterhaus

Jim's Topics:  Communication, Divorce...
Hi there, I'm Jim.

Joel Weiss

Joel's Topics:  Motherhood, Gift Books...
Joel Weiss, a seasoned executive and manager with more than fifty years of experience in business and the military, is the author of, How To Get From Cubicle To Corner Office and The Quotable Manager. He holds a BS and MBA in management from Rutgers University and resid...
Joel's Latest Books:
The Quotable Parent

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,

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 :)

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...

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...

Lisa Sugarman

Lisa's Topics:  Parenting, Time Together...
Hey, there! I'm Lisa Sugarman and I write books.

Loralee Leavitt

Loralee's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
Loralee Leavitt destroys candy for the sake of science, drags her family on long car trips, and enjoys all sorts of other family adventures. She writes about family subjects such as science experiments, budgeting, finding inexpensive alternatives, traveling, and enterta...

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:
To Have and Not to Hold

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!

Margaret

Margaret 's Topics:  Family Fun, Adult Fiction...
I enjoy reading, listening to music, and trying new foods.

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,...

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...

Melissa Bradford

Melissa's Topics:  Parenting, Time Together...
Melissa Dalton-Bradford is a writer, independent scholar, world citizen, and mother. She holds a BA in German and an MA in Comparative Literature, both from Brigham Young University. She speaks, reads and writes fluent German, French, and Norwegian, is conversant in Man...

Michela

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

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

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

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...

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:
Being a Proactive GrandfatherTennis and Life

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.

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...

Sharee Wanner

Sharee's Topics:  Parenting, Time Together...
I am married to the most amazing man in the world and have 5 fabulous children, 3 boys and 2 girls. We love to go camping, fishing, and play all kinds of games as a family. When I grow up I want to be an author and illustrator...but who says you have to wait until then?

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...

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...

Teresa Clark

Teresa's Topics:  Love, Books...
About me: A national award-winning storyteller who is passionate about using story as a vehicle to turn and heal hearts, Teresa Clark has spent over twenty years practicing her craft with at-risk youth, women, the aged, and families. Teresa has passionately advocated fo...

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

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...
Virginia's Latest Books:
Broken Brain, Fortified Faith
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