I’m a wife to one great guy and mom and stepmom to five adult kids I love dearly. My husband, Randy, and I have been married since 1995 in a “his, hers, and ours” family with our kids now ranging in age from 23-39. Our beautiful family also includes two sons-in-law, a daughter-in-law and two grandchildren on the way! Randy and I are happy empty nesters and reside in Conway, Arkansas.

Our early years of marriage were difficult and blending our children didn’t happen easily. Still wounded from a messy divorce, I struggled to embrace my new stepmom role. Disharmony ruled in our home at times and relationships were tenuous for many years.

In time, Randy and I learned how to parent together and form a united team with our parenting efforts. We gained the respect of our stepchildren and began to accept each of them unconditionally. Slowly, our relationships grew and stretched in understanding and love for one another.

I’m passionate about helping other couples create harmony in their marriage and their family relationships because of the bumpy road we’ve traveled.  I have a master’s degree in Psychology and Counseling and have studied human behavior for more than two decades. I write and speak from my own hard places with a desire to point others toward God and discover His comfort, wisdom, and peace for every season.

My book, Stepparenting with Grace: A Devotional for Blended Families, released by Worthy Publishing, is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. I’ve also co-authored a stepmom devotional, Quiet Moments for the Stepmom Soul and holiday e-book, Unwrapping the Gift of Stepfamily Peace, both available on Amazon.



I joined Family Life Blended, a ministry of FamilyLife, in 2019 to pursue God’s calling and carry out FamilyLife’s mission of “spreading God’s Word through the family, making every home a godly home.” I regularly speak for their events, podcasts, live streams, and other audio, and write for their newsletter, website, devotional books, and content emails. Learn about the ministry help we offer at FamilyLife



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