I am a hybrid of sorts. I majored in finance but I love people more than numbers. I love to analyze life, ponder possibilities, and pray for opportunities, which makes for a very busy and messy life! I live in Tampa, Florida, with my handsome husband—Family First founder and author Mark Merrill. With all our kids now in their mid-twenties, I now spend my days at Family First as the Director of Digital Marketing, creating content that will help families love well. Mark and I have five children, two sons-in-law, and two dogs.

About iMOM

iMOM is the motherhood program of Family First. Family First started iMOM in response to requests from women who wanted a counterpart to All Pro Dad, our fatherhood program. is a one-stop resource where mothers can find inspiration, ideas, information, and insight. The site contains hundreds of free printables and resources to help moms engage their children in fun and creative ways. iMOM has a daily email called the Espresso Minute and a chatty, caring community on Facebook, InstagramTwitter, Pinterest, and YouTube.

About the Handsome Husband

My husband is larger than life. We met in college when he was a law student/big man on campus and I was an ordinary undergrad. I knew he was the one—he had no idea I was the one. And so it went on and off until God placed us in the same town, working in the same building. Sometimes God just has to be that blatant. It worked; we married and live fitfully, happily, ever after. I am a firm believer in forever after, but I know from experience that happily forever after takes a certain amount of work and commitment that makes happiness in marriage a bit fitful but well worth it! 

About Our Books

While working on iMOM, I gathered insight and authored The Passionate Mom

My hubby, Mark Merrill authored All Pro Dad—Seven Essentials to Be a Hero to Your Kids.

Together, we co-wrote List to Love By for Busy Husbands and Busy Wives and From Me to You: A Conversation Journal for You and Your Daughter or Your Son. These two sets of books really resonated with the two most important aspects of our lives: our marriage and our children. We wanted to share the lessons we learned with you.

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