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Marijo is a wife and mother to three kids and two step-kids. She is also the first-time author of How to Raise An American Patriot, Making it Okay for Our Kids to Be Proud to Be American, which includes 13 interviews with famous and patriotic Americans such as former Attorney General Ed Meese, Red State Editor Erick Erickson, Hillsdale College President Dr. Larry Arnn, and Actress Janine Turner, among others.

Editor in Chief of Family First, one of the oldest family-oriented websites on the internet. Occasionally blog for Safety Surf and Caption-This.

Worked in magazine publishing and database marketing industries in sales, marketing and business operations. Degree in Journalism from the University of Kansas.

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Trusting in God

If this were my last day on Earth and I had to tell my kids some words to live by, I would tell them to trust God fully to have a happy life. It's a really hard concept to submit to and one we all resist in many ways our whole life but it's so important. So many difficult things that happened to me in my life have happened to bring me to a new and much better spot than I could have thought possible. Divorce, job changes, relationships beginning or ending, have all made a huge difference in the…

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